Dolores creates new friendship

December 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores creates new friendship  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to reports out of the Italian newspaper “Avvenire”, Dolores has formed a new relationship, both personal and professional, resulting from this month’s IX Concerto di Vaticano in Natale. During the preparations, orchestra director Renato Serio was immediately overwhelmed with Dolores’s voice, later saying that it is remarkably “soft but at the same time strong and powerful”. Dolores was equally pleased to make his acquaintance, promising to stay in touch. She also hinted that the two may collaborate sometime in the future to produce some “strange and charming” orchestrated material.

Thanks to Oxygen for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Baltimore “Mistletoe Meltdown” photos!!

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on Baltimore “Mistletoe Meltdown” photos!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mix 106.5 has posted memory-inspiring photos from the December 8th performance at Batimore’s Mistletoe Meltdown 2001. WOHOO!!
Look for more photos in the coming days!

   

Source: Mix 106.5

The Cranberries @ “Santapalooza” photo

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries @ “Santapalooza” photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries performed at Tampa’s “Santapalooza” earlier this month as part of the band’s holiday radio festival tour, sponsored by Star 97.5
This pic was taken backstage with one of the station’s hosts, John Stewart, at the gig.

Source: Star 97.5

The Cranberries @ “Jingle Mingle” photos

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries @ “Jingle Mingle” photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Providence’s “Jingle Mingle 2001” on December 10th was one of several venues that The Cranberries played at earlier this month for their promotional US radio tour. Below are photos taken from 92 Pro FM… you can also visit their website to download Jingle Mingle 2001 wallpaper, with of course, The Cranberries!

Source: 92 Pro FM

WUASTC goes platinum

December 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on WUASTC goes platinum  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the official Italian Cranberries site, Cranberriesitalia.it, The Cranberries’s new album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has sold over one million copies worldwide since its October release (with 140,000 copies in Italy alone). For comparison, the band’s fourth album “Bury the Hatchet” (released April 1999) sold 5 million worldwide in a year’s time.

Source: Cranberriesitalia.it

Italian “TITO” release date

December 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Italian “TITO” release date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the official Italian Cranberries site, Cranberriesitalia.it, the two versions of “Time is Ticking Out” (2 track and 4 track) will be released in Italy on January 11, 2002. If the past is any indication, releases throughout Europe and the rest of the world should come then or shortly thereafter.

In related news, the video for “Time is Ticking Out” premiered today in Italy on MTV’s Total Request Live. The video premiered several days ago in Canada, and will have its US premiere on January 7th.

Source: Cranberriesitalia.it

“Analyse” best of 2001 Portuguese nomination

December 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” best of 2001 Portuguese nomination  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Analyse” is nominated as one of the Best of 2001 on the Portuguese radio show “Rádio Comercial”. The song has been a Powerplay Song on the station since its release. The station is allowing listeners to vote online here. Needless to say, your vote is appreciated!

“Animal Instinct” finished in the top 20 of 1999, coming in at number 15.
Thanks to Bruno Malveiro for the news.

Source: Exclusive

More French Windows XP propaganda

December 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on More French Windows XP propaganda  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported little less than a month ago, Microsoft France has begun distributing Demo CDs cross-promoting “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. The CDs are enhanced with XP trial content, including a free 30-second download of the title track from “Wake Up” (requiring Windows Media 7). The track is provided by an additional sponsor, E-compil, where users can “telecharge” downloaded tracks. Below is a screenshot from the demo’s application.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Article in “Vale”

December 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Article in “Vale”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

There’s an article in the new issue of “Vale” which highlights the previous friction between Dolores and The Corrs, it’s it’s not very complimentary towards Dolores. It should be noted that Dolores has very recently publicly reconciled with her Irish kinsman and they now hold no grudges towards each other.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Where to watch The Pope performance?

December 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on Where to watch The Pope performance?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O' Riordan

If you’re like us freaks here at Zombieguide, you’re pulling your hair out trying to figure out where exactly on TV, etc, you can watch the IX Concerto di Vaticano in Natale, where Dolores performed four songs for Pope John Paul II. Unfortunately, it seems that North American viewers (along with much of the rest of the world) has been largely excluded from its broadcast, despite, according to the BBC, that it will be broadcasted to over 200 million people.

All of the media outlets that we know of to be carrying the concert are based in Europe. Here are the ones that will be airing the concert, all on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day:

Television:
Tara Digital (UK)
TVE La 2 (Spain)
Gran Vía (Spain)
Canale5 (Italy)
KTO (France) (Thanks to Dan)

Radio:
RTL 102.5 (Italy)

If you know of any television, satellite, or radio station that will be broadcasting the Christmas Concert at the Vatican (especially in North America!), please email us.

