Dire Straits

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Money for nothing? Dire Straits back-catalogue investment venture launched
Firm has scheme that allows individuals, hedge funds and others to buy share of royalties

Rupert Jones

21, Sep, 2018 @11:44 AM

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Radiohead among nominees for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2018
Rage Against the Machine, LL Cool J and Kate Bush also feature on the shortlist, which will be put to a public vote

Guardian music

05, Oct, 2017 @10:31 AM

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After decades in dire straits, Whitley Bay leads renaissance of northern resorts
Inspired by the reinvention of southern seaside towns, the pleasure beach immortalised by Mark Knopfler is enjoying a multimillion-pound revamp

Gareth Rubin

16, Jul, 2016 @10:00 PM

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The populist: items of interest this week
From a loved-up Batman and Superman to a new sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly

The Guide

19, Mar, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Rokia Traoré: Né So review – reflective and lyrical
The Malian singer’s sixth solo album glides from desert blues to a reworking of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit

Neil Spencer

14, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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'Had I known U2 would be big, I might have taken another roll': the stories behind your long-lost gig photos
We asked to see your music photography: here are some of our favourites, including pictures of a young Bono the Who’s Pete Townshend – and Peter Capaldi – as well as the stories behind them

Matthew Holmes and Guardian readers

01, Feb, 2016 @1:39 PM

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How the compact disc lost its shine
It’s 30 years since Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms began the CD boom. How did the revolution in music formats come about and what killed it?

Dorian Lynskey

28, May, 2015 @5:39 PM

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Mark Knopfler: Tracker review – familiar pleasures
The sultan of swing returns with some hit-and-miss short stories, punctuated with that reliable blues guitar

Ally Carnwath

15, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Chromeo – review

The Jewish/Lebanese Montreal duo surpass Daft Punk with their feel-good celebration of the mid-80s, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

07, Nov, 2013 @1:29 PM

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Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler – review

Former Dire Straits frontman and American musical colossus tour together, but do not share the stage

Dave Simpson

11, Oct, 2011 @3:15 PM

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Brothers in Arms popularises the CD
13 May 1985: Number 38 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of rock music

Caroline Sullivan

11, Jun, 2011 @11:13 PM

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Adele breaks Madonna's album record and closes in on Bob Marley
London singer's 21 tops UK charts for 10th consecutive week, eclipsing record of material girl at height of popularity in 1990

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

04, Apr, 2011 @5:06 PM

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