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Feature article reports that Fanclub still owes refunds

The latest article on our Features page brings you up-to-date on the issue of refunds still being owed to members of the former Official International Roxette Fanclub. Read the full story...


Netherlands fanclub site hacked by Turkish activists

The website of the International Roxette Fanclub, Roxette.nl, dormant since last spring (see related story on the Features page), was hacked yesterday by a Turkish group that call themselves Ayyildiz VIP Team. Read the full story...


Former official Roxette fanclub still owes money to its members

NEW YORK - As The Daily Roxette reported back in March, the at-that-time "Official" International Roxette Fan Club (OIRFC), based in Holland for most of its 10-year existance, shut down it's operation. Read the full story...


More countries sign up for the upcoming Roxette releases

Holland, Switzerland, Poland and Spain have all decided to release the new Roxette material – the "Hits" CDs and the Rox Box. Read the full story...

Roxette will perform at the Swedish gala Världens barn on SVT Oct. 14.

Please note! Roxette will not perform LIVE at the BRAVO-gala Oct. 21, their performance will be pre-recorded and will be aired on German TV-channel Pro7.


Roxette tribute band Hot Joy forms in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES - Hot Joy, a Roxette tribute band formed here, performed for the first time at a musical festival in this city yesterday. Read the full story...


TDR relaunches Features page with story about Argentinian tribute band

NEW YORK - Pick up just about any newspaper, and you'll find more than just "hard news" stories. Read the full story...


Roxette duo both lose fight over taxes from 1995

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson have been involved in what's been labeled by the Swedish government as tax evasion.   Read the full story...


“One Wish” available on iTunes

Roxette fans in the United Kingdom and most European countries served by iTunes can now legally download "One Wish" from Apple's online iTunes music store.   Read the full story...


Spanish version to include “No Se Si Es Amor” in place of “A Thing About You”

BUENOS AIRES - According EMI Spain, the Spanish version of the Roxette Hits collection will include "No sé si es amor" (the Spanish version of "It Must Have Been Love") instead of "A Thing About You" when the CD is released on October 16. Read the full story...

The lyrics of One Wish and Reveal have been added to the lyrics section.


Roxette’s performance on Bravo 50 to be pre-recorded

COLOGNE - While Roxette will indeed be performing as part of the "50 Years Of Bravo" television special, The Daily Roxette has learned from EMI Germany that this segment of the show will be pre-recorded and not live and that Roxette will not be physically present at the gala.   Read the full story...


Rox20 releases get their own promotional website

STOCKHOLM - EMI is promoting the release of the Roxette Hits and RoxBox with a advertising campaign website built especially for this purpose.   Read the full story...

Time to preorder the new Roxette stuff... One Wish Preorder here A Collection Of Roxette Hits Preorder here A Collection of Roxette Hits - Deluxe Edition (CD+DVD) Preorder here The RoxBox Preorder here


Full of special effects, Åkerlund-directed “One Wish” video hits the airwaves

STOCKHOLM - Jonas Åkerlund's music video rendition of Roxette's new single "One Wish" was premiered this morning on Swedish TV4's "Nyhetsmorgon" morning news and talk show program.   Read the full story...


Rix FM launched new Roxette single this morning

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - RIX-FM reports that (perhaps with a small about of exaggeration) that all of South America was listening via the Web this morning, when the station played "One Wish" for the first time. Read the full story...


“One Wish” video to premiere tomorrow on Swedish TV4

STOCKHOLM - With editing and final production of the new Jonas Åkerlund music video for "One Wish" completed now, the video will be premiered – as have other Roxette videos – on TV4's "Nyhetsmorgon" morning news and talk show tomorrow (Tuesday morning) at 06:54 CET. Read the full story...


Roxette tune tapped for US television commercial

PHILADELPHIA - The American television broadcast network, ABC, is using Roxette’s chart-topping single "The Look" in commercial spots promoting their new series "Ugly Betty."   "Ugly Betty," based on the Colombian telenovella "Yo Soy Betty La Fea," is pegged by critics to be one of the biggest hits of the new fall TV season here. Read the full story...


Hungarian radio station Sláger polls listeners on “One Wish”

BUDAPEST - One of the largest commercial radio station in Hungary is ready to play "One Wish." They have an online poll on their website where one can listen to short snippets and rate whether new singles, played just once or twice on the station, should be added to their playlist. Read the full story...


“One Wish” premiered on German radio already today

FRANKFURT - The new Roxette single "One Wish" already got played in Germany's radio stations today – unexpectedly early as the Swedish premiere was announced for next Monday.   Read the full story...


Additional EMI units sign on to release Rox20 material

(UPDATED) - Finland's EMI unit will release the "Hits" CD and the Rox Box; Austria's, Germany's and Italy's as well. Read the full story...


Tracklist for MTV Unplugged revealed: 8 bonus tracks!

EMI finally published the enhanced tracklist for MTV Unplugged as featured on the RoxBox: MTV UNPLUGGED! Read the full story...


Roxette songs named “Essentials” by iTunes

PHILADELPHIA - Two Roxette songs have earned a place on iTunes new listing of hot songs, dubbed "iTunes Essentials."   The iTunes Essentials listing picks 75 songs from each calendar, dividing them into three different categories: The Basics, Next Step and Deep Cuts. Read the full story...


Roxette covers The Paris Sisters’ hit “I Love How You Love Me”

STOCKHOLM - One of the tracks included in the "The Rox Box," the demo "Anyone/I Love How You Love Me," is actually half a cover of The Paris Sisters' hit "I Love How You Love Me." The song, written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber, was produced by Phil Spector and was a big hit in 1961, when it reached #5 on the Billboard charts on October 30.   Read the full story...


Roxette releases due out in Russia on October 16th

ST. PETERSBURG - Gala Records, who hold all the rights to release EMI music in Russia, reports that Roxette releases will come out in this country on October 16th.   Read the full story...


“Roxette” to possibly play live vs. (Dancing) DJs in Australia

MOSSMAN, AUSTRALIA - There are a lot of fans of Per and Marie "down under," and some of them named their netball team after their favorite music group. Read the full story...


EMI Austria confirms “One Wish” release

VIENNA - Updated information about Roxette's new "One Wish" single has appeared on EMI Austria's website. Read the full story...


Australia will get some releases, no single

ADELAIDE - It looks like the good news just keeps on coming. EMI Australia has confirmed releases of the album(s) and The RoxBox. Read the full story...


Roxette-friendly EMI Canada to release new Greatest Hits packages

TORONTO - Canada will be getting the normal and deluxe versions of the Greatest Hits album on October 17th, according to the New Releases section of EMI Music Canada's website. Read the full story...


UK gets release date for “One Wish”

LONDON - "One Wish," the new Roxette single is set to be released in the United Kingdom on September 25th according to a report appearing on the BBC website. Read the full story...


Per comments on fan’s disappointment with RoxBox

STOCKHOLM - Here is a message from Per regarding the RoxBox controversy. Dear Daily Roxers, hope all is well in the real world! Read the full story...