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Marie at Stjarnklart - exclusive videos!

Here are some exclusive videos, featuring Marie at Stjarnklart! Many thanks to Margarita and Yuri from Russia! Enjoy! Annu doftar karlek:

I never loved a man:

Sa skimrande var alrig havet:

Tro:
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Vicki Benckert for ROxette.ro!

1. What do you do for a living nowadays? Mostly I work as a translator and director of local versions of Disney movies and tv-series. 2. How did you become a backing vocalist? I had a record career as a singer/songwriter (though the word wasn't invented yet). Note that I played (acoustic) guitar, mandoline and accordion with Roxette. My main instrument is keyboards, and when touring as a solo artist I used to play electric guitar. Per and Marie saw me in a band and asked me if I would join them on a world tour:-) 3. What were the tours with Roxette? Joyride 1991-92 110 venues in europe, south & north america, australia. I had already been to SOVIET Moscow, Sotji and Kiev, to Lebanon and Israel and other odd places as a solo singer, but this was my first (and last?) world tour. 4. Did you have a great time? Tell us more about those times. It was great of course, but touring is touring whether in Sweden or worldwide; Get up in time for breakfast and a brief walk to check out city or qat least hotels neighborhood, check out of hotel 11 am & go to airport (or by bus to next arena), arrive at 4 pm, check in at thotel, soundcheck 5 pm, dinner at arena, show at 8 or 9 pm, leave arena at 11 or 12 pm, have a few drinks in hotelbar or at sponsors party, get to bed, get up in time for breakfast... 5. How did you meet Marie and Per? I suppose we had met at some social event, but I didn't know any of them before Marie called me on the phone one day and asked me if I would go on a world tour with them. 6. Would you do a tour again? Of course I would tour again, I love to travel! 7. How was the MTV Unplugged for you?

Micke Syd for roxette.ro

[img_assist|nid=1824|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=200|height=300]1. What are you doing right now; do you have any projects on? Do you go to work? Are you in a holyday? Do you have a business to take care of?
I’m playing in a couple of bands, both as drummer/singer and singer alone. I work as DJ sometimes and I work with other stuff as well.

2. Tell us about you, how do you describe yourself?
I’m 47 years old, married I have 4 kids and 2 cats and we live in a house south of central Stockholm.

3. Are your children involved in music?
My daughter sings in school and the guys are playing just for fun.

4. How did you become a drummer?
I always wanted to play drums.

5. How did you meet Per?
He was in a band with MP and they needed a drummer.

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6. Do you miss GT 25?
No don’t miss it but I’m very proud and happy that we could do it.

7. Did you get nervous before the beginning of the tour?
No, I usually don’t get nervous when I play.

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8. Would you do a GT 30 tour in 2009?
No we don’t, but we don’t know what can happen in the future :)

9. Were there the same jokes and fun as you’ve done as a teenager band?
Some of them maybe, but there is a different kind of fun when you get older.

