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Tommy Emmanuel Announces 'Accomplice One' Duets Album

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Tommy Emmanuel has announced a duets album titled Accomplice One.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers—features an impressive guest list that includes Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas and Amanda Shires, to name but a few."It's been such an honor to work with some of the greatest... …

Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins Tear It Up in 1987

Here’s some rare footage of two guitar legends at work. It’s Chet Atkins joined by Mark Knopfler in a 1987 performance.The duo plays the standard “I’ll See You in My Dreams” followed by a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”The former track appears on Atkins' and Knopfler’s 1990 collaborative album, Neck and Neck. This footage is taken from the duo’s performance at The Secret Policeman's Ball... …

Dan Auerbach Premieres Video for "Shine On Me," Featuring Mark Knopfler

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach will release Waiting on a Song, his second solo album, June 2 via his new label, Easy Eye Sound. He's already released the Steven Mertens-directed music video for "Shine On Me," which you can watch out below.The album is the followup to 2009’s Keep It Hid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville’s most respected players to write and... …

Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the Styles of 12 Famous Guitarists

Back in 2015, guitarist Andre Antunes had a viral sensation with a video in which he copied the styles of 10 famous guitarists while soloing to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”He followed it up with similar takes on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” and the music of Michael Jackson.And now he’s back at it again. In the video below, Andre tackles Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” in the styles of 12 guitarists... …

Gibson Custom Announces the Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul

Gibson Custom announces the release of the limited edition Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul guitar, a precise replica of Knopfler’s beloved ’58 that accompanied him on stage and in the studio since the 1990’s. Created in close collaboration with the esteemed singer, songwriter and Dire Straits front man, the limited release will include 300 models, 50 of which are delicately hand-aged by Gibson... …

Hear Mark Knopfler's Isolated Guitar from "Sultans of Swing"

Sorry for yet another isolated guitar track, but we couldn't let this one go by. You'll agree when you start listening to it.It's Mark Knopfler's isolated Fender Strat from Dire Straits' 1978 masterpiece, "Sultans of Swing."“ ‘Sultans of Swing’ was originally written on a National Steel guitar in an open tuning, though I never performed it that way,” Knopfler told Guitar World a long, long time... …

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