quote:Originally posted by patespo1:
Disappointing, the 3 Dire Straits band members outside of the Knopfler brothers gave a brief speech about how the band has personal issues, and didn't play a song.
Very cool that you got to attend.
I watched the Dire Straits induction. There's a 14 minute clip of it on Mark Knopfler's website. At the induction ceremony bassist John Illsley said Mark Knopfler didn't attend for "personal reasons", not because the band has personal issues. In an interview elsewhere Illsley said that he tried to convince Knopfler to attend, but it wasn't important to him.
Knopfler has played on Illsley's solo albums. Keyboardist Guy Fletcher, who attended the induction ceremony, has been a member of Knopfler's band ever since Dire Straits split up. So I don't think there are personal issues between those three.