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Per “celebrates 30 years of pop music” with cover tracks set list

(Updated) - Per revealed a big surprise today; instead of playing his own songs on the Party Crasher tour, he's going to perform mostly cover tracks. Read the full story...


Per on Swedish TV on March 21

The Swedish talkshow host Barbro "Babben" Larsson is back on TV with her show Babben & co. Read the full story...


Marie Fredriksson to perform live in Stockholm

Marie Fredriksson Online reports that Marie will perform live on stage in Café Opera, Stockholm in an event called "Still rocking in the free world." The event is organized by Lasse Lindbom who is remembered as the producer of Marie's early solo albums. Read the full story...


Mats “MP” Persson turns 50

Mats "MP" Persson, the guitarist of Gyllene Tider and co-writer of "Listen To Your Heart," celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday. Read the full story...


The Daily Roxette closes its discussions forum

(Updated) - We have unfortunately been forced to close down our Discussions forum. Read the full story...


Nordic Rox hits 100 episodes

The radio show Nordic Rox, hosted by Per Gessle and music journalist Sven Lindström on the American satellite radio service Sirius XM, airs its 100th episode this month. Read the full story...


Year in review 2008: Per crashes the party, Marie live on stage again

Happy new year, readers of The Daily Roxette! A year has passed again and it's time to take a look back. Read the full story...


Per tours Europe in April-May?

STOCKHOLM - In a live chat on TV4.se, Per reveals that there may be a European club tour planned for April-May 2009. Read the full story...


TDR reviews “Party Crasher”

Visa: Here we are again, reviewing a new album together. This time, joining in are Thomas, Judith, Colin and I. Read the full story...


Per: “Tycker om när du tar på mej” is my best song

STOCKHOLM - In a recent interview with Expressen, Per lists the best songs he has ever written. Read the full story...


Marie back on stage

STOCKHOLM - The Stjärnklart tour with some of Sweden's top artists started yesterday in Norrköping. Read the full story...


Year in review 2007: Gessle on tour, Marie and husband in studio – but where was Roxette?

12 months have gone by in a flash and it's again the time for The Daily Roxette's annual "Year in review" article. Read the full story...


Rockbjörnen voting starts

The voting for nominees in this year's Rockbjörnen awards has started on Aftonbladet.se site. Read the full story...


“En händig man” tour videos on YouTube

Per is publishing official "En händig man" tour videos on YouTube. So far, two videos have been released: first one from the Halmstad premiere and the second one from the Linköping concert. Read the full story...


iTunes adds unprotected Roxette music to its catalog

As revealed earlier this year, iTunes became one of the first online stores selling music published by EMI without copy-protection. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider and Per on Halmstad compilation

HALMSTAD - Gyllene Tider's "Småstad" and Per Gessle's "På en promenad genom stan" are featured on the compilation album "Halmstads Greatest vol 1." All the songs on the album are performed by artists from the city of Halmstad, reports the local newspaper Hallandsposten. Read the full story...


EMI ditches copy-protection on iTunes Store

LONDON (Updated) - Wall Street Journal reports that EMI Group will today announce that it will start selling music on Apple's iTunes Store without copy-protection. Read the full story...


No Grammis for RoxBox

STOCKHOLM - "The RoxBox/Roxette 86-06" didn't get a Grammis in the awards ceremony yesterday evening. Read the full story...


Happy birthday, Per!

The Daily Roxette team wishes you happy birthday! Visa, Thomas, Judith, Lars-Erik & Colin Read the full story...


No Rockbjörnen for Roxette this year

STOCKHOLM (Updated) - Roxette was once again nominated for a Rockbjörnen award in Aftonbladet's annual ceremony, in the Swedish Group of the Year category. Read the full story...


EMI abandons CD copy protection?

According to Dutch NVPI, EMI Music stops using copy protection technology on the CDs the company releases. Read the full story...


Year in review 2006: Roxette turns 20, releases stir dispute

Year 2006 is nearing its end and it's time for the annual The Daily Roxette "Year in review" article. Read the full story...


RoxBox gets nominated for Grammis award

STOCKHOLM - Roxette's 20th anniversary release, "The RoxBox/Roxette 86-06", has been nominated for a Grammis award in the open category. Read the full story...


“Listen to Your Heart” 3 x “million-air”

LONDON (UPDATED) - BMI is once again giving awards to Per Gessle and Mats "MP" Persson as their song "Listen to Your Heart" has now reached its 3 millionth broadcast on American radio. Read the full story...


Illegal sharing of Roxette music takes Swede to court

STOCKHOLM - A 44-year-old Swedish man is being prosecuted for illegally sharing thousands of music files on Direct Connect network. Read the full story...


New Roxette medley appears on iTunes, reaches #1

The first new Roxette single in more than three years is now for sale on iTunes Music Store. Read the full story...


“Myth” gets revealed as TDR meets Per in Helsinki

HELSINKI - The Daily Roxette meets Per Gessle in the luxurious Hotel Kämp in the center of Helsinki on a sunny April afternoon. Read the full story...


Per releases EP in German: “A gift to my loyal fans”

STOCKHOLM - Per never ceases to surprise his fans. To promote the Son of a Plumber album release in German-speaking countries, he has recorded five tracks - in German! Read the full story...


Plumber promotion begins in Spain and Finland

MADRID/HELSINKI - In Spain, EMI has launched a Spanish Son of a Plumber website. Read the full story...


European “Plumber” slated for March 6 release

The Son of a Plumber website reveals that the European release of the album is planned for March 6, 2006. Read the full story...


“Listen To Your Heart” voted as the best cover song of the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The cover version of "Listen To Your Heart" performed by the Belgian band D.H.T. Read the full story...


Roxette gets a new site

SÖDERHAMN - After many years "siteless" or with poor sites, Roxette now has a new, fresh site - www.roxette.se. Read the full story...