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  ★ TDR Archive for May, 2000


Per: “Now we just hope that fans still remember us”

According to Aftonbladet, Roxette's record deal for the USA is not signed yet, but it will be in the next few days. Read the full story...


Per writing music for bridge opening

Per Gessle has been commissioned to write a musical piece for the opening of the Öresundsbron (Öresund Bridge) on July 1st. Read the full story...


Marie’s birthday today!

Gun-Marie Fredriksson, born in Össjö on May 30, 1958, celebrates her birthday today. Read the full story...


Ten songs recorded for new album

Roxette has recorded ten songs so far for their new album. Five more will be recorded when the studio sessions begin again in mid-September. Read the full story...


Per speaks about HAND’s lack of success

"Have A Nice Day" wasn't as big a success as Roxette had hoped. Read the full story...


Marie knocked down from #1

Marie's greatest hits compilation "Äntligen - Bästa [1984-2000]" has dropped down to 3rd place on the Swedish album chart. Read the full story...


Edel America Records – Roxette’s new label in the US

Roxette has finally found a suitable record company to release their material in the USA. Read the full story...


Marie ready to hit the road

Swedish web portal World Online has a short article about Marie's summer tour. Read the full story...


HAND message board in new location

The address of the www.haveaniceday.nu message board has changed. The link on the site has not yet been updated. Read the full story...


Sales figures look good for Marie’s album

According to EMI Finland, 130,000 copies of Marie's greatest hits album "Äntligen - Bästa [1984-2000]" have already been sold. Read the full story...


Marie concert tickets readily available, no “sold out” shows

EMA Telstar spokesperson Agneta Christiernin told TDR today that none of Marie's summer tour concerts have been sold out yet. Read the full story...


Solve the mystery of the parody

A site for solving the mystery of the creators of "Do You Want Fries With That?" parody has been launched. Read the full story...


Roxette’s Spanish studio on the Web

El Cortijo, the studio located in Marbella, Spain, where Roxette recorded most of the "Have A Nice Day" album, has opened its own website. Read the full story...


Roxette included in U.S. broadcast of World Music Awards

An ABC spokesperson confirmed today that Roxette's performance of "Wish I Could Fly" will be included when they broadcast the World Music Awards program on Monday, May 29. Read the full story...


Roxette.org closed for maintenance

The Roxette.org designers have closed their site in order to to make improvements to the service. Read the full story...


The people behind the parody respond

A couple of days ago TDR reported on the Do You Want Fries With That? Read the full story...


Halmstad is the city of the rich

According to Halmstad's local newspaper Hallandsposten, every 35th inhabitant of Per's home town earns more than 1 million SEK (approx. Read the full story...


Do You Want Fries With That?

Did you know that Roxette has already made their new album's website public? Read the full story...


US compilation album to be released in August

According to an answer on haveaniceday.nu's "Ask Per" section, Roxette will be releasing a new compilation album in the States this August. Read the full story...


Cows love “The Look”

Roxie has informed us on the Roxette Mailing List about this very… err… impressive site called The Dancing Cow Page. Read the full story...

Gyllene Tider

Gyllene Tider (CD-DigiPak)


World Music Awards results announced

The results of the 12th annual World Music Awards have been officially announced on the Internet. Read the full story...


EMI embraces Windows Media format

EMI, Roxette's record label, announced Wednesday its intention to sell downloads using only the Windows Media format. Read the full story...


Marie #1 in Sweden for 6th week in a row

Marie's greatest hits album "Äntligen [Bästa 1984 - 2000]" is number 1 on the Swedish chart for the 6th week in a row. Read the full story...


ABC to broadcast World Music Awards on May 29

ABC (the American Broadcasting Company) will broadcast their version of the World Music Awards show on Monday, May 29, at 8 pm (Eastern and Pacific time zones). Read the full story...


World tour planned for next year

"The thought is that Roxette will go out on a world tour next year. Read the full story...


Roxette.net website calls it quits

Steven Howlett has decided to close his Roxette site once again. In just eight months, he has started and closed three different Roxette sites: International Roxette News, Roxette Interactive and, after purchase of the domain name, Roxette.net. Read the full story...


Fanclub members can order Marie tickets online

Members of the Official Roxette Fanclub are now able to pre-order tickets to Marie's summer tour concerts online. Read the full story...


Roxette played for Ferrari F1 team

Ferrari's Formula 1 team had its 50th anniversary party this weekend in Barcelona, where the 5th Grand Prix of the F1 season was also held. Read the full story...


Per indicates new Roxette single slated for January release

Comments by Per, published in a Göteborgsposten article, indicate that the next Roxette single will be released in January. Read the full story...


Marie’s summer tour tickets on sale

The tickets for Marie's summer tour are on sale as of today. The price is 250 SEK (27.95 USD), which is a bit steep in my opinion. Read the full story...