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Former Dire Straits Bassist Doesn’t Expect a Band Reunion

Dire Straits are one of the few major bands who've stayed broken up after splitting — and according to former bassist John Illsley, it seems likely to stay that way.

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Can Dire Straits’ ‘Walk of Life’ Be Used as the End Music to Every Movie?

A video editor has added Dire Straits' hit to the endings to many classic movies.

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The Story of Dire Straits’ Debut Album

Given their low-key music and resolute lack of visual flash, the guys in Dire Straits seemed like good candidates for one of those slow-building careers.

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27 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up (for the First Time)

Dire Straits broke up on September 15, 1988.

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Dire Straits Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Dire Straits released only a handful of albums during their brief time together, and each offers some essential band songs. But which holds up best?

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How Dire Straits Shattered All Expectations With ‘Brothers in Arms’

Dire Straits shattered commercial expectations with their 1985 album, Brothers in Arms.

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Street Musician in Brazil Does Amazing Cover of Dire Straits ‘Sultans of Swing’

The World Cup is still going on in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and after the Brazilians' 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday, we might have found the most talented man in the country.

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Former Members of Dire Straits to Tour U.S.

Former members of Dire Straits will be touring the U.S. in February and March, joined by Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers but not by longtime frontman Mark Knopfler.

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Man Plays ‘Sultans Of Swing’ On Gift Shop Ukulele [VIDEO]

I'm not sure how many hours it took for this guy to get this down but he has, indeed! Or maybe he's just that talented.  It's interesting how much talent there is in the world beyond the few that are promoted through the more traditional channels.  With the marvel that is YouTube we are seeing some of this talent that would otherwise go undiscovered.  We are also seeing dudes with bed head in their messy bedroom making bad commentary videos.  But we are seeing some talent too.

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5 Songs That Remind Me of High School [VIDEOS]

I was just thinking of this the other day while driving and hearing the song "A Girl Like You" from The Smithereens. It made me think of some of the top songs that remind me of ye ol' high school.

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