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SlowMotionApocalypse
03-28-2012, 08:09 PM
The last great reunion that can possibly happen.

Would be great if they headlined Coachella 2013.

zuma1986
03-28-2012, 08:25 PM
The Smiths, Talking Heads, Husker Du & GnR still haven't reunited

mikey1313666
03-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Would be a cool reunion, but headliner? meh

clleadz
03-28-2012, 09:40 PM
The last great reunion that can possibly happen.

Would be great if they headlined Coachella 2013.

I'd be so into it. More so if they played Tunnel of Love, but Mark hasn't since his dad died because it was his favourite song. Very sad

Bumblebee
03-29-2012, 03:21 AM
The Smiths, Talking Heads, Husker Du & GnR still haven't reunited

XTC, CCR, Genesis with Peter, ABBA...

I was going to write Stone Roses and all 4 Monkees out of habit.....

travelfan
03-29-2012, 06:34 AM
I absolutely love Dire Straits, they've been one of my favorite bands for years, but they are right there with Clapton and Fleetwood for me in terms of "Awesome, but wouldn't work at Coachella", unless there is a chance that they could be billed low enough to get off main (not remotely likely). A Mark Knopfler solo set on the Outdoor might work, but even then there are better festivals for that (I hate to say it, but Bonnarroo, also Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Sasquatch, etc).

TomAz
03-29-2012, 07:07 AM
Would be a cool reunion, but headliner? meh

Check your history son.

Goatchella
03-29-2012, 07:14 AM
Only if sting is a guest

Ferris Wheeler
03-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Oh helllllllllll yes. As a sub-headliner though. Don't want people to bitch incessantly about them as a headliner.

GuyInTucson
03-29-2012, 12:03 PM
You guys are all a bunch of fucking retards.

darkjustice
03-29-2012, 12:17 PM
smoke out

lehorne
03-29-2012, 02:12 PM
if they rolled around onstage in their own diarrhea I'd watch for a couple minutes

TomAz
03-29-2012, 02:21 PM
As a sub-headliner though.

1. Michael Jackson Thriller 72,400,000
2. Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 41,800,000
3. Soundtrack Grease 40,400,000
4. Whitney Houston Bodyguard 39,600,000
5. Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever 37,200,000
6. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 36,700,000
7. Led Zeppelin IV 35,900,000
8. Shania Twain Come On Over 35,400,000
9. Michael Jackson Bad 33,200,000
10. Fleetwood Mac Rumours 32,700,000
11. Dire Straits Brother In Arms 32,600,000
12. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 32,200,000
13. AC/DC Back In Black 32,100,000
14. Bob Marley Legend 31,300,000
15. Beatles One 30,800,000
16. Pink Floyd The Wall 30,700,000
17. Mariah Carey Music Box 30,300,000
18. Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 30,300,000
19. Celine Dion Falling Into You 30,200,000
20. Michael Jackson Dangerous 30,000,000
21. Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction 29,800,000
22. Eagles Hotel California 29,200,000
23. Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 29,000,000
24. Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA 28,900,000
25. ABBA Gold 28,800,000
26. Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 28,700,000
27. Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits 28,600,000
28. U2 The Joshua Tree 28,300,000
29. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 27,900,000
30. Queen Greatest Hits 27,600,000

lehorne
03-29-2012, 02:29 PM
jeez, MTV really fueled that band's record sales. Most likely more than any one else. I did like "Action Motion" sports blooper one, but wouldn't really care to hear it live.

Miroir Noir
03-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Ironically, Brothers in Arms is probably the second-to-last album I would reach for (or click on in iTunes as the case may be) if I were in the mood for Dire Straits.

TomAz
03-29-2012, 03:13 PM
1. Making Movies
2. Love Over Gold
3. Dire Straits
4. Brothers in Arms
5. Communiqué
6. On Every Street

Miroir Noir
03-29-2012, 03:15 PM
Yes, the most unexpected version of the Radiohead game ever!

1. Making Movies
2. Dire Straits
3. Love Over Gold
4. Communiqué
5. Brothers in Arms
6. On Every Street

aguadulce
03-29-2012, 04:37 PM
The fact that they sold 32 million albums doesn't mean they could headline.

Alanis Morrisette is the next on that list at 32 million and no way she could ever headline.

travelfan
03-29-2012, 05:18 PM
The fact that they sold 32 million albums doesn't mean they could headline.

Alanis Morrisette is the next on that list at 32 million and no way she could ever headline.

Is it because she would be a lady headliner? Could No Doubt headline???

