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“Center” video shot in California; budget tops $500,000

If nothing else, this will be one of the most expensive Roxette music videos ever made. Read the full story...


Fans developing worldwide RoxAttaq site

With Roxette's new album, "Room Service", about to be released… and the first single, "The Center of the Heart", out even sooner… some fans think the time has come to plan for whats come to be known as a "RoxAttaq" – and they want to do it on a global scale.  Frederico Leonardo and Judith Seuma have launched Roxattaq.org Read the full story...


Anti-racisim gala at Globen included Marie on piano

Wearing sparkling green pants and a denim jacket, Marie sang "För dom som älskar" ("For Those Who Love") last night at the Anti-Racism concert at Globen in Stockholm. Read the full story...


New song titles listed with BMI believed to be for “FA”

NEW YORK - "Always the Last to Know," "Being With You," "Only When I Dream," and "Ghost in the House" are some of the songs that have been written by Per Gessle, apparently for the forthcoming album ("FA"). Read the full story...


Syndicated radio show features Roxette this month

NEW YORK - (Updated) Retro Rewind, a syndicated radio show hosted by Dave Harris (pictured at left between Per and Marie), is featuring Roxette as their Artist-of-the-Month. Read the full story...


Recording sessions at Polar Studios in Stockholm continue

The accompanying publicity photo was released yesterday showing Per, Marie, Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist and Ronny Lahti at Polar Music Studios in Stockholm where they are busy finishing the recording and post-production of the new studio album. Read the full story...


Marie’s concert DVD+CD out in Sweden on December 15th

REVISED – With a cover featuring an obviously happy Marie Fredriksson performing on stage – in concert – for the first time since 1992, the live video from this summer's concert tour finally appeared in stores on December 15th. Read the full story...


Marie agrees to perform at anti-racism concert

Some 30 Swedish performers, including Marie Fredriksson, have accepted invitations to be part of a January 16th concert at Stockholm's Globen ‚ part of a campaign against racism. Read the full story...


RoxSpain launches new website

RoxSpain launched its brand new site today, with an enhanced design and innovative features. Read the full story...


T&A Studio escapes wrecking ball; campaign credited

HALMSTAD - Roxette fans wanting to save the Tits & Ass Studio here have reason to celebrate. Read the full story...


200 lucky “listeners” enjoy private, intimate dinner and concert set in Experience Music Project’s ‘Sky Church’

Editor's Note: In a promo tour full of "highlights," this is – by far – the one event that shone the brightest. Read the full story...


Supposedly “autographed” Roxette guitar just one more example of auction scams existing on eBay

TDR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTCaveat Emptor. It's a latin phrase that should be stamped on every eBay auction page that involves the selling of an "autographed" item. Read the full story...


MP3.com to settle with music publishers

NEW YORK – MP3.com said Wednesday it would pay up to $30 million to music publishers in a preliminary pact that would give it the right to use more than 1 million songs as part of its Internet-based service. Read the full story...


EAR considers releasing new “Wish…” dance remix

A freshly remixed "Wish I Could Fly," intended to generate interest in the U.S. Read the full story...


RoxSpain gathering is loud, lengthy

RoxSpain represenatives appeared on national radio station "40 Principales" Friday evening where Äntligen was given a "nice song" comment by the well-known DJ. Read the full story...


U.S. “Don’t Bore Us” compilation to be released by EMI also

Edel America (EAR) and Roxette Recordings have entered into an agreement with EMI Sweden whereby EMI companies worldwide will have the opportunity to release the unique, U.S. Read the full story...


EMI, Warner call it off

LONDON – EMI Group and Warner Music on Thursday abandoned their existing plan to create the world's largest music group after tough negotiations with Europe's competition authorities. Read the full story...


“Lunch with Roxette” cancelled in Wisconsin

No smörgåsboard. No Wisconsin cheese. WZEE Radio in Madison, Wisconsin, has cancelled their "Lunch with Roxette" contest – a week before the event itself was to occur. Read the full story...


Baltimore Planet Hollywood gig a “laid back” experience

BALTIMORE – After the performance, Per sipped on a Corona in the lounge while signing autographs. Read the full story...


Fans hear Roxette “Live” on U.S. Radio – via Internet

Fans around the world were able to listen to New York City's WPLJ – via the Internet – to hear Roxette begin what was, perhaps, the most important day of the U.S. Read the full story...


Roxette are back… back in the U.S.A.!

BOSTON – Roxette, accompanied by band members and managers, are back on U.S. Read the full story...


U.S. promotional tour continues to take shape

"Schedule subject to change" it says on both the list published here previously, and on a more recent version appearing on the RoxNorthAmeriFans site. Read the full story...


Consulate General’s U.S. Website features Roxette tour

If there is such a thing as an "official" site, then this one is really official! Read the full story...


Marie’s album crosses border to chart in Norway

Marie entered the top 40 album sales chart in Norway this week at #19 with her "Best of.." Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” climbs on US airplay chart!

Roxette fans — especially those in the US — are jumping for joy this weekend as WICF moves up three notches to #26 (from 29) on R&R's (Radio&Records) Adult Contemporary airplay chart. Read the full story...


Historic T&A recording studio to be torn down

There are plans for Gyllene Tider and Roxette's recording studio, where Per Gessle developed some of Roxette's world hits, to be demolished to make way for a new road. Read the full story...


Roxette to perform at Virgin Times Square

The U.S. release of Roxette's greatest hits album will be launched at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square, New York, on Wednesday, September 27, and the record label, along with Per and Marie, want you to be there. Read the full story...


Rain, mosquitos, and smaller than expected crowds fail to spoil Marie’s personal enjoyment of Äntligen tour

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Roxette prior to one of her last concerts, Marie indicated that she had been delighted with the friendly, enthusiastic crowds and thought that the concert tour was one of the highlights of her career. Read the full story...


Video added to Rolling Stone website

A streaming video version of "Wish I Could Fly" has been added to the Rolling Stone magazine website in the Videos section. Read the full story...


NY Attorney General leads charge against CD price fixing

Twenty-eight states filed suit Tuesday against the five biggest record companies and two music retailing giants, accusing them of conspiring to fix CD prices. "This illegal action by record companies and retailers has not been music to the ears of the public," New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said in a statement. Read the full story...


Another remix of “Wish I Could Fly” in the works

Edel America (EAR) is considering commissioning yet another remix of Wish I Could Fly, looking for an even more "updated" sound than that of the Todd Terry or Stonebridge remixes. Read the full story...


Marie to release video of Stockholm concert

Whether as a DVD or videotape or both, there are plans to release a recording of the upcoming Stockholm concert of Marie's "Äntligen" tour. Read the full story...