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“Are You An Old Hippie, Sir?” inspires Brazilian film

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - Writer/director Marcos Marques from Curitiba, Brazil, wrote a screenplay based on the Son of a Plumber song "Are You An Old Hippie, Sir?".  Read the full story...


Heavy metal cover of “Fading Like a Flower”

Finnish heavy metal band 'Warmen' recorded a cover of Roxette's "Fading Like A Flower". Read the full story...


Swedish “Got Talent” finalist covers Per and Marie?

STOCKHOLM - Erik Linder, who made it to the finals in "Sweden's Got Talent" this spring, is set to release his first album this week. Read the full story...


Another date released

UDDEVALLA - Per will be signing stuff at Torp Köpcentrum in Uddevalla, Friday December 19 at 17:00 Read the full story...


Opeth releases Marie song

Swedish heavy metal band Opeth have released their newest album "Watershed," featuring a cover of Marie Fredriksson's song "Den ständiga resan." Marie fans will be relieved to know that the cover version is instantly recognizable as Marie's song. Read the full story...


She’s got The Look

In the footsteps of Tyra Banks and her show "America's Next Top Model," we now have "She's Got the Look" which basically is the same type of show but features women over 35 competing for the title. Read the full story...


Vanilla Ninja records Gessle-penned song

SANTIAGO (Updated) - Vanilla Ninja, the Estonian power pop trio formed by Lenna Kuurmaa (vocals), Piret Järvis (guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards), a rocking girl band that is a well known act in the Central European scene, and now in Latin America, after participating successfully in the biggest summer Festival in Latin America, the Festival of Viña del Mar, this past February. Read the full story...


Gessle writes for new singer

GOTHENBURG - Swedish singer Caroline Larsson, hailing from Gothenburg, has gotten not one, but two songs from Per Gessle for her new album "In the Moment" which is due for release in May. Read the full story...


“Den ständiga resan” covered

Marie Fredriksson's song "Den ständiga resan" has been covered by Swedish metal band Opeth for its latest album "Watershed." However, the song doesn't seem to make it to the album, according to Opeth's site. Read the full story...


Suzie Candell records Roxette tune

German country & western singer Suzie Candell, born 1986, has recorded a c&w version of Roxette's old hit "Sleeping in My Car" on her latest album "I Gotta Be Me." Suzie's album was released in March 2007. Read the full story...


“Att vara Per Gessle” – “Being Per Gessle”

STOCKHOLM - "Att vara Per Gessle" - the new authorized biography about Per Gessle (ISBN 9100112003), written by Swedish journalist (and friend of Per's) Sven Lindström, will be released October 30. Read the full story...


Mikael Bolyos gets reviewed

Mikael Bolyos - A Family Affair (EMI MBM 3971032) Mikael has (somewhat unfairly) come in for quite a bit of criticism from Roxette fans over the years, especially since he started collaborating musically with Marie, as some fans felt that he had moved Marie's music into a direction they didn't like. Read the full story...


Listen to Mikael Bolyos’ single

Courtesy of Mikael Bolyos we are able to stream "When The Lord Is About To Come," the first single off his forthcoming album "A Family Affair". Read the full story...


Helena Josefsson to release a solo album

STOCKHOLM - Helena Josefsson, the girl from Per Gessle's "Mazarin," the girl from Son of a Plumber, the girl from behind The Ark, Andreas Johnson, from her own band Sandy Mouche and many others, is back. Read the full story...


Pelle Alsing has a new blues group; MP goes on tour

The drummer most often seen in Roxette's band, Pelle Alsing, has been playing with a new group called Moosters. Read the full story...


Sirius and Nordic Rox free for two days

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - Satellite radio station Sirius will be free to listen to all over the world on October 25 and 26 with stars from around the world participating in the free global radio event. Read the full story...


Tears and tantrums for Rox20

EDITOR'S NOTE - The following opinion piece by Neil Currran is indicative of the maelstrom of mostly negative comments that we've received today, mostly about the track listing for the upcoming Rox Box. Read the full story...


Per’s mother, sister and nephew exhibit their artwork

KUNGSBACKA - Per's mother Elisabeth, sister Gunilla and nephew Christofer Loneberg are currently exhibiting their artwork at Tjolöholms Slott, a beautiful manor house here built in the Elizabethan style. Read the full story...


Rolling Stones play China

BEIJING - "They wanted us to change the lyrics of 'Sleeping In My Car' and we agreed, but didn't change them in the end," said a mischievous Per Gessle about Roxette's gig in Beijing in 1995. Read the full story...


“It Must Have Been Love” covered, twice

The tremendously popular Roxette track that went all the way to #1 in the U.S. Read the full story...


Roxette song inside Top 10 UK Singles Chart

LONDON - Like it or not D.H.T. Feat. Edmee's cover of Roxette's classic "Listen To Your Heart" swims the Atlantic ocean and lands on #7 on UK's singles chart and becomes this week's third highest debut. 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...


Cascada single released on CD

On November 18 German dance act Cascada (Natalie Horler) released the CD-maxi single of their cover of Roxette’s "How Do You Do." The song was first released on a 12" vinyl in September, which was followed by another 12" containing remixes in October. Read the full story...


Movie maker Jonas Åkerlund shows Roxette works in exhibition

STOCKHOLM - There is currently a Jonas Åkerlund exhibition on at the Dansmuséet in Stockholm. Read the full story...


20 years since Swedish ANC gala, DVD out soon

STOCKHOLM - Mikael Wiehe, Tomas Ledin, Eva Dahlgren, Thåström and Per Gessle. Together in 1985 they collected 13 million kronor for ANC in a Live Aid-inspired gala. Read the full story...


“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...


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...


Fritzon sells out cars

HALMSTAD (UPDATED) - This week Göran Fritzon -Fritte - keyboardist of Gyllene Tider, will auction out two of his cars, one '97 BMW 523i (lot 93) and one '88 Mercedes 230CE (lot 94) at local auction-house Hallands Auktionsverk - the same that held the Gyllene Tider auction last year. Read the full story...


Fritzon’s company develops audiobook machine for libraries

HALMSTAD - SweMD, the Halmstad-based company owned by Gyllene Tider's Göran Fritzon and MP Persson among others, started their web-based audiobook store in October last year. Read the full story...


Totta Näslund, 60, dies after long illness

Swedish blues and folk singer Totta Näslund, 60, passed away Sunday morning after a long illness.  Read the full story...


Frida re-releasing “Something’s Going On”

Frida, the brunette of ABBA, will re-release her 1982 album "Something's Going On" June 20, at least in the UK. Read the full story...