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The Bag of Trix is a bag of kix!

Blog post written by Kirsten Ohlwein Volume 1. There it is: Bag of Trix, Volume 1. The music from the Roxette vaults. And while in the past, this was hardly music from the vaults, because I knew 95% of the songs already – this time I got surprised, like, really surprised. Before I share some … Read more


Per Gessle on SVT’s cultural news

Kulturnyheterna on SVT did a report on the current releases of Per Gessle and Roxette. They asked Per about his new single, Ömhet and his upcoming album, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig, as well as Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults. The report starts at 8:30 into the program. Watch it HERE! Kulturnyheterna … Read more


Per Gessle – On Top of Billboard

Only 18 people have ever, as the sole songwriter, had more than two No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. This was announced by Billboard where they also listed all of the 18 people who have succeeded with the achievement, since ‘Billboard Hot 100’ was launched in 1958. As Billboard writes, the majority of … Read more


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Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 1

Here comes volume 1 of "Bag Of Trix" - the Roxette collection which presents a total of 47 unreleased or nowadays unavailable recordings: demos, alternative mixes and recordings, Spanish versions, bonus songs plus other fun stuff from the band's long and successful career 1986-2016. Read the full story...


Per Gessle – On top of Billboard

Only 18 people have ever, as the sole songwriter, had more than two No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 list. Read the full story...

Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults

The time has come! Vol. 1 of Bag of Trix is out on 30th October on streaming sites and until 11th December, the official physical release date of the complete Bag of Trix collection we will get to hear more ear candies on digital platforms on a regular basis. Vol. 2 on 13th November, Vol. … Read more


“Bag of Trix” track list and other details

The first volume (out of four) of “Bag of Trix” will be out on October 30th. The first volume will contain 12 songs recorded in a period of 30 years, from the demo “Like Lovers Do”, recorded in an early demo session when Marie and Per were preparing “Pearls of Passion” in Summer 1986, till … Read more


Hundåren – podcast interview with Per Gessle by Tomas Andersson Wij

Tomas Andersson Wij had Per Gessle as a premiere guest in his new podcast, Hundåren. Hundåren means years of hard work and difficult conditions. So the guys were talking about the tough periods in Per’s career. It’s not the first time Tomas did an interview with Mr. G. You could already read a great one … Read more


Per Gessle interview on Sverige! on SVT

An interview with Per Gessle is to be broadcast on SVT tomorrow at 19:00, but it’s already available online on SVT Play. Program leader of Sverige!, Fredrik Önnevall talked to Per last week in Malmö. The program starts with a few seconds teaser, then the real deal is 7:22 into. Watch HERE! Fredrik introduces Per’s … Read more


Per Gessle’s Nine Peaks of Nordic Rox – Glam rock

Nordic Rox on Sirius XM kicked off a new program on 5th October, presenting 9 of Per Gessle’s favourite songs in certain areas, eg. new wave, glam rock, singer songwriters, songs about certain topics, e.g. flowers or cars every month. Starting the show, Sven asks Per to tell about how he started collecting records. Per … Read more



Marie Dimberg receives the Swedish Government’s Honorary award for Music Export

At a ceremony at the Swedish Department of Foreign Affairs, Marie Dimberg was awarded the Swedish Government’s Honorary award for a lifetime achievement of Music Export.  Read the full story...

Roxette’s long-time manager Marie Dimberg receives Honorary award for Swedish Music Export

As we posted about it yesterday, at a ceremony at the Swedish Department of Foreign Affairs, Marie Dimberg was awarded the Swedish Government’s Honorary award for a lifetime achievement of Music Export. Marie Dimberg says she was very surprised, honoured and happy when chairman of the jury for this called her quite some time ago … Read more


Roxette – Listen To Your Heart played 6 million times on US radio

BMI yesterday paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Among others, honourees for Million-Air Awards were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. To recognise their remarkable achievements, BMI created a special page on its … Read more



Roxette – Let Your Heart Dance with Me – a review, sort of

A new Roxette single, in 2020! Times are indeed confusing. We at TDR are very happy of course. Read the full story...