November 11, 2015 (updated November 12, 2015)
EUROPE winner of the COMEBACK OF THE YEAR at the CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2015! Congratulations!!! The band ended the show performing live “Rock the Night”, “Hole in My Pocket”, “Days of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “The Final Countdown”. From the Classic Rock blog: “People are on their feet. Magnificent. What a way to finish.” Watch the VIDEO of the Awards ceremony on John Norum official YOUTUBE channel at https://youtu.be/Rjjk1-8SBMI Check the PHOTOGALLERY of the event at John’s FACEBOOK page
August 13, 2015
The band EUROPE STRIKES AGAIN! After 30 years, last night they won the Aftonbladet Rockbjörnen in the ÅRETS HARD ROCK / METAL category (BEST HARD ROCK / METAL BAND OF THE YEAR). JOHN NORUM, John Levén and Mic Michaeli accepted the prize. CONGRATULATIONS! And heartfelt thanks to all the Norumaniacs out there for voting hard in the past few weeks!! Check the video of the awards ceremony at ROCKBJÖRNEN VIDEO #1 and the interview at ROCKBJÖRNEN VIDEO #2
January 6, 2013 (updated February 7, 2013)
Other Europe’s “Bag of Bones” album worldwide recognitions so far:
– “Bag of Bones” as “Best album of 2012”. METAL TALK
– “Bag of Bones” at #1 in “Best albums of 2012” list. DISCOS DIFICILES
– “Bag of Bones” at #1 in “Best hard rock international albums of 2012” list. XOMBIT MUSIC
– “Bag of Bones” at #2 in “Gareth’s top 10 albums of 2012” list. MUSICSCRAMBLE
– “Bag of Bones” at #2 in the “Best albums of 2012” list. HELLPRESS
– “Bag of Bones” at #2 in the “2012 Top ten” list. SOUNDS THAT CAN BE MADE
– “Bag of Bones” at #4 in the “High Fives 2012 – Lilygun” list. MUSIC RIOT
– “Bag of Bones” at #5 in “The greatest albums of 2012” list. ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE
– “Bag of Bones” at #5 in “Jon’s top 10 albums of 2012” list. PURE RAWK
– “Bag of Bones” at #6 in the “Albums of the year” list. PLANET ROCK
– “Bag of Bones” at #6 in the “Albums of the year” list. ROCK MELODICO
– “Bag of Bones” at #7 in the “Best 10 albums of 2012” list. AURIAROCK
– “Bag of Bones” at #7 in the “Top 20 rock albums of 2012” list. ROCK COUNTDOWN
– “Bag of Bones” at #8 in the “Top 10 of 2012 – The Swede’s Take” list. BRING BACK GLAM!
– “Bag of Bones” at #9 in the “Top eklektik 2012” list. EKLEKTIK ROCK
– “Bag of Bones” at #9 in the “Top 10 of 2012 – The Australian’s Take” list. BRING BACK GLAM!
– “Bag of Bones” at #9 in “Andy’s picks of 2012” list. GT FM 107.9
– Honorable mention for “Bag of Bones” in the “Top hard rock albums of 2012”. HARD ROCK HIDEOUT
– “Bag of Bones” among the best 10 albums in the “Staff picks of 2012”. THE METAL FORGE
– “Bag of Bones” among the “20 essential hard rock albums 2000-2012)”. GALAXIA DE LA MUSICA
– “Bag of Bones” at #12 in “Le top 50 de 2012” list. RADIO METAL
– “Bag of Bones” at #16 in the “Top 40 albums of 2012” list. CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
– “Bag of Bones” at #22 in the “Best 50 international albums of 2012” list. FILM-SONG
– “Bag of Bones” at #26 in the “The ROCKPIT.NET Best of 2012” list. The ROCKPIT
More to come!
