The first interesting tidbit of information I discovered was how the band formed their name. Apparently they went through many options (Kalinin Prospect, CAD (Computer-Aided Disco), Tech-Noir) but finally settled on Ace of Base because the others were impossible to remember. Ace came from the fact that they were "masters of their studio", and base came from the fact that their studio was in the basement of a car repair shop. Alas, they became Ace of Base.
Ace of Base, though mostly popular in the mid 1990's, actually recorded singles and albums steadily through out the 90's and even into the new millenium (with a lesser degree of success of course). Their first album The Sign was given the Guinness World Record for "Best-Selling Debut Album".As for what they band is up to today, apparently they're recording a new album due for release around April 2008. Rumours have started that there will be an accompying world tour. On their official website, there are a few confirmed tour dates for this month and next (unfortunately all venues are overseas).
It would be nice to see Ace of Base in concert, but I know it won't happen. In the mean time, youtube clips and old CDs will do me good. And rockin' out by my lonesome in my car? Well that stuff never gets old for me.