“Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment

February 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

VH1 released a press release yesterday stating that The Cranberries would be one of the many artists featured in a new line of VH1 shows to air next week. New material about the band hasn’t been seen on American TV since MTV2’s late-night “Label Block” back in November.

The brand-new Pop-Up Video for “Zombie” will premiere next Thursday night, alongside videos for Matchbox Twenty’s “Mad Season,” Dave Matthews Band’s “I Did It,” Dido’s “Thank You,” and Starship’s “Sara.”

Pop-Up Video, which reveals interesting did-you-know facts about the videos and their bands, has become a staple of VH1’s programming, making even the worst of 80’s pop most entertaining. Ironically, although Zombie is considered the band’s most popular hit, it is actually the fourth video to be used on the show, with “Dreams,” “Linger,” and “Ode to My Family” all preceding it.

The “Zombie” Pop-Up Video will premiere next Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 PM EST
Don’t forget to watch!

Source: Press Release

Atlanta tour date revealed

February 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on Atlanta tour date revealed  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Online megaresource Pollstar has revealed a second tour date for The Cranberries’ upcoming North American leg of the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee World Tour 2002. According to the site, the band is slated to play at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 30th in Atlanta, GA. No word yet on ticket sales, but Zombieguide will keep you informed.

Source: Pollstar

Fergal interview in “La Provence”

February 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Fergal interview in “La Provence”  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler was last Tuesday’s issue of the French newspaper “La Provence,” one of many in a string of new Cranberries interviews in the past week. This article, from the February 19th issue of the paper, is entirely in French, but you can view it below anyway.

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Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Dolores and Noel on VH1 UK’s 100 greatest albums

February 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on VH1 UK’s 100 greatest albums  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan appeared yesterday in VH1 UK’s multi- hour special “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Dolores was the first to appear on the show, commenting on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill.” Dolores noted that she thought the chorus of “You Oughta Know” sounded similar to that of “Zombie,” and then said that the “imitation” was very flattering. She also noted that “Jagged Little Pill” was the center of a large amount of hype, and that Alanis never followed it up with the same amount of force.

Dolores and Noel later appeared in the same episode to give their comments on The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” LP (In case you’re lacking on your Cranberries History, The Smiths were an important musical influence on the band). Dolores asked Noel what his favorite song from the LP was, to which he responded, “There is a Light that Never Goes Out.” Dolores agreed, noting that the track was indeed “beautiful.”

Note, interestingly enough, this is a different “100 Greatest Albums” list than what is shown on VH1 in the US, as neither “Jagged Little Pill” nor “The Queen is Dead” made it to the US list. Thanks to Stewart for the news.

Source: Exclusive

New Dolores photos

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on New Dolores photos  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Bild has posted some brand new Dolores photos, which appear to be taken from the newest issue of “Action” magazine. The first looks to have been taken on the “Loud and Clear” World Tour, while the second is from a recent performance on Top of the Pops. The third is also another brand new picture of Dolores.

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Source: Bild

Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

If you missed yesterday’s Bild chat with Mike, Noel, and Fergal or if you just don’t speak German, well then, you’re in luck. We’ve got the whole chat archived for you and even translated into English.

Click below to check them out:
Bild.de Chat Transcript (German)  (Link no longer available)
Translated Bild.de Chat Transcript (English)  (Link no longer available)

In addition to the chat, Bild also held a stand-alone interview with Fergal, which you can read here (Link no longer available), thanks to Zombieguide Europe.

Source: Bild

Terra’s chat with Dolores transcript

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on Terra’s chat with Dolores transcript  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Dolores, being absent for December’s Terra Brazil chat, was finally able to respond to Brazilian fans’ questions by way of email. Her responses were posted earlier this week on Terra. Check out Terra’s chat transcript page below, or read our English translation:

Terra Brazil Chat Transcript (Portuguese)  (Link no longer available)
Translated Terra Chat Transcript (English) (Link no longer available)

Thanks to Marcelo Nery for the tip.

