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Space Station 12 turns 1 with a bang

STOCKHOLM - Last night at Skyddsrummet Per's record label Space Station 12 threw its 1st birthday party. Read the full story...


Clarence writes song for commercial

Ofwerman, Ofwerman & Ofwerman - Clarence, Ella and Billie Öfwerman. Together they have composed a song for the Swedish lottery Postkodslotteriet. Read the full story...


Space Station 12 – Per partners with BMG with new label

BMG Scandinavia have teamed up with Space Station 12, the new record label formed by Per Gessle!  The new label will release recordings by new and established artists. Read the full story...


“Listen To Your Heart” 25 years old

25 years ago this week *, Roxette scored its second number one hit in the United States as "Listen To Your Heart" jumped into the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100. Read the full story...


Roxette’s management on the ticket prices

There has been some uproar today regarding the pricing of concert tickets for the European leg of the Roxette tour. The following message reached us a few minutes ago from Roxette's manager, Marie Dimberg. Read the full story...


Abba & Roxette added to first Sweden Music Hall of Fame

On February 7, 2014 Abba and Roxette were the two obvious names to enter the very first Sweden Music Hall Of Fame. Read the full story...


And the winners are…

In The Daily Roxette's Xmas contest we have now randomly selected three winners who will receive the new book about Gyllene Tider - "Alla tiders Gyllene Tider" by Anders Roos and Jan-Owe Wikström. Read the full story...


“Look Sharp!” 25 years on New Year’s Eve

On New Year's Eve the documentary "Look Sharp! 25 years" will be broadcast on Swedish Radio P1 and P4. Read the full story...


“Fading Like A Flower” named one of Labor Day’s biggest hits

A Roxette track made an appearance on a special edition of SiriusXM’s Back In The Day ’90s on 9 countdown. Read the full story...


“Do what you want but harm no one” left an impression

Mikael Nogueira Svensson of Roxette’s road crew tunes a guitar “Do what you want but harm no one.” Roxette’s old slogan still seems to work in real life. Read the full story...


Live Nation sued by Biljett Nu

Roxette’s tour organizer Live Nation have been sued by second hand ticket company Biljett Nu over the concert debaucle back in 2010 when Roxette’s “comeback” concert was moved from Anderstorp to Halmstad. Read the full story...


Six degrees of Roxette – Roxette song on “Private Practice”

The Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards has recorded a cover of “It Must Have Been Love,” which was featured on January 22 in an episode of the American TV-show “Private Practice” – a spin-off of the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery. Read the full story...


“The Sweet Hello” climbs in Sweden

Roxette’s latest single, “The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye” [Bassflow Remake] has entered the Swedish Music Control (official airplay) chart as the #1 Highest Chart Climber this week and as #3 Highest Climber by Points. Read the full story...


Roxette on iTunes top 200 in Canada

FORT McMURRAY – For reasons yet unknown, Roxette has several songs charting on the Canadian top 200 chart. Read the full story...


Rox on Nordic Rox and in Borlänge

UPDATED. This Sunday, June 3, at 8 pm EST Sirius XM will broadcast a Nordic Rox Roxette tour special on The Spectrum. Read the full story...


Glass Tiger to open for Roxette in Canada

NEW YORK – Glass Tiger, a Canadian pop-rock group signed to EMI and best known for their 1986 hit “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” (which reached #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard chart here in the U.S.) will open for Roxette at all seven concerts in Canada when the tour comes to North America at the end of August.   Part of the success of that single can be attributed to the fact that Bryan Adams, who was riding high at the time from the success of his album, Reckless, contributed a cameo vocal, and that helped the record get airplay on the radio. Read the full story...


Per on Norwegian TV

OSLO – Sunday November 27 on Norwegian TV2 Per Gessle will be the guest on a show called “Reisen til popstjernen” (“Meeting a popstar”) The Norwegian artist Ingrid Bjørnov has met Per Gessle in Stockholm to talk about music and songwriting, trying to discover the key to his success. Read the full story...