Ferris Wheeler
03-29-2012, 06:08 PM
1. Michael Jackson Thriller 72,400,000
2. Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 41,800,000
3. Soundtrack Grease 40,400,000
4. Whitney Houston Bodyguard 39,600,000
5. Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever 37,200,000
6. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 36,700,000
7. Led Zeppelin IV 35,900,000
8. Shania Twain Come On Over 35,400,000
9. Michael Jackson Bad 33,200,000
10. Fleetwood Mac Rumours 32,700,000
11. Dire Straits Brother In Arms 32,600,000
12. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 32,200,000
13. AC/DC Back In Black 32,100,000
14. Bob Marley Legend 31,300,000
15. Beatles One 30,800,000
16. Pink Floyd The Wall 30,700,000
17. Mariah Carey Music Box 30,300,000
18. Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 30,300,000
19. Celine Dion Falling Into You 30,200,000
20. Michael Jackson Dangerous 30,000,000
21. Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction 29,800,000
22. Eagles Hotel California 29,200,000
23. Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 29,000,000
24. Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA 28,900,000
25. ABBA Gold 28,800,000
26. Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 28,700,000
27. Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits 28,600,000
28. U2 The Joshua Tree 28,300,000
29. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 27,900,000
30. Queen Greatest Hits 27,600,000

Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

travelfan
03-29-2012, 06:15 PM
Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

So what you're saying is that we finally get Mariah Carey next year?

lehorne
03-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Is it because she would be a lady headliner? Could No Doubt headline???

I love that thread

Bumblebee
03-29-2012, 10:38 PM
Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

Eagles headlined ACL and have done crazy business in socal venues.

Throw in some of the 70's peers and you could have them headline their own festival(1 day like Metallica) on the Polo grounds.

Shablagoo
03-29-2012, 11:59 PM
DS would be epic, though it sounds a pipe dream

SlowMotionApocalypse
03-30-2012, 09:12 AM
Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

I always thought Fleetwood Mac would be good if they had Christine McVie back.

TomAz
03-30-2012, 09:28 AM
The fact that they sold 32 million albums doesn't mean they could headline.



Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

I am running out of synonyms for stupid.

Ferris Wheeler
03-30-2012, 11:29 AM
I am running out of synonyms for stupid.

Hey at your festival AND mine they are headliners. I'm 27 and friends of mine just a few years younger didn't grow up listening to them. I don't see them being a headliner at Coachella. They are not quite on the level of "living legend" as Paul McCartney or Roger Waters or Prince as far as the Coachella demographic is concerned.

clleadz
03-30-2012, 01:27 PM
Hey look at all the other artists on this list that aren't Coachella headliners either.

I don't know, the Grease Soundtrack headlining would be pretty amazing

TomAz
03-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Hey at your festival AND mine they are headliners. I'm 27 and friends of mine just a few years younger didn't grow up listening to them. I don't see them being a headliner at Coachella. They are not quite on the level of "living legend" as Paul McCartney or Roger Waters or Prince as far as the Coachella demographic is concerned.

All true, and all irrelevant. These things are driven by business, not taste.

I understand the hypotheticals make this all a bit absurd, but consider this thought experiment: IF Dire Straits were to reunite and play Coachella, THEN please explain to me how Mark Knopfler would sign a contract for anything below headline status. 32 million records sold, you think he'll play for 10 grand in an afternoon slot in the Gobi?

PlayaDelWes
03-30-2012, 01:38 PM
If you aren't in the McCartney slot, you're in the afternoon Gobi slot.

Miroir Noir
03-30-2012, 01:58 PM
What if Mark Knopfler forced you to buy broccoli?

Bumblebee
03-30-2012, 02:47 PM
IF Dire Straits were to reunite and play Coachella, THEN please explain to me how Mark Knopfler would sign a contract for anything below headline status. 32 million records sold, you think he'll play for 10 grand in an afternoon slot in the Gobi?

Duran Duran have sold 100 million albums and weren't even sub-headliners.

Ferris Wheeler
03-30-2012, 04:58 PM
IF Dire Straits were to reunite and play Coachella, THEN please explain to me how Mark Knopfler would sign a contract for anything below headline status. 32 million records sold, you think he'll play for 10 grand in an afternoon slot in the Gobi?

Yes because he gets his money for nothing and his chicks for free.

Grandma
03-31-2012, 07:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzSlO9wto1M

TomAz
03-31-2012, 08:34 AM
Duran Duran have sold 100 million albums and weren't even sub-headliners.

1. no they haven't.

2. yes they were.

Bumblebee
03-31-2012, 10:52 AM
1. no they haven't.

2. yes they were.

That was a wiki number.

Billboard has printed 70mil in one article, another online source has 43mil.

Either way saleswise, DD is easily in the top 5-10 best selling acts ever to play Coachella. Though I'm curious on figures for Sly Stone and everything Booker T Jones appeared on.

SlowMotionApocalypse
03-31-2012, 11:11 AM
Bands often take the amount of platinum records they have and multiply it by a million even if platinum in the United States and Latvia or 2 different numbers.

santasutt
04-07-2012, 08:49 AM
This just in from my 17 year old son: "Dire Straits could never headline. They wouldn't even play at night."

How long should I ground him for?