“Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment

February 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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.

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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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.

Source: Bild

Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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.

Bild.de chat images, summary

February 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat images, summary  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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.

First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced

February 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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!

Source: Exclusive

Copenhagen setlist, poster

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Copenhagen setlist, poster  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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!!

“TITO” 2-track scan

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” 2-track scan  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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.

Dolores on cover of “Action”

February 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of “Action”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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.

Audio interview from RTÉ News

February 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Audio interview from RTÉ News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Irish-based RTÉ News has posted an exclusive audio interview with Dolores O’Riordan, Ali Hewson, and Adi Roche from this month’s “Time is Ticking Out” launch ceremony in Dublin. “I was thinking how blessed and fortunate I was, you know, to live in a land where we didn’t have these problems, Ireland, man, it’s lovely isn’t it? But, I mean, God, I see alot of cancers around me now, I see alot of people developing cancer, and children, and I wonder, Why? Fifty, sixty years ago, before this explosion, I mean, it wasn’t like that,” Dolores told RTÉ News.

Click here to listen to the full interview. (Link no longer available)

Source: RTÉ News

Better-quality “Clockstoppers” cover art

February 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Better-quality “Clockstoppers” cover art  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Hollywood Records has released a better-quality shot of the cover art for the “Clockstoppers” soundtrack, which includes “Time is Ticking Out.” The CD is due out in the US on March 26.

MCA Australia releases “Wake Up” interview disc

February 16, 2002  |  Comments Off on MCA Australia releases “Wake Up” interview disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records in Australia has released an interview disc for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” sent to radio stations in promotion of the album. The interview was recorded back in August and includes a cue sheet for the “interviewer” to “ask” Dolores questions. Interview discs were widespread for “Bury the Hatchet” and “To the Faithful Departed,” but this is the first we’ve seen for “Wake Up,” and a limited release at that.

Scans are below — you can even read the last few questions, straight off of the back of the CD case.

“Clockstoppers” soundtrack delayed

February 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Clockstoppers” soundtrack delayed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The “Clockstoppers” soundtrack, which includes “Time is Ticking Out” as its final track, has been delayed until March 26th, according to the movie’s official page. The soundtrack was originally scheduled for a March 12th release. In related news, Hollywood Records has released a small shot of the soundtrack’s cover.

Source: Clockstoppers Official Website

German “Wake Up” tour poster

February 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on German “Wake Up” tour poster  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

With the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee World Tour 2002 mere days away, Universal is well underway with advertising for the upcoming European gigs. Check out this poster for the Dusseldorf, Germany gig…

Source: Exclusive

More truck loading photos…

February 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on More truck loading photos…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As sometimes occurs on The Cranberries Official Website, pictures are uploaded to the server that for some reason or another, are not shown on the site itself. Below are four more photos of the trucks being loaded for the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee World Tour which weren’t shown on the site!

Thanks to Argenberries for pointing this out!

Source: Cranberries Official Website

“TITO” Australian print ad

February 14, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” Australian print ad  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In addition to releasing the single on the fourth of this month, Universal Australia has begun promoting “Time is Ticking Out” in Australia via print ads, this one taken from an industry magazine. Click below and check it out.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries confirmed for 2002 Meteor Awards

February 13, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries confirmed for 2002 Meteor Awards  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The IRMA announced the billing earlier today for March 4th’s 2002 Meteor Ireland Music Awards. The Cranberries have been confirmed for the performance along with Anastacia, Westlife, Gabrielle, Ronan Keating, Samantha Mumba, Lighthouse Family, and Muse are also confirmed for next month’s awards at the Dublin Point Theatre.

A limited number of tickets went on sale to the general public days ago and are expected to sell out soon. A few are still available, though, at a price of Euro 29.50 from Irish ticket outlets.

Source: Meteor Irish Music Awards

French “This Is The Day” single announced

February 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on French “This Is The Day” single announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Months ago, Zombieguide reported on an exclusive “This Is The Day” single release for France. A spokesperson from MCA France has now finally given confirmation to the news, noting that the release of “This is the Day” will be exclusively for France. The single will be released on March 18th. No tracklisting or artwork has been released.

