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Top 50 songs of the past decades presented by Per Gessle

NEW YORK – Per Gessle and Sven Lindström to count down the Top 50 Swedish Songs of the past decade on Sirius XM's NORDIC ROX show. A two-part special to showcase a wide-variety of Swedish songs from artists like The Hives, Roxette, Peter, Bjorn and John, Kent, The Cardigans, The Sounds and more. On The […]

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Nordic Rox hits 100 episodes

The radio show Nordic Rox, hosted by Per Gessle and music journalist Sven Lindström on the American satellite radio service Sirius XM, airs its 100th episode this month. To celebrate this milestone there will be a two-part special spotlighting the 50 best Swedish songs of all time. "One hundred shows! Can't believe it! We started […]

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Per tells about his 60s influences on TV

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – According to TT Spektra, Per Gessle will be one of the interviewees in Swedish national television’s new series “Sixties.” He will be one of the artists telling about the 60s influences in his music, especially The Byrds and The Troggs. Among the other guests will be the former ABBA member Benny Andersson […]

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Gyllene Tider WILL play Örjans Vall in Halmstad

HALMSTAD – Per Gessle can flash his well-known V-sign. There will be a summer concert with Gyllene Tider at Örjans Vall in Halmstad.   Halmstad’s local governing body (kommun) has given the go ahead for one, possibly two, concerts in July and thus Gessle’s dream can be fulfilled: to break the attendence record at his […]

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“Mazarin” back on top

STOCKHOLM – All of the publicity surrounding the success with Per’s “Mazarin” has propelled the album back to the top of the Swedish album charts. The album ended its 11 week run at the top in September and has remained in the top 20 since it was released in June of last year.   Meanwhile, […]

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Second online music service launches with EMI onboard

NEW YORK – Pressplay, which offers music from three of the five major labels, launched its online subscription service on Tuesday. The launch came on the same day that MusicCity – one of three file-sharing companies hoping to spoil the major labels’ party – asked a U.S. federal court to declare its free service legal. […]

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EMI Sweden comments on tour/release “rumours”

STOCKHOLM – Inferring that the report published yesterday in Metro – Sweden’s largest morning newspaper – was fabricated, EMI Music Sweden posted this message today on Roxette.se, Roxette’s own “official” website:   “This is an official comment on rumours regarding a forthcoming tour, release dates etc. There will be no Roxette tour this summer/year. Per […]

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Australian fan meeting in February

Roxette fans in Australia are announcing the first Australian Roxette Fan Meeting for 2001. The meeting will take place at Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday February 10th. The site chosen is where Roxette filmed parts of their film clip “Vulnerable”.   For more information, contact Paul Rands at [email protected] or visit their website. RoxMeet […]

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Roxette TV appearances

According to Rox Britannia, Roxette will be visiting at least these TV shows: January 28: VIVA Interaktiv (VIVA, 3pm CET) February 12: Tracks (ARTE, 7pm CET) (Roxette’s new video will be shown) February 15: Grammis gala, Sweden (Roxette’s going to play “Wish I Could Fly”)

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Roxette’s backup in Finland

A rumour has it that when Roxette plays at Miss Finland gala in February, their “band” (it will be a playback gig) will be as follows: Per and Marie, of course Clarence Öfwerman, keyboards Christer Jansson, drums Tomas Hultcranz, bass guitar plus 6 people playing the strings They will be accompanied by Åsa Gessle, Lisa […]

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No retail single in South Africa

According to a South African reader, “Have A Nice Day” will be released there on February 22. There won’t be a retail version of “Wish I Could Fly” single at all. It will be only released as a radio promo single.

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Roxette on German TV

According to EMI Electrola Roxette is going to visit two German TV shows in March. Bravo Supershow (RTL2): February 27 Verstehen Sie Spaß (ARD): March 13 EMI Electrola

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Gabriel is the star of new video

Aftonbladet tells about the new video: “It’s a beautiful video. Calm and elegant. But with a blue, melancholy feeling. It’s night. Everybody and everything are asleep: the city, its people, the department store, the pubs, the streets. Only a black cat and Marie Fredriksson are awake and for a while – Per Gessle and his […]

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“Have A Nice Day” cover picture

EMI Electrola has published an image of the “Have A Nice Day” album cover on their web site. Per told on Aftonbladet that they have to make a different cover for some countries (Dubai, for example) because there they can’t release a picture of a naked child. By the way, the child on the album […]

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