Partial Source: Cranberries of Prat

Private NRJ performance planned for January

December 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on Private NRJ performance planned for January  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

French radio station “NRJ” (pronounced “energy” with a thick French accent) is gearing up for a private Cranberries gig in their studios, coming up on January 19, 2002. Tickets will not be available for sale to the general public, but attendees will be able to obtain tickets by listening and participating in NRJ contests. The contest to win tickets for the intimate gig begins next week for the Paris-based station.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

New songs in late 2002!!

December 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on New songs in late 2002!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

To commemorate the launch of the Terra network in Brazil, Dolores and Fergal were scheduled to participate in a web chat with fans. Unfortunately, Dolores was out buying last-minute Christmas gifts for her children, and was stuck in traffic, leaving Noel to do the chat alone.

One bit of very interesting and exciting news arose — that the band holds a bit more in store for 2002 than just a “greatest hits” compilation. Here’s what was said:

Marcelo S. Nery, of Belo Horizonte (MG), says:
On the site ZombieGuide, I read a news article that that said you will go to launch a new album in 2002. Will it be a compilation of the best songs of these past 10 years of your career or will it be an album with new songs?

 

The Cranberries [Noel] 14:33:04:
Yes, the new disk will be launched by December and will have our biggest hits and, we hope, new songs

Partial Source: Terra (Brazil)

Dolores meets Pope John Paul II – photos

December 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores meets Pope John Paul II – photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Associated Press has begun circulating more incredible photos from Dolores O’Riordan’s performance for Pope John Paul II last Saturday. One of the pictures, seen below, is a powerful one of Dolores’s hand reaching out to the Pope’s, taken from the press conference last Friday (December 14th). Also seen are another performance photo, as well as a shot of the 67-piece orchestra that played on the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Source: AP

Boston “Holiday Hoedown 2001” photos

December 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Boston “Holiday Hoedown 2001” photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mix 98.5 has posted some great photos taken from The Cranberries performance at Boston’s “Holiday Hoedown” at the Fleet Center earlier this month. Check ’em out below!

Source: Mix 98.5

Not something you see every day…

December 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Not something you see every day…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

So this may not be news (ok, fine, it’s anti-news), but we know you’d be interested in seeing it anyway. Zombieguide has dug up a bit of an antiquity — an article from the October 26, 1991 issue of “Melody Maker”. The Cranberries are featured on the front of the issue with the caption, “Flying Sauces! The Cranberries take off”, and has one of the earliest interviews with the band printed, promoting their “first single”, “Uncertain”. It’s a rare glimpse at the young band (when they all aged about 19), and has a most interesting description of Dolores’s humble kitchen.
(Webmasters: These scans are exclusive, so please do not take them without giving proper credit to Zombieguide.com)

(No longer available, see CW Magazines section to find this particular issue!!)

Source: Exclusive

“TITO” US promo CDs issued

December 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” US promo CDs issued  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records has issued and sent promotional discs for “Time is Ticking Out” to American radio outlets this week. The disc contains the same two tracks as its European counterpart, namely:

1. Time is Ticking Out (Album Version)
2. Time is Ticking Out (Marius de Vries Remix Edit)

It looks like the art department over at MCA was a bit on the lazy side for this one — the CD (which has no cover art) contains the same design as the “Analyse” promo.

Source: Exclusive

US premiere of “TITO” video on Oxygen

December 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on US premiere of “TITO” video on Oxygen  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’s new video “Time is Ticking Out” will premiere in the United States early next month on Oxygen, on the premiere episode of the second series of “Daily Remix”. The half-hour show is “dedicated to music from every genre”. The Cranberries performed for Oxygen earlier this fall during their US promo tour, and perhaps they’ll become a semi-frequent staple for the women’s network.

The premiere episode of “Daily Remix”‘s second series, which will air the “TITO” video, broadcasts on January 7, 2002 at 10:30PM.

Source: Press Release

Pope performance: First images, new info

December 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Pope performance: First images, new info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Italian news agency Ansa has posted two photos from Dolores’s performance for Pope John Paul II on Saturday evening.

Also, we have some more details from Friday’s press conference. Apparently, Dolores got the chance to meet the Pope for the engagement prior to the press conference, and that she was “deeply moved” to have met him.

Thanks to Francesca for the info.

Source: Ansa

Dolores performs 4 songs at Vatican

December 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores performs 4 songs at Vatican  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Cranberries Official Website has updated with some brief news of Dolores’s performance at the Vatican.