Source: Terra Brazil Chat

“This Is The Day” Spanish promo CD released

February 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on “This Is The Day” Spanish promo CD released  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Although Spain has yet to receive the “Time is Ticking Out” commercial single, MCA has released a 1-track promo of — oh yeah!! — “This is the Day” to radio stations!
The action may suggest that Spain will receive the same treatment as France — a commercial version of “This is the Day” rather than “Time is Ticking Out.” However, this is only speculation at the moment… Zombieguide will have more information as soon as it arrives!

The back shows off more trippy Storm Thorgerson- induced art, so click below and let the good times roll.

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Bild.de chat images, summary

February 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat images, summary  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries stopped into the studios of Bild today, the largest daily paper in Germany, to host an online chat. Norbert from Zombieguide Europe snagged these pics for us (pics no longer available), and also gave us a synopsis of the chat.

Fergal, Mike, and Noel chatted live, answering fan-submitted questions. The last movie they saw was “Rockstar,” they said (Am I the only one that sees the irony in that?). Their favorite football (soccer) team is Manchester United, by far their preference over Bayern Muenchen. The boys even said they liked to play football (soccer) every Friday with their friends! “Time is Ticking Out” will be released in Germany on February 25th. The greatest hits collection, which is to include a collection of all the singles, is now slated for a September release. When asked if the “single collection” will be released in audio or video, the members replied, “Hopefully both!” perhaps referring to a DVD music video collection. Lastly, the band still has no plans to rerelease any early material — for this, you’ll have to buy over the Internet.

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First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced

February 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Concert megasite Pollstar has posted the first confirmed Wake Up and Smell the World Coffee 2002 World Tour date for North America. The site confirms that The Cranberries will be performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, May 18, 2002. Tickets have already gone on sale through the Metropolitan Concert Hotline, so all you New Yorkers better scramble with your credit cards!

Source: Pollstar

Stockholm gig review

February 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on Stockholm gig review  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries played last night to a huge crowd in Stockholm, Sweden at the Arena. Karin Eckerberg was on hand at the gig to give this report…

I just came home from the Stockholm gig, and I have no words of describing just how wonderful it was. I’ve been waiting for 7 years to see them and this was truly the best day of my life! I was there quite early so I saw the boys do some rehearsing, they were playing some tune I didn’t recognize, either they were just improvising (who knows, maybe it’s the beginning of a new song) or it was some sort of cover, and Mike was dancing around in a very funny way. Anyways, after a couple of hours we started queuing — outside, it was COLD — and we did that for two hours before we were let in. Then we waited for another hour before the support band started; EP’s… eh something, I don’t remember the name. Quite good, kind of Travis-style but not half as good. They played for 45 min and then we waited for another hour before The Crans went on stage. Dolores was dressed in green with this long black coat-ish thing on top. The first song was “Zombie” and the crowd rocked (at least from where I stood — in the middle of the front row). She told us she was happy to be back (they haven’t been here for 7 and a half years) and that she loved the country. Next song was “How,” after that, I don’t remember the order of the songs that were played. They did play “Time is Ticking Out” though and she told us about the charity project (cheering crowd) and also they played “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” after telling us that it was about her second child Dolly and how she didn’t want to bring up children into such a horrible world. Other songs played in no specific order:

Free to Decide
When You’re Gone
The Rebels (she said it’s her favorite song)
Still Can’t…
Ode to My Family
I Can’t Be with You
Pretty
Salvation
Chocolate Brown
Animal Instinct
Analyse
You and Me
Ridiculous Thoughts
Promises
Linger
Dreams
Daffodil Lament
Desperate Andy

Before “Pretty” she changed clothes, she wore a short black and red camisole some sort of black leather pants with little pieces of other textiles as well as some ribbons… they’re very hard to describe but they were very nice. For the encore she changed into the dress used in promotion for BTH, that red and white one. After a few songs further, she put on a Swedish hockey jersey which she threw out to the crowd after the gig. Wish I’d managed to catch it but she threw it too far away…

