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

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on December 27, 2006 to and .

The drummer most often seen in Roxette's band, Pelle Alsing, has been playing with a new group called Moosters. They just released an album called "Executioner" in Sweden.

Pelle is very excited about this project but says that his love and devotion for Roxette will not be compromised by this. He calls their style rockin' blues. If you would like to hear what Pelle has been working on during the last two years visit their MySpace page.

In another news, the guitarist of Gyllene Tider, co-owner of the Roxette demo studio Tits & Ass, Mats "MP" Persson, is touring in March with The Cadillac Band. Three concerts have already been confirmed, one of them being in a church in Stockholm.

Sirius and Nordic Rox free for two days

Written by tevensso on October 24, 2006 to .

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.

  Per Gessle, who has a regular weekly show called Nordic Rox on The Spectrum (channel 18), will be a guest DJ on Big ’80s (channel 8) where original MTV VJs – and current Sirius DJs – Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn will share their biggest ’80s moments. Another Swede, Ace of Base’s Ulf Ekberg, will guest DJ on The Pulse (channel 9).

  Special editions of Nordic Rox, including an exclusive interview with Roxette’s Per Gessle by original MTV VJ Mark Goodman, and interviews with ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and the Hives’ Pelle Almquist will be aired on The Spectrum (channel 18).

  Nordic Rox is on Wednesday between 12.00-15.00 CET.
To be able to listen you have to register.

  Sirius has more than 75 channels of talk, entertainment, sports and commercial-free music and is launching the internet service for $12.95 a month.

  Update: Per Gessle’s shows will be re-run tomorrow, Thursday. Interview at 13.00 CET and his show at 18.00.

Ron Wienand contributed to this article.

Tears and tantrums for Rox20

Written by ncurran on August 29, 2006 to .

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. The opinions expressed are those of the author. – LEO

DUNDEE, Scotland – A celebration of surviving 20 years in the fickle world of showbiz… and a career that has included 4 US Billboard #1 singles, world tours, over 45 million albums sold. This should be a time when those of us who have supported two humble musicians from Sweden should be united in celebrating what has been an amazing career, and the fact that after a worrying and turbulent time in Marie’s private live, that she once again feels able to work with Roxette again, even in this small way.

  It is rare that Roxette fans agree on anything. The Daily Roxette’s forum and reader’s comments sections will always be places where we enjoy lively debate and discussion. But, it seems that today we are almost united… yet not in a positive way.

  There has been bickering in the pages of TDR ever since the Rox20 celebrations were announced. Some fans had steam coming from their ears at the thought of yet another “greatest hits,” while others rejoiced at the return of Roxette. There were also others that did both at the same time, myself included.

  We have been dealt a double whammy today. Firstly the cover for the new single “One Wish”. As it was unveiled there was an audible gasp of air as we simultaneously proclaimed that this “can’t be the real sleeve”…”it looks fan made”…”a bad attempt at Photoshop”. However, soon afterwards it was announced that this amateur, tacky picture will indeed be gracing record stores all over the world in October. What remains to be seen is who will actually actually buy it. Never mind though, us Roxette lovers have a tough skin, and it is only a cover after all.

  Our second snippet of news on the other hand was a little harder to swallow. The much anticipated Rox Box, for “the fan who thinks they have everything,” has been a talking point ever since the concept was first thought of in the ’90s. What exactly would we get in this box that we don’t already have? When Per mentioned to TDR that there would be 14 unreleased songs, the fans could hardly contain their excitement (though many of us did think at the time that this was too good to be true). Read more…

Per’s mother, sister and nephew exhibit their artwork

Written by ATLTK on August 3, 2006 to .

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. The house, erected between 1898 and 1904, fascinates thousands of visitors every year.

  The art exhibition, titled “Three Generations, Three Expressions,” includes acrylic and oil paintings along with various drawings. Both Per and Åsa attended the opening (vernissage) yesterday.
  All of the paintings displayed are for sale.

  The exhibition continues until August 13, and is open daily between 13:00 - 19:00.

