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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...

Per Gessle’s Nine Peaks of Nordic Rox – New wave

In the latest episode of Nordic Rox on Sirius XM, Per presented his 9 favourite new wave songs. In the beginning of the program, Sven asks if it’s still called the new wave. PG laughs and replies it’s the old wave. It was a very influential era in his life. That’s when he started writing … Read more


The Bag of Trix is a bag of kix!

Blog post written by Kirsten Ohlwein Volume 1. There it is: Bag of Trix, Volume 1. The music from the Roxette vaults. And while in the past, this was hardly music from the vaults, because I knew 95% of the songs already – this time I got surprised, like, really surprised. Before I share some … Read more


Per Gessle on SVT’s cultural news

Kulturnyheterna on SVT did a report on the current releases of Per Gessle and Roxette. They asked Per about his new single, Ömhet and his upcoming album, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig, as well as Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults. The report starts at 8:30 into the program. Watch it HERE! Kulturnyheterna … Read more


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. This was announced by Billboard where they also listed all of the 18 people who have succeeded with the achievement, since ‘Billboard Hot 100’ was launched in 1958. As Billboard writes, the majority of … Read more


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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...

Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults

The time has come! Vol. 1 of Bag of Trix is out on 30th October on streaming sites and until 11th December, the official physical release date of the complete Bag of Trix collection we will get to hear more ear candies on digital platforms on a regular basis. Vol. 2 on 13th November, Vol. … Read more


“Bag of Trix” track list and other details

The first volume (out of four) of “Bag of Trix” will be out on October 30th. The first volume will contain 12 songs recorded in a period of 30 years, from the demo “Like Lovers Do”, recorded in an early demo session when Marie and Per were preparing “Pearls of Passion” in Summer 1986, till … Read more


Hundåren – podcast interview with Per Gessle by Tomas Andersson Wij

Tomas Andersson Wij had Per Gessle as a premiere guest in his new podcast, Hundåren. Hundåren means years of hard work and difficult conditions. So the guys were talking about the tough periods in Per’s career. It’s not the first time Tomas did an interview with Mr. G. You could already read a great one … Read more


Per Gessle interview on Sverige! on SVT

An interview with Per Gessle is to be broadcast on SVT tomorrow at 19:00, but it’s already available online on SVT Play. Program leader of Sverige!, Fredrik Önnevall talked to Per last week in Malmö. The program starts with a few seconds teaser, then the real deal is 7:22 into. Watch HERE! Fredrik introduces Per’s … Read more


Per Gessle’s Nine Peaks of Nordic Rox – Glam rock

Nordic Rox on Sirius XM kicked off a new program on 5th October, presenting 9 of Per Gessle’s favourite songs in certain areas, eg. new wave, glam rock, singer songwriters, songs about certain topics, e.g. flowers or cars every month. Starting the show, Sven asks Per to tell about how he started collecting records. Per … Read more



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’s long-time manager Marie Dimberg receives Honorary award for Swedish Music Export

As we posted about it yesterday, 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. Marie Dimberg says she was very surprised, honoured and happy when chairman of the jury for this called her quite some time ago … Read more


Roxette – Listen To Your Heart played 6 million times on US radio

BMI yesterday paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year with the 2020 BMI London Awards. Among others, honourees for Million-Air Awards were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. To recognise their remarkable achievements, BMI created a special page on its … Read more



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...

Roxette – Let Your Heart Dance With Me

The long-awaited 2nd treat from Bag of Trix – Music from the Roxette Vaults album series is out this Friday. A previously unreleased Roxette single, Let Your Heart Dance With Me is one of the last recordings Roxette ever did and is released almost a year after the tragic passing of lead singer Marie Fredriksson. … Read more


Nypon och ljung – new single by Per Gessle is out

Nypon och ljung, the first single from Per’s upcoming album is now out. Listen to it on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and other digital platforms! Look at the amount and type of instruments Mr. G plays! Oh wow! And the vocals! And the melody! So catchy! NYPON OCH LJUNG Min dörr är aldrig stängd Min dörr … Read more


Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig – tracklist of the new Per Gessle album

Per Gessle’s new Swedish solo album, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig (Old love never dies) will be available on LP and CD, as well as on digital platforms. The vinyl comes in two versions – gatefold with black vinyl and limited edition coloured vinyl. The release date is 6th November 2020. Tracklist 1. Nypon och ljung … Read more


Per Gessle to release a new Swedish solo album

PRESS RELEASE – Per Gessle spent his summer down on the Swedish West Coast looking back on his 44 years as a songwriter. He wrote his first song in 1976 in contemporary new wave spirit and since then there have been hundreds of compositions. On the new album, Gammal kärlek rostar aldrig Per interprets his … Read more



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...

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle in the John Holm documentary

When I saw there is a documentary about John Holm, I wanted to watch it right away. Det finns så många vägar – en film om John Holm was recorded between 1980 and 2017. I was interested in it to get to know more about the artist who was a great inspiration to both Marie … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine songs about money

Last Saturday, in the last episode of this season’s Gessles nio i topp on Swedish Radio, Per Gessle and Sven Lindström discussed songs about money. Sven asks the 1 million SEK question if there is a connection between money and happiness. The guys can’t tell, but Per says money is nice and happiness is nice … Read more


500 million views of Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love video

It was on Valentine’s Day in 2016 when It Must Have Been Love’s official video reached 100 million views on YouTube. Now 4.5 years later we are celebrating 500 million views! Half a billion! Amazing! That’s almost 1,475,695 days (4,043 years!) of playing the video constantly. IMHBL is definitely Roxette’s biggest hit and what a … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine songs about flying

Last Saturday, Per Gessle and Sven Lindström discussed songs about flying in the new episode of Gessles nio i topp on Swedish Radio. Per starts the program with a tongue twister while eating a mazarin: ”Flyg, fula fluga, flyg! Och den fula flugan flög.” (Fly, ugly fly, fly! And the ugly fly flew.) Per’s Top … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine songs about cities

Last Saturday, Per Gessle and Sven Lindström discussed songs about cities in the new episode of Gessles nio i topp on Swedish Radio. At the beginning of the podcast Sven mentions that Per is associated with Halmstad that belongs to pop culture in a way. Per agrees and says there are different sounds associated with … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine songs about colors

Last Saturday, in the new episode of Gessles nio i topp on Swedish Radio, Per Gessle and Sven Lindström discussed songs about colors. According to Per, when you are listening to music, you often associate the songs with colors. In the studio he also associates his songs with colors. Sven says he read it about … Read more


Grunden Media Podcast interview with Per Gessle

Carl-Magnus Eriksson and Jakob Olsson from Grunden Media Podcast interviewed Per Gessle the other day. You can listen to the podcast in Swedish HERE. The guys ask Per to introduce himself to the listeners. He says he is a guy from Halmstad and is making music since he was a teen, so he has been … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine songs about sweets

In the latest episode of Gessles nio i topp, Per Gessle and Sven Lindström are talking about sweet songs. Sven says Sweets for My Sweet from The Searchers should have been No. 1 on the list, but rumor has it, there is something else on the top. Per grabs his list and says he can’t … Read more


Per Gessle – Gessles nio i topp – Nine fuzzbox songs

Last Saturday Per Gessle and Sven Lindström discussed fuzzbox songs in Gessles nio i topp on Swedish Radio. First of all, the guys explain what fuzzbox is. It’s a device which distorts the sound of an electric guitar or other electric instrument. This technique popped up in the ’60s. Per says he chose this topic, … Read more