News (Source) March 19, 2019
Found this in the vaults! Enjoy! /P.

Per Gessle - Recording No One Makes It On Her Own

Clip from AGM Studios recording Malin My's violin on NOMIOHO, Oct 15 2017. Follow Per Gessle: Website Facebook (Source) March 16, 2019

Busy April 12th for Roxette and Per Gessle fans - RoxetteBlog

12th April brings for us fans one surprise after another. First it was announced that Roxette’s 6th studio album, Have a Nice Day will be released as a limited edition 180g yellow double LP gatefold sleeve. It was released only on cassette and CD in 1999, but never on vinyl. Nice way to celebrate ... (Source) March 15, 2019
Per Gessle will release vinyl tribute to The Ramones entitled "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" 12th of April! 🎶 Follow the link to pre-order NOW: - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend TRIBUTE TO THE RAMONES (12" VINYL)! Release: 12/4 - CLEAR RED LTD VINYL (500 COPIES) - CLEAR LTD VINYL (500 COPIES) - BUNDLE WITH BOTH COLOURS "Ramones was a huge inspiration when we started our first band “Grape Rock” in 1977. The unbelievable energy, the amazing guitar sound, the cool lyrics and the added touch of surf music floored us totally. Impossible not to fall in love with. In 2002 White Jazz Records was about to make a Ramones tribute album and I was invited to participate. My choice of song was the brilliant “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”. I couldn’t stop there so I decided to do two more killer tracks outside the album at the same time. Just for fun. Hey Ho!". -Per Gessle Tracklisting: Side A 1. I wanna be your boyfriende 2. Gimme gimme shock treatment 3. Sheena is a punk rocker Side B B side is with engraving "Per Gessle" sign. Follow the link to pre-order NOW:

Photos from Per Gessle's post (Source) March 14, 2019
Roxette celebrates “Have A Nice Day” 20th Anniversary!💥 🎶 Original CD will be released 12th of April as a double yellow vinyl album. For pre-order: Having sold more than 80 million records since their formation in 1986, Roxette easily qualifies as one of the world’s biggest and most enduring pop groups. This spring the duo celebrates the 20th anniversary of their “Have A Nice Day” album, which for the first time is released on vinyl—and a double album to boot. It was on February 22, 1999 that Roxette’s eagerly awaited sixth studio album ”Have A Nice Day” landed in record stores, preceded by the single smash ”Wish I Could Fly”. Almost five years had passed since the band’s previous album with new material—”Crash! Boom! Bang!”—was released, but neither Marie Fredriksson nor Per Gessle had been idle during the time in between. The 1995 Roxette compilation album ”Don’t Bore Us—Get To The Chorus” featured newly recorded single hits like “You Don’t Understand Me” and ”June Afternoon”, the Spanish ballad album “Baladas en Espanol” was released in 1996, followed by Per’s international solo debut album ”The World According To Gessle” in 1997—not forgetting that both the two leading Rox stars had become parents during the layoff. No wonder five years went in a snap. New pop landscape It was a competitive Roxette that returned to a pop world where the musical map had been slightly redrawn during the latter part of the 90’s. Roxette’s international break in 1989 paved the way for a new generation of Swedish pop artists, songwriters and producers, and it was a re-born gang of young veterans that returned to pick up the new competition. Per Gessle looks back at the record as a definite highlight in the band’s career: - Song-wise I think ”Have A Nice Day” could be our best album ever, maybe the only one that turned out like I hoped it would. That’s probably because the five-year break allowed enough time for lots of songs to grow—I wrote some of my strongest stuff and Marie’s ”Waiting For The Rain” and ”Beautiful Things” are among the best things she ever made for Roxette. And then we also added some crucial new members to our core team, he says today. ”Have A Nice Day” was recorded in the south of Spain as well as in Stockholm during the best part of 1998, and in many ways recharged the band in the process. Swedish indie producer Michael Ilbert was enlisted as Clarence Öfwerman’s co-producer in order to energize the Roxette sound, and future Roxette producer and musician Christoffer Lundquist also made his debut in the recording team during this time. Yet another million-seller The outcome was an updated Roxette sound and yet another multi-million selling international success. It had taken five years, but 14 songs and 55 minutes of music gave the Roxette fans a lot of goodies to sink their teeth into. The first single ”Wish I Could Fly” became the most played song on European radio in 1999, and the other three singles ”Anyone”, ”Stars” and ”Salvation” also made a mark—not least thanks to spectacular and slightly surrealistic videos by Jonas Åkerlund (”Wish I Could Fly” and ”Anyone”) and Anton Corbijn (”Stars” and ”Salvation”). ”Have A Nice Day” is probably the Roxette album that most consistently and playfully explored new musical territories; techno pop with a children’s choir in ”Stars”, 60’s inspired drama in ”Waiting For The Rain”, guitar ringing power-pop in ”Pay The Price”, not to mention the overlooked minimalistic masterpiece ”Staring At The Ground”. - We were testing a lot of different things on ”Have A Nice Day”, mixing guitar pop ditties with drum machine driven dance beats, also adding more strings than on any previous album. And we’re talking real string sections here. You can tell that it’s recorded by a band with a big budget—maybe too big, he smiles. Logical double album That ”Have A Nice Day” finally is released on vinyl and as a double album is only logical, Per Gessle thinks. - It has many songs and quite a long running time, a fact which in hindsight might have hurt it a bit—the “too much of a good thing” syndrome. Maybe ”Have A Nice Day” always was a double album that somewhat reluctantly was squeezed into a single CD. That’s why I love the double vinyl album format in this re-release. “Have A Nice Day” has come home again. For pre-order: (Source) March 13, 2019
Still in France trying to work. (Source) March 8, 2019
Playing a very complicated guitar riff down in France. Phew! Chris is looking forward to the moules. /P. (Source) March 7, 2019