The gig was absolutely amazing, the band rocked on, Dolores was dancing all the time and Noel was really cool too, playing turned to his shadow on the white screen (not all of the time though *lol*). I didn’t want the show to end… which it did… eventually… although they were playing for one and a half hours. I got myself a really nice t-shirt afterwards though, the new one is really cool 🙂

Zombieguide’s Copenhagen impressions

February 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Zombieguide’s Copenhagen impressions  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide Europe webmaster Norbert Brühn was on hand at Saturday’s Copenhagen Denmark gig — well, half of it anyway. Thinking that he was successfully on the “Photo Call List” for Zombieguide, he was about to have a rude awakening, thanks to some overreactive security — something The Herald’s Alex Kraus knows a little bit about… Here’s what he told the Herald…

First, let me say I had mail contact on Friday to get a photo pass for the concert. He wrote that the tour manager will put me on the “photo call list” and wanted to send me the details later, after I gave him my full name and contact details. But all these were too late…

So we went to Copenhagen on Sunday without these details (I thought it would work so). We started to make photos as the concert began (at 8:00 PM) and all seems to be okay (I had already about 15 photos). After nearly 70 minutes, the concert was over for me (and the two other people with me). After 70 minutes we had a confrontation with the Vega security (they had “Vega” on their t-shirts, the own security of the promoter!). The security got us out of the Vega hall, first me and then my friend (in a not really friendly kind of way). After a long discussions they took the film from my friend (as for himself, he took out the film and put it into his pocket on the way down the floors when we went with the security people). They wanted my film too of course. But I had a high res digital camera with a memory card. After further discussion with me, I gave him my camera (the security’s face already looked very bad so I thought he wanted to/will beat me in the face soon, and so it was better that I gave him my camera I think). He erased the whole memory card. And that was it. No pictures anymore. Then we went out of the Vega and I made the photo you can find below (Cranberries truck one street corner away from the Vega at 9:30 PM while the concert was still running) :- (( .

I should say that my friend (a colleague from my work) has been a journalist for over 30 years, but such a bad thing had never happened to him. None of the “security” gave us his name or any other details of their own. We were without any rights at that moment. We could do absolutely nothing

We were in the concert until the beginning of “How”. The sound in the hall was not so good, not as good as it could be I think. We sat on the balcony, 4th row. It’s difficult to describe the acoustic exactly. For example, it was difficult to hear any details of the keyboards and the second guitar player (Steve). The sound wasn’t clear. The bass sounded really deep (How to describe? Dull/musty sounds, not really clear). But that is only my own opinion (and I know how good it can sound in such a small venue). I think from a music house with great acoustic you can expect a little bit more. The band of course played very well. And a second thing I was a bit disappointed with: smoking was NOT forbidden in this little concert hall. You saw the smoke everywhere. I think it isn’t really good for such a voice as Dolores has and it’s difficult for her to sing under these conditions.

What else can I say from my little disaster? Sorry that I don’t have any other pics for you. It’s sad I know. I hope the next time.

Maybe I’ll go to another concert in Germany. For that I could get a photo pass.

We’ll have more concert reviews an impressions, very soon right here on Zombieguide! And if you’ve got any of your own, be sure to send them!

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Source: Exclusive

Copenhagen setlist, poster

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Copenhagen setlist, poster  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries kicked off their Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 World Tour last night in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a few promised surprises to be found in the setlist. Among these include “The Rebels” from the band’s thrid album, and “Chocolate Brown,” the concluding track to “Wake Up…” Here is the band’s actual setlist and a poster from the show, courtesy of The Cranberries Official Webpage. We’ll have first reviews and impressions right here on Zombieguide, so check back soon!!

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“TITO” 2-track scan

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” 2-track scan  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The 2-track version of “Time is Ticking Out” has been released in Europe, along with its 4-track counterpart. The 2-track version contains a live version of “Loud and Clear” not found on the 4-track version. The CD art is also different, having an inverse color pattern than that seen on the 4-track version.

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Dolores on cover of “Action”

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of “Action”  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Dolores is on the cover of the February issue of the Austrian magazine “Action.” The issue includes a 2-page article on the band, including a full- page live shot of Dolores and a band portrait.

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