30 January 2008 @ 07:26 am
Ace of Base  
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They had a few hits between 1993-1998,

* "All That She Wants"
* "The Sign"
* "Don't Turn Around"
* "Cruel Summer"

Ace of Base than:

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Ace of Base now:

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(In order from our left: Jonas Berggren, Jenny Berggren and Ulf Ekberg)

*Jenny Berggren lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her husband Jakob Petrén, their son, and daughter. She volunteers her time to various humanitarian charities. She also has staged several Christian concerts, and sings in churches.
*Jonas Berggren (Jenny's brother) lives in öteborg, Sweden, with his wife Birthe Haugland and they're two children and are expecting their third child.
*Ulf Ekberg has produced several artists, TV productions, films and events. He actively supports projects that focus on child protection and their future around the world including the HIV problem in Africa. He has been involved with several projects together with UNESCO and Save the Children. After Ekberg experienced the tsunami in Phuket, Thailand he founded the Surin Relief Fund to support effected children by providing facilities to school children and care for orphaned children. He has also, during many years, been a strategic advisor to several global consumer brands and active in many "think tanks" both regarding environmental issues and Global Businesses.

When he was younger he was a Neo-Nazi in a 'white power' band called Commit Suiside. In the 1997 documentary "Our Story", Ekberg said "I told everyone I really regret what I done. I closed that book. I don't want to even talk about it, that time does not exist in me any more. I closed it and I threw the book away. I took the experience from it, I learned from it. But that life is not me. It's somebody else."
In 1998, Ekberg again confirmed that he had once been part of a Nazi gang.


"Recent" pic (2002) of former member Linn Berggren:

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*Linn is the sister of Jenny and Jonas. On November 30, 2007, Ulf stated in an interview that Malin Berggren had left the band and she would not be featured on the band's new album. The group had already been performing mostly without Linn as a trio for a solid decade before her departure. Linn's image has been removed from all promotional material on the band's official web-site. Band-mate Jenny confirmed Linn's departure in the Danish press: "She hasn't been part of Ace of Base for several years," she stated in Se & Hor magazine.
Other details of Linn's life are unknown to the public.


As of 2008, Ace of Base are recording a new album.The band's manager Lasse Karlsson suggested that a new album would be released in Spring 2008, and could be accompanied by a world tour.
They also have a Myspace (who doesn't?)

A video of them performing "All That She Wants" December, 2007, in Moscow
 
 
 
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aunt eggma blowtorchcast_aspersions on January 30th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
hilarious. i was singing ace of base yesterday.
Shannon: Shawn Boy Toyprincessshannon on January 30th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
I LOVED them! Still do :) Thanks for putting this together!
The Michelle Tanner Experiencexreesex on January 30th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Remember on Full House when Steph and Gian have their band and sing "I saw the sign"? Ah good times.
mia wallace.: *squee*champagnexdream on January 30th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Omg yes haha. And she knocked the mic over. Hahaha KARMA! Girl Talk was a stupid name for a band anyway.
Life without me is gay and faggoty: dee: psychodeliatartpants on January 30th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
The real Girl Talk (a DJ) makes amazing mash-ups and remixes, though.
Christinechristinemozart on January 30th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
lol yes! Didn't she get too scared to sing on stage or something? I remember something went wrong...
The Michelle Tanner Experiencexreesex on January 30th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
They didn't practice as much as they should have, and instead spent their time picking out outfits. When they got up on stage, they weren't ready, so they were all off, and steph knocked over her mike. I watch way too much full house
mia wallace.champagnexdream on January 30th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
You forgot "Beautiful Life"! :o)

Upgrades for all, except the weight gains.
ex_debgirl0 on January 30th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
God, I hated them. Glad they're doing well though.
digging a hole: brunoladycakes on January 30th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Gothenburg and Göteborg are the same place.


The Nazi got hotter as he got older.
Christinechristinemozart on January 30th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I got it from Wikipedia, so maybe it's just a different way of spelling it...?
Nina: Narnia Ha!argentina on January 30th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, one's the Swedish name, one's the English name, but they're still one and the same place.
digging a holeladycakes on January 31st, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
One is English and one is Swedish. This is why I don't get all my learnings from Wikipedia.
Christinechristinemozart on January 31st, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
But Wiki is perfect for those of us who are lazy :o)
If I had my way, wars would be fought with robotssocktree on January 30th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
"The Bridge" was one of the better albums, yet less know. =(
Chrystalkickandslide on January 30th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh I loved that album.

Ace of Base - The Sign was the first tape I purchased EVER.
Ssmoonyc on January 30th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Wheee!
Kara-Boogazebo77 on January 30th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
She sounds out of tune in that video
Jamiethatjamiegirl on January 30th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. I was clicking this and hoping Please don't look bad, please don't look OH THATS A SHAME. I guess they don't look horrible, but uh, the guy on the very left....yikes.
Christinechristinemozart on January 30th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
He was always fugly one
Neginegiplease on January 30th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
The Nazi did get hot, if a trifle Val Kilmer-ish.

A few months ago some friends and I were in a car, and "The Sign" came on the radio. We had a total Harold and Kumar/"Hold on" moment as we all shamefacedly started mumbling the lyrics and nodding along to the beat. Finally we realized that everyone knew the song, and burst into full-on singing. It was, to date, one of the most awesome moments of my whole life, and I owe it all to two pretty Swedish girls, a fugly middle aged man, and a skinhead. Ah, the 90s.
"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float.": AD: OMG!just_float on January 30th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
you just killed me

I WANT TO BE IN THAT MOMENT
danaid_luv: whatever.  blank.danaid_luv on January 30th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome.
"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float.": Denmark: The Little Mermaidjust_float on January 30th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
The first non-Disney music I ever loved. They're still awesome.
duckduckgooose on January 30th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
still jammm to them, so good hah
sea_waves on January 31st, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
I used to love them. Ah Childhood!!
Mike: Food | Cake427 on January 31st, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
The Sign was the first CD that I owned! lol. I heart Ace of Base.
french fingertips, red lips, bitch is dangerousiwanthaylienose on February 1st, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
She looks really hot
The Feminine Scarmelorianwilde on February 3rd, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
wow neo nazi really?...thats sad
melroseplace: jordanlovermelroseplace on February 3rd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
my best friend had their tape and we used to dance and dance and dance

and then her tape player ate the tape and we had fun pulling all the tape stuff out
kristallin: t.bfkristallin on February 13th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
they look better now.
and you forgot to mention "wheel of fortune" ;)
gamez100 on February 16th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Hey, they're planning to release two albums (1 remix and 1 studio album) in September 2008!!! Also, keep you're out for them, as they will tour the US for the first time in early 2009. YEAH!!!!

For the latest Ace of Base news, visit these two websites:

www.aceofbase.com

www.aceofbasereturns.com

Ciao!
Sophamiscuit on July 3rd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
lovvvvve em!
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