Gyllene Tider

Greetings från ett soligt F-rike. Vi är halvvägs genom ett ypperligt litet knippe gyllene godis. Sött och salt, chips och grill. Anders filar på sin Tintin-look, Micke gör burpees, Göran sippar på en tre dagar gammal skvätt Chateauneuf-du-Pape, MP nynnar Monkees, Per-Håkan klappar katten. Det kommer att bli bra det här. Love to you all. /GT Pic by Daniel. (Source) February 27, 2019
Supertrist att höra att Magnus Lindberg lämnat oss. Vi i Gyllene Tider lyssnade mycket på hans ”Som natt och dag”-LP när vi, kort senare, oväntat hamnade på samma speciella plats i konungariket Sverige, dvs det galanta skivbolaget EMI Svenska AB. Några år senare kom hans ”Röda läppar”-album. En svensk raket if u ask us!!!! Vi stötte på varann i parkerna ibland. ”Tiden bara rinner iväg”, sjöng han. Så sant. RIP Magnus. /GT (Source) February 18, 2019
Oh yea! Cover version av "Regn"! Don't think I've heard it before. I do remember writing the English lyric to it way back for some reason.... There must be a demo of it somewhere in the drawer next to The Heartland Cafe'-outtakes! Aaah, the lazy hazy crazy days of the 80's. Thanks for digging it up, you Dailies. /P. Per 60 for 60 - Encore. Regn (Rain.) Taken from the self titled album "Per Gessle" released in 1983, recorded while the rest of the band did their tour in the army. Also recorded in English, called "Run to Me" but never released by Per. Christopher Barker, a German American, released it on his 2000 album "One Moment in Time" however. The lyrics are very typical Per, about a couple in love. "Sitting by the window looking up/but all I see is rainclouds/your eyes today have the color of yesterday's sky/and tell me/what would I have had/without all the energy/that you give/and I take? #100 on our chart.


Per 60 for 60 - Encore. (Source) February 15, 2019

Mono Mind

🎶 Vinyl release of Mind Control today 🎶 Do you want to spin the vinyl exclusive songs "Shelter From The Storm" and "Have Another Go"? Order your copies here: - Amazon: - Bengans: - Ginza: - CDON: 🚀🚀🚀 (Source) February 15, 2019
🎶 Vinyl release of Mono Mind's "Mind Control" today 🎶 Do you want to spin the vinyl exclusive songs "Shelter From The Storm" and "Have Another Go"? Order your copies here: - Amazon: - Bengans: - Ginza: - CDON: (Source) February 14, 2019
Yep, RoxBlog got it all down! /P.

