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  ★ TDR Archive for January, 2004


“Ordinary” Per may be singled out as extraordinary in Halland’s history

HALMSTAD - As reported earlier this week, Per Gessle has been nominated as "Hallander of All Time" (Tidernas Hallänning). Read the full story...


Micke Syd touring with his cover band

MORA - Micke "Syd" Andersson, the drummer of Gyllene Tider, is taking a break from their current studio work to tour with his band S.O.S.   Read the full story...


Gessle’s paycheck could reach one million SEK per night

STOCKHOLM - This summer's upcoming 25th Anniversary Gyllene Tider concert tour is expected to be so popular, that the fees the band rakes in will probably reach record levels. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider exhibition opens in June

HALMSTAD - The Gyllene Tider 25th anniversary exhibition at the Museum of Halmstad that we first reported last summer, will open on June 6th.   Read the full story...


Roxette scheduled to perform live in 2005?

OSLO (UPDATED) - According to a report in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Roxette might be one of the headline acts performing live during a festival in Oslo in June 2005.   Read the full story...


Per: “New Gyllene Tider album is still just a dream”

HALMSTAD/STOCKHOLM - Hallands Nyheter, the local newspaper for the Halmstad area, interviewed Per last week after he was nominated as the "Halland Resident of All Times." Per was surprised, but he doesn't want to be compared with historical persons. Read the full story...


Per scores again

STOCKHOLM - Per got one out of four nominated awards at Radio NRJ Awards in Stockholm tonight. Read the full story...


No go for “MP” in Finnish Eurovision

HELSINKI - As we previously reported, Mats "MP" Persson wrote a song for the Finnish selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Read the full story...


Per didn’t make it in the P3 awards

GÖTEBORG - Per Gessle was nominated in two categories in Sweden's national radio's "P3 Guld" awards. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider WILL play Örjans Vall in Halmstad

HALMSTAD - Per Gessle can flash his well-known V-sign. There will be a summer concert with Gyllene Tider at Örjans Vall in Halmstad.   Read the full story...


“Mazarin” back on top

STOCKHOLM - All of the publicity surrounding the success with Per's "Mazarin" has propelled the album back to the top of the Swedish album charts. Read the full story...


Hat trick in Bears for Per!

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle killed all opposition when he collected no less than three Rockbjörnar (Rock Bears) tonight at Cirkus on Djurgården in Stockholm. Read the full story...


No doubt of it: Per Gessle was #1 artist of 2003 in Sweden

Per Gessle's "Mazarin" solo album and the single "Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)" were major hits last year. Read the full story...


How old can one get?

HALMSTAD - Per turns 45 today. We know that normally the 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th … anniversaries are the ones that get special attention, but since 2003 has been such a great, special, amazing year for The Man, we just thought he deserved some special attention, and also remember other special moments in Per's life. Read the full story...


“Mazarin” climbs – again

STOCKHOLM - Be it the new single, "Tycker om när du tar på mej", or the need to get a great Christmas present - "Mazarin" climbs back to #6 on the Swedish album charts this week. Read the full story...


“Här kommer alla känslorna”most played on Swedish radio 2003

STOCKHOLM - The year of 2003 was a huge success for Per Gessle. Read the full story...


Finnish reality TV idol sings Roxette on CD

HELSINKI - Antti Tuisku, a semi-finalist on the Finnish "Idols" contest, sings "Spending My Time" on a new CD put together of the songs performed during the TV series. Read the full story...


Per nominated for three “Rock Bears”

STOCKHOLM - After preliminary voting by the readers of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Per Gessle's name shows up as a final nominee in three categories for this year's Rockbjörnen awards. Read the full story...


EMI releases new Roxette CDs in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG - Russian EMI representative Gala Records Inc. has recently released special low priced CDs. Read the full story...


Belgian consumer organization sues record companies

BRUSSELS - Copy protection of CDs is illegal, claims the Belgian consumer rights organization Test Aankoop, who sued EMI, BMG, Sony and Universal for copy protecting their CDs. Read the full story...


Capitol Sweden releases low price CDs

STOCKHOLM - Capitol Records Sweden will release a new low price series of CDs, presumably to fight piracy. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider’s comeback planned for eight years

STOCKHOLM - After having spent Christmas with his family in Halmstad, Per Gessle says it's now time for him to work on the new Gyllene Tider record that will be released to coincide with this summer's upcoming 25th Anniversary tour. Read the full story...