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“Spun” spins “Stupid” as background noise

Written by royalball on June 14, 2002 to .

LAS VEGAS - Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film “Spun” premiered at the CineVegas Film Festival here last weekend with a Roxette song in the soundtrack.

  Before the movie started, a host introduced Jonas as the director. Turning to face the audience, and wearing a gray hat, it looked to this reporter as if Jonas had lost a lot of weight (perhaps the same diet Per has been on!).

  The movie included “Stupid,” as indicated in the end credits: Written by Gessle, performed by Roxette. However, it was not featured in a prominent position. “Stupid” was playing in the background during one of the scenes while the characters were driving, but you can hardly hear the music due to dialogue.

  There will be much comparision by movie critics between this movie and “Trainspotting,” because of similar themes and subject matter. The film had a very grainy look, similar to the “Salvation” video that was shot on Super 8 film. There are cameo appearances from porn stars, the lead singer of Judas Priest, and the lead singer of “Smashing Pumpkins.”

  “Spun” is expected to be released in movie theatres this fall.

The Pointer Sisters to take part in the Night of the Proms concerts

Written by Roxmaniac on June 13, 2002 to .

The Pointer Sisters have been added to the roster of artists that will be performing, along with Roxette, at this year´s Nokia Night Of The Proms concerts in Belgium, Holland and Germany.

  The three sisters from California who began singing as little girls in their father’s church, will present their biggest hits accompained by the choir Fine Fleur and the orchestra IL Novecento under the direction of Robert Groslot.

  John “Music” Miles will be also be a part of the show once more. An additional act in Germany is Alphaville, while in The Netherlands and Belgium, Marco Borsato will entertain the audience.

“It Must Have Been Love” voted best song ever

Written by daniel_alv on June 9, 2002 to .

STOCKHOLM - One of Sweden’s biggest radio stations conducted a poll amongst their listeners, to decide the Top 500 best songs ever. Coming in at the #1 position was “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette.

  The radio station called Per and told him in person that he won. His “Sommartider,” written for Gyllene Tider, was also in the top 20. Read more…


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