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  ★ TDR Archive for January, 2001


“Center” video shot in California; budget tops $500,000

If nothing else, this will be one of the most expensive Roxette music videos ever made. Read the full story...


Australian fan meeting in February

Roxette fans in Australia are announcing the first Australian Roxette Fan Meeting for 2001. Read the full story...


Fans developing worldwide RoxAttaq site

With Roxette's new album, "Room Service", about to be released… and the first single, "The Center of the Heart", out even sooner… some fans think the time has come to plan for whats come to be known as a "RoxAttaq" – and they want to do it on a global scale. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider track used in Swedish rap song

The famous intro of Gyllene Tider hit song "Flickorna på TV2" has been used as a sample in a new Swedish rap song by Trippel Ett. Read the full story...


Anti-racisim gala at Globen included Marie on piano

Wearing sparkling green pants and a denim jacket, Marie sang "För dom som älskar" ("For Those Who Love") last night at the Anti-Racism concert at Globen in Stockholm. Read the full story...


Edel to release “Room Service” in USA on April 3rd

Billboard Online has a short article on Roxette's new album. They don't have very much more to say than EMI's press release had, but Billboard does tell that the album "is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 2, and in the U.S. Read the full story...


New album, “Room Service”, to be released on April 2nd

Did somebody call for "Room Service"?   Roxette's new album will be entitled "Room Service" and, according to a press release issued today by EMI Svenska, will be in "record stores of the world" on April 2, 2001. Read the full story...


Find Roxette fans online at Roxer Friends

Roxette.org is soon officially re-launching their Roxette fan directory, Roxer Friends. On the site, fans can search for other fans' contact information, such as email addresses, web sites and instant messenger nicknames. Read the full story...


It’s Per’s birthday!

Today, January 12, is Per's 42nd birthday. Per-Håkan Gessle was born on this day in 1959 in Halmstad, Southern Sweden. Read the full story...


New song titles listed with BMI believed to be for “FA”

NEW YORK - "Always the Last to Know," "Being With You," "Only When I Dream," and "Ghost in the House" are some of the songs that have been written by Per Gessle, apparently for the forthcoming album ("FA"). Read the full story...


False MP3 of Roxette’s new track on Napster

During the past two days, someone uploaded a song on Napster, incorrectly identifying it as Roxette's new single. Read the full story...


Finnish Roxette documentary continues today

A while ago, TDR reported of unexpected broadcast of a Finnish Roxette documentary, "Roxette past and present", on TV channel Nelonen. Read the full story...


Syndicated radio show features Roxette this month

NEW YORK - (Updated) Retro Rewind, a syndicated radio show hosted by Dave Harris (pictured at left between Per and Marie), is featuring Roxette as their Artist-of-the-Month. Read the full story...


New single in February… album in April after all?

Aftonbladet published an article today about Swedish music video director Jonas Åkerlund who will be directing Britney Spears' new video later this month. Read the full story...


New Roxette album in April (or not?)

Peter Mills reported on the Roxette Mailing List that EMI Spain had revealed him the release date for Roxette's forthcoming album. Read the full story...


Edel and Napster to form an alliance

Napster, the controversial MP3-sharing community, has announced that it has formed an alliance with German-based record company Edel Music AG, one of the world's largest independent music labels. Read the full story...


Marie is Sweden’s queen of pop

Aftonbladet has nominated Marie as the queen of pop music in the year 2000 for selling the most records in Sweden last year. Read the full story...