MTV Latin America names Crans in “Top 5 of 1996”

April 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV Latin America names Crans in “Top 5 of 1996”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have been featured on a regularly-airing show on MTV Latin America. The show, titled “Top 5 Interactivo” (or “Interactive Top 5”) showcases a different top 5 list every show. One of the newest shows highlights the “Top 5 Female Artists of 1996.” A video was shown from each artist. The final result was:

5. Jewel
4. Sheryl Crow
3. The Cranberries
2. Garbage
1. No Doubt

Source: Exclusive

Irish Times places The Cranberries in richest “30 or under”

April 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Irish Times places The Cranberries in richest “30 or under”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Irish Times reported this week that many of Ireland’s best-known artists are accumulating gobs of cash due to a clause in Irish taxing laws. The clause, which exempts taxes from arists’ royalty fees, allows artists to keep all of the individual royalty fees from each album sold, usually about £3 (approx. $4.30) per album.

One category in the Sunday Times’ annual Richest 100 survey is richest “aged 30 or under” in Ireland, where The Cranberries place in the Top 10. The newspaper reports that each member of the band has a personal wealth of £38 ($55) million each, which would make a total of more than £152 ($218) million. This figure far exceeds Q Magazine’s £60 million estimate that we reported last week (click here). Irish people who made their wealth entirely outside the British Isles were excluded from the annual survey.

Source: The Irish Times

Dolores to appear on RTÉ1’s “Late Late Show”

April 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores to appear on RTÉ1’s “Late Late Show”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

No doubt while filming the segment for Ireland’s Greatest Hits a few days ago for the network RTÉ, Dolores also agreed to do an interview for the “Late Late Show”. The interview will air in Ireland tomorrow, April 27th, 2001 at 9:30 PM on RTÉ1.

Dolores will no doubt be discussing the new album in the interview, so it would be excellent if someone could watch the interview and give us a detailed account of it! If you’re certain that you can do so, please please email me beforehand.

In related news, the series “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” has begun airing on the Emerald Isle. Note that the series has 13 parts, and the episode with Dolores has not aired yet. The pilot episode aired this Monday and featured The Corrs, Larry Cunningham, and others. You can visit the official Ireland’s Greatest Hits page here. (Link no longer available)

Sources: Cranberries Official International Homepage, RTÉ Online

Dolores films “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” segment

April 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores films “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” segment  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In another of their mailing list exclusives, the official page has updated with the status of the current recording as well as an interview done yesterday.

Dolores yesterday filmed a segment for the television station RTE (Irish National Television). You’ll recall station created and first aired the “From a Whisper to a Scream” documentary last year (now on DVD in the US). The new special, however, is titled “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” and will showcase the biggest international hit singles from Irish artists. The Cranberries segment will feature “Zombie”. Currently, the program is only scheduled to air in Ireland. Airing dates will be announced at least two weeks in advance.

And now… on to the new that’s on everybody’s mind — the fifth album. As promised, the band entered the studio on Monday. Thus far, the group has recorded backing tracks for four new songs at Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios.

And lastly, the page has posted a new picture of the band from 1996 taken from the “Free to Decide” tour rehersals in Santa Monica, CA.


“Free to Decide” tour rehersals – Santa Monica, CA

Source: Cranberries Official International Homepage

Crans invited to perform at Dublin AIDS Benefit

April 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans invited to perform at Dublin AIDS Benefit  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Irish News, a leading Belfast newspaper, reports that The Cranberries, among other gigantic Irish acts have been invited to perform this September at a charity benefit gig in Dublin.

The list of bands is still tentative, but current hopefuls are the Cranberries, George Michael, and the Hothouse Flowers. For those who know their trivia, the Cranberries were the opening act for the Hothouse Flowers’ tour in 1993. Yet the committee is still attempting to sign on the biggest Irish act of them all, yes, U2. But there are a few snags in U2’s schedule — the demand for the band is so high that a nearby show in late August had already sold out in 45 minutes. To compensate, U2 has scheduled a second date on September 2nd, which still must be approved by the Meath County Council. The new date may compete ticket sales for the AIDS benefit.

