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Interview with Per to be broadcast today

MADRID - As part of his promotion tour, Per Gessle is visiting Spain this week. Read the full story...


Bonus tracks on same CD in Japan

"The Ballad Hits" album's Japanese version will be similar to the German one: it will have 15 tracks and 2 bonus tracks on one CD. Read the full story...


Per visits Spain on promotion tour

MADRID - As part of the promotion surrounding the release of "The Ballad Hits," Per Gessle is visiting Spain this week. Read the full story...


New album produced by Mats MP Persson

STOCKHOLM - Expressen reports today that Ben Olander, 52, is releasing an album produced and co-written by Mats "MP" Persson next month. Read the full story...


Roxette to re-enter US and UK markets; “ATAY” to be Valentine’s Day single

STOCKHOLM - Great news for American and British fans! According to EMI Sweden, there are plans to release Roxette's "A Thing About You" in both countries simultaneously in February. Read the full story...


Love, peas and copy protection: Per talks with TDR

STOCKHOLM - It's a neatly dressed but slightly hung over and tired Per Gessle who meets The Daily Roxette at Hotel Lydmar at Stureplan here in central Stockholm. Read the full story...


ATAY goes on climbing the charts

TDR's 'Small Talk' section is – as always when a new Roxette single is released – full of messages from our subscribers talking about the success of the single on the charts. Read the full story...


Per takes on PR campaign for new album while Marie continues to recover

STOCKHOLM - The promotional effort to support the launch of "The Ballad Hits" is in full swing now, with radio interviews in Sweden last week and a two-week promotional tour beginning this Friday. Read the full story...


BBC highlights EMI in new documentary series

LONDON - EMI is to be one of the six "most recognizable and influential brands" featured in a new BBC documentary series called "…And Me," that will be televised over the coming weeks. Read the full story...


German portal posts new songs online

DARMSTADT - German portal T-Online has posted full versions of The Ballad Hits album bonus tracks on their website. Read the full story...


EMI promotes new album with raspberry-themed items

Often when a new album is released, the record company releases promotional items to advertise and promote the album. Read the full story...


“The Ballad Hits” CD to be copy-protected

UPDATED - Marie Fredriksson's voice has been praised for its power and range. Read the full story...


Ruling expected next week in Malmstedt vs. Gessle court case

LONDON - It's now a period of anxious waiting for Stephan Malmsted and Per Gessle. Read the full story...


Per swears to tell the truth; takes witness stand; and sings – literally!

LONDON - A songwriter went to court on Tuesday claiming Swedish pop group Roxette stole one of his songs, robbing him of potential earnings and causing him "seven years of emotional trauma". Read the full story...


Roxette.org seeking for donations

Daniel Zimmerman, the administrator of roxette.org services, reporte a couple of weeks ago that roxette.org might face its end due to financial constraints. Read the full story...


Per about Marie: She’s up and feeling fine

STOCKHOLM - For one of the first times since Marie's operation, Per talked about his friend and partner on a Swedish radio program. Read the full story...


Malmstedt takes Gessle to court again – this time in the UK

LONDON - Per Gessle is once again accused of stealing ”Sleeping in My Car”. Read the full story...

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A Thing About You (CDS)


“Spun” to open in Sweden in late November

STOCKHOLM - Jonas Åkerlund's film "Spun," which includes a Roxette version of Per Gessle's song "Stupid" in the soundtrack is scheduled to open in Sweden on November 22nd. Read the full story...


Radio program in Germany ranks ATAY at #1!

Roxette placed at #1 with "A Thing About You" on German station SWR3's voteshow on Sunday evening. Read the full story...


EMI Germany updates their Roxette site

COLOGNE - At EMI Electrola in Germany, Roxette gets respect. Based on their popularity and ability to generate sales, Roxette has an important part on their artist roster. Read the full story...


Sound clip of “The Weight of the World” appears on EMI site

COLOGNE - EMI Electrola, Roxette's record label in Germany, has placed a 30-second clip of the unreleased song "The Weight of the World" on their website. Read the full story...


Hundreds of additional get-well wishes to be sent to Marie

As news of Marie's condition spread around the world, more and more people went online seeking additional information. Read the full story...


Publicity photos show Per and Marie at video shoot

STOCKHOLM - With any new album, Per and Marie's schedule has included time with with a professional photographer for the prerequisite publicity photos to be taken. Read the full story...


Per Gessle writes Christmas song for Peter Jöback

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle has written a song for the well-known Swedish singer and actor Peter Jöback, that will be included on his upcoming Swedish-language Christmas album. Read the full story...


Per’s look-alike doesn’t want to look strange

KRISTIANSTAD - The Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen has published a couple of articles about how some potential guests have come forward to say they were requested to lie on TV3's "Ricki Lake"-inspired show "Hannah". Read the full story...


Marie recovering from surgery at home with her family

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Both Aftonbladet and Expressen, the two major Swedish tabloid newspapers, report in today's editions that Marie has been released from the hospital and is home with her family. Read the full story...


Marie reported to be feeling better after the operation

STOCKHOLM - One of Marie's close friends, Louise Nordfors, reveals in a report published in today's Expressen that Marie feels fine after the operation, which was conducted Monday. Read the full story...


Per on morning radio show says Marie is “completely OK”

STOCKHOLM - Making an appearance on the RixFM "Morning Zoo" radio program, Per Gessle faced the inevitable question: "You're alone today. Read the full story...


Interview with Per to be broadcast tomorrow

Per will be interviewed by the Swedish radio station Rix FM tomorrow (Friday). Read the full story...


Marie’s tumor removed successfully

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to a report published in today's Expressen, the operation to remove Marie's tumor was conducted on Monday. Read the full story...


German “Ballad Hits” will differ from others; bonus tracks to appear on same CD

STOCKHOLM - Previous reports about the tracklisting for the upcoming collection of slower-tempo songs, "Roxette: The Ballad Hits," have created a certain amount of confusion, especially when EMI Germany published a tracklisting on their site (now determined to be partially inaccurate) indicating they would be releasing the "limited edition" as a single CD, and TDR used that as the basis for an article. Read the full story...