December 28, 2012
According to Helsingin Sanomat, “JOHN NORUM” is the THIRD-MOST VISITED WIKIPEDIA.ORG article this year, with 370,728 visits. Congratulations! HELSINGIN SANOMAT
December 20, 2012
Both JOHN NORUM and EUROPE (3rd place) are among the BEST 100 SWEDISH ALL TIME BANDS for Sweden Rock Magazine (SE), that celebrates this way its issue #100.
CANDLEMASS, ENTOMBED och EUROPE utses till Sveriges bästa band genom tiderna Sweden Rock Magazine, Sveriges mest sålda musiktidning och Nordens största hårdrockstidning, firar 100 nummer och utser i jubileumsnumret Sveriges 100 bästa band genom tiderna. – Hårdrockslandet Sverige är fantastiskt. Svenska hårdrocksband har länge varit världsledande inom många olika genrer och när Sweden Rock Magazine fyller 100 vill vi hylla dem, säger chefredaktören Martin Carlsson. På tredje plats återfinns Europe, en av Sveriges största musikexporter någonsin. – Vi tog den långa vägen tillbaka och nu är vi här. Vi brukade ju säga att en vacker dag så kommer det bli något av det bandet. Jag är så stolt över vårt crew och mina polare i Europe, säger sångaren Joey Tempest. SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE
December 16, 2012
The band EUROPE sold GOLD in Scandinavia and in the rest of Europe, and was rewarded by Gain and EarMusic/Edel after the show in Göteborg (SE) last night.
September 28, 2011
JOHN NORUM is listed at #8 in the 100 GREATEST GUITARISTS list, according to BUZZLE. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/100greatest-guitarists.html
April 9, 2011
ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION
100 Greatest Albums Of All-Time > EUROPE – The Final Countdown (1986)
The Final Countdown is the third studio album by Europe. Released on May 1986 the album was a huge commercial success selling over 3 million units in the United States alone, peaking at number 8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. The Final Countdown achieved triple Platinum status in the United States, double platinum status in Canada, and Gold status in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Album included the hit singles “The Final Countdown”, “Rock the Night”, “Carrie” and “Cherokee”, all of which had accompanying music videos. All four placed on theBillboard Hot 100. A fifth single, “Love Chaser”, was released in Japan only. “The Final Countdown” was the most successful song from The Final Countdown on the rock charts, reaching number 18 on the Mainstream Rock Charts and number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. “The Final Countdown” arguably became the band’s most recognizable and popular song. Its music video received heavy airplay on music television. ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE
Check also EUROPE – The Final Countdown (25th. Anniversary) > Rock & Roll Magazine – May 2011
ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE
December 24, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #10 in Tazz Stander’s ÜBER RÖCK’S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2010
December 23, 2010
A track taken from PLAY YARD BLUES will be played during Jon Seymour’s BEST OF 2010 SHOW
for Blast Radio (UK), next January 1, 2011! The show will start at 11 am and it will end at 2 pm (GMT).
Listen it here: http://www.blastradio.co.uk/
Updating: you can now listen it here: http://www.johnnorum.se/media/radiotv/solo/
December 17, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #14 in the Sunshine Radio FM (UK) special TOP 40 ROCK ALBUMS OF 2010.
Jeff Collins’ Rock Show will play the list, next Sunday January 2, 2011. Listen the show here: http://sunshineradio.moonfruit.com/ from 7 to 10 pm UK time.
Updating: you can now listen it here: http://www.johnnorum.se/media/radiotv/solo/
December 16, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is STILL running for the BLUESFORUM.COM CD AWARD 2010!!!
Bluesforum.com is a blues community on the web and its main goal is promoting the blues.
To vote for the album, you have to submit your registration to the forum here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?action=register and then to the last 15 CDs that are running for the Bluesforum.com CD of the year 2010 Award here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?topic=1005.0
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #1. Voting closes: January 15, 2011. Every member gets to vote once! You have to be logged in to be able to vote! The CD that has gathered the most votes on JANUARY 15, 2011 wins the Bluesforum.com CD Award 2010! Let’s vote for PLAY YARD BLUES!