If all goes as planned, the benefit will take place at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland on September 8, 2001. The date, which was reported by the Sunday Business Post, is still tentative. If the Cranberries do decide to attend, it will coincide conveniently with the band’s August-September media tour. According to the Irish Times, “The Phoenix Park date will be one of the biggest events of its kind in Ireland.” A spokeswoman for U2 commented that nothing has been confirmed yet.

Source: Irish News

“Q” reports Cranberries’ £60 Million fortune

April 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Q” reports Cranberries’ £60 Million fortune  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The British press are many times known for their controversial “news”, and this article is no exception. In a recent issue, the prominent British music magazine Q reported that the band’s cumulative fortune now tops £60 million, or about $86 million US.

The last time the magazine made such a statement was in April 1999, when it said that Dolores’s own personal wealth was over £30 million. Dolores, in typical style, discounted the claim as “exaggerated” in the same article.

So it’s no suprise to hear the band’s official reaction. In an interview, Noel laughed at the question, “Why aren’t you living like millionaires?”. He quipped in response, “If it was true we would!” Then, after a break for laughing, “I don’t know where they get these figures from — they’re too fuzzy.”

Fergal, alongside Noel, quickly explained, “Even if it was true, it wouldn’t make a difference at the end of the day. What would you do? Sit at home and do nothing? We enjoy our lives, we enjoy making music, we enjoy making new records. The money isn’t why we started doing it, it’s just an added bonus.”

Partial Source: Q Magazine

The Cranberries say new album is “Like Moving On”

April 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries say new album is “Like Moving On”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As the second recording session for The Cranberries’s yet unnamed fifth album goes underway, Dolores recently gave some insight into the new recording to MTV Italy prior to the last leg of the 2000 Loud and Clear Tour.

Dolores, seated alongside drummer Fergal, sat comfortably in front of a quaint old-world style brick oven. Her hair, as random as the weather, was a natural dark brown, extending all the way to her shoulders while she fashioned rather depressive yet striking black eyeliner.

“We’ve got a few shows lined up for the summer [2000], but it’s kind of an exciting time because we’re starting to create the new album, the next album. So it’s a lovely time whereupon you don’t know what’s around the corner, you don’t know what kind of songs you’re gonna write. Like, we have a few, but it’s very exciting ‘cos it’s kind of like moving on and starting a whole you thing, you know? So it’s kind of like beginning again in a way.”

Fergal, chiming in beside her, noted that just like before, family is still priority. Half of the time with the band, half of the time at home.

Yet the phrase “moving on” holds promise to all those fans who were even slightly disappointed with “Bury the Hatchet”. But exactly what kind of sound can we expect? Last year’s audience-recorded sound clips were but a mere blurred snapshot of a big picture. However, the official page notes that “Pretty Eyes”, one of the few announced titles will be a slow ballad compared to other “fiestier” pieces on the recording. And lets not forget that the band promised a string quartet will be included, as was done on the band’s early works, which hints at an orchestral quality of sorts.

But to truly know, patient fans will have to wait a few months to find out.

The 2001 Cranberry award nominations

April 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on The 2001 Cranberry award nominations  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The nominees for the 2001 Cranberry Awards have been announced, and Zombieguide is once again nominated in several categories!
Zombieguide USA is currently nominated in the following categories:
Best Cran-Web in World, Best Cran-Web in America, Best Cran-Web in English, and Cran-Web with Best Contents. Zombieguide Europe is nominted in the Best Cran-Web in Europe category. Also, Zombieguide South America is nomited in the category for Cran-Web with Best Contents. We were quite pleased with last year’s results — we won the “Blue Berry” for Best Cran-Web in World and the Best Cran-Web in English, while Zombieguide South America won the Cran- Web with Best Contents. So show your support for Zombieguide and vote now at the 2001 Cranberry Awards. Voting is open until November.

