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“The Center Of The Heart” sound clip now officially out

The Official Roxette Fanclub has now put a 30-second sound clip on their website. Read the full story...


Per: BMI-listed songs not from “Room Service”

The Daily Roxette has reported that previously unknown songs written by Per and Marie were found listed in BMI's online database. Read the full story...


Articles on “Room Service” and other new releases

UPDATED The Daily Roxette is gathering links to online articles about the new album "Room Service" and the first single. Read the full story...


“The Center Of The Heart” slips onto Napster

The upcoming Roxette single "The Center Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain)" found its way onto Napster this week. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider track used in Swedish rap song

The famous intro of Gyllene Tider hit song "Flickorna på TV2" has been used as a sample in a new Swedish rap song by Trippel Ett. Read the full story...


Edel to release “Room Service” in USA on April 3rd

Billboard Online has a short article on Roxette's new album. They don't have very much more to say than EMI's press release had, but Billboard does tell that the album "is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 2, and in the U.S. Read the full story...


New album, “Room Service”, to be released on April 2nd

Did somebody call for "Room Service"?   Roxette's new album will be entitled "Room Service" and, according to a press release issued today by EMI Svenska, will be in "record stores of the world" on April 2, 2001. Read the full story...


Find Roxette fans online at Roxer Friends

Roxette.org is soon officially re-launching their Roxette fan directory, Roxer Friends. On the site, fans can search for other fans' contact information, such as email addresses, web sites and instant messenger nicknames. Read the full story...


It’s Per’s birthday!

Today, January 12, is Per's 42nd birthday. Per-Håkan Gessle was born on this day in 1959 in Halmstad, Southern Sweden. Read the full story...


False MP3 of Roxette’s new track on Napster

During the past two days, someone uploaded a song on Napster, incorrectly identifying it as Roxette's new single. Read the full story...


Finnish Roxette documentary continues today

A while ago, TDR reported of unexpected broadcast of a Finnish Roxette documentary, "Roxette past and present", on TV channel Nelonen. Read the full story...


New single in February… album in April after all?

Aftonbladet published an article today about Swedish music video director Jonas Åkerlund who will be directing Britney Spears' new video later this month. Read the full story...


New Roxette album in April (or not?)

Peter Mills reported on the Roxette Mailing List that EMI Spain had revealed him the release date for Roxette's forthcoming album. Read the full story...


Edel and Napster to form an alliance

Napster, the controversial MP3-sharing community, has announced that it has formed an alliance with German-based record company Edel Music AG, one of the world's largest independent music labels. Read the full story...


Marie is Sweden’s queen of pop

Aftonbladet has nominated Marie as the queen of pop music in the year 2000 for selling the most records in Sweden last year. Read the full story...


Finnish TV to unexpectedly broadcast Roxette documentary

Finnish TV channel Nelonen is unexpectedly broadcasting part 1 of a 2-part Roxette documentary, titled "Roxette past and present", today at 0.35 EET (UTC+2). Read the full story...


Marie documentary today on TV4

TV4's documentary on Marie and her summer tour will be broadcasted today at 8.30pm CET (UTC+1) on the Swedish TV4. Read the full story...


Swedish singer turns out to be bluff, Per gives his comments

In yesterday's edition of Expressen, Per comments on a recent incident in Sweden where it turned out that the signer Tess Mattisson wasn't actually singing herself for the most of her songs. Read the full story...


Per: “Napster is brilliant”

Per shares his thoughts about Napster, the free MP3-sharing network, in today's Expressen. Read the full story...


IMHBL dropped at last minute from Unplugged release

Previously, TDR reported that the release of an MTV Unplugged DVD would contain "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette. Read the full story...


3 million times: “It Must Have Been Love”

BMI, an American performing rights organization, has again given awards to talented and popular songwriters. Read the full story...


Marie’s summer tour DVD to be released this month

EMI Sweden's release schedule for November finally reveals something we fans have been eagerly waiting for. Read the full story...


Finnish rock band recording with Micke “Nord”

Iltalehti, a Helsinki newpaper, reports today that the Finnish rock band The Rasmus is recording a new album for Playground Music Scandinavia. Read the full story...


Roxette “Unplugged” performance to appear on DVD

Update: "It Must Have Been Love" was dropped out of the release at the last minute. Read the full story...


Snippet from Marie’s new video on the Internet

The Official International Roxette Fanclub has placed a 30-second video clip from Marie's latest "Det Som Var Nu" video on their Website. Read the full story...


Boxman pulls the plug, Per and Marie both stand to lose money

Boxman, the Swedish-founded online record store, ceased its operations on Wednesday in an attempt to avoid bankrupty. Read the full story...


Roxette video interview available on the ‘Net

Aftonbladet's video interview with Roxette is now available on their website. The interview is in English and was recorded during their in-store appearance at Virgin Megastore, New York. Read the full story...


Discography book still waiting to be published

The long-awaited Roxette discography book is still on hold. Robert Thorselius, the author of the book, told The Daily Roxette that the publishing has been delayed for editorial reasons, e.g. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider celebrates TV4’s 10th anniversary

Gyllene Tider reunited briefly for TV4's 10th anniversary on Friday. They performed a playback version of "Gå & fiska". Read the full story...


Fans had their own “afterparty” in New York

RoxNorthAmeriFans, an organization of American, Canadian and Mexican Roxette fans, got together after Roxette's in-store appearance at Virgin Megastore in Times Square, New York City, last Wednesday evening. Read the full story...


New compilation receives overwhelming review in Billboard

The latest issue of Billboard has a superb review of the revised US version of "Don't Bore Us, Get To The Chorus", which was officially released yesterday. Read the full story...


In-store in New York; party with Swedish Consul General

Roxette had a busy day in New York City Wednesday. After an acoustic, live perfomance on WPLJ and numerous interviews with both the American and Swedish press, they appeared at the long-awaited "in-store" at Virgin Megastore, Times Square. Read the full story...