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Marie Fredriksson honored during Grammys broadcast

LOS ANGELES – One of the most emotional segments of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards broadcast live from Staples Center Sunday night was the “In Memoriam” reel honoring those in the music industry we lost this past year.  Read the full story...

An evening for Marie Fredriksson

Gothenburg, Sweden, 20th January 2020. Stora Teatern. I don’t know how many times I was walking past this theatre over the years whenever I was in Gothenburg. Since I’m a fan of theatres, I sometimes checked the schedule outside on the wall to see what plays they have to offer. I never thought that it ... Read more

Radio interview with Per Gessle about Marie Fredriksson – ”I’ve always thought she is a sister to me, it has always been so.”

Studio Ett on Swedish radio did an interview with Per Gessle after last night’s ”En kväll för Marie Fredriksson” event at Stora Teatern in Göteborg. You can judge by Per’s voice and reactions that he is still very much under the effect of what happened. Both last night and on 9th December. It was the ... Read more


En kväll för Marie Fredriksson in Gothenburg

GOTHENBURG - Around 200 specially invited guests and a few paying ones saw the recording of the tribute "En kväll för Marie Fredriksson" at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg last night. Read the full story...

More artists confirmed for the concert: Lasse Lindbom, Eva Dahlgren, Petra Marklund and Agnes.

Per Gessle’s surprise release on his birthday

Per decided to keep the tradition of releasing something special on his birthday. Last year it was the first Mono Mind album, Mind Control, this year it is the demos to Gyllene Tider’s last album, Samma skrot och korn. Better said, not all the demos, since Vanliga saker is missing, but there is a demo ... Read more

SVT’s tribute event for Marie Fredriksson

According to the press release, friends and members of Sweden’s artist elite gather at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg on 20th January to celebrate Marie Fredriksson’s fantastic music act in connection with her passing away on 9th December 2019. The event, En kväll för Marie Fredriksson, features songs from Marie’s and Roxette’s song catalogue under the ... Read more

CONTEST – Win a signed Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng book!

Anders Roos, photographer and publisher of the Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng book was kind enough to offer us 1 copy for a contest. RoxBlog added another one, so now 2 books can be won. HERE you could already read our review, from which you can see it’s worth having this book written ... Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! What about a free download to start the year with? All the best wishes from the whole TDR team out to you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! What about a free download to start the year with? All the best wishes from the whole TDR team out to you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! What about a free download to start the year with? All the best wishes from the whole TDR team out to you!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! What about a free download to start the year with? All the best wishes from the whole TDR team out to you!

Gyllene Tider – GT40 Live – New Year’s Eve on Swedish radio P4

On New Year’s Eve, Swedish radio P4 broadcast Gyllene Tider’s Ullevi concert recorded on 3rd August 2019 on the guys’ 40th anniversary tour. A pre-recorded studio talk with Per and Anders, as well as Sven Lindström was also on air. In the beginning of the program Sven tells it was Per and MP who started ... Read more

The bonus round! Per+Marie=Roxette. Practice your Swedish. And Happy New Year!

The bonus round! Per+Marie=Roxette. Practice your Swedish. And Happy New Year!

The bonus round! Per+Marie=Roxette. Practice your Swedish. And Happy New Year!

The bonus round! Per+Marie=Roxette. Practice your Swedish. And Happy New Year!

The bonus round! Per+Marie=Roxette. Practice your Swedish. And Happy New Year!

Per Gessle on Top 2000 in the Netherlands

There was a short interview with Per today about The Look on Top 2000 (Dutch music program). The program is available in the Netherlands only, but hopefully, they will soon upload it to their YouTube channel as well. The interview was done on 19th November at Baggpipe Studios (the old EMI studio) in Stockholm. Per ... Read more


Ten Plus One: TDR Honors Marie Fredriksson

How on earth do you pay tribute to someone who narrated the soundtrack of your life? Read the full story...

