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“Roxette Announce Comeback” declares news headline

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - It's finally started!! While The Daily Roxette has been reporting this story for months now, the first reports heralding the return of Roxette from other news sources have begun to appear. Read the full story...


Polish death metal band covers “How Do You Do!”

WROCLAW, POLAND - In what many Roxette fans are sure to consider the worst cover of a Roxette song ever, the Polish heavy metal band Elysium has covered Roxette's "How Do You Do!," renaming it "How Do You Die."   Their cover song, which appears as a "hidden track" on their last album, starts off with about a 15 second clip of the original version (you hear Per's voice) followed by their death metal approach. Read the full story...


New cover of “Fading Like A Flower”

An eBay auction led this reporter to the discovery of a new cover of Roxette's "Fading Like A Flower" by the German group Discoblaster. Read the full story...


X-mas greeting 2005 from Marie and Per

HALMSTAD - To all readers of TDR - a Merry Christmas! Here's the "annual" Christmas message from Per and Marie: Ding-a-ling ding-a-ling!!!! Read the full story...


Roxette gets a new site

SÖDERHAMN - After many years "siteless" or with poor sites, Roxette now has a new, fresh site - www.roxette.se. Read the full story...


Roxette’s comeback in London

LONDON (UPDATED) - Last night Roxette reunited on a stage at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Read the full story...


DHT’s version of “Listen To Your Heart” released to Aussie radio this month

SYDNEY - D.H.T.'s rendition of Roxette's "Listen to Your Heart" was released to Australian radio in the past week or so, with Sydney radio stations adding it to their playlists. Read the full story...


Per in NYC: Son of a Plumber tour, US compilation for Roxette

NEW YORK (UPDATED) - While being in New York with his wife Åsa, son Gabriel and manager Marie Dimberg, Per gave an exclusive interview to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet's Per Bjurman. Read the full story...


“It Must Have Been Love” and “Listen to Your Heart” awarded

STOCKHOLM - It's been 15 years since the movie "Pretty Woman" entered the scene, and with that, the now classic song "It Must Have Been Love." Of course, in Sweden the song was released in 1987 already, as "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted)," - Roxette's Christmas single. Read the full story...


“Pretty Woman” out on DVD – again

HOUSTON - Yes you heard it, "Pretty Woman" is out on DVD - again. Read the full story...


“Joyride” is the next remix in line

Third time's the charm, they say. Let's hope that's true, as the third Roxette hit to have been remixed in a short period of time is "Joyride." There is a white label 12" dance remix out called "Joyride 2005" that no one knows who has remixed.   Read the full story...


The world warms up to Roxette again

D.H.T.'s "Listen To Your Heart" has been getting a lot of airplay on a radio station in Brisbane, Australia. Read the full story...


“Heart” does well in the US

NEW YORK - One of this summer's fastest-rising pop tunes is titled "Listen to Your Heart." But the message the single offers music-biz execs is to listen to the guy who works in your mailroom. Read the full story...


Dancin’ DJs’ single out in July

Dancin' DJs v. Roxette's single "Fading Like a Flower" will be released July 25 and TDR can show you pictures from the video and the single sleeve. Read the full story...


New book about Halland out

There's a new Roxette track out there. This time it's not played by Roxette, but by Ginestrakvartetten (The Ginestra Quartet) and it's a beautiful seven and a half minute long medley of "Vulnerable", "It Must Have Been Love", "Dressed for Success" and "The Look". Read the full story...


New Roxette-inspired Single in the UK?

LONDON - A hospital radio station in the UK has a tentative release date for the dance single by Dancing DJs. Read the full story...


“Listen To Your Heart” breaks onto US dance radio chart

European group "DHT" and their cover of Roxette's "Listen To Your Heart" has entered at number 9 on the Billboard Dance Radio Airplay charts for the week of March 19, 2005.   Read the full story...


D.H.T. covers “Listen to Your Heart” in the USA

NEW YORK - The band D.H.T. has covered Roxette's #1 single "Listen to Your Heart" and it has been released to North American radio stations via Robbins Entertainment Records. Read the full story...


Bryan Adams: “I’m sorry Roxette”

STOCKHOLM - Canadian rocker Bryan Adams's new album "Room Service" will be released later this fall. Read the full story...


Dark clouds over Roxette, claims Aftonbladet

STOCKHOLM - According to Aftonbladet, Per Gessle says he doesn't have the fire that's needed to keep Roxette running.   Read the full story...


Dance remake of “Fading Like A Flower” climbs Euro dance charts

A remake of the Roxette-classic "Fading Like a Flower," performed by Mysterio, is currently at #7 on the Austrian DJ-playlist and appears to still be rising.   Read the full story...


“Marie feels OK”, Per says

STOCKHOLM - In today's edition of Swedish tabloid Expressen Per reveals that he's already looking forward to record another Roxette album. Read the full story...


Roxette mentioned in the UK’s Guardian newspaper

LONDON - Roxette are featured in an column in this morning's Guardian newspaper in the UK. Read the full story...


Roxette found guilty of tax evasion; plans to appeal

STOCKHOLM - Roxette is sentenced to pay 3.6 million kronor (€400,000) in taxes after a tour in Germany. Read the full story...


Roxette scheduled to perform live in 2005?

OSLO (UPDATED) - According to a report in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Roxette might be one of the headline acts performing live during a festival in Oslo in June 2005.   Read the full story...


Finnish reality TV idol sings Roxette on CD

HELSINKI - Antti Tuisku, a semi-finalist on the Finnish "Idols" contest, sings "Spending My Time" on a new CD put together of the songs performed during the TV series. Read the full story...


EMI releases new Roxette CDs in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG - Russian EMI representative Gala Records Inc. has recently released special low priced CDs. Read the full story...


Capitol Sweden releases low price CDs

STOCKHOLM - Capitol Records Sweden will release a new low price series of CDs, presumably to fight piracy. Read the full story...


Per sends his best wishes for a Happy New Year!

HALMSTAD - Good grief!   I almost forgot to wish you a happy new 2004!!! Read the full story...


“Opportunity Nox” scores high on year-end German radio charts

Roxette's most recent single, "Opportunity Nox," scored big in Germany. On Sunday, the song came in as #3 on the Jump Radio Charts of the Year. Read the full story...


Per praises director Jonas Åkerlund

STOCKHOLM - In today's Aftonbladet Per praises the Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. "Of all the big names we've worked with Jonas and Anton Corbijn are the best. Read the full story...


Per and Marie to attend The Stones

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to an article published today in Aftonbladet, both Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson are on the guestlist to attend the Rolling Stones's "Licks World Tour" concert in Stockholm tonight. Read the full story...