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Saturday, February 14, 2009

...And Speaking Of Ace Of Base, Linn Is Never Ever Coming Back To The Band. Ever.

Here's a pretty fan pic of Ace Of Base from their show in Bucharest last year. Sorry, fan, you got cropped out.

Given D'luv's nostalgic AOB post from yesterday, it seemed like a good time to check out all things Base and see what's up with the trio.

And, well, lo and behold, Jonas "Joker" Berggren and Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg were here in Los Angeles the first half of February recording the music for their upcoming fifth album, which is being produced by Peer Aström (who co-produced Cyndi Lauper's "Into The Nightlife" and Madonna's "Get Together").

They also posted a blog entry on their MySpace wherein Ulf answers a bunch of fan questions, including one asking whether or not Linn Berggren will ever return to the fold.
"I think it’s very unlikely... Linn told us as early as 1995 that she wasn't really comfortable with the fame and craziness that comes with being a member of such a world famous band. She loved the singing, but travelling around the world was difficult for her.
"As I think most of you must have noticed, Linn has more and more over time faded out from the communicative part of the band (in photo sessions, videos, interviews etc) and on Flowers/Cruel Summer, Singles of the 90s and Da Capo she barely did any interviews or participated around promotion for the simple reason that she did not want to. The last 10 years she wasn't spending much time with the band and since last year she is not officially in the band anymore. To leave the band was her decision alone, we've supported her in that decision and accepted it.

"We had an amazing time together in the band and those memories will be there forever! She is now very happy living away from the public life, which never suited her and we are very happy for her. We are still close friends and I really love Linn, for the astonishing person she is and she will always have a special place in our hearts. She always appreciated all of you dedicated Acers and loved every moment with you and that’s her final goodbye."
Right, but so when is she rejoining the band, Ulf?

Anyway, below is a new song, "Sparks From A Fire," that Ace Of Base have been performing live. They're planning now for a more extensive 2009-2010 world tour.



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