According to this little ‘interview’, Marie will not release solo album this year. “Roxette is high priority right now“, said Marie.
After two weeks being a candidate to enter the charts, yesterday was finally the day for “The Party Pleaser” and entered at number 9.
Svensktoppen is a radio show which runs on P4 on Sundays.
I guess this is going to be the most uninteresting you’ve read here, but.. just gotta write it down. I must say I like Twitter more and more. I follow some “VIPS” because I like what they do (either music or TV shows or music) and I feel like one can get to know another side of these people which isn’t the image we get from interviews, magazine articles and so on. And one of these is of course Per Gessle. He surprised me a couple of times with his tweets. Once he commented on Keith Urban, I think he said he met him in LA.. and added he has a beautiful wife. I think that was the first time I hear/read Per comment about a woman more than just about her voice. Of course, besides his songs about love and sex and passion and love and Åsa.
Yesterday he posted “Don’t forget to vote in the EU-election, all you Europeans!” – I think, as far as my brain can recall, it’s the first time I hear Per somehow.. get involved in elections/politics. On May 30th he posted “EU-election. Just voted. A great opportunity to take a stand.”
As I said, I like Twitter! And as I said, just a random post.
And don’t forget to vote! If you don’t, then don’t complain about the results 🙂
Per Gessle has, once again, scored two Top 10 positions among the most played songs by Swedish composers outside of Sweden in 2008. STIM, Swedish music organisation, published its annual report on June 5th. Here are the results:
1. U + Ur Hand – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
2. Who Knew – Pink
Lyrics: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
Music: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald & Pink
3. Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Lyrics: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling
Music: John Eriksson, Peter Morén & Björn Yttling
4. Dancing Queen – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
5. Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle & Mats Persson.
6. With Every Heartbeat – Kleerup feat. Robyn
Lyrics: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn
Music: Andreas Kleerup & Robyn
7. Fairytale Gone Bad – Sunrise Avenue
Lyrics: Samu Haber
Music: Samu Haber & Jukka Backlund.
8. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Lyrics: Per Gessle
Music: Per Gessle
9. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Lyrics: Eagle-Eye Cherry
Music: Eagle-Eye Cherry
10. Mamma Mia – ABBA
Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Music: Benny Andersson, Stikkan Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus
I thought about posting it here and was doubtful. But in the end we aren’t a news page and some bits and pieces about nothing here and then can be funny, too. I just found a young woman’s blog who is writing about Bruce Springsteen’s concert and Per Gessle’s umbrella. Even if it’s only two sentences, enjoy: Behindblueeyes
(UPDATED) After the first broadcast of Per Gessle’s show in London on Sirius crashed the audio file is finally available for download as well as the Stockholm performance of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson on May 10th. A big thanks to Sweepi for uploading and sharing.
Nordic Rox 03.06.2009 | London concert 04.05.2009:
Since the links don’t work constantly, here’s another way to download the show and the interview with Per Gessle:
And here are the interviews from that same broadcast on Nordic Rox:
The two backstage interviews with Christoffer & Per:
Thanks to Shirley!
Roxette.ro presents an interview made by the fans for the fans. Taken from the website:
We had a breakfast with two members of Per’s band which tour with him in Party Crasher tour. This happened in Prague the day after the concert. We spent an hour and a half in the company of Christoffer and Magnus; Pelle was there but he didn’t participate at the interview, we just ran into him there at the restaurant. You can see all the pictures from the interview at the Gallery section in the left menu, or just click HERE. They clarified some of the music industry aspects, they gave us details about Per that we didn’t knew. We smiled all the time, we walked very happy and enthusiasts from that meeting. We have prepared only 15 questions for the interview , but they were so kind to explain to us what is like to tour with Per. We hope you like it. You can download all the interview here: http://roxette.t2.sk/audio/WS330049.WMA
thanks to Tono from Slovakia.
Curtailed and fixed Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle’s interviews from the second part of Marie Fredriksson radio special (P4 Musik, 31.05.2009) in mp3, for anyone who wants it. You can download it here (”pobierz plik” means “download file”).
Thanks to gyllene_tjej!
The very first video of Marie Fredriksson performing “Tro” on 10th World Childhood Foundation Gala in Gothenburg on May 18th was posted on YouTube yesterday. Though the quality isn’t good, but we can still enjoy it 🙂
Watch it here.
Thanks to susannedr & crashroxer.
The second part of Swedish radio special about Marie Fredriksson which was broadcast yesterday night (31.05) is available for download. You can choose between Windows Media Audio stream (mms://lyssna-wm.sr.se/autorec/p4/riks_p4_musik/srp4riks_2009-05-31_230459_3302_w96.wma) or Real Media one (rtsp://lyssna-rm.sr.se/autorec/p4/riks_p4_musik/SRP4RIKS_2009-05-31_230459_3302_r3.rm). It’s recommended to use a download manager like flashget.
If you wish just to listen to it, so click here.
Thanks to sweepi.
Czech TV channell Nova will air its weekly programme Weekend tommorrow, Monday, June 1 at 21:00 CET. Tommorrow episode’s title is “Kick off!” and part of it will be devoted to Per’s Prague gig, and to Roxette’s past and future. Reporter, big fan of Roxette, will also show us true Roxette fan flat, equipped in Roxette style. Here is the link to TV Nova promo article: http://vikend.nova.cz/clanek/novinky/vikend-1-6-2009-zrozbal-to.html
Marie Fredriksson surprised when she, husband Mikael Bolyos and son Oscar did a performance at Monrad’s, a delicacy shop in Djursholm. Among other artists, the Bolyos’ family joined the spring festivity on friday and performed several songs. You can see a short video of Oscar’s performance at hotgossip.se. Since we forgot to wish Marie Fredriksson a happy birthday yesterday we want to send all the best now. Hope you had a great day, Marie!
Do you still live on memories? Do you still have flashbacks from the Man’s latest tour? Yep, me too! That’s why I would like to present Party Crasher Tour’s tickets’ collection from each and every gig. I say thanks to all of you who helped me to collect all these tix. If you’ve got any ticket which looks different, then drop a line.
Helsinki – Mari Pudas / Ivanych @ R2R
Oslo – Jan Hedman / Daniel Bernhard
Copenhagen – Bo Hansen / Anja Jensen
Warsaw – Mikolaj Prymka
Prague – Almost Unreal @ R2R
Hamburg – Christina Röhrs
Munich – linki @ R2R
Cologne – Christina Röhrs
Zurich – Ms. Fredriksson @ R2R
Gent – otus! / Txiqui @ R2R / Andreea Totoescu
London – xarrrr @ R2R
Amsterdam – sarah @ R2R
Stockholm – tomos85 / Andreas Kullbjer / Sudek