It was obvious when I saw them on the On Every Streets tour that Knopfler was moving heavily into country. Wall Of Life for example was awash with slide when it was played (just check out the ‘On The Night’ version) and to me its just not what the song is about. still, Straits were the soundtrack to my youth and they will always have a special place in my heart. As far as not being inducted into the RrHOF.... hmmm not sure how I feel about that. To me, it’s a bit like sticking two fingers up to the fans, to prove a point to the execs that likely won’t change a thing. I also feel similar about Gilmour and the Floyd tbh. He refused point blank to go on tour with the Floyd after Live8 and refused to resurrect the Floyd because he’s ‘been there and done that’. Fine, but don’t then go on tour as Gilmour and play Floyd songs for half your set then. Do a proper Floyd tour for the fans, to say ‘goodbye’, then put the project to bed properly. Appreciate now it’s too late now that Wright has gone, but after Live8 with waters onboard would have been just perfect!