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Per Gessle’s web design company lays off employees

STOCKHOLM - The web design company Famestudios, owned in part by Per Gessle along with Bonnier, "IT-Guru" Christer Sturmark, and ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus, has fired their project managers and programmers. Read the full story...


Per gets bugged by Finnish reporter

HELSINKI - Per was interviewed recently by Nyt, a weekly Finnish newspaper (The name means "now" in Finnish), and the article appears in their latest issue. Read the full story...


Per Gessle doesn’t consider himself to be “romantic”

MADRID - The Spanish national weekly university newspaper, "Gaceta Universitaria", published an interview this week with Per Gessle. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider’s 25th Anniversary?

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen reports today about a possible Gyllene Tider comeback. Read the full story...


Jöback’s album with Gessle-penned song hits stores today

NEW YORK - Per Gessle, as we previously reported, has written a Christmas song for Peter Jöback's Swedish holiday album, "Jag Kommer Hem Igen till Jul," that is being released today. Read the full story...


Unreleased Marie demos surface at Dutch record fair

UTRECH - Eight unreleased demos by Marie Fredriksson, recorded in English and therefore presumably intended as possible Roxette songs, have appeared on a bootleg CD being sold by a Swedish trader at the Mega Record and CD Fair taking place this weekend in the Netherlands. Read the full story...


Roxette makes VH1’s top 100 love songs of all time

Roxette and love, what a combination, don't you think! Well VH1 does! The music channel has placed Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love" from the "Pretty Woman" soundtrack at #95 of the top 100 love songs of all time, in a program conveniently hosted by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Read the full story...


New power pop songs finished

HELSINKI - As we reported in October, Roxette is releasing a power pop hits compilation as a follow-up to their "Ballad Hits" album. Read the full story...


“The Look for Roxette” – the discography and more

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - After eight years of hard work, Robert Thorselius's Roxette and related discography book "The Look For Roxette - The Illustrated Worldwide Discography & Price Guide" will finally be published during the first week of December. Read the full story...


Per to appear on Norwegian TV channel

OSLO - Continuing on with his promotion tour for the upcoming compilation album, Per Gessle will be in Norway tomorrow, November 15th. Read the full story...


EMI takes bigger steps into Internet downloads

LOS ANGELES - According to a Reuters report yesterday, EMI has taken further steps to allow for registered downloading of its artists' music from the Internet. Read the full story...


Per to visit Finland and Norway this week

Continuing to visit European locations in support of the "Ballad Hits" release, Per Gessle will be doing promo in Helsinki this Thursday, November 14th, and in Oslo on Friday, November 15th. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” turns Gold in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - After only being on the market a week, "The Ballad Hits" have reached gold status (30,000 copies) in Sweden. Read the full story...


Listen to the interview with Per on TV4 online

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle was the featured guest on Swedish TV4's "Nyhetsmorgon" program this past Saturday, November 9th. Read the full story...


Per visits Swiss radio and TV programs

ZURICH (UPDATED) - As we previously reported, Per Gessle is on a promotional tour and today, he met with Swiss journalists and appeared on both VivaSwizz, a music TV channel, and a Swiss national radio station program. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” copy protection fails to fulfill its mission

Even before "The Ballad Hits" compilation's official release date, there were early reports that the album's controversial copy protection was a failure. Read the full story...


Per calls Roxette fans “extremely loyal”

COPENHAGEN - It's a Danish newspaper this time that has published an interview with Per. Read the full story...


SPUN’s premiere delayed in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Jonas Åkerlund's first full-length movie, "SPUN," will have its premiere in Sweden after the new year. Read the full story...


Swedish paper puts Marie at top of their “in” list

STOCKHOLM - Tabloid newspapers and entertainment magazines often publish "in" and "out" lists. Read the full story...


Per in Nyhetsmorgon on Swedish TV4

SWEDEN - Per is going to be a guest in Nyhetsmorgon (morning news) on Swedish TV 4 this Saturday. Read the full story...


Marie’s recovery continues to go well

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish tabloid Expressen publishes an article today where it states that Marie continues to feel better and better. Read the full story...


UK court rules in favor of Gessle

LONDON - Stephan Malmstedt's claim against Per Gessle and EMI Records UK was dismissed by the High Court today. Read the full story...


Gessle to appear on Radio/TV in Belgium today

BRUSSELS - Continuing on with his promotion tour for the upcoming compilation album, Per Gessle will be in Belgium today, November 4th. Read the full story...


Per says promo tours are lonely without Marie

BRUSSELS - Per visited the Belgian radio station Radio Donna this morning where he was interviewed on their morning program "Vrouwentongen."   Leen Demaré, the program host, welcomed Per with the already typical question, "How is Marie doing?". Read the full story...

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Marie to be back in studio soon

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson is on her way back. Sometime before Christmas, she will sing for Roxette's new single. Read the full story...


Hotel Tylösand is rated the best hotel in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - According to an article in today's Dagens Nyheter, Hotel Tylösand is the best hotel in Sweden. Read the full story...


Watch “Ballad Hits” TV spot online

Capitol Records has started to promote the new "Ballad Hits" album online. At least Aftonbladet.se is running a rich-media advertisement "Roxette Jukebox" which allows you to listen clips from 6 tracks on the album and from the 4 bonus EP tracks. Read the full story...


Swedish press picks up on US release news

STOCKHOLM - Tobias Lindner, a reporter from the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, was at yesterday's press conference in Spain and heard TDR's reporter, Peter Mills, ask about the US release of "The Ballad Hits" in February. Read the full story...


“ATAY” continues to soar up the charts!

  As the fifth week of "A Thing About You" appearing in the charts draws to a close, it is becoming more and more apparent that this is a huge hit for Roxette. Read the full story...


Bonus ballads to be on EP in Canada

TORONTO - The initial pressings of the Canadian version of "The Ballad Hits" will feature the bonus four-song EP along with the standard 15-track CD, just as in Sweden. Read the full story...