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“Ordinary” Per may be singled out as extraordinary in Halland’s history

HALMSTAD - As reported earlier this week, Per Gessle has been nominated as "Hallander of All Time" (Tidernas Hallänning). Read the full story...


Second single WILL be “På promenad genom stan”

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The Daily Roxette mistakenly reported last week that "På promenad genom stan" wouldn't be the next single from the "Mazarin" album. Read the full story...


Expressen’s editor: Our apology still stands

STOCKHOLM - Otto Sjöberg, Expressen's editor-in-chief, stands by his apology to Marie Fredriksson, in spite of new developments in the legal proceedings reported yesterday. Read the full story...


EMI permits downloading and burning of 140,000 tracks

LONDON - EMI Recorded Music announced plans yesterday for the biggest European music download initiative by a record company in Europe to date. Read the full story...


Copies of “Look Sharp!” surface with “new” cover

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - Jewel case packages of "Look Sharp!" are on sale in the United States where, by mistake, the cover booklet was inserted reverse-side-up and the now-classic Mikael Jansson photographic image of Marie and Per lounging against a black limo – along with their "autographs" – shows through as the cover art. Read the full story...


“The Ballad Hits” finally hit the U.S.

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - Without any fanfare – and at retail stores at least, totally overwhelmed by the hype surrounding the release of Madonna's new album – "The Ballad Hits" was finally released in the United States today. Read the full story...


“Pop Hits” expected to match “sister’s” success

STOCKHOLM - With "The Pop Hits" scheduled to be released on March 24th, in Sweden and in many other countries, the first single from the album (the "sister album" to "The Ballad Hits") has been sent out to radio stations. Read the full story...


Groove Coverage forced to turn over 50% of royalties

Per Gessle's lawyers have certainly been busy lately. In two cases related to copyright infringement, decisions have been reached: Gessle vs. Read the full story...


Track listing for “The Pop Hits” revealed

STOCKHOLM - Here's the interesting track listing for the upcoming "The Pop Hits" compilation CD. Read the full story...


“Breathe” demo to appear on “‘Nox” maxi-single

STOCKHOLM - The Tits&Ass demo version of "Breathe" will be included as the third track on the maxi-single version of "Opportunity Nox" when it is released on February 24th (EMI 7243 -5518972). Read the full story...


Popcorn stars join raspberry hearts on “Hits” series CDs

STOCKHOLM - It's raspberries and… popcorn! A star made of popcorn will adorn the covers of "The Pop Hits" CDs – joining the heart made of raspberries used for "The Ballad Hits" collection. Read the full story...


Brits once again get to listen to new Roxette material

LONDON - Roxette's "A Thing About You" single has hit the airwaves in the United Kingdom and the "The Ballad Hits" CD it is intended to promote is slated for a February 3rd release — just before Valentine's Day on February 14th. 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...


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...


Jöback’s album with Gessle-penned song hits stores today

NEW YORK - Per Gessle, as we previously reported, has written a Christmas song for Peter Jöback's Swedish holiday album, "Jag Kommer Hem Igen till Jul," that is being released today.   The song, "Varmt Igen" ("Warm Again"), was composed by Per in Halmstad last June, while he was working with some other songs in Swedish. Read the full story...


Unreleased Marie demos surface at Dutch record fair

UTRECH - Eight unreleased demos by Marie Fredriksson, recorded in English and therefore presumably intended as possible Roxette songs, have appeared on a bootleg CD being sold by a Swedish trader at the Mega Record and CD Fair taking place this weekend in the Netherlands.    The bootleg, called "Marie Fredriksson: Duets, Demos and Odd Live Tracks," contains 17 songs. Read the full story...


Per to appear on Norwegian TV channel

OSLO - Continuing on with his promotion tour for the upcoming compilation album, Per Gessle will be in Norway tomorrow, November 15th. Read the full story...


Per to visit Finland and Norway this week

Continuing to visit European locations in support of the "Ballad Hits" release, Per Gessle will be doing promo in Helsinki this Thursday, November 14th, and in Oslo on Friday, November 15th. Read the full story...


UK court rules in favor of Gessle

LONDON - Stephan Malmstedt's claim against Per Gessle and EMI Records UK was dismissed by the High Court today. 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.   As The Daily Roxette previously reported, Per Gessle will be doing this promotion tour on his own, while Marie Fredriksson is recovering from the successful operation she went through in late September to remove the tumor she had in her head.   The promotion tour will take Per to Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark and begins with a series of interviews Friday in Stockholm where Per will meet with, among others, reporters from German and Polish newspapers. 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...


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 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...


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...


Looking Back: Roxette in the US two years ago this week

NEW YORK - It was exactly two years ago that Roxette, having signed a record deal with Edel America Records (EAR), were here in the United States on a two-week promotional tour that took them across the country. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” begins to climb the charts

Roxette's lastest offering, the single "A Thing About You," appears to be gaining ground with increasing airplay on radio and music video channels in various spots around the globe, despite what appears to be a lack of interest this time around from fans to mount any kind of coordinated campaign to help promote the record. Read the full story...


Night of the Proms goes public with news of Roxette cancellation

ANTWERP (UPDATED) - The organizers of "Night of the Proms" have told the general public now what they reported to TDR a few days ago: Roxette will not be appearing. Read the full story...


Raspberry heart shape fills in on album cover

With a revised packaging concept and title, Roxette's collection of slower tempo songs, "Roxette: The Ballad Hits," is right on schedule for release on November 4th. Read the full story...


Marie’s tumor to be removed by surgery

STOCKHOLM - The following joint statement was just released to the media:   "Marie Fredriksson has now more or less recovered from her severe concussion. Read the full story...


Guestbook full of get-well wishes to be sent to Marie

VIENNA - Stuffed with over 1,500 messages from fans around the world, including many from readers of The Daily Roxette, the "e-Wishes" guestbook created online by Judith Seuma has been printed out and bound into a book. Read the full story...


Marie still dizzy at times and in some pain

EDITOR'S NOTE: It should be made clear that much of what has been written lately in the Swedish press (and used as source material here) is based on speculation, or about patients, in general, who have such tumors. Read the full story...