Updating: Sorry to inform you that Play Yard Blues didn’t win the BluesForum Award 2010, but it has reached the 2nd place! Many thanks to those who voted!
December 13, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed among the 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2010, at #8 and rated 5/5 on ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE (Argentina). Voters were music journalists and reviewers. The other winners:
#1 = ACCEPT (Blood of the Nations), #2 = GAMMA RAY (To the Metal), #3 = AVANTASIA (The Wicked Symphony), #4 = STAR ONE (Victims of the Modern Age), #5 = TANK (War Machine), #6 = BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, #7 = HELLOWEEN (7 Sinners), #9 = SLASH, #10 = SOULSPELL (The Labyrinth of Truths).
ROCK & ROLL MAGAZINE is now a web magazine, you can find the special edition with the BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 on the magazine’s page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rockrollmag from December 27 to December 31, 2010.
November 28, 2010
VOTE FOR JOHN NORUM AND EUROPE AT THE KERRANG! READERS’ POLL 2010
Categories: Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Album, Hero of the Year, Best TV Show, Best Radio Show, Best Festival. No subscription needed to vote. Let’s spread the word! http://poll.kerrang.com/categories.aspx
November 19, 2010
PLAY YARD BLUES is running for the BLUESFORUM.COM CD AWARD 2010.
Bluesforum.com is a blues community on the web and its main goal is promoting the blues. To vote for the album, you have to submit your registration to the forum here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?action=register and then to the CD award list here: http://www.bluesforum.com/blues/index.php?topic=190.0
PLAY YARD BLUES is listed at #78. Voting closes: 17 December 2010.
Each member can choose (by ticking the boxes) 12 CDs. On December 17 the 10 CDs from the list which got the most votes will be placed in a new list, with which the second round will be held. The CD with the most votes on JANUARY 15, 2011 will win the Bluesforum.com CD Award 2010. Let’s vote for PLAY YARD BLUES!
August 13, 2010
EUROPE’S LAST LOOK AT EDEN NOMINATED AT THIS YEAR’S CLASSIC ROCK ‘ROLL OF HONOUR’ AWARDS
The UK’s Classic Rock Magazine today revealed the nominations for their annual awards bash – The Classic Rock ‘Roll Of Honour’ Awards which takes place on Wednesday 10 November at London’s Roundhouse, hosted by Alice Cooper.
For the first time in the awards’ history the show will also feature live performances from Cheap Trick and Alter Bridge.
Six of the categories on the night, including Album of the Year, for which Europe’s Last Look At Eden has been included in the list of initial nominations, will be decided by the public vote (see the categories to vote for by visiting the following link: http://awards2010.classicrockmagazine.com/index.php).
There will be a number of special achievement awards on the night, with the winners to be revealed over the coming months. Rock music fans are being asked to cast their votes for Best Album of the Year from the following list of initial nominations:
Europe – Last Look At Eden, Cheap Trick – The Latest, Bigelf – Cheat The Gallows, Slash – Slash, Kiss – Sonic Boom, Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg, Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier, Pearl Jam – Backspacer, Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue, Lynyrd Skynyrd – God & Guns, Gaslight Anthem – American Slang, The Scorpions – Sting In The Tail, Ratt -Infestation, Foreigner – Can’t Slow Down, Black Crowes – Before The Frost…, Steve Hackett – Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth
Cast your vote for Europe’s Last Look At Eden here: AWARDS 2010 – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
July 26, 2010
THE BEST UK FESTIVAL ACT OF 2010
With the festival season rapidly drawing to a close, we are looking for you to name your favorite festival act of 2010. Take part in our poll and you could find yourself the winner of a fantastic prize!!!
VOTE FOR EUROPE @ ITUNES FESTIVAL or SONISPHERE 2010!!! www.planetrock.com