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Magnus Börjeson for ROxette.ro

1. How did you get to play bass?
I was offered a bass for 125 SEK from an older guy in my neighbourhood. I was a drummer but my best friend had a larger drum kit so I thought... go for it!
Turned out I got the bass for 80 SEK. What a bargain! I was 10 years old.

2. How did you meet Per?
I met him through Christoffer. I helped out with computer stuff on Mazarin. I still don't know if my job is bass player or Mac-tech-support.

3. How is it to work with him?
Brilliant! He's a great guy.

4. Do you know Marie as well?
I've met her a couple of times. She's very nice.

5. When was the first time you heard a Roxette song? What did you think of it?
I heard "Never Ending Love" on the radio when it came out. I thought it sounded very "non-Swedish" and I liked that.

6. How is life in a tour?
It's all fun and games.

7. Tell us something funny about yourself.
I'm a bald guy with long hair.

8. How are the recording sessions?
It's mostly Christoffer and Clarence. Until they run into Mac-problems.

9. Do you add some personal touch on each song? Some personal style?
I'm the bass player live. I guess I'm adding something. What it is? I haven't the faintest...

10. In what way does Per’s music relate to your kind of music?
He has his roots in 60s and 70s pop music and so do I. We have a lot of common ground there.

11. Do you play only pop music, or do you prefer another type of music?
The last couple of years I've done a lot of music for film and TV. I really enjoy that. Making music that is not about you and yourself can be very liberating :-)

Christoffer Lundquist for ROxette.ro!

1. How did you get involved in the music industry? By chance. In 1991 a friend of mine (David Birde) who played in a band called Brainpool that none had ever heard about asked me if I could be the stand-in for their bass player. He was going to do military service for a year. So I joined them and when the time came for the original bassist to come back I'd gotten so involved in the music the rest of the band felt I should stay permanently. I did and two years later we released our first album. 2. What kind of music has an influence on your creations? Any kind of music really. I do have a especially strong love for pop and rock music made roughly between 1965 and 1975. In that period there was so much amazing music made I can't believe it. The Beatles, The Who, Crosby,Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, Dr.John, The Band, Genesis, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, Simon and Garfunkel etc etc etc. This list could fill the whole page if I would continue...and all the soul music recorded in this period, the Motown stuff, Stax, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin...not to speak of country music from the same period: Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton. Fantastic music! But I listen to so much different music from any period including contemporary music and classical music. To tell you the truth I'm a totally single-minded music nerd. I'm really not interested in anything else. After a 12-14 hour working day in the studio I often wind down by - listening to music! 3. How did you meet Per and Marie?
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