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Q&A with Per Gessle in Classic Pop magazine

In the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Classic Pop magazine (UK) there is a Q&A with Per Gessle about Roxette’s Bag Of Trix release. Steve O’Brien asks Per to tell how this boxset came into existence. Mr. G tells he was looking around for live stuff and found so much material that he had forgotten about. ... Read more

Interview with Per Gessle in QX magazine

In the January 2021 issue of QX magazine there is an interview with Per Gessle. You can read it HERE in Swedish and download it in pdf from HERE. Anders Öhrman met Mr. G in Per’s office on Strandvägen in Stockholm to talk about Roxette. Anders loves Roxette since they released their first single, Neverending ... Read more

Per Gessle podcast interview on Hemma hos Strage

On 24th December a new podcast interview with Per Gessle was published by Hemma hos Strage. Fredrik Strage is a Swedish journalist and author who writes about pop culture. Per starts with introducing himself and wishing merry Christmas to all who are listening. He says he is sitting in beautiful Kungsholmen, Stockholm together with Fredrik. ... Read more

Top 2000: The Untold Stories – Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

You surely remember the Dutch TV program, Top 2000 that interviewed Per Gessle on 19th November 2019 at Baggpipe Studios (the old EMI studio) in Stockholm. In December 2019 they broadcast the story of The Look and they shared it on their YouTube channel in February 2020. Later, in August 2020 they shared an acoustic ... Read more


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...

Per Gessle at Late Night Concert

Late Night Concert is a collaboration between Live Nation and TV4, which premiered this spring and was recorded at an empty Gröna Lund. The format was born out of the current situation when live music has fallen silent when concerts have been forced to scale down and is based on the idea of spreading live ... Read more

Vote for Roxette – Piece of Cake for Song of the Year 2020 on Musikplats!

Musikplats on Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm organized a voting for Song of the Year 2020. The jury for Song of the Week has voted and put together a list of 20 songs for the decision and now the power is in the listeners’ hands. Roxette’s Piece of Cake is also on the list, so hurry ... Read more

Per Gessle interview on Radio ZET, Poland

Magdalena Barczyk did an interview with Per Gessle for Radio ZET in Poland. Magdalena’s first question is about Bag of Trix. Per tells her he started digging in the archives in spring and found a lot of materials, e.g. the Abbey Road sessions from 1995, as well as their first demos that served as the ... Read more

Per Gessle interview on Dzien Dobry TVN, Poland

Dzien Dobry TVN, morning show on TV in Poland asked Per Gessle for a video interview that was broadcast this morning. You can watch it HERE! After an intro talk about Roxette’s success and Marie’s passing away, Gabi Drzewiecka interviewed Mr. G. Gabi tells Bag of Trix is not only a huge thing for fans, ... Read more

Interview with Per Gessle by Wyborcza, Poland

Jarek Szubrycht from Wyborcza in Poland did a great interview with Per Gessle on the occasion of the Bag of Trix release. He starts with asking Per about touring with Marie during the past few years. Jarek thinks it was sad to see that Marie, who was bursting with energy in the past had to ... Read more

Per Gessle and Tommie Haglund write music together

As Hallandsposten informs, Per Gessle and Tommie Haglund write music together. Tommie Haglund represents classical music, he has composed chamber music, works for orchestra and for choir. For the song the guys cooperated on, Per has written the lyrics and Tommie has composed the music. The title is Making Something Out Of Nothing and it’s ... Read more


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...

Per Gessle podcast interview by Rhino

Rhino is the catalogue development and marketing division of Warner Music Group, founded in 1978. They started a podcast series in 2018 and hosts Rich Mahan and John Hughes now welcomed Per Gessle in it. Listen to it HERE! Per talks about the times Marie and he met, the story of their break-through in the US ... Read more

Marie Fredriksson – Sea of Love

It’s 9th December and it has been a year since Marie Fredriksson passed away. On the anniversary, the single Sea of Love is released on the family’s initiative to honor the memory of Marie. This is the last song Marie recorded. During Marie’s final years, she released a series of singles that were close to ... Read more

Per Gessle interview on Nordmark Pod

Per Gessle was Per Nordmark’s guest on his podcast, Nordmark Pod the other day. Per Nordmark is a Swedish drummer and producer. After Nordmark’s intro talk, the interview starts with Nordmark explaining they greeted each other by bumping elbows because of the pandemic. Nordmark congratulates Per on his new album, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig and ... Read more