10. Do you have girl fans stalking you?
In the 80's they did, not now. Now I’m old enough to be their father :)

11. How often do you talk with Per?
Not especially often.

12. Is it hard to work with Per?
No it’s not.

13. What are your relations with Per nowadays?
It's fine, we have fun when we meet.

14. Have you ever bought a Roxette album?
No I got them for free :D

15. Do you talk to Marie as well?
Same answer as with Per

16. What do you think of her?

Interview with Jens Jansson

Brainpool is Christoffer Lundquist, David Birde, Jens Jansson. Started in the early '90s by four teenagers with a taste for new wave and Small Faces, their debut, Soda, immediately became one of the most successful records of the Swedish new pop wave. After a couple of years of touring and recording (Painkiller, Stay Free) they got tired of it and changed direction completely. They scaled down and became a trio and released a very different album (You Are Here) with influences like New Order, Harold Faltermeyer and Mr. Data. The band started to produce (Ed Harcourt, Florian Horwath, Roxette) and play with other acts (A Camp, Righteous Boy, Hideki Kaji, Viebeke Saugestad). During this period they decided to make a rock opera since it felt like the most stupid thing to do. Four years in the making, Playground Records Scandinavia released Junk: A Rock Opera as a double CD concept album (2004). In 2005, Sweden's Malmö Festival commissioned Brainpool to do a concert version of Junk with the Malmö Symphonic Orchestra. The one-time concert played on the main stage to an audience of ten thousand people. From the beginning, Brainpool envisioned that Junk: A Rock Opera should exist as a full-scale piece of theatre. In May of 2007, after three years of development and correspondence with director Shakina Nayfack, Brianpool flew out to Los Angeles to see the world premiere workshop. Their minds were officially blown. Read more about Brainpool here. So, read an exclusive interview with Jans Jansson, the drummer from Brainpool, and also from Per's Mazarin and EHM tours!
Oh, that was a lot. I'll answer as much as I can... 1. What’s your current occupation? Do you play in other bands? I make commercials and play in other bands. Right now I'm playing with a good friend of mine who lives in Paris. Peter Von Poehl is his name and the music is great. 2. How did you become a drummer? I think it was a friend of mine who suggested that we should take some drum classes when I was a kid. He quit, I stayed. 3. When did you meet Per and Marie? In 1995, when we toured with Roxette, with my band Brainpool. 4. What tours have you played with Per? I've only done two tours. The first was the "Mazarin" tour and last summer we did the EHM tour. 5. Tell us about the EHM tour, how was it, funny moments, as much as you remember. It was a great tour. Everyone in the band are really nice people who are really fun to be around. The funniest moment was when we got attacked by a cover band that plays Gyllene Tider songs at a gas station. Nice, but crazy people. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OXXMyjrAyc&eurl=http://www.enhandigman.se/ 6. If Per will tour again will you join? I hope so, yes. 7. How does it feel to record with Per?

Interview with Staffan Ofwerman

Staffan Ofwerman was born in a suburb (called Täby) north of Stockholm, Sweden, 1962. He used to be a musician earlier in his life and toured with a couple of Swedish artists and bands. From 1988 until 1994 he was a member of the Roxette band and did some tours and recordings with them, including a worldwide tour called Joyride (travelling the world for a whole year). In this band he was playing percussion and 2nd keyboard and doing backing vocals. He also has had his own bands, where he usually is the lead singer. These bands were Stilmord (3 singles early 80s), The Breeze (5 singles early 90s) and lately Nattugglorna (a look-alike-show of a Swedish singer called Magnus Uggla). In august 2008 Staffan started up the old project, The Breeze, with new musicians and they are now rehearsing and writing new material to get the show on the road.
Now, read a special interview with Staffan, exclusively for Roxette.ro! 1. What’s your current occupation? After I played with Roxette, I felt that I had done a great tour and could probably never do something like that again (if I wasn’t the lead singer of course), so I decided to try another job and started working with final art in an advertising agency. I’ve been doing that since then, but I'm still in the music business in my spare time, with my own recording studio as a hobby. 2. How did you become a percussionist? Actually, I don’t consider myself a percussionist. I started out playing the drums back in school and did that for a couple of years, then I started as a lead singer with a band and also played some keyboards. So I guess I play a little bit of everything and not as good as many people out there, but I learn pretty quick. I guess my main instrument is my voice. That’s why people hire me most of the time. 3. When did you meet Per and Marie? I met both Per and Marie in the 80’s when I was touring with Efva Attling. But I didn’t meet them at the same time. Back than, I had a band together with Anders, Micke and Göran from Gyllene Tider and both Per and Marie were doing guest performances with us. I guess that’s when they wanted me to join the Roxette band. 4. Why did you stop recording and touring with Roxette? Well, I think the main reason is that they wanted to change the lineup of the band and my spot wasn’t included in that plan. They had two drummers (well, Mats Persson also played percussion of course) and also one extra guitar instead. I’m not sure it was a great solution, since I don’t think they sounded that fun on that tour. But of course the lineup I was in maybe wasn’t much better. I never saw myself from the audience, so I have no idea. But life goes on and this is the way the music business is. There are NO hard feelings whatsoever. They are all great guys. 5. Tell us about the Joyride tour, how was it? Some funny moments, as much as you remember. I have a plan to write some stuff about this in The Breeze Club soon. There will be some kind of backstage area where people can login to see more behind the scenes stuff from the band members of my band, The Breeze. So I will sit down and think about good memories from my years with Roxette, both Look Sharp tours, Joyride and MTV Unplugged. And I will also scan some of my private photos and put in The Breeze Club. 6. If Roxette will tour again, will you join?
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