However, the news is double-edged for French fans. In exchange for the exclusive release, the spokesperson commented that France would not receive the single for “Time Is Ticking Out,” nor do they have plans to promote the track by radio. French fans looking to pick up “Time is Ticking Out” are advised to import it. And vice versa — all of us unlucky fans without the single for “This is the Day” are also advised to import…

Thanks to Dan for the news.

Source: Exclusive

“Clockstoppers” OST tracklisting

February 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Clockstoppers” OST tracklisting  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official “Clockstoppers” webpage has posted the tracklisting for the “Clockstoppers” soundtrack, which is due out in the US on March 12.
“TITO” comes at the end of the soundtrack, which may suggest that it will be played over the ending credits of the movie — as the song title is appropriate with the movie’s plot.

1. Smashmouth “Holiday in My Head”
2. Lil’ J “It’s the Weekend”
3. Fenix TX “Song for Everyone”
4. Uncle Kracker “Time after Time”
5. Third Eye Blind “Never Let You Go”
6. Blink 182 “All the Small Things”
7. Nickelback “Breathe”
8. New Found Glory “The Minute I Met You”
9. Simple Plan “Worst Day Ever”
10. Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You”
11. Lit “Quicksand”
12. Scapegoat Wax “Space to Share”
13. Kool Keith “Know My Name”
14. Sugar Ray “Abracadabra”
15. The Cranberries “Time is Ticking Out”

Source: Official “Clockstoppers” Webpage

Meteor Awards 2002 online poll

February 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on Meteor Awards 2002 online poll  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Meteor Irish Music Awards Website has posted an online poll to select winners of this year’s awards. The best part? The poll doubles as a contest, with the winner receiving two tickets to the event, which are generally unavailable tot he public. The Cranberries are already expected to play at the awards, which take place next month.

So click here (Link no longer available) and start voting for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”! Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older and be able to attend the event (i.e. be a resident of Ireland or be capable of travelling there).

Source: The Meteor Irish Music Awards Website

“TITO” on radio compilation

February 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” on radio compilation  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Time Is Ticking Out” is one of the many tracks a new Universal promo sampler in Argentina. Other artists include The Cure, Elton John, and Sting — the new promo contains 23 tracks.

Source: Exclusive

“TITO” released in Australia

February 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” released in Australia  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has gotten word that “Time Is Ticking Out” has been released in Australia, making it one of the earliest regions to get the new single. So all you Aussies head out to your local music store and pick it up!

Source: Exclusive

Another “TITO” launch photo

February 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on Another “TITO” launch photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yet another picture from Thursday’s “Time is Ticking Out” launch event in Dublin… Pictured below from left to right are Dolores O’Riordan, Adi Roche, and Ali Hewson taken inside the Clarence Hotel.

Sources: Argenberries

More “TITO” launch photos

February 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on More “TITO” launch photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has yet more pictures from yesterday’s “Time Is Ticking Out” launch event in Dublin. Pictured below are Ali Hewson, Adi Roche, and Dolores O’Riordan taken at the Clarence Hotel.

Sources: Showbiz Ireland, Official Cranberries Webpage

Plans for 4 O’Riordan Spanish homes rejected

February 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Plans for 4 O’Riordan Spanish homes rejected  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The town of Benissa has rejected a plan to urbanize a section of coastal Spain called the “Tossal del Tender.” The plan was proposed by a company called Paradise Hills, L.L.C. — which is reported to be owned by Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for The Cranberries. The decision was made last Tuesday at a planning session, and was voted upon by members of urban development groups PP, PSOE, and Grupo Mixto.

O’Riordan purchased the hilly land known as “Tossal del Tender” approximately five years ago after touring it via helicopter. After viewing it, she ordered her representatives to purchase the mount, an estimated 80 squared kilometers (about 50 sq. mi.) of virgin land. The area is said to have a marvellous costal view, from Ifach all the way to the Cabo de Moraira. O’Riordan founded Paradise Hills as a means of developing the land.

Tuesday’s decision was O’Riordan’s second stumbling block in attempting to urbanize the land. She originally proposed to build a luxury hotel, but the idea was rejected by the local city council. She then instead proposed to build four mansions on the huge expanse of land. However, to do so, the entire area surrounding Tossal del Tender would have to be urbanized with plumbing, electricty, roads, and other infrastructures, an area of nearly 300 sq. km. (190 sq. mi.). Paradise Hills had intended to invest 150 million pesetas ($800,000 US) into the urbanization, with a promise to create as minimal of an environmental impact as possible. However, the municipal architect ultimately decided that there were far too many technical problems with the idea. He reported this at the planning session last Tuesday and the committee complied by declining approval of the project.

