Dire Straits guitarist/singerhas assembled a “We Are the World”-style supergroup of legendary guitarists for a charity single whose proceeds will go to learn the and Teen Most cancers America. The 60-plus roster of six-string slingers contains Bruce Springsteen, Slash, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wooden, Pete Townshend, Sting, Queen’s Brian Might, Joan Jett and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
The re-recording of Knoplfer’s meditative, “Going Dwelling: Theme of the Native Hero,” additionally options Ringo Starr, Stylish’s Nile Rodgers and Jeff Beck, within the guitar legend’s last recording earlier than his . The music from the group dubbed Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes was produced by former Dire Straits keyboardist Man Fletcher and in addition options work from Sheryl Crow, Joan Armatrading, Journey’s Jonathan Cain, Tom Morello, Peter Frampton, Buddy Man, Joe Bonamassa, former Squeeze member Paul Carrack, Keith City, Steve Cropper, Steve Vai, Vince Gill, Sam Fender, Sonny Landreth, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, the Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Albert Lee, Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason, Low cost Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Orianthi, Susan Tedeschi and Dereck Vans and plenty of extra.
In an announcement, Knopfler mentioned, “I actually had no concept that it was going to be like this. It hit Man and I fairly early on that we needed to prolong this piece one way or the other, to absorb the quantity of people that joined in. Earlier than I knew the place I used to be, Pete Townshend had come into my studio armed with a guitar and an amp. And that first Pete energy chord…man, I let you know — we had been in that territory, and it was simply improbable. And it went on from there. Eric [Clapton] got here in, performed nice, only one tasty lick after one other. Then Jeff Beck’s contribution arrived and that was spellbinding. I believe what we’ve had is a humiliation of riches, actually. The entire thing was a excessive level.”
Many of the artists on the music play guitar, apart from Starr and son Zack Starkey, who play drums and Sting, who performs bass, whereas Who singer Roger Daltrey performs harmonica. “Native Hero” is due out on March 15.
The unique music, Knopfler’s first solo single, appeared within the 1983 Scottish dramedy starring Peter Riegert, Peter Capaldi and Burt Lancaster; the soundtrack was written and produced by Knopfler. “Hero” has change into a staple of Knopfler’s stay present and can be performed earlier than each Newcastle United F.C. soccer sport.
Try a quick preview of the music (and see the total roster of individuals) beneath.