Happy Weekend FRIENDS. Our legendary guitar solo of the day is the solo performed in "MONEY FOR NOTHING" by the legendary guitarists Mr. MARK KNOPFLER and Mr. ERIC CLAPTON. "Money for Nothing" is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 studio album Brothers in Arms. The song's lyrics, considered controversial at the time of the song's release, are written from the point of view of a working-class man watching music videos and commenting on what he sees. The song features a guest appearance by Sting singing background vocals, providing both the signature falsetto introduction and backing chorus of, "I want my MTV." It was Dire Straits' most commercially successful single. "Money for Nothing" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1986 at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards and the video won Video of the Year at the 3rd MTV Video Music Awards.
The songwriting credits are shared between Mark Knopfler and Sting. Knopfler modeled his guitar sound on the recorded track after ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons' trademark guitar tone, as ZZ Top's music videos were already a staple of early MTV. The specific guitar sound in the song was made with a Gibson Les Paul going through a Laney amplifier, with the sound coloured by the accidental position of two Shure SM57 microphones without any processing during the mix.The recording contains a very recognisable hook, in the form of the guitar riff that begins the song proper. The guitar riff continues throughout the song, played in permutation during the verses, and played in full after each chorus. #markknopfler #ericclapton #sting #moneyfornothing #direstraits #philcollins #mtvawards #guitarsdaily #guitarporn #guitargod #guitarspotter #greatguitarist #guitarist #greatmusician #greatsong #omarhakim #guyfletcher #gibsonsofinstagram #guitar #gibsonguitars #gibsonlespaul #guitars #fenderstratocaster #fendersofinstagram #fenderguitars #fenderamp #laneyamps #marshallamps #rockguitarist #rockgod
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