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  ★ TDR Archive for December, 2002


The year in review: TDR looks back at 2002

Marie's brain tumor… withdrawing from "Night of the Proms"… thousands of get-well wishes from fans around the world… releasing a ballad hits compilation that included new songs… Per in court…   A lot of things - unfortunately not all of them good - happened to Roxette in the year 2002. Read the full story...


Per Gessle talks about Marie Fredriksson and Roxette

HALMSTAD (UPDATED) - Radio Halland's Pelle Hörmander tells The Daily Roxette today that he has known Per Gessle for most of his professional life… going all the way back to the days of Gyllene Tider. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” is #1 in the year’s German charts

Roxette's latest single, "A Thing About You," scored big in Germany. On Sunday, ATAY came in as #1 on the Jump Radio Chart of the Year. Read the full story...


Warm holiday greetings from TDR!

As we approach the end of the year and look toward the possibilities of a new year, we at The Daily Roxette want to wish our readers a very Happy Holiday and more importantly, a Peaceful 2003 full of good health for us all. Read the full story...


Marie thanks her fans for their support

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published a message from Marie Fredriksson today in which she thanks all her fans for their support. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” is a success in Brazil

"A Thing About You," Roxette's current single, is a success in Brazil. The song is number eight on "As 10 Mais" (Top 10) on "Transamérica", the most listened radio station in the country. Read the full story...


Marie to undergo chemotherapy; tumor was cancerous

EDITOR'S NOTE - Marie Fredriksson's condition is a lot worse than has previously been reported, according to an article appearing in today's edition of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. Read the full story...


Mats “MP” Persson writes song for Swedish film

HALMSTAD - Gyllene Tider member Mats "MP" Persson and the Swedish chart-king Ben Olander are writing a song for the upcoming Swedish feature film "I Skuggan av Värmen."   The movie is a screen adaptation of Lotta Thell's best-selling novel of the same title and filming will begin early next year. Read the full story...

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The Look For Roxette (CDS)


Onboard the Swedish trains: Punk! Pop! Per!

EDITOR'S NOTE - When, a few weeks ago, we contacted the Swedish State Railways for permission to reprint this interview, we had yet to read it. Read the full story...


Discography book available though various outlets

STOCKHOLM - The Daily Roxette has some answers to questions our readers have asked about "The Look For Roxette."   The book is written in English and will not be translated into any other language. Read the full story...


Belgian fans meet Per in Stockholm

PUURS - Last Friday, November 29th, three Belgian fans and their partners were treated by EMI Belgium and Sweden to a Meet & Greet with Per Gessle at the Polar Studios in Stockholm. Read the full story...


BBC profiles Roxette’s record label

LONDON - This week, the BBC profiled Roxette's record label in a program entitled "EMI & Me". Read the full story...


The Ballad Hits reaches Top 10 in Portugal

The latest compilation release "The Ballad Hits" by Roxette has now landed to the Portuguese top 10 album chart at #9. Read the full story...