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Per still rules the charts

STOCKHOLM - After 10 amazing weeks Per Gessle's hit album, "Mazarin", is still at the #1 spot in Sweden. Read the full story...


Hospital leak will be investigated

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's chancelor of justice, Göran Lambertz, suspects that someone at the Karolinska hospital leaked information about Marie Fredriksson's health condition to Expressen while she was being treated there. Read the full story...


Second single WILL be “På promenad genom stan”

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The Daily Roxette mistakenly reported last week that "På promenad genom stan" wouldn't be the next single from the "Mazarin" album. Read the full story...


Expressen’s editor: Our apology still stands

STOCKHOLM - Otto Sjöberg, Expressen's editor-in-chief, stands by his apology to Marie Fredriksson, in spite of new developments in the legal proceedings reported yesterday. Read the full story...


Gessle sets new album/single chart record

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle has set a new record with "Mazarin" and "Här kommer alla känslorna", he is the first person that has been #1 on both the single and album charts in Sweden for 7 weeks (and they're still #1). Read the full story...


Per Gessle’s pop favorites

STOCKHOLM - In this month's Premiär magazine (a free magazine) Per gives us the recipe for a perfect pop CD. Read the full story...


Lawsuit postponed as Expressen claims their story about Marie was correct

STOCKHOLM - The lawsuit between Marie Fredriksson and Expressen has taken a sudden turn. Read the full story...


Gessle to perform in Oslo and Helsinki

HELSINKI/OSLO (UPDATED) - The Daily Roxette has now found out the dates and venues of Per's first concerts outside Sweden, in Oslo, Norway and Helsinki, Finland. Read the full story...


“Sommar-Mazarin” ends with delight

STOCKHOLM - On Sunday, August 17th, "Sommar-Mazarin '03" ended. Over 155,000 people have attended the three-week long tour and only one word can best describe it… success! Read the full story...


SVT will air Gessle documentary

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Swedish Television will air a new half-hour long Per Gessle documentary on September 25 at 20.00 CET. Read the full story...


2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Sundbyholms slott, Eskilstuna, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Mariebergsskogen, Karlstad, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Sammilsdal, Leksand, Sweden



Per to appear on Bingolotto’s season premiere

GÖTEBORG - Per Gessle will once again make a guest appearance on the popular Swedish television program "Bingolotto." This time, he's scheduled to perform on the new season's premiere show on August 30th. Read the full story...


2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Norrporten Arena, Sundsvall, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Sjohistoriska museet, Stockholm, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Sparregarden, Karlskrona, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Radhusparken, Jonkoping, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Kalmarsundsparken, Kalmar, Sweden



EMI UK drops prices of CD singles

LONDON - Music giant EMI is to introduce a new system of prices for CD singles in an attempt to revive sales. Read the full story...


Stockholm gig could be moved to the stadium

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle's summer tour has been a success in every town so far. Read the full story...


2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Slottsskogsvallen, Goteborg, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Molleplatsen, Malmo, Sweden



Per: “Marie and I are the biggest fans of Roxette”

HELSINKI - Per was interviewed this evening on Finnish TV in a weekly series called Popsmart where popular musicians are interviewed for a half an hour. Read the full story...


Per: “There will be more solo albums”

STOCKHOLM - "Mazarin's" success has made Per want even more. "Of course there will be more solo albums," says Per to Aftonbladet. Read the full story...


2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Fastningen, Varberg, Sweden



Swedish girl sings “Sleeping in my Car” in contest

JURMALA, LATVIA - Each year in late July, a contest is held in Jurmala, Latvia for aspiring young pop singers. Read the full story...


2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Rockslottet, Finspang, Sweden



2003: Per Gessle's "Mazarin" tour

Boulognerskogen, Skovde, Sweden