Jon Bon Jovi Explains What He Thinks About Mark Knopfler And Dire Straits
Bon Jovi founder and singer Jon Bon Jovi talked about if he had any influence by Mark Knopfler on his newest album during a recent interview with Kyle Meredith.
As you may already know, Bon Jovi made the fans happy by releasing a new album last year, named 2020, and it peaked number three in the US Top Rock Albums chart. Also, the album features the songs like Unbroken, Limitless, Blood In The Water, and more.
In the conversation, Kyle mentioned that Blood In The Water has a similar guitar sound to Mark Knopfler and wondered if this is a coincidence or not and asked a question to Jon Bon Jovi.
While Jon was simply was answering with only yes, he also pointed out that Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits were always on top of his favorite musicians’ list and confirmed that he got influenced by Knopfler on this song.
When Kyle Meredith asked about the Knopfler influence on Blood In The Water song, Jon Bon Jovi said:
“Let me first say, yes, Knopfler and Dire Straits were high on my list of favorite bands growing up. In fact, I remember at one point in my life – absolutely No. 1.
So the feel of a Knopfler character like that, yes. And then the title of ‘Brothers in Arms’ on another song…
And yeah, my influences are definitely felt throughout this record, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have Bowie – to Dire Straits, to John Fogarty, to The Beatles… Sure, anyone who doesn’t have influences is a liar.”
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