Gyllene Tider – avskedsturnén documentary on TV4

During the tour we could already sense there would be a GT40 documentary later because of the filmings at each concert and with more cameras out at Ullevi and in Kalmar. Gyllene Tider – avskedsturnén (Gyllene Tider – the farewell tour) premiered on TV4 on 26th December. The story about a pop band that conquered ... Read more

Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng

When earlier this year, months before the GT40 tour it turned out that there would be a book about Gyllene Tider written by Jan-Owe Wikström and photographed by Anders Roos, I knew the end result would be fab. This duo created another wonderful book, Alla tiders Gyllene Tider 6 years ago, but not only that. ... Read more

Det svenska popundret – The Swedish Pop Phenomenon

2 months ago SVT broadcast a documentary about modern Swedish music’s journey around the world. I just had the time now to watch it and since many fans asked for translation, I thought I would summarize it for them. The part with Roxette in it has a more detailed summary, of course. The documentary consists ... Read more

#TURMVLG 23: Fading like a Flower, Part 4. (Director: Doug Freel, Producer: Lisa Hollingshead, 1991): Do you remember the first time we spoke about FLAF? The first part was about Stortorget, and there we mentioned the Swedish Academy which chooses the annual Nobel Prize winners. After the certificates and medals are handed over, a banquet with 1.300 guests takes place, and that happens at Stadshuset, Stockholm's city hall (not to be confused with the town hall). And if you wa...lk up the stairs from the banquet you enter the Golden Hall, where not only the Nobel Ball is being held after the Nobel Banquet but also where the interior scenes for FLAF were recorded. The Golden Hall was actually meant not to look golden at all until an anynomous person donated a lot of money around 1918 and 18.6 million mosaic pieces could be applied to the walls along with 11 kg of gold leaf. Another location used in the video is the tower of Stadshuset where we can see Per standing 73 m above the place Marie swam with the ducks from Stars. Interior: https://goo.gl/maps/TqzFcD6Y6rWKN9W4A Location: https://goo.gl/maps/5isvQYUsVGupL4wP8 See More

Want a Roxette tambourine AND support Cancerfonden, an organization that supports the fight against cancer? Here's something you should really consider taking part in. This TDR auction ends on Dec 27, everything else is in the article. http://www.dailyroxette.com/roxette-tambourine-charity-chr…/

Want a Roxette tambourine AND support Cancerfonden, an organization that supports the fight against cancer? Here's something you should really consider taking part in. This TDR auction ends on Dec 27, everything else is in the article. http://www.dailyroxette.com/roxette-tambourine-charity-chr…/

Want a Roxette tambourine AND support Cancerfonden, an organization that supports the fight against cancer? Here's something you should really consider taking part in. This TDR auction ends on Dec 27, everything else is in the article. http://www.dailyroxette.com/roxette-tambourine-charity-chr…/


Roxette Tambourine Charity Christmas Auction

Check it out! Auction runs to Dec 27, UPDATE: 50% go to Cancerfonden Read the full story...

#TURMVLG 22: The Centre of the Heart (Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Producer: Nicola Doring, 2001): Oh? After all these interesting places we're in a studio now? Cameras and lights, cables and screens, backdrops in unpronouncable colors, have TDR gone nuts now? Yes, we're nuts sometimes and obviously you like this but this is not the point here. No, this super psychedelic scenery is indeed... a hotel. You can find it at the west coast of the USA, quite in the middle between San F...rancisco and Los Angeles. The name is: Madonna Inn. What's its story, you ask? We'll try to make it short although actually it's very interesting. It all began in 1958, when Alex Madonna built a hotel with 12 average rooms which would become 40 rooms one year later due to high demand. Good thing, you say? Wait for it. The good thing actually was, that the motel burnt down a few years later which gave Madonna (the owner, not the singer!) the opportunity to start from scratch. A bit later, there were 110 rooms, all in different shapes and colors (when we say different colors, we mean mostly pink here). The Madonnas love pink, so you see pink wherever possible in this hotel. Yes, there is red and yellow, too, but the hotel is notorious for the pink overdose. That made many celebrities like Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand or Debbie Harry come and stay there just out of curiosity. One other thing that this place is famous for (so famous that "Weird Al" Yankovic mentioned it in a song) is the urinal in the men's room (sure, where else) which looks like a waterfall. If you really want, there are videos of it on Youtube. Roxette were the first to make a music video there (if you don't count in the 1987 movie "Aria" which is rather hard to watch with the sound on), many others followed. The video itself was censored on many tv stations (note: if you need a scandal, book Åkerlund) for this certain hole-in-one golf scene. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/MXJsMtWmNoZwQK3U9 Interior: https://goo.gl/maps/LMTxoa9QJgpDH9z36 Xem thêm

