“Charm school” cover idea

Per Gessle tells Sven Lindström in Nordic Rox Roxette Special why they did not do any photography session.

Pär Wickholm is a great Swedish designer. You leave vauge ideas on his desk and he comes up with 3, 4, 5 totally different concepts. Basiclly I said to him that we are not going to do any major photo session. We’re gonna collect pictures from here and there, favourite pictures, silly pictures, snapshots. I told Marie to collect 60 pictures and I collected 60 pictures and we just saw what would come up with them. After couple of weeks we decided that it’s good. I like it. It looks fresh and it reflects the album.

Thanks to Miedy Bishop for this information.

Per Gessle on SIRIUS XM concert

Yesterday at the Apollo club in Harlem an exclusive concert for SIRIUS XM listeners took place. SIRIUS XM launched a month-long “Paul McCartney’s Band on the Run Radio” channel devoted to the music of Paul McCartney. The concert also celebrated that SIRIUS XM reaching 20 million subscribers.

Per Gessle was one of the guests – he was sitting next to Keith Richard and Ronny Wood.

Great Paul McC-show tonight at the Apollo in Harlem. He started with Magical Mystery Tour. Hard to beat!

Interesting ppl in the seats next to me: Keith and Ron liked it when Macca did Marvin’s Hitchhike…

PER GESSLE ON THE RED CARPET

Sirius XM broadcasted the 100th episode of “Nordic Rox”

NEW YORK – January 23, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Per Gessle of the multi-platinum band Roxette and music journalist Sven Lindstrom will host a two-part special celebrating the 100th episode of Nordic Rox, SIRIUS XM’s exclusive Scandinavian music show. Nordic Rox airs weekly on Sunday nights at 8 pm on The Spectrum on SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45.

“One hundred shows! Can’t believe it! We started out as rookies with this simple mission to bring Scandinavian pop and rock music to the U.S. It’s been a blast,” said Per Gessle. “We’ve had great response from listeners all over the country. The best thing, however, is to put these shows together. To dig out thatspecial track we just know is happening and demands a bigger audience than just the tiny local radio station in the north of Sweden. That, to me, is what it’s all about.”

“One of the original goals of creating Nordic Rox was to bring the most original and exciting English language music from the rich musical history of Scandinavia to SIRIUS XM subscribers,” said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS XM Radio’s President and Chief Content Officer. “Per and his team have built the artistic bridge between the music of Scandinavia and the music fans of North America.”

The two-part special will spotlight the 50 best Swedish songs of all time. In addition, broadcast highlights will include Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist of The Hives and rising Swedish rock star Lisa Miskovsky as well as archival interviews featuring several of the recording artists from the list.

The first part of the Nordic Rox special will debut on Sunday, January 25 at 8 pm ET, with encore presentations on Wednesday, January 28 at 11 pm ET and Saturday, January 31 at 8 pm ET. Part two of theNordic Rox special will debut on Sunday, February 1 at 8 pm ET, with encore presentations on Wednesday, February 4 at 11 pm and Saturday, February 7 at 8 pm ET.

PART 1 // PART 2

Thanks to Majdy for recording the show and shirley for the press release.

Roxette Sirius XM Special 2010

Very interesting collection of photos taken during 2009 as well as these from the past mixed with the lastest interview with Roxette on American internet radio-station Sirius XM. Worth watching and listening!

If you would like to download the interview and songs, please read comment section here.

Roxette Reunion Special

SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will broadcast a Roxette reunion special, including an exclusive airing of the Swedish pop group’s Per Gessle’s recent performance in London, on its Spectrum channel, SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45, on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 PM ET (02:00 Swedish time).

The Spectrum channel’s Nordic Rox show, SIRIUS XM’s exclusive Scandinavian music show, will broadcast two songs the duo recently performed together in Stockholm on May 10, 2009. Nordic Rox, which Gessle hosts regularly, airs weekly on Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum.

Additionally, every day between Monday, June 1 and Thursday, June 4, SIRIUS XM’s The Pulse channel, SIRIUS channel 12 and XM channel 26, will broadcast a Roxette special, including a conversation with Per Gessle discussing the group’s reunion and their recent live performances.

SIRIUS XM’s ’90s on 9 channel, SIRIUS and XM channel 9, will also celebrate Roxette’s reunion by devoting the weekend of May 29 to the iconic group. Every day from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 listeners will hear Gessle personally introduce and share stories about Roxette’s biggest hits including “It Must Have Been Love” and “The Look.”

Source: PR News Wire

Thanks to Tevensso.

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(Updated) Summary:

1. Nordic Rox @ The Spectrum channel [SIRIUS channel 18 | XM channel 45]

Sunday 31.05.2009 – 8:00-11:00 pm ET
Wednesday 03.06.2009 – 11:00 pm – 2:00 am ET

2. Interview with Per @ The Pulse channel [SIRIUS channel 12 | XM channel 26]

Monday 01.06.2009 – 7:00-8:00 am ET; 10:00-11:00 am ET; 5:00-6:00 pm ET
Tuesday 02.06.2009 – 9:00-10:00 am ET

London time: + 5 hours
Sweden time: + 6 hours

Thanks to sweepi.