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“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.   This is the first Roxette-related track to feature in any American chart at any position since "Wish I Could Fly" in 2000. 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.   Although Per doesn't specifically say that Roxette is over, he gives very little to hang your hope on.   "I don't feel the urge to go out in the world anymore, back then it was an enormous force to make it abroad," says Per. 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.   Mysterio is a dancebeat act formed by Austrian DJ and producer Steve Twain and singer Karin Janda.  Driving beats and a strong use of vocals mark the six remix versions on the Maxi-CD released May 10th in Germany on the Beatwerk Records label, and in Japan on Quake Records. 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.   Norway is marking the 100th anniversary of their independence from Sweden on June 7, 2005, and the celebration will culminate in an 11-day long culture festival.   The organizers of "Norge 2005" (Norway 2005) are making plans to have both Roxette and the Norwegian band a-ha appear that day on the outdoor stage that will be constructed in front of Rådhuset, a major governmental building in the center of Oslo. 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...


Roxette awarded at NRJ gala

STOCKHOLM - Yesterday Per Gessle accepted a prize for Roxette at the 10-year anniversary of Radio NRJ at Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm. Read the full story...


Per chats in København

COPENHAGEN - Chat transcript from Jubii. While the questions have been translated from Swedish and Danish, Per's replies are in his original English. Read the full story...


Roxette’s joyride began 14 years ago this week

NEW YORK - It was 14 years ago this week that Roxette's rise to international stardom became official — that was the week that "The Look" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Read the full story...


“Pop Hits” turns gold in Brazil after only two days

RIO DE JANEIRO - Success stories are coming out of Brazil where EMI is reporting that "The Pop Hits" turned gold in only two days and that "The Ballad Hits" is now 'double golden.' Read the full story...


Fate, Marie, the Oscars and War… Per speaks out.

PORT ELISABETH - Per Gessle was interviewed last Tuesday by Radio Algoa, located in South Africa. Read the full story...


Per talks with Cape Town

CAPE TOWN - With the release date South African edition of "The Pop Hits" just around the corner (according to the local EMI branch it will be released early next week), EMI granted a couple of local radio station the opportunity to speak to Per Gessle via phone. Read the full story...


Per: New Roxette album in four years at the earliest

EDITOR'S NOTE - Since TDR published this item yesterday, we've learned that Per Gessle is "very surprised" that the Finnish paper published this. Read the full story...


Roxette on top again – but no tour

STOCKHOLM - Roxette is rushing up the charts again. At the moment Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson are #11 on the U.K. Read the full story...


New songs online soon

GERMANY - The German website of EMI has now put links to snippets of the new songs from "Pop Hits" online on their website. Read the full story...


King presents medals to Per and Marie at palace ceremony

STOCKHOLM - Although there was a great deal of uncertainty as to whether or not Marie Fredriksson would be able to attend, it was both members of Roxette who arrived at the Royal Palace here this afternoon to receive medals from His Majesty, the King of Sweden. Read the full story...


Per and Marie to get Medal from the King of Sweden!

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - This Friday, January 31, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson will receive the King's Medal of the Eighth Size with Royal Blue Ribbon, from His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden. Read the full story...


“Opportunity Nox” on your door on February 3rd

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Roxette's new single, "Opportunity Nox," (EMI 7243-5518972) will be hitting the European airwaves on February 3rd. Read the full story...


The Ballad Hits is climbing the German Albumcharts again

GERMANY - Roxette's new album release is once again climbing the German Album Charts. Read the full story...


Per Gessle talks about Marie Fredriksson and Roxette

HALMSTAD (UPDATED) - Radio Halland's Pelle Hörmander tells The Daily Roxette today that he has known Per Gessle for most of his professional life… going all the way back to the days of Gyllene Tider. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” is #1 in the year’s German charts

Roxette's latest single, "A Thing About You," scored big in Germany. On Sunday, ATAY came in as #1 on the Jump Radio Chart of the Year. Read the full story...


“A Thing About You” is a success in Brazil

"A Thing About You," Roxette's current single, is a success in Brazil. The song is number eight on "As 10 Mais" (Top 10) on "Transamérica", the most listened radio station in the country. Read the full story...