John Illsley On The Possibility Of A Dire Straits Reunion

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(Classic Rock) John Illsley says there's little chance of a Dire Straits reunion - despite he and Mark Knopfler remaining close friends. The bass player releases his latest solo album Long Shadows on May 20, and it was partly recorded at Knopfler's British Grove Studios.

On the potential for a Dire Straits reunion, Illsley tells TeamRock: "We've talked about it but I think we've come to the conclusion to leave it the way it is. It's very difficult to recreate the energy of 1991-92, that last tour we did which was, in my mind, the best thing we did and the best band we ever had. To go back and try recreate that and make it was good would be quite difficult.

"I know there would be an audience for it and all sorts of crazy offers come in from time-to-time. In a sense, it's up to him and I don't feel that he wants to go there right now. I completely appreciate that right now and I'm very happy doing what I'm doing." Read more here.

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