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In Memoriam: Longtime Canadian fan Cory Mistysyn, 32

Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on December 30, 2010 to .

It is with profound sadness that The Daily Roxette learned yesterday of the death of Cory Mistysyn, a longtime fan of Roxette and Per Gessle and loyal reader of this newspaper. Cory, who passed away on November 11th at the age of 32, was himself a talented singer/songwriter who deeply admired Per's music.  "Per is a genius," Cory once wrote, "and part of that shows in his ability to choose extremely talented people to work with."

Cory, who lived in Toronto, was an active participant in the original Roxette Mailing List (RML),  and then migrated here to the TDR SmallTalk forum. His comments on RML and TDR were usually about technical aspects of the arrangements and about production values. In person, he was soft-spoken, gentle, and always sincere. He was known to have an impressive Roxette/Gessle collection, especially of demos and other somewhat "rare" items as his biggest interest was in the process of how Per would come up with an idea, and then move it along towards a finished product. In his lifetime, Cory managed to attend several Roxette concerts and was most recently seen enjoying Per's "Party Crasher" show in London (see photo).

The cause of death was not stated in the published obituary.

Radio Halland’s annual interview with Per Gessle today

Written by Jud on December 28, 2010 to .

Pelle Hörmander's  traditional after-Christmas interview with Per Gessle will be aired today on Radio Halland during the program Konsekvens, which runs from 15:03 and 16:45 CET. The interview with Per is expected at around 15:30.

You can listen to Radio Halland online.

Thanks Tomasz Wysocki and Roxette Latinamerica for the information. re-done

Written by tevensso on December 26, 2010 to and . Source:

SÖDERHAMN - Roxette's own homepage,, has gotten a long overdue and much needed overhaul. Head on over and take a look!

Exclusive for TDR’s readers, courtesy of Per Gessle

Written by tevensso on December 25, 2010 to and . Source: PG.

She’s got nothing on (but the radio)

What she got she got to give it to somebody
What she got she got to give it to someone
It’s not a case of growin’ up or lots of money
It’s just the fundamental twist of the sun

What she got she got to let somebody find it (- “Really?”)
What she got is not for her to keep alone (- “Oh!”)
Nobody’s got a clue if there is such a reason (- “Yea?”)
Why she wanna play it o-on her own

She’s got nothing on but the radio
She’s a passion play
And like the break of day
She takes my breath away

What she got she got to give to some contender
What she got is just like gold dust on a shelf
And no one’s got a clue what’s on her brave agenda
Why she wanna keep it keep it to herself

She’s got nothing on but the radio
It’s a passion play
And like the break of day
She takes my breath away

Who did the painting on my wall?
Who left a poem down the hall?
Oh I don’t understand at all, he-he-hey

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© gessle / jimmy fun music / august 2009

Merry X from Rox

Written by tevensso on December 22, 2010 to and . Source: Santa.

THE NORTH POLE - Is Santa Claus an Eskimo masochist? The q is relevant since it’s sooooo cold in Sweden right now we poor Swedes can hardly breathe. All guitars are out of tune, thank God for the blankets we found in a closet at the Tits & Ass Studio the other day.

Anyway, we just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. 2010 has certainly been a fab year for us. We managed to finish the Charm School-album. I finally got my favorite pasta-dish right. Marie learned how to ski. I cracked the Top 10 on the go-kart track. Marie found her Trash & Vaudeville-pants from 1989 at the dry-cleaners. We did seven super shows in Europe. And there is more to come next year you know that. Plenty.

The new single will officially hit Planet Earth January 7 but knowing you guys you’re probably already tired of it by then… Charm School begins Feb 10.

So… thanks for all your support, we need that from time to time. Yea, we do appreciate your unconditional love now and forever (sounds like a song…).

See y’all somewhere around the globe next year. We promise to do our best to bring a smile to your faces. Have a great X and a most charming new year. Don’t drink and drive.

Love from Per & Marie

30 second snippet of “Radio”

Written by tevensso on December 19, 2010 to , and . Source: has published a snippet of Roxette's new single "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)".

What she got she got to let somebody find it
– "Really?"
What she got is not for her to keep alone
– "Oh!"
Nobody’s got a clue if there is such a reason
Why she wanna play it o-on her own

She’s got nothing on but the radio
She’s a passion play
And like the break of day
She takes my breath away…

“Charm School” deluxe

Written by tevensso on December 17, 2010 to and . Source: PG.

STOCKHOLM - The deluxe edition of "Charm School" includes a second, live, CD and The Daily Roxette can now publish the track list:

1 Dressed For Success
2 Sleeping In My Car
3 Wish I Could Fly
4 7twenty7
5 Perfect Day
6 Things Will Never Be The Same
7 How Do You Do!/Dangerous
8 Silver Blue
9 Joyride
10 Listen To Your Heart
11 The Look
12 Church Of Your Heart

Live in St. Petersburg, Halmstad & Stavanger.

The extra bonus track of the iTunes edition of "Charm School" is "It Must Have Been Love". Per also mentions that there will be no bonus tracks on the LP edition, but the sleeve is "tougher than tough". And finally Per says the radio and release date of the single is "January 7, and nothing else."

Tour plan so far, updated

Written by tevensso on December 16, 2010 to and . Source: d&d management.

28 Feb Tatneft Arena Kazan, Russia

3 March Palace of Sports Samara, Russia
5 March Palace of Sports Yekaterinburg, Russia
7 March Siberia Arena Novosibirsk, Russia
10 March Exhibition Center Kiev, Ukraine
12 March Minsk Arena Minsk, Belarus
14 March Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
16 March Arena Riga Riga, Latvia
18 March Saku Hall Tallinn, Estonia

Read more…

Macca at the Apollo

Written by tevensso on December 14, 2010 to and .

NYC - Per Gessle was spotted at the Apollo in Harlem, New York City last night at a concert by Sir Paul Macca McCartney. The concert celebrated 20 million Sirius XM subscribers. Per was in good company; Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Richards, Steve Buscemi etc. The list is endless. Per says Macca opened with "Magical Mystery Tour" and comments "hard to beat!"

Russian TV next

Written by tevensso on December 12, 2010 to , and .

MOSCOW - Roxette has been in Moscow, Russia doing TV for new year's eve. Unfortunately there will be no "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" as Roxette recorded "The Look" and "Sleeping in My Car", and probably not live. Per comments to TDR that it was "great fun with great people" and adds on Twitter that Roxette will see its Russian fans again in March.


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