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Per Gessle owned Gävle

GÄVLE - The third gig on the fall tour took place in Gävle, the most northern part of the "Swedish" tour. Which in reality means that more than 60 % of Sweden is left without Per. Read the full story...


The epic album Pearls of Passion turns 35

35 years ago a very important album was released. Important how you may wonder? Did it sell millions? Did it make waves? Was it extensively talked about? Read the full story...


The Never Ending 80s new single

Australia’s most pre-eminent 80s tribute band, The Never Ending 80s, has launched its first ever video podcast to coincide with the release of their brand new single; a recording of “The Look”. Read the full story...


Joyride 30 is soon here

The Joyride 30th anniversary box with the whole story, demos and unreleased material will be released on November 26. But already tomorrow, October 8, the single "Small Talk" will be released with two previously unreleased versions of "Small Talk" and "Hotblooded" Read the full story...


Roxette live in St. Louis, USA

Quietly, without any fanfare nor warning - an incredible Roxette historical artefact has surfaced on YouTube in the last week or so - it is the band's concert from Fox Theatre in St. Louis Missouri, USA from 1992 as part of their epic "Join The Joyride" World Tour.  Read the full story...


Per Gessle – Unplugged #4

HALMSTAD - When Per Gessle decided to do this series of concerts, I would imagine it was a major relief for him. Read the full story...


Per Gessle – Unplugged #3

HALMSTAD - Nothing much to add, except that Per added another two tracks to the set list. Read the full story...


Unplugged premiere

HALMSTAD - In just about two hours the first Unplugged concert out of 10 will start. Read the full story...


The King of Sand at Tylösand

8 unplugged gigs become 10! Read the full story...


Christoffer in Anti-COVID-19 campaign

According to Swedish music magazine gaffa.se, Christoffer is now stepping onto the political stage with a new song. Read the full story...


Per’s secret master plan finally revealed

Have you ever wondered about album titles like Look Sharp!, Tourism, HAND or Travelling but somehow these songs never existed? Here is why! Read the full story...


Joyride the album 30 years

Roxette's extremely successful album "Joyride" turns 30 years old today. We will share some thoughts about the album, what it meant to us. A review of the box will come this fall. Read the full story...

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Micke Syd 60!

Micke Syd Andersson - born in Harplinge, today in 1961! The prankster of Gyllene Tider has finally matured. (Or has he?) Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider – Moderna Tider 40 year anniversary

Yikes, what happened? I remember succumbing to the album, hating it from the beginning, but Sweden’s only radio station P3, and Sweden's only TV channel played the album literally back to back all day long so what could you do? Read the full story...


Joyride 30 year anniversary!

Today is no ordinary day. No today it's 30 years ago "Joyride" was released. And what a smash it was! Read the full story...


Trix in the Mix

At first I thought that there existed around 30, 40 remix versions of Roxette hits, but when I dove into my collection and Wikipedia I could find at least 100 different remixes of Roxette recordings. Read the full story...


Roxette’s drummer Pelle Alsing passed away yesterday

Per Gunnar Alsing, known to us as Pelle, Roxette's drummer for many years both in the studios and on tour, passed away yesterday. Read the full story...


A quick Trix 2 update

Thanks for all the comments on the article.  It’s been really interesting to read all of them. Read the full story...


Bag of Trix – Part 2 – Volumes 5 – 8 The Lost Songs

Now that the Bag of Trix is finally out in the world, it’s made me think about how lucky we are as fans, in the respect that Per is just as big of a geek as we all are when it comes to loving demos, alternative and live recordings, remixes and outtakes.   Read the full story...


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 4

This is the end, or is it? The final installment of the fine Bag of Trix. Today the boxes are released. Read the full story...


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 3

The third installment of Per’s - or Roxette’s - Bag of Trix has landed. Read the full story...


Roxette – Piece of Cake, Stevo ponders (out loud)

Dear Roxette fans, You are hereby cordially invited to a crazy party hosted by Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson to be held in an old abandoned disco hall. Read the full story...


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 2

Well here it is, Volume 2 of this incredible project that Per Gessle has treated us with. We truly are lucky that someone like Per cares enough about the fans and the Roxette legacy that he’s rewarding us with a collection of intriguing recordings that most artists would never bother with. Read the full story...


Per Gessle – Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – the chat

This is Per’s 10th solo album. He’s really working on a totally different album, an English power-pop one. Then this terrible Corona pandemic showed up and stopped most everything. Read the full story...

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Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 1

Here comes volume 1 of "Bag Of Trix" - the Roxette collection which presents a total of 47 unreleased or nowadays unavailable recordings: demos, alternative mixes and recordings, Spanish versions, bonus songs plus other fun stuff from the band's long and successful career 1986-2016. Read the full story...


Per Gessle – On top of Billboard

Only 18 people have ever, as the sole songwriter, had more than two No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 list. Read the full story...


Marie Dimberg receives the Swedish Government’s Honorary award for Music Export

At a ceremony at the Swedish Department of Foreign Affairs, Marie Dimberg was awarded the Swedish Government’s Honorary award for a lifetime achievement of Music Export.  Read the full story...


Roxette – Let Your Heart Dance with Me – a review, sort of

A new Roxette single, in 2020! Times are indeed confusing. We at TDR are very happy of course. Read the full story...


Roxette to release new single: “Let Your Heart Dance With Me” out on Oct. 2!

2020 is not that bad after all! Read the full story...


Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – new album

Per Gessle has spent the summer down on the West coast looking back on his 44 years as a songwriter. In 1976, the first song was written in a contemporary new wave spirit and since then there have been hundreds of compositions. Read the full story...


A trip down memory lane, in the US

31 years ago, my life changed forever. Four months ago, it unexpectedly changed again. This is a reflection on how a love of music forever altered my life. Read the full story...


Gyllene Tider – Live at Ullevi

Reviewing this concert is easy and then again not. It's great to see the Golden Five again, but still it sort of hurts, knowing this is it. I didn't go to the Ullevi concert, so it's nice to see it here, in my living room. All the songs I know, and have sung, for 40 years almost. It's been a good relationship! Read the full story...