04:20 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/07/2008 09:50AM
Desperate for an ABBA comeback tour? Don't hold your breath.
Despite a momentous reunion on the red carpet for the Swedish premiere of the Mamma Mia! movie, one founding member of the iconic '70s group vowed that the band's performing days are over – forever.
"We will never appear on stage again," Björn Ulvaeus, 63, said in an interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph. "There is simply no motivation to regroup. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition."
Sounds like fans will have to make do with the new film, which stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth and features 22 of the band's signature songs.
"Meryl Streep is a goddess," Ulvaeus says. "To hear her delivering the songs with all the emotion we put in the lyrics is more than we could have dreamed of."
Originally posted 07/05/2008 11:05AM
In the past two decades the former members of ABBA have rarely been seen together in public, but the '70s quartet reunited Friday for the Swedish premiere of the movie musical Mamma Mia!
For the first time in 22 years Agnetha Fältskog, 58, showed up side by side with Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 62 – to dance with the movie's star Meryl Streep.
The reunion took place at the Rival Hotel in Stockholm, along with the women's ex-husbands and bandmates Björn Ulveaus, 63, and Benny Andersson, 61.
Originally posted 03/17/2008 09:00AM
Ola Brunkert, a former drummer for 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA, was found dead from an apparent accident in his home in Mallorca, Spanish authorities said Monday. He was 61.
A shattered glass pane apparently caused the musician to bleed to death, Reuters reports.
A spokeswoman for the Civil Guard police said an autopsy is underway.
Originally posted 01/28/2004 11:48AM
Just when you thought ABBA was best seen on Broadway, one of its singers is preparing for a return to the spotlight.
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