Thanks to INNER for the tip.

Source: Levante-EMV Digital

Irish Mirror: Cranberries star to help Chernobyl kids

February 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Irish Mirror: Cranberries star to help Chernobyl kids  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The following was in today’s Irish Mirror, which includes a lot of new quotes not listed in previous articles…

EX-ROCK CHICK DOLORES: I AM AN EARTH MOTHER; CRANBERRIES STAR TO HELP CHERNOBYL KIDS. by Allison Bray

 

CRANBERRIES star Dolores O’Riordan yesterday revealed her transformation from rock chick to earth mother to help victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

 

The 30-year-old singer announced that all royalties from their latest single Time’s Ticking Away [sic] will go towards the Chernobyl Children’s Project.

 

She said: “The song was inspired by the children and they deserve the profits. Hopefully I can raise awareness.” She made the announcement at Dublin’s Clarence Hotel along with long-time friend and patron of the charity Ali Hewson – wife of U2 frontman Bono – and charity director Adi Roche.

 

She said Ali, an active supporter of the charity and a staunch anti-nuclear campaigner, was also an inspiration.

 

Dolores added: “I had spoken briefly with her on the subject before, but I was so moved that I wrote Time Is Ticking Out.

 

“I’ve always said when I got to a certain age I wanted to do something real, to give something back to the world.”

 

Dolores said her 30th birthday last September after the birth of her second child, daughter Molly in March, was the turning point for her.

 

The proud mother added: “There are a lot of women at 30 who are still out there wiggling their bums but I got to a point where I was tired of that. I wanted to do something more than be a rock chick.

 

“I’ve been there and done that and I think being a mother has made me feel a lot more giving.

 

“I was blessed with a beautiful little girl who was healthy.

 

“Yet when I spoke to Ali and started reading up on it, I was shocked that these children are still being born with horrible growths and deformities.”

 

Dolores said that the rest of the band completely support her move to donate the royalties adding: “They are quite honored to give this to charity.”

 

Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact TSB Bank, Lapps Quay, Cork. Account number 36410021 sort code 99 07 01.

Source: Irish Mirror

Bono’s wife launches “TITO” single

February 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bono’s wife launches “TITO” single  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Ali Hewson, wife of Irish mega-group U2’s Bono, was on hand at a launch ceremony earlier today in Dublin to kick off the release of “Time Is Ticking Out”.

Dolores wrote the song well over a year ago, inspired heavily by Ali’s work with Chernobyl victims. Dolores said in an earlier interview, “Chernobyl was a big issue for a long time then it slipped away. Then I picked up a newspaper. I remember my daughter was probably three months old [sic] and there was a picture of Bono’s wife Ali, who raises funds for the Chernobyl project. I looked at pictures of her with the children and it totally broke my heart and that’s where the inspiration came from.” Interestingly enough, the track was actually written before the birth of Dolores’s daughter, as it was first performed at Vicar St. in Dublin in November of 2000.

Both Dolores and Ali were on hand at the ceremony, which was held around noon in the U2-owned Clarence Hotel in the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Also in attendance was Adi Roche, founder of the Chernobyl Children’s Project.

“I had just given birth to my second child, a beautiful healthy little girl,” Dolores said at the event. “It was at this time that I read an article in a paper which featured The Chernobyl Children’s Project. I had spoken briefly with Ali on the subject before this, but I was so moved, almost to tears, that I wrote ‘Time Is Ticking Out’. It was inspired by the children and I hope I can raise awareness on this issue. It shouldn’t be like this — we must do something about it.”

Roche commented that the title of the track was very relevant to the cause, as new health problems are only now coming to the surface from the 1986 nuclear incident. Effects, she said, were crossing generations, as children “are witnessing soaring levels of genetic changes, especially among those who were less than six years of age when the accident happened.”

Roche founded the organization in 1991, which has raised nearly $15 million to date for victims of the catastrophe.

Dolores O’Riordan revealed at the ceremony that all of the proceeds of the single will go to benefit the Chernobyl Children’s Project.

“Time is Ticking Out” will be released in Ireland on February 15th.

Pictured below, from left to right, are Ali Hewson, Adi Roche, and Dolores O’Riordan from the event earlier today.