#TURMVLG 22: The Centre of the Heart (Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Producer: Nicola Doring, 2001): Oh? After all these interesting places we're in a studio now? Cameras and lights, cables and screens, backdrops in unpronouncable colors, have TDR gone nuts now? Yes, we're nuts sometimes and obviously you like this but this is not the point here. No, this super psychedelic scenery is indeed... a hotel. You can find it at the west coast of the USA, quite in the middle between San F...rancisco and Los Angeles. The name is: Madonna Inn. What's its story, you ask? We'll try to make it short although actually it's very interesting. It all began in 1958, when Alex Madonna built a hotel with 12 average rooms which would become 40 rooms one year later due to high demand. Good thing, you say? Wait for it. The good thing actually was, that the motel burnt down a few years later which gave Madonna (the owner, not the singer!) the opportunity to start from scratch. A bit later, there were 110 rooms, all in different shapes and colors (when we say different colors, we mean mostly pink here). The Madonnas love pink, so you see pink wherever possible in this hotel. Yes, there is red and yellow, too, but the hotel is notorious for the pink overdose. That made many celebrities like Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand or Debbie Harry come and stay there just out of curiosity. One other thing that this place is famous for (so famous that "Weird Al" Yankovic mentioned it in a song) is the urinal in the men's room (sure, where else) which looks like a waterfall. If you really want, there are videos of it on Youtube. Roxette were the first to make a music video there (if you don't count in the 1987 movie "Aria" which is rather hard to watch with the sound on), many others followed. The video itself was censored on many tv stations (note: if you need a scandal, book Åkerlund) for this certain hole-in-one golf scene. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/MXJsMtWmNoZwQK3U9 Interior: https://goo.gl/maps/LMTxoa9QJgpDH9z36 See More

#TURMVLG 21: How Do You Do! (Director: Anders Skog, Producer: Ola Holmgren, 1992): How do you do - do you do - the things that you do! What an uplifting song and what a fitting video to it! Anders Skog was the director for The Big L. as well, maybe you can spot the similarities in style, the love for fresh ideas in the clips. The video to HDYD was recorded on a rooftop in Stockholm, just a tiny bit out of the centre. It was actually this clip that started my interest in this ...series because I always wanted to know the exact spot this video was made in. So comparing viewing angles and house facades with aerial footage brought the solution: We are on the roof of Fiskargatan 1a in Stockholm, a building that resembles elements of a roman castle while fitting perfectly in its surroundings. Inside you find the shop "Konstnärernas Centralköp", basically a store for artists where they can buy their material for painting and other artwork. Sometimes they use the roof for parties but normally it's closed for the public. In the video itself you find various sequences from the good old times, among others with The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, to name just a few. In the short scenes where you can grasp a bit of background, you can see the old town, Gamla Stan, where several other videos, among them FLAF, were recorded. There's also the Royal Castle. So, how do you do? Location: https://goo.gl/maps/JBJCUEzatnX7xLLe9 and https://goo.gl/maps/MapFcDXnryNhqwe66 See More

#TURMVLG 20: Fireworks, Part 3. (Director: Michael Geoghegan, Producer: Louise Knight, 1994): Yes, Fireworks again, and there will be part 4 some day! Looks like we're running out of time, this calendar is ending soon but we have so much more to tell you! Now, the lighthouse scene in Fireworks: It was made in a small village called Dungeness in Kent/England. You may have heard this name before if you're very much into rock history and especially Pink Floyd. The sleeve for the...ir album A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS was photographed there, to be precise in front of Seagull cottage (don't look for it, it burnt down in the early 1980s). The other thing Dungeness is known for is the huge grey block of concrete that appears directly behind the lighthouse if you watch carefully. It's the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station. You also find one of Europe's longest shingle beaches (which is a problem for the power station as this isn't exactly the most stable underground you can imagine for a building like that) and in the old fishermen cottages live artists now. The Prodigy, Lighthouse Family (yes, really!) and Nicki Minaj all made music videos there, to name just a few. If you want, you can climb up the lighthouse and watch some birds in the Dungeness National Nature Reserve or even marry there. Just a hint for the eager fan. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/JHgHCvP1XYHXq27SA Website of the Old Dungeness Lighthouse: https://dungenesslighthouse.com/ See More