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“How Do You Do!” remixed by German group; D.H.T. goes UK

German trio Cascada has released their version of the 1992 Roxette hit "How Do You Do!". Read the full story...


Two Roxette covers to be released in Sweden today

STOCKHOLM - We don't know if this is a coincidence or not, but no less than two Roxette cover singles are released today in Sweden. Read the full story...


Christoffer Lundquist to release a solo EP

Christoffer Lundquist, who has worked as a musician and producer on many recent Gessle and Roxette albums, releases a 4-track solo EP on August 22. Read the full story...


Bon Jovi name their new album “Have A Nice Day”

After Bryan Adams publicly apologized for naming his album "Room Service," the same name as the Roxette album from 2001, Bon Jovi name their new album "Have A Nice Day." Roxette released an album with the same title in 1999. Read the full story...


Per Gessle inspired Brainpool to release greatest hits album

"It was actually your beloved Per Gessle who initiated the compilation," said Brainpool's David Birde in an exclusive interview with The Daily Roxette regarding their forthcoming greatest hits album.   Read the full story...


Brainpool releases greatest hits album, “lost” single

CDON lists a Brainpool greatest hits album due out on June 1. The album, titled "We Aimed To Please," contains various unrelased songs and single b-sides as well as a bonus DVD. Read the full story...


MP’s song fifth in the Finnish Eurovision finals

HELSINKI - The song "Everything But Still Nothing," co-written by Mats "MP" Persson and performed by Christian Forss, didn't quite make it to the international semifinals in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Read the full story...


Per taxed 1 million Euros in 2003

GOTHENBURG - According to Expressen, Per paid 9,563,784 SEK (1,049,800 Euros) of taxes in 2003. Read the full story...


Per tells about his 60s influences on TV

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to TT Spektra, Per Gessle will be one of the interviewees in Swedish national television's new series "Sixties." He will be one of the artists telling about the 60s influences in his music, especially The Byrds and The Troggs. Read the full story...


MP’s song wins Finnish Eurovision semifinal

JYVÄSKYLÄ - The song "Everything But Still Nothing," co-written by Gyllene Tider guitarist Mats "MP" Persson and performed by Christian Forss, won the latest semifinal in the Finnish selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2005 on Friday night. Read the full story...


Per: “Horses are not my thing”

As one of the journalistic highlights of the century, Per Gessle tells Aftonbladet that "horses are not his thing."   "I have ridden a horse once. Read the full story...


The year in review 2004: A second chance and a golden reunion

Despite everything else going on, unquestionably the biggest news of 2004 for the readers of this newspaper was, of course, Marie's return from a two-year-long sick leave. Read the full story...


Singer for MP’s Eurovision song selected

HELSINKI - Mats "MP" Persson, the guitarist of Gyllene Tider and a music producer, has once again managed to get one of his songs into the Finnish leg of the Eurovision song contest, as reported before. Read the full story...


Marie talks about God in the documentary

"A Second Chance", a documentary about Marie and her illness, was aired last week in Sweden and Finland. Read the full story...


“The Change”: Brazil and Spain yes, Australia no

(UPDATED) - According to EMI Brasil, the new Marie Fredriksson album "The Change" will be released in Brazil. Read the full story...


“A Second Chance” airs tonight on Swedish TV4

HELSINKI - According to EMI Finland, the new Marie Fredriksson documentary which until now remained untitled will be called "Marie Fredriksson dokumentär - En andra chans" ("Marie Fredriksson documentary - A second chance"). Read the full story...


Marie documentary on Finnish TV this month

HELSINKI - The yet-to-be-titled Marie Fredriksson documentary will be broadcast by Finnish commercial TV channel MTV3. Read the full story...


Per awarded by Swedish music publishers

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish Music Publishers Association (SMFF) had their annual Swedish songwriter awards in Nalen, Stockholm on Thursday. Read the full story...


Capitol releases Marie promo CD

Capitol has released an 8-track promotional CD sampler of Marie's "The Change" album. Read the full story...


Hundreds of song swappers sued in Europe

LONDON - The record industry trade group IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) has recently filed 459 lawsuits against users of file sharing networks in Europe. Read the full story...


Marie’s single B-side title revealed

The "B-side" of the new "2:nd Chance" single by Marie Fredriksson will be called "All You've Gotta Do Is Feel." The song, which is described as having a "jazzy/bluesy" style, is written by Micke Bolyos. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider exhibition breaks museum’s attendance record

HALMSTAD - This summer's Gyllene Tider exhibition at the Museum of Halmstad has rather unsurprisingly broken the museum's all-time attendance record. Read the full story...


GT tour: “There will never be anything like it”

HALMSTAD - The weather wasn't exactly the best in the Halland area this summer and it affected many of the happenings in Halmstad and nearby cities. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider’s final concert to be shown on Jumbotron at Stora Torg

HALMSTAD - The last concert of Gyllene Tider's tour this summer will be in Halmstad on August 18. Read the full story...


60s nostalgia on Per’s pause music CDs

STOCKHOLM - Expressen has gotten hold of the three CDs that are played before and after each Gyllene Tider concert. Read the full story...


Per keeps his voice in shape with ginger tea

FALUN - Per Gessle must keep his voice in shape this summer because tens of thousands of people are waiting him to sing almost every night. Read the full story...


Finnish band to play Roxette live

HELSINKI (UPDATED) - Finnish pop group Nerdee is going to present a Roxette cover song concert this Thursday evening. Read the full story...


Feature articles arrive!

As you can see in the tabbed menu above, The Daily Roxette now has an additonal section called "Features." It will have all the longer and more exclusive TDR articles separated in their own section. Read the full story...


Marie’s home town discusses naming a street after her

ÖSTRA LJUNGBY - The social democratic party in Marie Fredriksson's home town Östra Ljungby proposes that a street should be named after their only world-famous celebrity so far. Read the full story...


Per’s grand piano to be sold in an auction

STOCKHOLM - A grand piano currently owned by Per Gessle is going to be auctioned later this month by Lilla Bukowskis Auctions. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider updates their web site

(UPDATED) - Gyllene Tider has updated their official web site with the first promo picture for the forthcoming "Finn Fem Fel" album. Read the full story...


Brainpool’s rock opera finally on stage

YSTAD - Christoffer Lundquist's band Brainpool is finally getting their rock opera "Junk" on stage. Read the full story...