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Abba Piano Up For Auction

The Lindner upright piano, which was used by bandmembers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for composing songs between 1972 and 1979, is set to fetch up to $64,000 (£40,000). The ABBA stars installed...

Bjorn Ulvaeus: Abba Will Never Reform

Bjorn Ulvaeus says ABBA will never return to the stage.The 69-year-old singer-songwriter was a member of the hit band - along with Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - until their hiatus in 1982,...

Abba: The Music Scene Changed With Us

ABBA's Frida Lyngstad thinks pop music changed after the Swedish group became successful in the 1970s. The 'Waterloo' hitmakers - including Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog and Benny Andersson - claim the music scene shifted when...

Abba Stars To Join Mamma Mia! Cast Onstage At Olivier Awards

Abba stars Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will perform with the cast of hit stage musical Mamma Mia! at the Olivier Awards.The Swedish superstars shot to fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest...

Abba Stars Return To Eurovision Roots With Theme Song

Abba legends Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have given a nod to the band's beginnings on the Eurovision Song Contest by writing the official anthem for this year's (13) show.The Mamma Mia! hitmakers shot to...

Abba Members Collaborate With Avicii

ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are writing a song with Avicii.'The Winner Takes it All' hitmakers have teamed with the 23-year-old dance producer for the track, 'We Write The Story', which will be the...

Abba Star Agnetha Faeltskog Releasing New Album

Former ABBA star Agnetha Faeltskog is releasing her first album in almost a decade.The 62-year-old singer - who has been living as a recluse for several years - is coming out of retirement with new...

Abba Singer Working On New Album

ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog is working with Britney Spears' songwriter. The Swedish star has entered the studio to record her first original material in 25 years with Jorgen Elofsson, who has written tracks including 'Crazy'...

Abba's Gold Is Best-selling Cd

ABBA's 'Gold' is Britain's best ever selling CD.The Swedish group - made up of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson - released their greatest hits compilation in 1992, 10 years after splitting,...

Abba To Release Unheard Song

ABBA are set to release their first new song in 18 years.The legendary Swedish group - made up of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will unleash a previously unreleased track...

Benny Andersson Opens Up About Alcoholism Battle

Abba star Benny Andersson sought help for his alcoholism after hitting a low point and realising he would "lose everything" unless he gave up drinking.The Mamma Mia hitmaker decided to turn his life around by...

Abba To Reform For One-off Show?

Abba could reform after more than 30 years apart. Agnetha Faltskog - one fourth of the group alongside Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson - has confirmed she would like to "chat" with her...

Abba To Reunite?

ABBA are reportedly considering a reunion. Anni-Frid Lyngstad - best known as Frida - said she and Agnetha Faltskog, who made up the female half of the band, have discussed singing together again for the...

Abba Stars Sue Over Song Use

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are taking legal action to stop a controversial Danish political party using their hit song MAMMA MIA.The Swedish musicians have filed suit against executives at far-right group the...

Abba Star Invited To Viking Festival

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON has been invited to judge a tribute group competition at Britain's leading Viking festival.Organisers of the Hemsby Viking Festival, which takes place in June (10), hope the reclusive Swede will also...

Seyfried Wants More Mamma Mia!

MERYL STREEP and AMANDA SEYFRIED are game for a MAMMA MIA! movie sequel - as long as it includes ABBA duo BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSSON.Seyfried, who played Streep's daughter in the movie musical, has...

Abba Fan Minogue Duets With Benny

KYLIE MINOGUE is delighted at the chance to fulfil a lifelong ambition - she will sing a live duet with ABBA legend BENNY ANDERSSON.The Australian singer has been a fan of the Swedish stars since...

Abba Masterminds Set For One-off London Gig

ABBA masterminds BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are to stage a huge summer concert filled with the superstar band's biggest hits.Rumours circulated earlier this week (begs29Jun09) that Abba - including all four members - would...

Abba Stars Reteam For New Tune After 15 Years

Former ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are set to premiere the first pop song they've co-written in 15 years. The pair, who split from Abba in 1982, have written Story of a Heart for...

Andersson Dismisses Talk Of Mamma Mia! Sequel

MAMMA MIA! composer BENNY ANDERSSON has shot down rumours he's working on a sequel to the movie adaptation of the hit stage show. The summer (08) release, which is based on the songs of Swedish...

Andersson Framed Madonna's Sample Request Letter

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON was so pleased that MADONNA sampled the band's music on her 2005 song HUNG UP, he framed the letter she wrote to the group to commemorate the occasion. The composer was...

Abba Star Secretly Auditioned Mamma Mia! Stars

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON secretly insisted the superstars of the new MAMMA MIA! movie musical pass his own quality test before he agreed to sign over the musical rights to the movie's producers. Movie star...

Andersson Hopes For Secret Abba Reunion

Former ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON hopes the Swedish band will one day get back together - for a private rendition of all their hits. The singer/songwriter doubts the pop group - which broke up in...

Abba Star Hits Out At Reunion Snubs

Reclusive former ABBA star ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD has blasted her bandmates for snubbing offers to reform. The singer, known as FRIDA, reveals she has often considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup but her ex-husband...

Abba Star Creates New Festive Ring Tone For Red Cross

ABBA star BENNY ANDERSSON has composed a new festive telephone ring tone tune, RED XMAS, to help his favourite charity boost its Christmas coffers. Scandinavians who want to add the tone to their mobile...

Madonna Thanks Abba For The Music

Pop queen MADONNA wrote a begging letter to Swedish supergroup ABBA asking for permission to sample their hit GIMME GIMME GIMME on a new track. And the shameless grovelling paid off when the 47-year-old...

Abba In Court Over Musical

Former ABBA stars BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSSON are embroiled in a court battle with a scriptwriter who claims he penned the script for their musical KRISTINA FROM DUVEMALA. The DANCING QUEEN hitmakers have...

Plant: 'I Watched Live Sex With Bjorn And Benny'

LED ZEPPELIN rocker ROBERT PLANT claims he used to watch live sex shows with clean-cut ABBA stars BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSSON. Wildman singer Plant says he used to enjoy drinking in X-rated bars...

Abba Planned Musical With Cleese In 1980

ABBA teamed up with British comedian JOHN CLEESE to write a musical based around the Swedish legends' songs, years before the hit stage show MAMMA MIA. Abba songwriters BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVANEUS met...

Abba Duo Sue Tribute Act

Former ABBA superstars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are taking legal action to force bosses of a British tribute show, currently called THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, to change its name. The songwriters from...

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