Mono Mind's debut album, Mind Control is released on vinyl tomorrow, 15th Feb. 🎶 Don't forget that 2 songs, "Shelter From The Storm" and "Have Another Go" are exclusively released on the vinyl version!✌ /PP Order your copies here (if you haven't pre-ordered yet): - Bengans: - Ginza: - CDON: - or check your local supplier! ;) (Source) February 13, 2019
Found an old FREDRIK ETOALL-pic in the archives. Great jacket. /P. (Source) February 8, 2019

's cover photo (Source) February 7, 2019
Ullevi hej hej!


Gyllene Tider har på mindre än tre dagar sålt över 100 000 biljetter samt sålt ut ett flertal av sina konsertstopp på sin kommande avskedsturné. Nu växlar... (Source) February 6, 2019

Tres Hombres Art

Nu har vi uppdaterat hemsidan med nya bilder och böcker! #albertwatson #peranderspettersson #hanshammarskiöld #terryoneill (Source) February 5, 2019

's cover photo (Source) February 5, 2019
Intresset var enormt och idag när biljetterna släpptes sålde Halmstad-konserten slut direkt. Nu har vi glädjen att meddela att ett extra datum adderas, den 5 juli ger bandet ytterligare en konsert i hemstaden! NY! Halmstad 5/7: Dalhalla: Piteå: Övriga städer: (Source) February 5, 2019
BILJETTER UTE NU!! Vem tar du med dig i sommar? ☀️ Biljettlänkar: Dalhalla: Piteå: Övriga städer: OBS! Köp endast biljetter via auktoriserade återförsäljare. (Source) February 4, 2019
Yep, still there! /P.

Per Gessle - Being With You (Official Video)

Per Gessle "Being With You" (Official Video) Guest starring Helena Josefsson Video by Mattias Gordon (C) Elevator Entertainment AB under exclusive license to... (Source) March 15, 2018

Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn.


The group’s charismatic singer, Marie Fredriksson, announced her withdrawal from touring due to health problems in the spring of 2016, shortly before the release of the group’s tenth studio album, “Good Karma”. When faced with this situation, Gessle decided to channel his energy into writing material for a Swedish solo project recorded in Nashville later that year. The recordings were made with long-time Swedish musical partners Christoffer Lundquist, Clarence Öfwerman, Anders Herrlin and Helena Josefsson, coupled with a long list of top-league American session players.


Mixing parts of the Roxette touring band with new musicians, Gessle in the summer of 2017 toured Sweden in support of the first of two mini albums from the Nashville sessions, “En vacker natt” (“A Beautiful Night”). Violin and mandolin player Malin-My Wall, drummer Andreas Dahlbäck and Ola Gustafsson on pedal steel, mandolin and guitar added a fresh touch of Americana, which merged seamlessly with the seasoned Roxette musicians Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Helena Josefsson (backing vocals).


Both the tour and the Nashville recorded album were enthusiastically received for adding new perspective and depth to Gessle’s music. – I loved playing with this band, and then it hit me—what if we could do a similar thing dedicated to Roxette music. With Marie unable to perform, all those songs would just gather dust and I was thrilled by the idea of hearing this band performing them, Per Gessle says. – Marie of course is irreplaceable, he adds. But she sends her blessings, and we both think that this could be a great way to keep the songs fresh by playing them with a slightly different twist in front of all those wonderful people that have been following us through the years.


Gessle emphasizes that the band is able to cover all aspects of Roxette music; from the hook-laden power-pop hits to the mighty ballads that still get heavy rotation on classic pop radio all over the world. And he promises to dig deep in his song-vault for some surprises as well. – Yeah, that’s really the fun part of it—I love playing the big hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “Joyride” and “How Do You Do!”, but a tour like this is also a great opportunity to rediscover some of the great, but lesser played, songs and find out what we can make of them. Just wait and see…


Dubbed “Per Gessle’s Roxette”, a European tour covering ten countries kicks off in Hamburg, Germany, on October 11. An English album -“Small Town Talk”- featuring material from the Nashville sessions (including a duet with British pop maestro Nick Lowe) as well as new recordings with the touring band, will be released internationally to coincide with the tour.