Rolling Stones play China

Written by Sparvogamarie on April 10, 2006 to .

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.

  The Rolling Stones finally got to play China. Roxette was the first band allowed to play China in 10 years. The first band ever to play China was Wham! in 1985. After Roxette’s groundbreaking performance, Mick Jagger contacted Marie Fredriksson and had dinner with her in order to find out how Roxette got permission to play from the strict Chinese government.

  It’s been 11 years since Roxette’s concert in China and it is only now that the Stones have been able to finally play there. As with Roxette, they were forced to cut out several songs and tone things down, but the concert seems to have been successful.

“It Must Have Been Love” covered, twice

Written by tevensso on April 1, 2006 to .

The tremendously popular Roxette track that went all the way to #1 in the U.S. in 1990, “It Must Have Been Love,” has been covered by no less than two artists lately. One of them being the British Idol version - The X Factor - runners-up Journey South who has done an acoustic version that’s included on their debut album “Journey South.” The album was released last week and went straight into #1 in the UK with more than 225,000 units sold. It’s expected to stay at #1 (or #2) another week at least.

  Shirley Clamp is the other artist that has covered the song, although her version will be in Swedish when it’s released in April. “The song has been wonderfully translated into ’När kärleken föds’ (’When Love is Born’) by Ingela ’Pling’ Forsman.” Shirley, who indeed is Swedish in spite of her name, will release a new album in April where she covers, or interprets, her favorite songs.

  Other artists TDR knows of recording IMHBL include Polly Esther, Digital Bitch, The Chipmunks and Sanne Salomonsen.

Roxette song inside Top 10 UK Singles Chart

Written by Roxryder-V2002 on December 11, 2005 to .

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. During midweek the song was around #11.

  Roxette’s version got to #62 on October 29 back in 1989. Almost a year later the double A-Sided “Dangerous”/”Listen To Your Heart” reached #6.

  This is the second time a Roxette song hits the UK single chart this year.

Many contributed to this article.

Cascada single released on CD

Written by colinvdbel on December 8, 2005 to .

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. At this moment the cd-maxi is available in Germany and includes eight different mixes of the song. Cascada has had a hit in both Germany and the United States with their single “Everytime We Touch.”

  Could it be that another dance cover of a Roxette song will climb the international charts?


Cascada – How do you do


01 Dance radio edit

02 Radio mix

03 Megara vs. DJ Lee radio edit

04 Rob Mayth short edit

05 Original mix

06 Megara vs. DJ Lee remix

07 Tune up! remix

08 Veranos fizzy styled remix

“Listen To Your Heart” voted as the best cover song of the year

Written by roxeteer on December 8, 2005 to .

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The cover version of “Listen To Your Heart” performed by the Belgian band D.H.T. was selected as the best cover song in XM Nation Music Awards. Nearly 1.4 million votes were cast by the listeners of XM Satellite Radio in the USA. “Listen To Your Heart” got 49 % of the votes in its category.

  D.H.T. was also selected as the best new dance artist. Other winners included Gwen Stefani (best solo career), Mariah Carey (best comeback), and Ryan Adams (most overlooked by FM radio).

Movie maker Jonas Åkerlund shows Roxette works in exhibition

Written by ally77 on December 2, 2005 to .

STOCKHOLM - There is currently a Jonas Åkerlund exhibition on at the Dansmuséet in Stockholm. It runs from November 11 until March 26, 2006.

  Of course we all know Jonas Åkerlund is famous for some of his work with Roxette.

  Jonas Åkerlund is one of Sweden’s foremost film export successes, but few has seen the range of his creativity. In this very first exhibition of his work, we will be able to get an insight into his world through six rooms introducing different aspects of his professional career. Every room is equipped with big screens where we will experience parts of his twenty years in film. Several of these films are his very own versions which means they are uncut and never have been screened before.

  The exhibition will feature everything from the most wellknown commissions with the most famous artists, to the more odd commissions in circus, commercial advertising and photography. A Jonas Åkerlund Experience will not leave anyone unaffected…

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