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Gessle receives Liseberg award in front of 5,500 people

GOTHENBURG – Per Gessle received the Lisbergsapplåd award yesterday in front of the first visitors to Gothenburg’s amusement park, which had just opened its doors for this year’s season.   “It is a honor to receive this award. Read the full story...


Lundquist’s Junk Musik abandons the CD

MALMÖ – While some Swedish artists sign an open letter to stop the downloading of their work, others find Internet a fast, easy and simple way to release music. Read the full story...


Per Gessle to receive “Lisebergsapplåd” award

GOTHENBURG (UPDATED) – This year’s “Lisebergsapplåden” [Liseberg’s Applause] award will go to Per Gessle “because he has made Sweden a happier place in the past 25 years with his sparkling pop-pearls” says Liseberg’s marketing manager Pelle Johannisson in a note published on the amusement park’s website today. 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.” 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...


“All About You” second single off “The Change”

(UPDATED) – According to the Swedish online store Ginza.se, the second single to be released from Marie Fredriksson’s album “The Change” is going to be “All About You,” a love song that husband Micke Bolyos wrote for Marie. Read the full story...


Capitol Germany promotes “The Change”

VIENNA – Marie Fredriksson’s album “The Change” was released on November 15th in Germany and since then Capitol Music Germany hasn’t saved any effort to promote it.   Last week top radio stations in Germany, such as SWR3, NDR2 and WDR2, featured “The Change” as album of the week. Read the full story...


Swedish newspapers review “The Change”

Various Swedish newspapers have published reviews today of Marie’s new album, “The Change”.   Hallandsposten’s Jan-Owe Wikström gives the album 4 out of 5. Read the full story...


New label by Marie Fredriksson and Micke Bolyos

STOCKHOLM – In conjunction with the release of “The Change,” Marie Fredriksson has started a new publishing company together with her husband Micke Bolyos. Read the full story...


New promotion pictures of Marie Fredriksson

STOCKHOLM – Marie Fredriksson’s new album “The Change” will be available in the Swedish stores on Wednesday. Read the full story...


Listen to “The Change” in Aftonbladet

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet will stream snippets off Marie Fredriksson’s new album “The Change” starting today and until Wednesday 27th, when the album is released in Sweden. Read the full story...


“En scen vid en plats i en stad” new Gyllene Tider CD/DVD

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – Capitol Records reports that Gyllene Tider will release a live DVD on November 24 – “En scen vid en plats i en stad” (“A Stage at a Place in a City”), later this fall a live CD with the same name will be available in the stores as well. Read the full story...


Court to hear Fredriksson lawsuit early next year

STOCKHOLM – Marie Fredriksson’s ongoing battle with the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen will have its day in court. Read the full story...


Television documentary on Marie is still untitled

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – Swedish production company Titan Television has yet to come up with a final name for their forthcoming television documentary about Marie Fredriksson, and her fight against cancer.   “This one-hour documentary is a detailed portrait of one of our [Sweden’s] biggest artists,” states Titan on their website, where the working title “The Look” had been on display since Friday. Read the full story...


“2:nd Chance” enters the Swedish charts at #8

STOCKHOLM – Marie Fredriksson’s single “2:nd Chance” enters the Swedish official single chart at #8 this week. Read the full story...


International release plans for “The Change” take shape

VIENNA – EMI Capitol Sweden’s plans to faciliate the international release of Marie Fredriksson’s new album “The Change” are well underway.   Here along the Danube – perhaps proving that there’s more than just classical music in the air – one of the first real indications of their success is that EMI Music Austria has announced that fans here will be able to purchase the album starting on November 29th. Read the full story...


Exclusive documentary about Marie to be produced for TV

GOTHENBURG – According to an article published today in Göteborgs Posten (GP), the production company Titan Media will produce an exclusive film about Marie Fredriksson for TV.   This will be the only interview Marie will give together with the release of her new album “The Change.” Read the full story...


Brainpool’s “Junk” premieres this Thursday

MALMÖ –   Brainpool’s latest project “Junk: a Rock Opera” will be out in the stores this Thursday, August 19th. Read the full story...


Over 58,900 people see Gyllene Tider at Ullevi

GOTHENBURG – Gyllene Tider tried hard to beat Bruce Springsteen’s attendance record at Ullevi and they did! Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider tries to beat The Boss’ attendance record

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – Gyllene Tider will try to beat Bruce Springsteen’s [new] attendance record at Ullevi on Saturday, according to an article published today in Aftonbladet.   The Boss gathered 58,310 people at Ullevi last summer and Gyllene Tider has so far sold 58,000 tickets, including the 600 that were put on sale yesterday. Read the full story...


Bengt Gessle: “My brother writes poor lyrics”

STOCKHOLM – The Swedish tabloid Expressen published a short interview with Bengt Gessle, Per’s older brother, today. Read the full story...


Tour diary by Micke “Syd” and chat with Gyllene Tider

STOCKHOLM – Micke "Syd" Andersson will record a tour diary exclusively for Swedish Radio (SR) Channel P4. Read the full story...


The Gyllene summer is here!

HALMSTAD – As most of you might know, Gyllene Tider’s tour premiere is Wednesday, July 14th, in Halmstad.   All the TDR team will be in place – Lars-Erik is on his way to Halmstad, Thomas and Visa are already there and this reporter leaves in a couple of hours – meaning we won’t be able to cover the premiere “live.” Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider special on Swedish Radio

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – Swedish Radio (SR) P3 program “Musikjournalen” will feature a special about Gyllene Tider tomorrow night. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider gives “surprise” concert tonight at Leif’s

HALMSTAD – Gyllene Tider have been rehearsing in Halmstad for a while now. Read the full story...


Per says he feels “quite tired right now”

STOCKHOLM – A sold out Ullevi; 120,000 copies sold of “Finn Fem Fel” in 23 days; 412,000 sold tickets to see Gyllene Tider this summer. Read the full story...


“Finn 5 Fel” out today, official site updated

HALMSTAD – The long awaited “Finn 5 fel” is out in the stores in Sweden today. Read the full story...


GT to play in Norway?

OSLO – The Norwegian newspaper Aftonposten reports today about Gyllene Tider’s success – that has also reached Norway.   Per explains to Aftonposten’s reporter Knut Utler about the day he bought the ukulele and later composed “Tuffa tider.” Read the full story...


GT’s new video premiere tomorrow

HALMSTAD (UPDATED) – Gyllene Tider will be in a television studio early tomorrow when their new video for “Tuffa tider/En sten vid en sjö i en skog” will have its premiere on Swedish Television 1 “SVT Morgon” at 06:45 CET. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider enters the charts at #1 with double A-sided single

STOCKHOLM – As everyone expected, Gyllene Tider’s singles “Tuffa tider/En sten vid en sjö i en skog” enter the Swedish official single chart at #1 this week and has sold gold (15,000 copies) in one week.   “Thanks thanks, this is really nice!” Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider: “We are like cornflakes, everyone likes us”

STOCKHOLM – Anders Herrlin and Per Gessle visited NRJ and RixFM radio shows yesterday morning to talk about Gyllene Tider. Read the full story...