Dolores in fact performed four songs for Pope John Paul II, two in addition to the two she was scheduled to play. They were, namely:

1. Analyse
2. Panis Angelicus
3. Little Drummer Boy
4. Silent Night

The four songs were played with a 67-piece orchestra that accompanied all of the artists performing, which included Terence Trent D’Arby, Westlife and Russell Watson among many others. It is uncertain if all four songs will be broadcasted during the Chirstmas Eve worldwide broadcast.

The Cranberries Official Website has also updated with a few more European tour dates for next spring, spanning Germany, Norway, France, and other countries.

Source: The Cranberries Official Website

Dolores performs for The Pope!

December 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores performs for The Pope!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As planned, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan performed solo last night for Pope John Paul II last night in the Vatican as part of the annual Vatican Christmas concert, which is now in its 19th installment. The show is part of a charity to build new churches around Rome. The concert was filmed, and, according to the BBC, will be broadcasted to well over 200 million people around the world. Dolores was slated to play two songs, “Analyse” and “Panis Angelicus”.

Irish popstars Westlife were added to the billing at the last minute, and met the Pope in a private audience with him. A press conference was held on Friday, which Dolores attended in a lovely violet dress. She told the press that she was honored to have been invited to the prestigious performance. You can click here to watch a video of the press conference, but Dolores does not make an appearance in the video.

“They asked for Dolores personally, they wanted her to appear on her own. The invitation was accepted,” said Dolores’s husband, Don Burton, prior to the press conference.

In addition to the broadcast on the Italian channel Canal 5, the show will also be on the Italian radio station RTL 102.5, and on TV on Tara Digital in the UK (Christmas Day). The concert will also be on several other channels throughout the globe.

We should have much more news about the concert soon, so check back, and be sure to check your local listings for the broadcast around December 24th.

Sources: BBC, KW Musica, Irish Examiner

“TITO” single 2-track, 4-track tracklistings

December 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” single 2-track, 4-track tracklistings  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has received the first word of the tracklistings for the upcoming “Time is Ticking Out” single.

2-Track Version:
1. Time Is Ticking Out (Album version)
2. Loud And Clear (Live at Vicar Street, November 11th, 2000)

4-Track Version:
1. Time is Ticking Out (Album version)
2. Time is Ticking Out Remix (Marius De Vries Long Version)
3. Shattered (Live at Vicar Street, November 11th, 2000)
4. Analyse (video)

We still don’t have a firm release date for the single, but judging from the relevance of this information, it should be quite soon.

Thanks to Electric Blue for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Crans on cover of “Network 40” mag

December 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans on cover of “Network 40” mag  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are on the cover of a recent issue of the US-based industry-only magazine “Network 40”, and includes a 2-page article on the band and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.
Check out a scan of the cover below.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse: The Remixes” German 3-track promo released

December 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse: The Remixes” German 3-track promo released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA has released a 3-track promo CD in Germany of the three different mixes of “Analyse”, including the elusive “Oceanic Long Version”. The CD also has some unique art; although it has the same photo as the common “Analyse” single, it does not include the Thorgerson-induced red spots found on the previous promo.

The tracklisting is:

1. Analyse (Oceanic Radio Edit)
2. Analyse (Oceanic Long Version)
3. Analyse (Album Version)

Check out some scans of the art and CD, below.

Source: Exclusive

Edge 102 performance photos

December 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on Edge 102 performance photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Edge 102 has posted performance photos from last week in Toronto, where The Cranberries played three songs live on the air and participated in an interview. Zombieguide staffer Tara is in one of these shots, though I suppose she’ll have to show me which one. Although, she should be sharing her own exclusive photos sometime soon, so check back. For now, click below…

Source: Edge 102

2002 setlist expected to “surprise the public”

December 11, 2001  |  Comments Off on 2002 setlist expected to “surprise the public”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In an interview taken two weeks ago for Navegalia.com, The Cranberries revealed that they’ve been practicing heavily and that next spring, eager fans will be in store for a few surprises in the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 World Tour.

Q: Next March you’re coming to perform in Spain. What will your concerts be like?
A: We expect to really surprise the public. We’ve been rehearsing for three weeks and we’ve decided to include alot of old songs because it’s been awhile since we’ve played them and we want to bring them back.

Another question revealed some new information about the oft-speculated “greatest hits” compilation (of which the Crans released a promo version of earlier this year, titled “Preserved”).

Q: After five discs, have you planned to release a compilation?
A: Yes, we think we’ll do it around this time next year (2002).

For the full interview, click here. (Link no longer available)
Thanks to INNER for the tip.

Source: Navegalia.com

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