Per: New Roxette album in four years at the earliest

EDITOR'S NOTE - Since TDR published this item yesterday, we've learned that Per Gessle is "very surprised" that the Finnish paper published this. Apparently, Iltalehti's reporter misunderstood what he said, as Per states he "never said it will be four years to the next Roxette album." All he ever says, according to his manager, Marie Dimberg, is that "we will have to wait until Marie feels up to working again." /LEO

HELSINKI - According to the Finnish tabloid newspaper Iltalehti, which Per gave an interview to a little while ago in the EMI office in Stockholm, Roxette might spend some time in the studio this summer. But a new album will be released only in four years' time. There are also some plans to go on tour with Gyllene Tider because of the 25th anniversary, but as Per stated, "everything has to be perfect."

  On a side note, the "thing" about the article is actually the Iraqi war which Per opposes strongly. But Per is not going to write peace songs. "We're not living in the 80s, so peace songs don't have any effect. Musicians and lyrics used to have power, but now it doesn't matter anymore," he said.

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March 25th, 2003

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  • Daniela

    If you read Marie’s biography, at that time Per and the Management could not be confident about a Roxette at all!
    We just weren’t told the whole truth about her serious illness, in order to protect her.
    Interesting to read that he was against the war, especially in a time like today when there are so many discussions about a new one! But I think that even today a huge group of famous artists could still have an influence on the people.

    • Coolbluez

      Totally agree with your comments. I also feel that the time we were told that Marie fainted, she was already diagnosed with cancer. Likewise yes still artists are standing for rights of different groups, may be Per didn’t want to lose chance in re-entering US charts

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