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Fritzon’s company develops audiobook machine for libraries

HALMSTAD – SweMD, the Halmstad-based company owned by Gyllene Tider’s Göran Fritzon and MP Persson among others, started their web-based audiobook store in October last year. Read the full story...


Totta Näslund, 60, dies after long illness

Swedish blues and folk singer Totta Näslund, 60, passed away Sunday morning after a long illness.  Read the full story...


Frida re-releasing “Something’s Going On”

Frida, the brunette of ABBA, will re-release her 1982 album “Something’s Going On” June 20, at least in the UK. Read the full story...


Brainpool releases greatest hits album, “lost” single

CDON lists a Brainpool greatest hits album due out on June 1. The album, titled “We Aimed To Please,” contains various unrelased songs and single b-sides as well as a bonus DVD. 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...


Gessle-penned song on Wadling’s new album

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) – Swedish musician Freddie Wadling (The Flesh Quartet, among others) will release a new album March 30. Read the full story...


MP’s song fifth in the Finnish Eurovision finals

HELSINKI – The song “Everything But Still Nothing,” co-written by Mats “MP” Persson and performed by Christian Forss, didn’t quite make it to the international semifinals in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Read the full story...


MP’s song wins Finnish Eurovision semifinal

JYVÄSKYLÄ – The song “Everything But Still Nothing,” co-written by Gyllene Tider guitarist Mats “MP” Persson and performed by Christian Forss, won the latest semifinal in the Finnish selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2005 on Friday night. Read the full story...


Per, Marie and Gyllene Tider among the finalists in Rockbjörnen awards

STOCKHOLM – Aftonbladet’s award Rockbjörnen (The Rock Bear) finalists have been selected. Among them are Marie Fredriksson (Best Female), Gyllene Tider (Best Album, Best Group and Best Song [Tuffa tider]) and Per Gessle (Best Male). 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...


Singer for MP’s Eurovision song selected

HELSINKI – Mats “MP” Persson, the guitarist of Gyllene Tider and a music producer, has once again managed to get one of his songs into the Finnish leg of the Eurovision song contest, as reported before. Read the full story...


MP writes another song for the Finnish Eurovision song contest

HALMSTAD – Mats MP Persson, guitarist, song-co-writer and studio guru of Gyllene Tider, has once again gotten one of his songs into the Finnish leg of the Eurovision song contest! Read the full story...


Golden times for the audio book?

HALMSTAD – Göran Fritzon and Mats “MP” Persson have together with Henrik Johansson, Staffan Karlsson and Martin Franzén started the company SweMD.com Read the full story...


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. Read the full story...


Johnny Ramone loses his battle against cancer

LOS ANGELES – Johnny Ramone, the guitarist of the influencial 70’s punk band The Ramones, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 55. Read the full story...


MP Persson awarded platinum

HALMSTAD – Mats “MP” Persson – guitarist in Gyllene Tider, drummer in Back on Stage, owner of studio Tits & Ass, et cetera – received a platinum award for his and Christer Schill’s song “On the Night of a Black Out,” recorded by Japanese boy band Kinki Kids. Read the full story...


Fashion and cosmetics firms offer “Roxette” nail polish, shoes

NEW YORK – What color is Roxette?!?   According to a U.S. cosmetics firm based in California, Roxette is in the “red” family. Read the full story...


Singer Laura Branigan passes away at 47

NEW YORK – Laura Branigan, a Grammy-nominated pop singer who recorded a Roxette cover but is best known for her 1982 platinum hit “Gloria,” has died. 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...


Advertisement cleverly claims Sweden’s biggest boyband is in town

GÖTEBORG – “Sweden’s Biggest Boyband is in Town,” proclaims a full-page advertisement that’s been appearing for several weeks now in newspapers here in Göteborg. Read the full story...


Finnish band to play Roxette live

HELSINKI (UPDATED) – Finnish pop group Nerdee is going to present a Roxette cover song concert this Thursday evening. Read the full story...


“Join the Flumeride” in the stores

HALMSTAD – As reported some weeks ago, the “Join the Flumeride” DVD is now out in the stores in Sweden. Read the full story...


Brainpool’s rock opera finally on stage

YSTAD – Christoffer Lundquist’s band Brainpool is finally getting their rock opera “Junk” on stage. 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.   The band, originally named Stars of Snäck, was formed to be the house band at Hotel Snäck on Gotland island during the summer months. 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...


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...


Miio have more Gyllene in store

STOCKHOLM – Swedish artists Miio will release their first album, “På vårt sätt” (In our way), soon. Read the full story...


Jonas Åkerlund directs new movie

World famous director Jonas Åkerlund, who has directed videos for Roxette, Madonna, Metallica, U2 among many others, will direct a new thriller based on Mo Hayder’s novel “Birdman”. Read the full story...


Per Gessle led the making of Greek #1 hit

  According to Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, the current #1 song in Greece has a special relation with Per Gessle. Read the full story...


Per Gessle agrees with lower VAT for records

NORRKÖPING – In an action together, 1,200 European artists signed a petition to get the EU to lower the value added taxes (VAT) that apply to records, especially in countries like Sweden or Denmark, which have the highest taxes: 25%. Read the full story...


“Spun” to open in Sweden in late November

STOCKHOLM – Jonas Åkerlund’s film “Spun,” which includes a Roxette version of Per Gessle’s song “Stupid” in the soundtrack is scheduled to open in Sweden on November 22nd. Read the full story...