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Gyllene Tider signs new record deal for North America

NEW YORK - As Aftonbladet mentioned today, Per is currently visiting New York City. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider tries to break Springsteen’s record

STOCKHOLM - "We want to do something nobody else has done," says Per Gessle on Expressen. Read the full story...


Swedish soul duo covers Marie song

STOCKHOLM - The Fre brothers, a Swedish duo performing soul music, are going to record their version of Marie Fredriksson's 1996 hit ballad "Tro."  "We're making an album of older Swedish songs that we like and which we perform our own way. Read the full story...


Newspaper: Gyllene Tider performs in Gothenburg on August 7

GOTHENBURG - Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten reports that Gyllene Tider's 25th anniversary summer tour will visit Gothenburg on August 7. 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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


Swedish TV4 broadcasts Per’s concert on New Year’s Day

One of the highlights of Swedish TV4's New Year's Day program is a shortened version of Per's Gothenburg concert from this summer. Read the full story...


Year in review 2003: Cupcakes, anyone?

The year 2003 was full of happy surprises. All in all, it was a year of Per Gessle, even though Marie did come public with some happy news, too. Read the full story...


Per wants to start Gyllene Tider tour at his favorite soccer stadium

HALMSTAD - If Per Gessle gets what he wants, the Gyllene Tider tour planned for next summer will start at Örjans Vall, the home stadium of his favorite soccer team Halmia. Read the full story...


Yet another award nomination for Per Gessle

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle has been nominated in two categories for Sweden's national radio's "P3 Guld" awards. Read the full story...


Mats “MP” writes a song for Finnish song contest

HALMSTAD/HELSINKI - An old friend of Per's, a member of Gyllene Tider, a co-writer of "Listen To Your Heart", Mats "MP" Persson is in the spotlight again. Read the full story...


Clarence Öfwerman writes music for Christmas TV series

The long-time producer Clarence Öfwerman, who has worked with Roxette since the very first single, has written the music for this year's Swedish Christmas calendar TV series. Read the full story...


Lundquist produces Loserville album

KRISTIANSTAD, SWEDEN - Multi-talented musician and producer Christoffer Lundquist has found himself yet another project. Read the full story...


Gessle invited to write a song for song contest

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish broadcasting company SVT has published a list of entrants in the national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Read the full story...


Selling songs online in growth

While using the file swapping services such as Kazaa is decreasing, more and more legitimate online music stores are launched. Read the full story...


Per’s greetings to the readers of TDR

HELSINKI - Here's something very funny and very exclusive for the readers of The Daily Roxette. Read the full story...


Per and his band perform an intense club gig in Helsinki

HELSINKI - The rock club Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland wasn't completely packed with people, but that made the atmosphere even more enjoyable and intimate for those fortunate enough to be there. Read the full story...


Per on Finnish TV tonight and tomorrow morning

HELSINKI - This just in! Per Gessle will be in Hyppönen Enbuske Experience tonight at 21:00 on Nelonen. Read the full story...


Roxette’s “All Videos” DVD to be updated with new clips

Per Gessle was asked a short comment on Roxette's future by Aftonbladet. "We are waiting until Marie knows what she wants to do and how she's coping. Read the full story...


Roxette was the best-selling Scandinavian act of 2002

The traditional World Music Awards will be held in Monte Carlo on October 12th. Read the full story...


157,000 people saw Per live in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Per's Swedish tour this summer was a huge success, as we all know. Read the full story...


EMI negotiating a merger with Warner Music – again

LONDON - EMI Group Plc, the London-based head office of Roxette's record company, has returned to the negotiating table with Time Warner. Read the full story...


Press Council: Expressen violated good journalistic practice

STOCKHOLM - Journalisten.se, the online magazine of The Swedish Union of Journalists, reports that The Swedish Press Council has decided that the newspaper Expressen "violated good journalistic practice" in its coverage on Marie Fredriksson's illness. Read the full story...


Winners of the “Mazarin” contest

HELSINKI - The winners of The Daily Roxette Per Gessle Mazarin summer tour contest have been chosen. Read the full story...


Per praises director Jonas Åkerlund

STOCKHOLM - In today's Aftonbladet Per praises the Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. "Of all the big names we've worked with Jonas and Anton Corbijn are the best. Read the full story...


Lawsuit postponed as Expressen claims their story about Marie was correct

STOCKHOLM - The lawsuit between Marie Fredriksson and Expressen has taken a sudden turn. Read the full story...