Nothing for money: Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler talks to Shilpa Ganatra about winding up his touring duties, why he didn’t attend the Dire Straits Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction and the meaning behind his new song My Bacon Roll

11th November, 2018
Mark Knopfler. ‘I’m not very good at nostalgia . . . I don’t like going back to old school reunions. I’m more interested in now’ DEREK HUDSON

Mark Knopfler gleams with pride as he shows me around British Grove Studios in a quiet corner of Chiswick in London. In the control room, alongside the main state-of-the-art desk, there are three vintage consoles, one of which was used to record Band on the Run by Wings, lovingly maintained so they’re still in operation. Across the glass in the live room, a studio hand is tidying away the set-up for a film score recorded...

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