August 12, 1989 – The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival begins with an all-star lineup that includes Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Cinderella, the Scorpions and Gorky Park. It marks the first time an audience in the Soviet Union is allowed to stand up and dance at a concert. Proceeds go to The Make A Difference Foundation, which was … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock
There is always a beauty that accompanies a Mark Knopfler album. It is the beauty of sound with a grace that can only materialize by the artist and the producer caring enough to take the time to use the proper personnel, instruments, and recording studio gear to record each song. To my ears (and heart) … Continue reading New Mark Knopfler & David Gilmour Tells Me What Happened When He Lent Mark His Amps!
Mark Knopfler, best known as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the Dire Straits, has announced his new studio album, Tracker, will be released in early 2015. Tracker is the follow up to 2012’s Privateering, which was Knopfler’s 8th solo studio album. Along with the release of the album, Knopfler has announced a series of … Continue reading Mark Knopfler Announces New Album and European Tour
On Tuesday, Eric Clapton released a new album, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The album features guest performances by Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Don White, Willie Nelson and Christine Lakeland. “I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point,” Clapton said in a press release. … Continue reading Eric Clapton Releases JJ Cale Tribute Album, Plus Watch the Mini Documentary
Eric Clapton has released the first single and an accompanying lyric video from his upcoming JJ Cale tribute album. Watch the video for “Call Me the Breeze” below. The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale is due out July 29th and is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. The album features guest performances … Continue reading Eric Clapton Releases Video for ‘Call Me the Breeze’ from JJ Cale Tribute Album [WATCH]
Mark Knopfler has announced four US tour date in support of the long-awaited US release of his new album, Privateering. Pre-sales for the shows, which include Long Beach, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Oakland, begin Tuesday August 13th. Mark’s band will consist of Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Guy Fletcher (keyboards), John McCusker (fiddle), Mike … Continue reading Mark Knopfler Announces Four US Tour Dates
Recorded at Knopfler’s award-winning British Grove Studios in West London, Mark Knopfler’s new album, Privateering, is a collection of tough tales of real people, living hard lives in difficult times. The record features musicians Knopfler has been working with for years — Guy Fletcher (keyboards), Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano), Glenn Worf (bass), Mike … Continue reading Mark Knopfler Returns with New Album This Fall
Following Tuesday’s announcement of the upcoming release of his 35th studio album, Bob Dylan revealed today that he will tour North American this fall with his Band and special guest Mark Knopfler. The North American tour follows on the heels of a European tour last year with the same lineup which was wildly successful. Click … Continue reading Bob Dylan Announces North American Tour with Mark Knopfler