Who is money for nothing talking about?
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has claimed that the song was about his band’s outrageous lifestyle. In an interview, he related an apocryphal story that the members of Dire Straits were in a store that sold televisions, and a row of TVs were all playing Mötley Crüe videos.
Why did Dire Straits write Money for Nothing?
This song is about rock star excess and the easy life it brings compared with real work. Mark Knopfler wrote it after overhearing delivery men in a New York department store complain about their jobs while watching MTV. He wrote the song in the store sitting at a kitchen display they had set up.
Who is the host of Money for Nothing?
Money For Nothing is a British television programme hosted, on a rotational basis, by Sarah Moore, Jacqui Joseph, JJ Chalmers and formerly Jay Blades, EJ Osborne that airs on BBC.
Who sings the song Money for nothing?
“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 are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see.
When did money for nothing by Dire Straits come out?
Released in late 1988, as everyone was waiting for the follow-up for Brothers in Arms, the 12-track Money for Nothing does an adequate job of summarizing hits and highlights from Dire Straits.
Who was the first person to write money for nothing?
Gino from Houston I wrote the song, and I had already co-written songs before Mark Knopfler visited the store. By law I should have received credit for the song. The first song I co-wrote was Sole Survivor with Asia, so I was already nearing rock stardom.
Who is the lead character in money for nothing?
Mark Knopfler described the writing of the song in a 1984 interview with critic Bill Flanagan: The lead character in “Money for Nothing” is a guy who works in the hardware department in a television/custom kitchen/refrigerator/microwave appliance store.