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  ★ TDR Archive for December, 2004


The year in review 2004: A second chance and a golden reunion

Despite everything else going on, unquestionably the biggest news of 2004 for the readers of this newspaper was, of course, Marie's return from a two-year-long sick leave. Read the full story...


New Gyllene Tider single out in January

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Both Aftonbladet and Expressen have met Per Gessle to summarize 2004. Read the full story...


Per sends year-end greetings to TDR readers

HALMSTAD - In a fax message sent today to the TDR newsroom, Per wishes the readers of The Daily Roxette a splendid 2005… He-he-hey!!! Read the full story...


New Gyllene Tider documentary to be aired

STOCKHOLM - A new Gyllene Tider documentary, "Gyllene Tider lite från insidan" ("GT, a little from the inside"), will be aired on Swedish TV4 on January 5th at 21:00 CET. Read the full story...


Swedes wish Marie a “God Jul”

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson is the celebrity that Swedes would most like to wish a Merry Christmas to. Read the full story...


“The Change” released in Brazil, but with spotty distribution

RIO DE JANEIRO - Marie's new album "The Change" has been released in Brazil, and can be found in the Brazilian music shops. Read the full story...


Grammis nominees revealed

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The Grammis nominees have been revealed and are as follows: Popgroup of the Year: Gyllene Tider, Composer of the Year: Per Gessle, Artist of the Year: Gyllene Tider, Song of the Year: Gyllene Tider: "Tuffa tider/En sten vid en sjö i en skog", in total four nominations. Read the full story...


Fans travel to Halmstad

HALMSTAD - New Gyllene Tider material and Christmas atmosphere - these things attracted a group of Czech fans to travel to a charming Swedish tree-hearted town - Halmstad. Read the full story...


“Gyllene Tider sold too many records”

STOCKHOLM - "No more mr. Nice Guy," Anders Nunstedt, columnist at Expressen writes. Read the full story...


Per, Marie and Gyllene Tider among the finalists in Rockbjörnen awards

STOCKHOLM - Aftonbladet's award Rockbjörnen (The Rock Bear) finalists have been selected. Among them are Marie Fredriksson (Best Female), Gyllene Tider (Best Album, Best Group and Best Song [Tuffa tider]) and Per Gessle (Best Male). Read the full story...


Per decides against the Song Contest

STOCKHOLM - Earlier this fall Per Gessle opened a door toward participating in the Swedish leg of the Eurovision Song Contest. Read the full story...


“2:nd Chance” enters German radio chart at #10

STUTTGART - Marie Fredriksson's song "2:nd Chance", which hasn't been officially released as a single in Germany, entered the listener's charts of SWR3 at #10 tonight, being this the highest entry of the week. Read the full story...


“Varmt igen” featured on Jöback’s live DVD

STOCKHOLM - The Gessle-penned song "Varmt igen" – released for the first time on Peter Jöback's album "Jag kommer hem igen till jul" in 2002, and later included on Per's "Mazarin" album – is featured on Jöback's new live DVD "Jag kommer hem igen till jul - live från Cirkus." His performance was recorded last December at the Cirkus theatre in Stockholm. Read the full story...


Marie talks about God in the documentary

"A Second Chance", a documentary about Marie and her illness, was aired last week in Sweden and Finland. Read the full story...


Singer for MP’s Eurovision song selected

HELSINKI - Mats "MP" Persson, the guitarist of Gyllene Tider and a music producer, has once again managed to get one of his songs into the Finnish leg of the Eurovision song contest, as reported before. Read the full story...


“The Change” climbs to #5; GT25 Live! DVD enters at #1

STOCKHOLM - A week after the documentary about Marie was broadcast on Swedish channel TV4, "The Change" climbs to #5 from #17 in the official Swedish album charts and sells gold. Read the full story...


And the winner is…

STOCKHOLM - In the sleeve of the triple platinum selling album "Finn 5 fel!" there was a contest, and now the winner has been selected. Read the full story...