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Per Gessle interview for German media – “Marie will always be a legend”

Spot on news agency in Germany did an interview with Per Gessle related to the Bag of Trix release. Vol. 3 is out today! On “Bag of Trix” you release rediscovered Roxette songs. What can the fans expect? PG: “Bag of Trix” is a compilation of previously unreleased songs, most of them from the 80’s. ... Read more


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 3

The third installment of Per’s - or Roxette’s - Bag of Trix has landed. Read the full story...

Per Gessle nominated as Hallandian of The Year again!

It’s the second time Per Gessle is nominated as Hallandian of The Year. Last year’s winner was Janne Andersson. Last year the competition was decided by voting, but this time an expert jury from MiH, Hallandsposten and Hallands Nyheter will choose the winner. They do this to make it as fair as possible, because nowadays ... Read more

Roxette – Piece of Cake

A long-awaited song sees the light of day today. Probably, the last Roxette song Marie and Per recorded. I think I can tell that all of us have been waiting for Piece of Cake to be released one day since we read about it in Per Gessle’s Songs, Sketches & Reflections book in 2014. This ... Read more


Roxette – Piece of Cake, Stevo ponders (out loud)

Dear Roxette fans, You are hereby cordially invited to a crazy party hosted by Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson to be held in an old abandoned disco hall. Read the full story...

Per Gessle – Värvet podcast interview

It’s not the first time Per was a guest of Kristoffer Triumf on his podcast, Värvet. Mr. G was guest No. 61 in May 2013 and now he is back in episode 442. The guys talked about Roxette, Halmstad, corporate gigs, Gyllene Tider, Marie Fredriksson, getting tired of music, his driving force, Så mycket bättre, ... Read more

Per Gessle on RIX FM

Per Gessle was Martina Thun’s guest on RIX FM yesterday. Martina tells she heard Per was creative during the pandemic. He wrote and rewrote songs. Per says he couldn’t stay home and went to the studio to record an album based on his old materials. He had the idea to play as many instruments as ... Read more

Per Gessle – 80’s DJ of the day on Mix Megapol

Per Gessle was the DJ on Mix Megapol between 10.00 and 12.00 CET on Sunday, 15th November. He played his own 80’s music from Roxette and Gyllene Tider, as well as songs from his favourite artists of the decade. Songs played on the program (PG talked about the ones in bold): Bruce Springsteen – The ... Read more

Per Gessle – „A Bigger Bag Of Trix?” – RoxBlog interview

When there are 60(!!!) songs released by your favourite artist and band almost at the same time, questions are just popping up on your mind, one after another. The list is neverending. So I thought I shoot those Qs at the one who obviously has the answers to them. You could see it’s a very ... Read more


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 2

Well here it is, Volume 2 of this incredible project that Per Gessle has treated us with. We truly are lucky that someone like Per cares enough about the fans and the Roxette legacy that he’s rewarding us with a collection of intriguing recordings that most artists would never bother with. Read the full story...

Per Gessle – Late Night Concert at Cirkus without audience

Live Nation and TV4 follow up the acclaimed TV format Late Night Concert with a second season. This time we get to see some of Sweden’s most beloved artists perform from Cirkus & Hasselbacken in Stockholm without an audience, with a completely new extra stage. The program is broadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays in December ... Read more

Per Gessle on Efter fem on TV4

Per Gessle appeared on Efter fem on TV4 today. Program leader Tilde de Paula Eby started with telling that many say ”Roxette is the soundtrack of my life”. Roxette has 4 US No. 1 hits, sold 80 million records, there is a new release with Roxette’s so far unreleased songs and a new solo album ... Read more

Per Gessle on Hellenius hörna

Last time Per Gessle was on Hellenius hörna was almost exactly 3 years ago. That was a fun show and so I was looking very much forward to it this time again. Yesterday’s program you can watch HERE, but only if you have Swedish access to it. At the beginning of the program there is ... Read more

Caroline Roosmark dedicates her 2021 calendar to Marie Fredriksson

You surely remember that in 2012 Marie appeared in a calendar in Sweden. Photographer Caroline Roosmark publishes a calendar each year including photos she took of women and men of the year, since 2019 only of women. At the end of 2011 she took a picture of Marie and published it in her 2012 calendar. ... Read more

Per Gessle on P4 Extra

Per Gessle was a guest on P4 Extra, Swedish Radio last Friday. Host Erik Blix asked him about his new solo album, Gyllene Tider, Marie Fredriksson, Roxette and his new project. Erik asks Per what the album title, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig means to him. Mr. G says it means to him more or less ... Read more

Per Gessle on Musikplats

Per Gessle visited Swedish Radio P4’s studio in Stockholm last Friday and was a guest on Musikplats. Host Fredrik Eliasson tells Per had big success this autumn on the program. 3 of his songs were ”song of the week” on Musikplats which is exceptional, it never happened before during one season and it’s the 30th ... Read more

Per Gessle on Nyhetsmorgon

Per Gessle appeared on Nyhetsmorgon, TV4 this morning. You can watch the program HERE! He talked about his success on Billboard, his new solo album, as well as Marie and Bag of Trix. Program leader Anna Brolin welcomes Per and introduces him as one of the biggest hitmakers of all time. She asks Per how ... Read more

Per Gessle interview on El Universal, Mexico – ”Marie Fredriksson is irreplaceable”

In a recent interview on El Universal, Per says ”Marie Fredriksson is irreplaceable”. She was a very strong woman, she fought even to the end, she never gave up, she wanted to keep going. She loved being on stage, meeting the fans, sharing her love and affection with them everywhere. Per tells El Universal: Our ... Read more

Per Gessle interview in Aftonbladet – ”Writing songs is my way of existing and taking care of myself”

The interview for Aftonbladet was done by Håkan Steen in October in Live Nation’s office in Stockholm. Håkan tells Per is sipping on coffee which doesn’t seem to be the first one during the day. Per informs him that in the past he was able to do 15 interviews a day, now he is done ... Read more


Per Gessle – Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – the chat

This is Per’s 10th solo album. He’s really working on a totally different album, an English power-pop one. Then this terrible Corona pandemic showed up and stopped most everything. Read the full story...

Per Gessle’s Nine Peaks of Nordic Rox – New wave

In the latest episode of Nordic Rox on Sirius XM, Per presented his 9 favourite new wave songs. In the beginning of the program, Sven asks if it’s still called the new wave. PG laughs and replies it’s the old wave. It was a very influential era in his life. That’s when he started writing ... Read more