The tour will include the following stops:


11.10 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle (GER)
12.10 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (BEL)
15.10 London, Hammersmith Apollo (GBR)
16.10 Manchester, Apollo (GBR)
18.10 Wien, Stadthalle F (AUT)
19.10 Zurich, Halle 622 (SUI)
21.10 Warszawa, Stodola (POL)
22.10 Berlin, Admiralspalast (GER)
23.10 Köln, E-Werk (GER)
25.10 Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (NED)
27.10 Halmstad, Halmstad Arena
30.10 St. Petersburg, The Great Concert Hall “Oktyabrsky” (RUS)
1.11 Moscow, Krokus City Hall (RUS)
3.11 Espoo, Metro Areena (FIN)
5.11 Stockholm, Waterfront
9.11 Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena
10.11 Linköping, Saab Arena
15.11 Oslo, Sentrum Scene (NOR)
16.11 Göteborg, Scandinavium.


More gigs to come!

I’m going on a summer tour! November 21, 2016

19 dates in Sweden starting on July 6 in Helsingborg and ending on August 19 in Eskilstuna. I will perform songs from my own solo career, Gyllene Tider and Roxette! Tickets available on Thursday at:

Tour dates:
6 July Helsingborg
7 July Oskarhamn
8 July Örebro
13 July Rättvik
14 July Töreboda
15 July Karlskrona
21 July Grebbestad
22 July Göteborg
23 July Fredrikstad (Norway)
27 July Stockholm
28 July Östersund
29 July Piteå
1 Aug Borgholm
2 Aug Malmö
3 Aug Arvika
11 Aug Halmstad
12 Aug Linköping
18 Aug Uppsala
19 Aug Eskilstuna

Sjöhistoriska 8 år sen… July 23, 2015


På lördag spelar jag där igen, med Marie!

The XXX list! November 1, 2014

Here’s the XXX List! #roxxxette

But if you don’t do Spotify, here are the 100 tracks!

Paul Revere & the Raiders – Kicks
David Bowie – Let’s dance
John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
Donkeyboy – Crazysomethingnormal
Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee
Betty Everett – The shoop shoop song (It’s in his kiss)
Nick Lowe – American squirm
Air – Sexy boy
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
Tom Petty – You got lucky
The Who – Substitute
The Trashmen – Surfin’ bird
The Rolling Stones – Gimme shelter
Alma Cogan – Tennesse waltz
Meghan Trainor – All about that bass
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to love
Shocking Blue – Send me a postcard
Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
The Who – Pictures of Lily
Kirsty MacColl – Days
Ramones – I wanna be sedated
The Beach Boys – Good vibrations
Tom Petty – Learning to fly
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Nothing rhymed
Paul Revere & the Raiders – I’m not your stepping stone
Blondie – Hanging on the telephone
Linnea Henriksson – Halmstad
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine man
The Ronettes – Be my baby
Canned Heat – Going up the country
Tove Lo – My gun
Bee Gees – Stayin’ alive
Gloria Jones – Tainted love
Kim Wilde – Kids in America
The Supremes – You keep me hanging on
The Rolling Stones – Paint it black
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice
Etta James – Something’s got a hold on me
The Zombies – She’s not there
Nick Lowe – I love the sound of breaking glass
Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way
Isaac Hayes – Shaft
Ian Dury – Hit me with your rhythm stick
The Flower Pot Men – Let’s go to San Francisco
The Kinks – Lola
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream
David Bowie – Boys keep swinging
The Rolling Stones – Waiting on a friend
The Human League – Don’t you want me
Shania Twain – That don’t impress me much
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Him or me – what’s it gonna be?
Daft Punk – Get lucky
REM – What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
Chic – Le freak
Baccara – Yes sir, I can boogie
The Mamas & The Papas – California dreamin’
Nick Lowe – Marie Provost
Hot Chocolate – Brother Louie
Lily Wood and The Prick – Prayer in C
David Bowie – Sorrow
REM – Shiny happy people
The Rolling Stones – Dead flowers
Marc Bolan, T-Rex – 20th century boy
Shocking Blue – Venus
Madonna – Material girl
The Allman Brothers – Midnight rider
Four Tops – Walk away Renee
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Los Bravos – Black is black
Ramones – Beat on the brat
The Beach Boys – I get around
Buzzcocks – Ever fallen in love (With someone you shouldn’t)
Tom Petty – Refugee
The Who – Happy Jack
Four Tops – Bernadette
Shelia B. Devotion – Spacer
Canned Heat – On the road again
Dwight Tilley – Girls
Tom Petty – Too good to be true
Iggy Pop – Real wild child (Wild one)
Kristy MacColl – There’s a guy works done the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
The Supremes – Stop! In the name of love
T.Rex – Get it on
Christie – Yellow river
The Zombies – Time of the season
John Mellencamp – Small town
The Kinks – Set me free
Cher – Bang bang (My baby shot me down)
Mick Ronson – Billy Porter
Them – Gloria
The Move – Blackberry way
Mose Allison – Young man’s blues
Lobo – Me and you and a dog named boo
Fleetwood Mac – Never going back again
Hot Chocolate – Emma
Four Tops – Reach out I’ll be there
REM – Man on the moon
The Archies – Sugar, sugar
Elvis – Hound dog

