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Sun May 6, 2018, 11:44 AM

Mark Knopfler Is Dead To Me

He left his guys twisting in the wind at the RRHOF
Ridiculous!
He's on tour and he shits on history?
I learned the solo fro Sultans because of him and he pukes on his own friends????
Fuck him, as much as is USED TO love him.
Now, he's just a dick!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:44 AM

1. Sounds like he expects

Money for Nothing...

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:51 AM

4. rock and roll inductees are effectively making a lucrative donation to the hall of fame.

my understanding is that they do not get paid for being inducted. in fact, i think they are expected to make further donations of clothing, instruments, lyric sheets, and other rock and roll memorabilia. it's possible that the hall of fame purchases at least some of these items, i don't know.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:46 AM

2. ok. i'm a jew and i like wagner's music. but to each his own.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:48 AM

3. Can you explain what happened?

 

I loved the band. MK is a great songwriter and player.
What happened?

Thanks in advance.


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Response to Mike Rows His Boat (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:52 AM

5. according to knoffler, he was promised travel expenses and then the hall of fame said no.

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2018/4/2/report-dire-straits-members-mark-knopfler-and-david-knopfler.html

As part of a conversation on a Facebook community page, someone identifying himself as David Knopfler revealed Monday that he decided not take part in the ceremony because the Rock Hall had reneged on a promise to pay his travel expenses.

Knopfler, who was responding to a question posed by Cleveland.com reporter Michael Norman, went on to complain, "I can well understand that with only $5 mil a year in sponsorships and [$100,000] a table and no fees for the artist that paying my taxi to the airport must have given them heart murmurs like Squeers hearing Oliver Twist asking for more and frightened them into refusal otherwise one might get the wrong idea entirely about what they're all about."

When Norman revealed he was a member of the Cleveland media and was interested in talking further with him about the Rock Hall, David responded by saying, "I think I've already said too much," adding, "It's a great honour to be nominated all the rest is just the usual Faustian BS."

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:59 AM

6. I attended the watch party at the HOF

And it seemed as though the presentation of Dire Straits was lacking something. Most everyone knew why he wasn't there and why they didn't perform. It really did feel like a slap in the face.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:06 PM

7. I remember reading that the members of Dire Straits had a particularly ugly falling out.

I was under the believe that they still are not on speaking terms. I thought that was the reason Mark Knopfler didn't show up.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:55 PM

9. Egos, artistic temperaments, financial squabbles, etc.

I highly doubt that this had anything to do with springing for cab fare.

I remember a few years ago when Peter Cetera refused to attend when Chicago was inducted, because the other members of the group wouldn't transpose their songs down two keys for him (something that is VERY difficult to do with horns). Basically, he wanted them to ditch the earlier horn-based Chicago stuff and play only the synthesizer-era Cetera-featured songs instead. Cetera is well-known to be an egotistical asshole, so it was no surprise that his bandmates just kind of shrugged their shoulders and said, "Fine. Be that way."

Bev Bevan sat out ELO's induction last year, saying that he had other commitments. But ELO fans are well familiar with the legal squabbles he has had with Jeff Lynne over the years over the use of the band name, royalties, etc.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:30 PM

8. Mark is living up to his reputation I guess...

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:09 PM

10. Rock and roll is about doing what you want, not what people expect of you.

I respect Mark for skipping a big circle jerk
This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:58 PM

11. Fuck the hall of fame

 

it's a joke, anyway.

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