Sources: Showbiz Ireland, BBC News, Ananova, Hot Press

The Cranberries confirmed for Festival di San Remo

February 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries confirmed for Festival di San Remo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

CranberriesItalia.it, the band’s official Italian website reports that The Cranberries have been confirmed to play at the Festival di San Remo in Italy. Though the official site has yet to list the brand new date, the band will be playing on the final night of the festival on March 9th.

Source: CranberriesItalia.it

“Greatest Hits” still on track for release

February 5, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Greatest Hits” still on track for release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

April’s release of the lavish boxed set consisting of the band’s first four albums hasn’t jeopardized the release of a “greatest hits” compilation later this year, according to a statement by Universal Canada.

In a statement released today by Universal Canada, the company confirmed that the band’s plans for a Greatest Hits disc later this year are still intact. Also included in the brief comment is a reference to “bonus tracks” and “new versions” of songs for the April boxed set release. “The Cranberries issued a press release on January 14th explaining their plans for 2002, which include: a catalogue re-issue planned for March 2002, including bonus tracks, new versions etc.,” said the post, “and in the fall of 2002 they’re planning on releasing a greatest hits package. Stay tuned for more information.” The “fall 2002” timeframe is slightly ahead of the “November-December” timeframe given earlier.

Check back soon for more information on the upcoming boxed set and greatest hits releases!

Source: Universal Canada

No “TITO” US airplay til March

February 5, 2002  |  Comments Off on No “TITO” US airplay til March  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to several radio-related sources, there’s a good reason why “Time is Ticking Out” has gotten no airplay in the United States — it hasn’t been given to radio stations yet. Though MCA Records has sent out a few select “Time is Ticking Out” promo CDs, the track is not officially “available for adds” until March 18th.

In related news, Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic has confirmed that they have received the video for “TITO” from MCA, but the station has yet to include it into their regular rotation. Expect to see it debut on the channel as early as next week.

Thanks to Electric Blue and Vance for the info.

Source: Exclusive

“TITO” remix clarification

February 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” remix clarification  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has received some clarification regarding the “TITO” Remix clip posted yesterday. Apparently, this may NOT be an actual “long remix.” The remix which appears on the newly-released promo CDs and singles is evidently longer than the free version posted on The Cranberries Official Webpage. The version which appears on the single does include the extra minute of vocal interlude as well as the extra vocals which appear near the end of the song. The version which is available on the official page is apparently an edit version of the remix, which will probably appear on a CD sometime in the future.

“TITO” remix clip

February 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” remix clip  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries of Prat has posted a clip of what appears to be a longer remix of “Time is Ticking Out”. Similar to the “Analyse Oceanic Remix Long Version,” the new remix includes nearly an extra minute of music after the final “beep” which was not found in the remix offered for download from the band’s official page. And what’s even better is the addition of some of Dolores O’Riordan’s tantilizing patened yodels!

“TITO Remix” (Single Version) Clip
(Zipped Real Media, 800K)
(Link no longer available)

Source: Cranberries of Prat

“TITO” Spanish promo scans

February 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” Spanish promo scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Below are some full-sized scans from the recently-released Spanish promo for “Time is Ticking Out.” Scans below include the cover, back cover and CD art!

Source: Cranberries of Prat

The Cranberries on “Pure Alternative Live” compilation

February 2, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on “Pure Alternative Live” compilation  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are among several artists on the new compilation, “Pure Alternative Live 2002.” All tracks on the compilation are live, and it even includes a very special acoustic version of Duncan Sheik’s “Barely Breathing.” The Crans contribute a live version of “Linger” to the CD’s tracklisting.

Tracklisting:
1. GorillaZ “Clint Eastwood”
2. Five for Fighting “Easy Tonight”
3. Linkin Park “One Step Closer”
4. U2 “Elevation”
5. Oasis “Wonderwall”
6. The Cranberries “Linger”
7. Eve 6 “Promise”
8. Duncan Sheik “Barely Breathing”
9. Goo Goo Dolls “Black Balloons”
10. 3 Doors Down “Be Like That”
12. Incubus “Pardon Me”
13. Vertical Horizon “You’re a God”
14. Good Charlotte “Little Things”
15. Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
16. Matchbox 20 “Last Beautiful Girl”
17. Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
18. Linkin Park “With You”

Source: Exclusive

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