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Exclusive pictures from NRJ Radio Awards

STOCKHOLM - The Daily Roxette is proud to present exclusive pictures from Monday's NRJ Radio Awards, taken by our reporter/photographer Thomas Evensson. Read the full story...


Copy-protected CDs are not CDs, says Philips

Dutch consumer electronics manufacturer Philips, a co-creator of the CD format, is not playing along as major record labels unveil their copy-protection technology for CDs. Read the full story...


Roxette on stage tonight

STOCKHOLM - Roxette will appear on stage here tonight at the NRJ Radio Awards at Hovet near Globen. Read the full story...


Court to decide if SIMC is plagiarism

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The British High Court of Justice will decide whether or not Roxette's 1994 hit "Sleeping In My Car" is plagiarism. Read the full story...


Marie refuses to sing with Carola

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to a report in Expressen, a Swedish tabloid newspaper, Marie suddenly refused to perform in a charity gala for the homeless. Read the full story...


Per preparing new Roxette album, and solo album!

Per is currently writing songs for a forthcoming Roxette album, revealed Aftonbladet in today's edition. Read the full story...


Design company employed by Roxette opens website

Happy Family Dog Production, or HFDP, a design company employed by Roxette has opened their own website with a large gallery of their selected works. Read the full story...


Bad year for EMI

LONDON - EMI Group reported a wider loss in the six-month period ending September 30th compared to the same period a year ago. Read the full story...


Mr. Edmundo goes bankrupt; Per loses $47K

The company behind the music site Mr. Edmundo has filed for bankruptcy according to a report in the Halmstad-based newspaper Hallandsposten. Read the full story...


New song by Roxette – and Gyllene Tider?!

In an exclusive interview by roxettenews.com, published by the Official Roxette Fanclub, Per reveals that Roxette is going to re-record "Stupid" for a forthcoming movie, directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Read the full story...


Argentinean fans caught by police

KARLSTAD - According to Hallandsposten, three Argentinean Roxette fans were caught by the police after walking on a motorway in the middle of the night, outside Karlstad, Sweden. Read the full story...


Swedish papers claim Roxette are finished

2 out of 5 in Aftonbladet, 1 out of 5 in Expressen… "Roxette is over," say the Swedish tabloids. Read the full story...


Per in chat on Friday

Per will be doing an online chat with fans tomorrow (November 16th) afternoon. Read the full story...


Exclusive pictures from Helsinki concert

HELSINKI - TDR had its own reporter and photographer on location when Roxette visited Finland's capital Helsinki on Monday. Read the full story...


Recording sessions planned for March; tour will likely continue next summer

HELSINKI - Roxette said in their press conference yesterday immediately prior to the concert here that after finishing their current tour, they are planning to write as much new music as possible. Read the full story...


Fanclub organizing fan parties in Sweden

The Official Roxette Fanclub is organizing parties for Roxette fans before and after the band's concerts in Sweden. Read the full story...


No live DVD to be expected

HELSINKI - Per and Marie told The Daily Roxette yesterday that they have no plans of releasing a live DVD - an item that many fans would like to be released - of any of the "Room Service" tour concerts. Read the full story...


Stockholm concert to be webcast live

STOCKHOLM - Telenordia, a Scandinavian Internet service provider, is going to webcast Roxette's Stockholm live on the Net. Read the full story...


Per writes song for Norwegian singer

Per has written a song, titled "I Do Believe," for 21-year-old Norwegian singer Paris. Read the full story...


TDR back in business

HELSINKI - Our what-should-have-been-a-snap switch of servers turned out to be several days offline. Read the full story...


Fanclub helps Romanian fans to see Roxette live

VIENNA - UPDATED In their press release, Official Roxette Fanclub announces that with their help, four Roxette fans from Romania will be able to attend the band's concerts in Vienna on November 1st and 2nd. Read the full story...


VIP pack for Helsinki concert on auction

HELSINKI - Hobby Hall Meklari, a Finnish online auction site, has an interesting Roxette VIP pack for their Helsinki concert on November 12th up for auction. Read the full story...


Per: 2 concerts will be recorded for later use

UPDATED Per has answered fans' questions on Roxette's official website again. In one of his answers he tells that two of their next week's concerts, in Brussels (October 22nd) and Barcelona (October 24th), will be recorded "for some use in the future." He doesn't give any further details. Read the full story...


Roxette nominated in Swedish Hit Music Awards

An organization of Swedish record companies, GLF, together with TV channels TV3 and ZTV, is organizing a new music awards show. Read the full story...


MATAH to be released in Australia

After skipping "Real Sugar" as a single release, EMI Australia has finally revealed the release date for the second single from Roxette's "Room Service" album. Read the full story...


Great start for the tour in Munich

So, Roxette launched their Room Service Tour in Munich yesterday evening. According to roxettenews.com, published by the Official Fanclub, Roxette came on stage at 21:15 and played a 20-song set. Read the full story...


Fanclub launches tour site

The Netherlands-based Official Roxette Fanclub has launched a new website dedicated to Roxette's Room Service Tour. Read the full story...


Room Service Tour begins today!

Roxette's European tour (even though EMA still refers to it as a "world tour") is set to begin today in Munich, Germany. Read the full story...


New DVD sums up Roxette videos

According to EMI Austria and the Official Fanclub, Roxette will release their first DVD on November 5th. Read the full story...


Universal plans copy protection for all CDs

Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group plans to start issuing CDs in October with software that prevents music from being digitally copied into computer files, Reuters reports. Read the full story...


SA shows cancelled, MATAH in the UK and more

A lot of things happened during TDR's absence. Here's our round-up: Room Service Tour concerts in South Africa, scheduled in late December, were cancelled after tragic events of NYC. Read the full story...


The Daily Roxette at your service again

You're now reading the all new version of The Daily Roxette. As you can see, we have new graphics, but most of the changes have been done behind the scenes. Read the full story...