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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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35 Years Ago: Dire Straits Release Their Debut Album

The '60s, '70s and '80s are full of stories about bands that limped along for years, touring hard and testing their labels' patience before finally getting their big break. 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 -- and unlikely candidates for mainstream pop stardom.

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25 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up

Classic rock history is littered with unexpected tragedies and surprising reversals of fate, but other events can be seen coming from a mile away – case in point, the official break up of Dire Straits, which was announced b

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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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Spinner Magazine’s Top 50 Guitar Riffs

Spinner magazine just released a list of the Top 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in rock history . . . and JIMI HENDRIX did NOT get his usual spot at number one for "Voodoo Child".  Nope.  He lost out to the Stones.  The KEITH RICHARDS riff from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" took the top spot on the list.  "Spinner" calls it, quote, "The most iconic three chords in rock 'n' roll history."  Here's the Top 10 . . .

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