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  ★ TDR Archive for February, 2002


Swedish music critics rave over Gessle’s Ramones cover

STOCKHOLM - For perhaps the first time since 1996 when he gave Gyllene Tider 5 "+" symbols out of 5, Aftonbladet's Per Bjurman has written something very complimentary about Per Gessle. Read the full story...


Marie and Per attend “Chess” premiere

STOCKHOLM - Marie and Per, along with their spouses, attended the premiere of the musical "Chess" (by Benny and Björn of ABBA) at the Cirkus Theatre, located in the Skansen ecopark here on Saturday, February 23rd. Read the full story...


Brazilian cover of IMHBL projects unique sound

RECIFE, BRAZIL - A Brazilian band called Capim Com Mel has recorded a Portuguese version of "It Must Have Been Love" in a musical genre known as "Forró" – a characteristic style of music from the northeast region of Brazil. Read the full story...


Per and Marie attend friend’s special birthday party

STOCKHOLM - Fashion model turned jewelery designer Efva Attling celebrated her 50th birthday party yesterday evening, and among the 250 or so guests were Per and his wife Åsa. Read the full story...


All the MIDIs ever made & more…

There's a new site where you can find all the MIDIs ever made (well, many of them at least) of Roxette, Gyllene Tider, Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson. Read the full story...


Roxette song title “borrowed” for new album

An upcoming album from Supersuckers, a Blues-grunge band from Tucson, Arizona is entitled "Must've Been Live" – an apparent paraphrasing of Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love." No other connection seems to exist between the album and Roxette. Read the full story...


“Centre of the Heart” included on Sony Playstation game

TONALA (MEXICO) - It was unmistakable. Walking down a crowded aisle in a street fair here in Mexico, the sound of "Nah, nah, nah, Nah, nah, nah…" coming from a vendor's booth. Read the full story...


Roxette awarded special export prize at Grammis gala

STOCKHOLM - Roxette won a special award at the Swedish Grammis gala this evening… a governmental export prize. Read the full story...


Roxette’s record label revamping name, restructuring

LONDON - Roxette's forthcoming releases won't be on the EMI-branded label anymore. The UK-based EMI Group is streamlining its company structure and as a result, one of its labels, EMI Records, will be renamed Capitol. Read the full story...


2002 Swedish travel brochure features Roxette

NEW YORK - One of the arguments used in the campaign to save the T&A studio from demolition, was that the Halmstad/Halland area needed to understand that Roxette fans from around the world help boost the economy there by visiting the various "Roxsites." Apparently, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council here agrees. Read the full story...