Norwegian band accuses Roxette of plagiarism

According to an article on Norwegian newspapers Dagbladet and Side2,  the Norwegian band Hollywood Vampires claims Roxette has stolen parts of their song “She Had Nothing On But the Radio”, which was released in 2008. According to the singer of the band Paul E. Vercouteren, these parts can be found in Roxette’s latest single “She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)”.

“It is weird that another band is earning money on the chorus we wrote,” tells Vercourteren to Dagbladet. Vercourteren claims that besides the chorus, the bass rythm and guitar chords are similar as well, and that all in all, the song is “too similar to be a coincidence”.

The norwegian band is now considering if they take any legal steps against Roxette or not.

Here’s the link to Hollywood Vampires song. What do you think? Personally, to me this song sounds like Green Day.

Christoffer Lundquist new album preview

You can listen to some snippets of Christoffer Lundquist’s new album on youtube.

Christoffer informed on Facebook that the album will be out on April 28th. The backing vocals in the album are done by Hanna Ekström.

Hi there,
it will be released on the 28th of april I think. Someone asked who was on backing vocals: Her name is Hanna Ekström, she’s from a small village close to my home. And her father is the schoolteacher of my oldest daughter! She’s on …facebook:http://www.facebook.com/hanna.ekstrom1
Thanks you everyone for the kind comments!

Roxette gets an A on BBC’s Radio 2!

UK Roxette fans have good news this week. Roxette’s single ‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)’ has made it to the exclusive A-List on BBC’s Radio 2 which is absolutely fantastic news since Radio 2 is perhaps one of the biggest national radio stations in the country.

According to the BBC Radio 2 website the Playlist Committee, is made up of producers and chaired by Jeff Smith, Head of Music Radio 2. They meet each week to decide which new releases will be added to the station’s playlist.

The playlist contains about 30 tracks which are then divided into three different levels the A list, which receive the most plays, about 20 each week, the B list which gets around 10 plays and the C list which receives around 5 plays.

Per tweeted his happiness this morning:

‘She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) has been A-listed on BBC Radio 2 playlist in UK” – We like that!!!’

Yes Per so do we…

Roxette interview in Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow

TV4 posted a short teaser of the forthcoming interview with Roxette that will be broadcasted on Nyhetsmorgon tomorrow, February 19th.

Watch this teaser here. Per and Marie talk about the songs they choose to play for the audience before they go on stage.

Update February 19th: Here is the full interview from Nyhetsmorgon today!

SGNO remixes on the way

In the next day or so the official “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” remixes should be available for download.

Here is the tracklist:

1.Adrian Lux Remix Original Version | 05:36
2.Adam Rickfors Power Edit | 03:38
3.Adam Rickfors Dub Edit | 07:25
4.Adrian Lux Remix Radio Version | 02:42
5.Adam Rickfors Radio Edit | 03:31

Source: The Real Roxers Facebook page

Release parties in Spain and Argentina this weekend!

Let’s party!! In order to celebrate the album release, following release party have been organised in Spain and Argentina:

– February 12th, Madrid – Party organised by the Spanish Fanclub Roxspain and EMI Spain with contest and a little surprise.

The party starts at 21:00 CET, there is however a pre-fan meeting at 18:00. For more information please check these websites out:

Roxspain | Roxspain Facebook.

– February 12th, Sevilla – party organised by local fans. For more information check this article.

– February 13th, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organised by the local Fanclub a nd EMI Argentina. You will find more information here.

Roxette are back in the German singles Top 20 after 17 years!

The insider report by Roxette fan Gellner just got officially confirmed: Roxette’s new single “She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) entered the official sales charts of Germany at #18! This is Roxette’s first Top 20 hit single since “Sleeping In My Car”, the lead single from “Crash! Boom! Bang!” in early 1994.

All singles after that failed to reach a Top 20 position, with “Wish I Could Fly” (#26) and “Stars” (#23) coming close in 1999. It’s clear that Roxette got more of an album band in these regions, with all studio albums since “Joyride” reaching a Top 3 position.

On the national radio charts the song climbed up to #20 after 22, 43 and 71 in Germany. In Austria it reached #27 after 52 and 44, while climbing from 63 to #49 in Switzerland.

The full sales charts with Roxette’s entry will be published on Friday. Source: Media Control

First reviews to “Charm School”

New album is ‘out’ and we can read first reviews. Expressen’s journalist and old time Roxette reviewer Anders Nunstedt writes his review, gives 2/5 to the new album and sais that “Roxette’s comeback album is a clear return to the successful sound. Just a bit more boring. Without the former charm.”

He adds that “album is not bad, is rather twice as good as “Room Service”.” and concludes with note that “”Charm School” is a typical middle-of-the-road pop-up to 70 km/h, with no specific destination. Stable, but not adventurous. But then it sounded fun.”

There’s also two Czech reviews, both very possitive. See the links below:

Swedish
Expressen 2/5
Corren 4/5
UNT.SE (no rating)
Dagens Nyheter 3/5
Göteborgs Posten 2/5
SVD 1/6
Kristianstadsbladet 2/5
Västerbottens-Kuriren 2/5
Kulturbloggen 3/5
Aftonbladet 2/5
Musikindustrin (positive, putting critics into context)

Australian
The AU Review 6/10
Rave Magazine 3/5

Czech
t-music (no rating)
Rock & Pop 4/5

German
Plattentests 5/10
aerodynamite.tv 3/5
butjer 4.5/5
news.de (no rating)
Focus 8/10
laut.de 3/5
n-tv (no rating, but very positive)
cnet.de 6/10
monsters & critics (rating: “convincing”)
CD Starts 6/10

Greek
Music Bug 9/10

Italian
Debaser 3/5
Accordo.it (no rating)

Norwegian
varden.no 4/6
oslopuls 2/6

Venezuelan
El Tiempo (no rating)

If you find any “Charm School” review somewhere on the internet, don’t hesitate to post a link to the discussion under this article!