More on the LAM article

April 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on More on the LAM article  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It’s not a whole lot, but The Herald has scrounged together a tad of information regarding the “Living Abroad Magazine” article reported yesterday. In addition to the article about the one and only Cranberries, the write-up also includes a black and white photo of the band.

If you’ve got any information about this or any other recent magazine/newspaper article about the band, or any other Cran news for that matter, don’t hesitate to e-mail The Cranberries Herald. As always, you’ll be credited for your submission!

Rehearsals begin for second recording session

April 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on Rehearsals begin for second recording session  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to Fergal on The Cranberries Official Site, the band has now begun rehearsals for their second and final recording session for their upcoming fifth album, still untitled. Guitarist Noel, who was absent for the rehersals in late March, returned to Ireland on the 2nd of this month to join the band. Recording is scheduled to pick up again on Monday.

On a site note, Fergal also noted that he attended a concert of The Stereo MC’s two weeks ago in Limerick. “It was their second gig in seven years (the first being the previous night in Galway) although going by their performance you wouldn’t suspect it. Well worth checking out if you are in the mood for a good boogie!”

Also, if you’ve got a band that you’re trying to publicize, Fergal’s also got some tips on sending out demo tapes, so check out the official page if you’re interested.

Source: Official Cranberries Homepage

The Cranberries featured in UK’s “LAM” magazine

April 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries featured in UK’s “LAM” magazine  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are featured in the March 16th issue of the UK magazine LAM, “Living Abroad Magazine”. The ‘Berries are part of a cover article on Irish music. The Corrs have stolen the cover image with a very large color photo, but the inside article features U2, Morrissey, The Cranberries and others.

We will have more info about the actual content of the article if and when it’s made available. If you have scans or info about the article, please drop us a line!

You can also visit the uninformative LAM Online website if you’ve got too much time on your hands.

Timbaland expresses interest in working with The Cranberries

April 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on Timbaland expresses interest in working with The Cranberries  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

After being named Top R&B/Hip-Hop Producer in Billboard’s year-end 2000 issue, the magazine recently sat down with Timbaland to discuss his current projects and aspirations. The producer has a long list of titles, including production, remixing, and writing credits.

Timbaland, aka Tim Mosely, can be found gracing the liner notes of some of the largest R&B and Rap artists, such as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, and Magoo. But more recently, he has been eyeing the rock scene. He has recently worked with Beck, Limp Bizkit, and No Doubt, three widely diverse rock acts indeed.

“I want to work with rock artists,” he says. “No Doubt, Metallica, The Cranberries — her [Dolores O’Riordan] voice is so gorgeous. I would work with Björk too. I can do them all. It’s where I’m at right now, creatively.”

To make things more interesting, The Cranberries too have recently considered the possibility of a remix album. Drummer Fergal Lawler commented last November, “We have talked about doing a remix album at some stage in the future, it would be an interesting experience.”

Source: Billboard.com

Album recording to restart in 2 weeks

April 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on Album recording to restart in 2 weeks  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’s official page has updated, relaying the current status of the album-in-progress. As planned, the band minus Noel met last week with producer Stephen Street. Dolores and the rest of the band have been writing several bits and pieces since the group adjourned their last recording session in September. Street says that he “loved” the new pieces, which is a good sign for us all.

The band will once again return to Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios on April 16th to record the second batch of tracks for the yet-unnamed fifth album. As you will recall, the band’s first batch of songs were mixed last December in Dublin.

In other news, congratulations to guitarist Noel Hogan on the delivery of his second daughter, Sophie Hogan, on March 26th, 2001, in London. As you probably know, Noel was absent from last week’s rehersal due to his wife’s pregnancy.

And finally, we have a photo of Stephen Street from last week’s session.

The Cranberries Press