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Bjorn Ulvaeus 'Proud' Of Abba Work

Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus has admitted he is ''proud'' of what his younger self achieved in the band.The 'Waterloo' hitmaker is honoured to have been in the band, which split 35 years ago, and he...

Benny Andersson Still Writes New Music Everyday

Benny Andersson tries to write new music every day.The 70-year-old ABBA legend - who has penned timeless hits like 'Thank You For The Music', 'Dancing Queen' and 'SOS' - has not lost his creative spark...

Abba's Benny Andersson Announces Piano Album

Benny Andersson has re-imagined ABBA songs for a new solo piano album.The Swedish pop group's chief songwriter, who will release 'Piano' via iconic classical music label Deutsche Grammophon on September 29, has taken the classic...

Abba Announce New Exhibition

ABBA have announced a new immersive exhibition in London.The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together, but are still dedicated to keeping the spirit and memory of the band alive for...

Steps Set For 20th Anniversary Comeback With Help From Abba

The British five-piece, who formed back in 1997, released hits including Better Best Forgotten and Deeper Shade of Blue during their heyday before splitting in 2001.They've reunited several times since then, but it was on...

Abba Reunite To Launch Virtual Reality Project

The Waterloo singers, who parted ways in 1982, have regrouped professionally for the first in more than 30 years to work on a "groundbreaking venture" that will "utilise the very latest in digital...

Abba Announce Virtual Live Experience

ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form.The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together and have been the subject of reformation rumours for years, and now...

Abba To Reunite In 3d Form?

ABBA are set to reform - but in virtual 3D form.The 'Dancing Queen' hitmakers have been the subject of reunion rumours since they split up in 1982 following 10 years together, and it seems fans...

Abba Could Be Reuniting In Virtual 3d Form

ABBA are set to reunite - in virtual 3D form.The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together and have been the subject of reformation rumours for years, and now it seems...

Benny Andersson's Grandson Auditions For Swedish Pop Idol

Charlie Gronvall, the child of Andersson's son Peter, seemed to be following in his musical family's footsteps when he appeared on Monday's (05Sep16) episode of reality show Idol in Sweden. Ahead...

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...

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