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Marie’s “Kom vila hos mig” on P4

Here’s Marie’s new single “Kom vila hos mig,” written by Micke Bolyos, which premiered on Swedish radio today. The single is taken from the new album Nu! (Now!) which is due for release November 27. There is also a brand new Marie Fredriksson Facebook page, in Swedish.

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“One Wish” available on iTunes

Roxette fans in the United Kingdom and most European countries served by iTunes can now legally download “One Wish” from Apple’s online iTunes music store.   The song is currently the third most downloaded track on iTunes Sweden. Earlier this year the Rox Medley spent more than a week on top of this chart.

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New official Per Gessle sites announced

STOCKHOLM – New sites have been announced, earlier sonofaplumber.com and sonofaplumber.se have been revealed. But also gessle.com will be opened shortly. Shortly in this context means about mid-October.   The sites are constructed by Transmit/Receive from Söderhamn, Sweden. Son Of A Plumber Official Gessle Transmit/Receive

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Per nominated twice in Nordic Music Awards

STOCKHOLM – Per Gessle has been nominated in the Best Swedish Artist category in the Nordic Music Awards – twice! He competes with himself as a solo artist and as a member of the band Gyllene Tider.   The awards show is produced by three Scandinavian commercial TV channels: TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark […]

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Åkerlund releases DVD

STOCKHOLM – Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund will release a DVD next year, under the prestigious name “Director’s Label”, where directors like Spike Jonze and Chris Cunningham have been released before.   Jonas Åkerlund has directed several videos for Roxette and Per Gessle, but it’s not at this point known if those videos will be included […]

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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. But the next thing is that we’ll update the DVD with the latest singles,” Per says.   Roxette unveiled their first – and so far the only – […]

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Gessle brings Mazarin to Oslo

OSLO (UPDATED) – Per Gessle performed at Oslo night club Rockefeller yesterday night in front of crowd of a thousand fans.   The set list for this concert was quite similar to the one played during the tour through Sweden. Per started off with “Kung Av Sand” and went through most of the songs included […]

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Roxette was the best-selling Scandinavian act of 2002

The traditional World Music Awards will be held in Monte Carlo on October 12th. Roxette will receive an award for being the best-selling Scandinavian act of the year 2002. Their only new releases during that year were “The Ballad Hits” compilation and the single “A Thing About You”, but Roxette still beat other artists by […]

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Peas vanish from album titles and cover art

STOCKHOLM – The peas are gone… and possibly, we had something to do with it.   In a move that is sure to please the multitude of TDR readers who posted comments here and in our SmallTalk forum expressing their dismay – disbelief even – when we first reported that the title “Love Peas” would […]

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“A Thing About You” cover picture announced

The German branch of EMI has published the cover picture of Roxette’s latest single, “A Thing About You”. The single will include another all-new song, “Weight Of The World”, and the video for “A Thing About You”.   Thanks to Steven of roxette.net for the tip.    (Editor’s note: This is the article #1000 of […]

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The Daily Roxette at your service again

You’re now reading the all new version of The Daily Roxette. As you can see, we have new graphics, but most of the changes have been done behind the scenes.   Important: Before you’ll be able to log in, your old user account must be converted for this new version of TDR. Converting is easy […]

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Expressen reports from Boston

Expressen has an article on Roxette’s promotional tour debut in MixFest, Boston. According to the paper, the MixFest stage was the largest ever in New England. The festival was a success: 25,000 people were present. (Update: Boston Herald reports that there were “sold out crowd of close to 40,000”) Roxette started with the new US […]

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Roxette to visit Jay Leno in December

According to Expressen, Roxette is going to visit the popular NBC talk show “Tonight with Jay Leno” in December. The article doesn’t tell if the show is recorded during their promotional tour or if they come back in the States to shoot the show. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Expressen’s Swedish article

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Per: “Our lives don’t depend on success in the States”

“Sure it would be cool to break through in States again, but it’s not the end if won’t,” says Per in Aftonbladet. “When we were young we had so much at stake. Now we’re just having fun. If it goes well, it goes well. If not, so what?” he adds in Expressen. Marie agrees: “Success […]

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Roxette Java chat

The Official Roxette Fan Club has now a Java-based chat on their web site. The chat system is provided by ParaChat. When I visited the site the chat didn’t work, but possibly the problem was a firewall. But you should try it anyway! Roxette chat | ParaChat F.A.Q.

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No Per or Roxette in Canada

EMI Canada says they won’t release Per’s solo album nor “Pearls Of Passion”. A while ago was rumoured that “The World According To Gessle” would be released in the US and in the Canada early next year. “Pearls Of Passion” will be re-released at least in Sweden and some other countries in October. EMI Canada

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Per Gessle

Per Gessle Archives

Per Gessle

The Roxette Demos!, Vol. 5

Per Gessle

Galning (7″)


1994: Roxette's "Crash Boom Live!" tour

Seidenstickerhalle, Bielefeld, Germany



1991: Roxette’s “Join The Joyride!” tour

Tipshallen, Jonkoping, Sweden