Dire Straits bassist on why Mark Knopfler isn’t attending Rock Hall ceremony: “He just didn’t feel like coming”

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameFounding Dire Straits bassist John Illsley is one of three members of the group confirmed to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Saturday in Cleveland. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler won’t be taking part in the festivities, and now Illsley has revealed a somewhat vague reason why.

“He just didn’t feel like coming, it’s as simple as that,” John tells Billboard. “It just didn’t appeal to him, and I appealed to him on several occasions. I said, ‘Look, I’d love you …read more

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