MONDAY UPDATE: October 20, 2014

A.i.r.p.o.r.t. + 8 days to go until the Rox opening show in Vladivostok. Do you know anyone who’s going? I’ll be there! /P.

FRIDAY UPDATE: October 17, 2014

Last day of Rox in rehearsal mode. Sounded good. Tomorrow = Dress Rehearsal! Always scary…… /P.


Great day today, the band sounds awesome and the new guitarpicks arrived. Praise the Lord! /P.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: October 15, 2014

Lots of Rox rehearsing to do today! Shouldn’t be on the computer at all!


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO, FOLKS!!!!! September 22, 2014

Enjoy these two master blasters! /P.

ATTENTION PLEASE! September 22, 2014

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order signed copies of THE BOX OF THE YEAR!! Check out the website!!!

Sunday update September 21, 2014

Back at the Chateau T&A with MP. Just had to record some more…. /P

Signing and signing… September 20, 2014
Most important! September 18, 2014
1,000 copies?! September 9, 2014


Just heard I’m going to sign AT LEAST 1000 copies of THE PER GESSLE ARCHIVES-BOX. Phew!!
I’m gonna enjoy every minute of it!!!
There’s still time to order your signed copy, dears!
Check out the homepage:
The Per Gessle Archives


INGEN KLUNK! September 6, 2014


Tyvärr blev det ingen Klunk på Systemet pga problem med rätten till namnet. Nu kommer dock de ädla dryckerna att heta det fabulösa och lätt självklara namnet FRU NORDIN istället.
Det fanns ju en låt på EN HÄNDIG MAN-plattan som hette så, remember? Nu är hon igång igen och bjussar på sej själv via denna goda alkoholfria dryck.
FRU NORDIN VITT släpps på Systemet den 1 oktober. Och har vi lite tur så kommer den att finnas på lite olika ICA Maxi ställen i Sverige inom kort också. FRU NORDIN ROSÉ och FRU NORDIN SKUMPA ligger på lur. Stay tuned, folks! /P.

The Per Gessle Archives is live! September 3, 2014


On this brand new site Per Gessle Archives you can get all the info you want and possibly can handle regarding… the Archives! Volumes 3 & 4 are now out.

THE LP is done!!! And it smells good! August 12, 2014

The Roxette Demos, vol. 5 – VINYL

S I D E 1 :
1. Crush On You (T&A Demo – Jul 30, 1998)
2. Anyone/I Love How You Love Me (T&A Demo – Jul 26, 1998)
3. The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain)(T&A Demo – Oct 2, 1997)
4. One Wish (T&A Demo – May 20, 2006)
5. Fool (T&A Demo – Dec 27, 1999)
6. Staring At The Ground (T&A Demo – Aug 29, 1997)

S I D E 2 :
7. Come Back (Before You Leave) (T&A Demo – April 4, 1990)
8. (I Could Never) Give You Up (T&A Demo – Dec 18, 1987)
9. Dangerous (T&A Demo – Feb 11, 1987)
10. The Heart Shaped Sea #2 (T&A Demo – May, 1991)
11. Joyrider (T&A Demo – May 22, 1990)
12. Dansar nerför ditt stup i rekordfart (Soul Deep) (T&A Demo – May 7, 1986)