Vikunja opening for Roxette – again

Halmstad-based band Vikunja opened for Roxette in Halmstad last August and were personally invited by Per Gessle to open for Roxette again, in Stockholm’s Globen (The Globe) on Thursday and in Malmö Arena on Friday. Read the full story...


Warner in good position to take over EMI

NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal reports today that Warner Music Group has moved closer to striking a deal it has coveted for years: the acquisition of the recorded-music division of rival EMI Group. Read the full story...


Jonas Åkerlund to d&d

Director and photographer Jonas Åkerlund (Gessle, Roxette, Metallica, Madonna, Prodigy, etc.) is now represented in Scandinavia by d&d management , the same firm that manages Roxette. Read the full story...


New book chronicles stories behind iconic 1980s single covers

NEW YORK – Matthew Chojnacki, a self-described “huge Roxette fan” from Cleveland, Ohio, tells a story about going to record stores while growing up in Cleveland that is strikingly similar to the one Per tells about his own boyhood in Halmstad. Read the full story...


Roxette at the German Radiopreis

The other day Roxette performed a medley of “Speak to Me” and “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)” on stage of the German Radiopreis (Radio Awards). Read the full story...


Promoter’s goal is to have Roxette headline festival in Chile; more dates in South America expected

PORTO ALEGRE (Brazil) – After the long awaited and meteoric comeback of Roxette to South America that included one show in Uruguay, three in Argentina, one in Chile and five in Brazil – worth millions of dollars to promoters and full of a “million” sighs, screams and tears among the fans who attended the concerts – the are great expectations now that Roxette will return to South America in 2012. Read the full story...


The Nöjet/Live Nation vs. Biljett.nu ticket problem last fall

Clarification from Roxette’s management: The Swedish Market Court decided not to open the case Nöjet/Live Nation vs. Read the full story...


Per tells TDR Charm School and new hits album will be released in USA this summer

CORDOBA – Roxette arrived here in Argentina’s second largest city a short time ago, set to perform tomorrow night before a capacity crowd of around 10,000 people at the Orfeo Superdome, an indoor multi-purpose arena. Read the full story...


UK Charm School winners announced

In the Charm School competition EMI UK held two weeks ago, the winners have now been chosen: Nigel Barnes “I’ve got nothing on (but the radio), because…”Radio Oozes Xtraordinary Energy Through The Ears Andrea King “I’ve got nothing on (but the radio), because… …I refuse to get out of bed until I’ve won my fab new Roxette Charm School album – ‘Speak to me’ please and I’ll be ‘Sitting on top of the world’!” Stuart Cairns I’ve got nothing on (but the radio), because…I look great naked and there is no better way to listen to the mighty Roxette 😉 Gitta Kolze “I’ve got nothing on but the radio, because…every song I hear is a Roxette song…I love it!” Richard Tinsley I’ve got nothing on (but the radio), because…. Read the full story...


Good news from Germany: Gold award and tour sales

Ticket sales for Roxette’s fall leg of the world tour are selling well in Germany. Read the full story...


Billboard mentions Roxette

Roxette has earned a mention in Billboard's look at the milestones in the history of its Hot 100 countdown. Read the full story...


Citigroup takes control of EMI

NEW YORK - Citigroup, the U.S. banking conglomorate, has seized control of EMI Group Ltd. Read the full story...


Kobalt signs Roxette in North America

NEW YORK - According to an article appearing today on the website of Music Week, Roxette has signed a North American administration deal with Kobalt Music Group, a leading global independent music publisher with close ties to Sweden. Read the full story...


Record “The Look” and win $5,000 shopping spree

DETROIT - WXYZ, a television station in Detroit, USA has teamed up with a local furniture store to offer up a $5,000 shopping spree (and bragging rights) in its annual "Art Van Cruisin' Idol" competition to the contestant who performs the best rendition of Roxette's "The Look."  Ten lucky finalists were selected to record their version of Per and Marie's first US number one, and the four singers who receive the most votes will compete for viewers' votes during a televised broadcast that will air across North America on Aug. Read the full story...


EMI Music triples full-year earnings

LONDON - EMI Music, Roxette's record company since the very beginning, has made a good financial result after years of severe problems. Read the full story...