Per Gessle interview on Canal 13, Argentina

Per Gessle joined Canal 13’s morning show in Argentina via a video call from his office in Stockholm. Longtime fan, Tomas Dente interviewed Mr. G and after complimenting Roxette, Marie and Per, he asked PG how it is possible that even if they are so successful around the world, they could still keep a low ... Read more

Per Gessle – The Patriarch of Swedish Pop – interview from Greece

Texnologia.Net in Greece did an interview with Per Gessle. They asked Per how Sweden is now compared to when he started with Gyllene Tider in 1978. Mr. G says there is a big difference. He comes from a small town, Halmstad and his first visit to Stockholm was more than exciting. Stockholm in those days ... Read more

Per Gessle interview for German media – “Marie will always be a legend”

Spot on news agency in Germany did an interview with Per Gessle related to the Bag of Trix release. Vol. 3 is out today! On “Bag of Trix” you release rediscovered Roxette songs. What can the fans expect? PG: “Bag of Trix” is a compilation of previously unreleased songs, most of them from the 80’s. ... Read more


Roxette – Bag of Trix – volume 3

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

Per Gessle nominated as Hallandian of The Year again!

It’s the second time Per Gessle is nominated as Hallandian of The Year. Last year’s winner was Janne Andersson. Last year the competition was decided by voting, but this time an expert jury from MiH, Hallandsposten and Hallands Nyheter will choose the winner. They do this to make it as fair as possible, because nowadays ... Read more

Roxette – Piece of Cake

A long-awaited song sees the light of day today. Probably, the last Roxette song Marie and Per recorded. I think I can tell that all of us have been waiting for Piece of Cake to be released one day since we read about it in Per Gessle’s Songs, Sketches & Reflections book in 2014. This ... Read more


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...

Per Gessle – Värvet podcast interview

It’s not the first time Per was a guest of Kristoffer Triumf on his podcast, Värvet. Mr. G was guest No. 61 in May 2013 and now he is back in episode 442. The guys talked about Roxette, Halmstad, corporate gigs, Gyllene Tider, Marie Fredriksson, getting tired of music, his driving force, Så mycket bättre, ... Read more

Per Gessle on RIX FM

Per Gessle was Martina Thun’s guest on RIX FM yesterday. Martina tells she heard Per was creative during the pandemic. He wrote and rewrote songs. Per says he couldn’t stay home and went to the studio to record an album based on his old materials. He had the idea to play as many instruments as ... Read more

Per Gessle – 80’s DJ of the day on Mix Megapol

Per Gessle was the DJ on Mix Megapol between 10.00 and 12.00 CET on Sunday, 15th November. He played his own 80’s music from Roxette and Gyllene Tider, as well as songs from his favourite artists of the decade. Songs played on the program (PG talked about the ones in bold): Bruce Springsteen – The ... Read more

Per Gessle – „A Bigger Bag Of Trix?” – RoxBlog interview

When there are 60(!!!) songs released by your favourite artist and band almost at the same time, questions are just popping up on your mind, one after another. The list is neverending. So I thought I shoot those Qs at the one who obviously has the answers to them. You could see it’s a very ... Read more


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 – Late Night Concert at Cirkus without audience

Live Nation and TV4 follow up the acclaimed TV format Late Night Concert with a second season. This time we get to see some of Sweden’s most beloved artists perform from Cirkus & Hasselbacken in Stockholm without an audience, with a completely new extra stage. The program is broadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays in December ... Read more

Per Gessle on Efter fem on TV4

Per Gessle appeared on Efter fem on TV4 today. Program leader Tilde de Paula Eby started with telling that many say ”Roxette is the soundtrack of my life”. Roxette has 4 US No. 1 hits, sold 80 million records, there is a new release with Roxette’s so far unreleased songs and a new solo album ... Read more

Per Gessle on Hellenius hörna

Last time Per Gessle was on Hellenius hörna was almost exactly 3 years ago. That was a fun show and so I was looking very much forward to it this time again. Yesterday’s program you can watch HERE, but only if you have Swedish access to it. At the beginning of the program there is ... Read more