|News Archive: 2002|
20 June 2002
You might noticed that you couldn't reach this site using the url
www.lene-marlin.com. That's because there was a malfunction at the company
where the domainname is hosted. They had some problems with the DNS.
It seemed that this site was removed from the DNS-server. Well...it's
fine that it is working again!
I've also changed that fontsize from this site. I thought that this site
is verry difficult to read when you're using a high resolution, so that's
why I changed the fontsize.
17 June 2002
Article on this week's Se & Hør.
Lene Marlin dissapeared last year and coloured her hair black after a
psychic crack. Now she´s back, blond and happy! Took the driving licence!
Lene Marlin (21) was shining like the springsun when she came out from
the Carsupervision with a drivinglicence in her hand last week.
The last year has private-drivers made her get to the places that she
wanted, but now she can drive herself!
I made it, I passed the drivingtest! Shouted Lene with joy when she had
finished the driving in the middle of Oslos rushhour. Her mobilephone was
being used a lot afterwords when she proud and happy called her friends,
and maybe her boyfriend Stian Barsnes Simonsen, to tell the happy message.
Psychic crack! Now it looks like the charming girl from Tromsø is on her
way back after she has felt really bad a long time. Around two and a half
year has past since Lene decided to be away from the spotlight for a
while. She got depressed, coloured her hair black and disappeared totally.
The sudden success and the attention became too much for the young artist
I´m sorry and I have bad conscience for everything and everybody, but I
don´t feel strong enough to explain for my fans right now.
It´ll take time, and I need peace, said Lene Marlin to VG in November
The job became too hard and tough, emphasized Lene. But now is the
friends of the cute popstar saying that her life is bright.
The blond haircolour is back again and her smile is never far away!
Lene is happier and nicer than she has been in a long time! Says people
in the cirlce around her. Comeback? In the tough period wasn´t she even
moving outside her apartment in Gabels gate in Oslo, but in the last
weeks has Lene been observed often having fun with her friends in the
city. Se & Hør also knows that the love between her and Stian Barsnes
Simonsen is stronger than ever! Lenes manager, Arne Svare, said in
the winter that Lene should do comeback in the spotlight when she felt
strong enough. Today he won´t say anything if her comeback is coming
soon or not. "When and where she will do a comeback I won´t say.
That´s supposed to be a secret", he said.
13 April 2002
Exclusive interview with Arne Svare, Lene's personal manager.
He replied to Franko's question about Lene's comeback.
According to Svare, "The Lene album will be released when finished.
That could be early next year but no guaranties". So, we have to
29 March 2002
Bad news about Lene Marlin comeback. The Lene Marlin Italian
fan-club interviewed Lene's producer, Hans G, about her second
album release. "We think it will be early next year" he says.
Hans G can't give us more informations, so we don't know why the
release has been postponed, but it's shure that it will be in 2003.
Thanks to Hans G for this EXCLUSIVE interview.
(thankx to the Italian Lene Marlin fanclub for this news)
17 March 2002
Yes, I did it again :-) I gave this Lene Marlin inter@ctive site
a new look. I hope that you're not getting tired of the fact that I'am
changing it again and again... I like to experiment with html and
then suddenly there pops out a whole new site which looks greater then
the other. But to be honest. The purple site, before thisone,
was a temporarly site. I didn't really wanted to keep thatone for a
I really liked the cover of the UK version of the 'Where I'm Headed'
single and I've had plans for a longer time to create a site with it,
a Lene Marlin site offcourse. I've been experimenting on and on,
but it never looked good to me, untill now. I think that this time I
succeded in making a Lene Marlin site by using the 'Where I'm Headed'
cover. Well...now it's up to you to say what you think of it.
I would love to get some reactions. You can send me an e-mail or
write a message in the guestbook if you want to give me your view on
site. Thanks already.
As you might now there is still no news around Lene. The new album
should be released this year, but I've heard that it could be even
in the beginning of next year. Yes, Lene really keeps things excited :-)
When I was updating this site I saw in one of the chatscripts that
Lene said in 2000 that her new album would be out in 2001 and now it
will be 2002 or even 2003. Mhh...we just have to wait untill the release
On the other hand I think that Lene made the right choice to wait so
long with the next album. The succes of the first album came way too
fast for her. She never expected that her music would be loved by so
manny people over the world. That succes more or less 'forced' her to
promote the album in different countries. That means she had to
travel a lot, so she couldn't be at home with her friends and family.
I guess she realised that she did not want it to be this way, not
while she was at this age. She wanted to spend more time at home and
decided (together with the recordcompany) that things should go
different with the next album.
That's just the way I think it went, but I don't know for shure, cause
I didn't asked Lene about it. There is, offcourse, also a positive
thing about the fact that the new album takes so long. The fans will be
more and more curious, which may result in more sales. Just look at
Natalie Imbruglia, it went more or less the same in her situation and
her second album at least resulted in more publicity, which probably
resulted in more sold copies of her album (in the first week) then
the first album.
So, I guess things are looking verry positive for Lene.... :-)
04 March 2002
The messages in the fans menu have been changed. I've created a forum,
so you can post everything you like about Lene Marlin.
The first messageboard, wasn't really a forum, so wanted to change
that a long time ago, but now I finaly did. I hope you will like the
13 February 2002
Lene has been nominated at Spellemannprisen 2002, hosted in Oslo on
March 1st. Lene's song Sitting Down Here is nominated as
"Best Norwegian Hit All Times", with other 13 songs, like A-Ha's
"Take on Me". The 'media-section' is also updated and not under
construction anymore. You can find there two articles now, but I
have another one which appeared in a Dutch musicmagazine. I shall
put it there as soon as I finished translating it.
12 January 2002
I've updated Lene's discography with catalogue numbers and some more
records. The discography on this site is the most complete one on
the web. The download section is also finished now. You can download
there backgrounds, winamp skins and some more stuff.
07 January 2002
It is now officially that Lene's new album will be out in 2002!
She is in the US now-a-days planning how to promote her new album.
She has made most of the songs herself, but has also gotten som help
from others. Her american under-management is named
SL Feldman & Associates, which has stars like Robbie Williams,
Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Coldplay, Dido. Sissel is also managed
by Sam Feldman & Steve Macklam (SL Feldman & Associates). After the
Norwegian Grammy awards soon to be 2 years ago, she hasn't been
visible in the medias. She has turned down different awards,
and the wedding of the norwegian crownprince. The attention she got
after her first release made her take a long break, but now she's back.
You can read more about this news on these websites:
--> VG.no (it's in Norwegian)
--> SL Feldman & Associates
(thankx to Petter for wittting this news in the guestbook)
01 January 2002
First of all:...Happy New Year !! I have changed the site again :-),
because you cannot view the site correctly at 800x600. Well that
problem is over now. Everyone can view it now. I hope you like this
new look and setup. Don't worry....I won't change the site verry
soon again. I think I'll keep thisone for a year or so... :-)
If everything goes well around Lene's new album then it should be
released verry soon...