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“Wish I Could Fly” #3 on Boxman’s chart

EMI and Boxman's advertising campaign for new Roxette releases is starting to work. Read the full story...


Roxette banners on Swedish web sites

New Roxette banners are now shown on Swedish web sites. The banners are linked to www.haveaniceday.nu. Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” world premiere on Radio RIX

Swedish radio station RIX will be the first station to play "Wish I Could Fly". Read the full story...


www.haveaniceday.nu has its own message board

Keep an eye on the www.haveaniceday.nu site. There seems to be something new every once in a while. Read the full story...


Sound clip at www.haveaniceday.nu on Jan 3

I just got mail from www.haveaniceday.nu webmaster Martin Enestedt. He told me that a sound clip from "Wish I Could Fly" will be released at www.haveaniceday.nu on January 3. Read the full story...


roxette.de registered for EMI Electrola

EMI Electrola has recently registed roxette.de domain. There are no further details available yet, so I don't know why they have registered the domain. Read the full story...


Old news, but interesting…

I have somehow missed this in March, but here it is now :-) A man was found guilty of importing and spreading 22000 copies of "Favorites From Crash! Read the full story...


Roxette on Sen kväll på Internet

Roxette was on Sen kväll med Luuk show on December 22. The show's own site features a short introduction to Roxette's interview. Read the full story...


“Sånt är livet” was a success

The movie "Sånt är livet" ("That's life") had its premiere in Sweden on October 25, 1996. Read the full story...


The best in the year 1998

Aftonbladet has listed the hottest Swedish artists of 1998. Roxette is #16 and Per Gessle #18 on the list. Read the full story...


UK release also in March

"Wish I Could Fly" will be released in the UK on March 1, the album on March 15. Read the full story...


German release in March

According to EMI Electrola's web site, "Have A Nice Day!" will be released in Germany in March. Read the full story...


“Have A Nice Day!” tracklisting removed

The Official Roxette Fan Club has recently removed the tracklisting of "Have A Nice Day!" from their news page. Read the full story...


Send a Roxette greetings card

The www.haveaniceday.nu site provides also four different Roxette greetings cards, ready to be send over the Internet. Read the full story...


Roxette Recordings?

In June 1997 I wrote on TDR: "Per has said that the next Roxette album will be released on Roxette's own record label -". Read the full story...


www.haveaniceday.nu is working!

The official site of "Have A Nice Day" is now working. The pages are only in Swedish. Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” sound clip available on Jan 3

The fan club has got a permission from EMI Svenska to put a 30-second sound clip of "Wish I Could Fly" on their web site. Read the full story...


“Have A Nice Day!” will have an official website

"Have A Nice Day!" will be the first Roxette album to have its own web site. Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” video tells about nightlife

The video for Roxette's new single, "Wish I Could Fly" was shot in a luxury apartment on Strandvägen, Stockholm. Read the full story...


“Have A Nice Day!” track listing – update

Roxette Fan Club has also the track listing on their web site. However, there are slight differences in the two listings. Read the full story...


“Fucking Åmål” soundtrack released

Soundtrack for the Swedish movie "Fucking Åmål" is now released. The album contains Gyllene Tider's "När vi två blir en". Read the full story...


South African concert on TV

Swedish movie channel TV1000 broadcasts Roxette's concert in Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on December 25, 20.00 CET. Read the full story...


Spend Christmas in Sweden watching TV

Christmas will be TV time for Swedish Roxette fans. Here's the menu: 12/22/98, 22.45 CET, TV4 Nordisk: Sen kväll med Luuk Special guests of the night: Marie & Per 12/25/98, 20.00 CET, TV1000: Roxette - Live in South Africa Crash! Read the full story...


TV show to be shot tomorrow

I talked with EMI Svenska's promotion department today. Unfortunately the people who would have known the current situation best were unavailable at the moment; Karin Häggblom was sick (she's away until January!) and Li Eriksson was in the meeting with Roxette (!), so I couldn't talk with them. Read the full story...


Roxette on Swedish TV on Dec 22

Earlier I told that Roxette will be the guest stars of season's last Sen kväll med Luuk show. Read the full story...


“Listen To Your Heart” 2 million times on the air

  11 years and 4 months. That long has 'Listen To Your Heart' been played on American radio." During that time, "Listen To Your Heart" has been on the air 2 million times. Read the full story...


“Have A Nice Day!” track listing!

Someone on the Roxette mailing list phoned EMI UK and got the track listing of "Have A Nice Day!". Read the full story...


Per as a reporter!

Per Gessle and ex-Abba Björn Ulvaeus have done a documentary on 70-year-old Swedish record producer Anders Burman. Read the full story...


Per gets tax refund

Last year Per paid 35 million SEK (4.4 million USD) as income tax and 6 million SEK (750000 USD) taxes for the capital he has. Read the full story...


Roxette’s best selling albums

Expressen has listed the five best selling Roxette albums on their home page. Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” video released January 18

The video for "Wish I Could Fly" is directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The video will be shot December 29-30 and it should be ready for broadcasting January 18. Read the full story...


US release in fall 1999

Expressen tells that after the release of the album in February, Per and Marie are going to make a big 6-months PR tour. Read the full story...