The IMRA has finally posted its nominations for the 2002 Meteor Awards, to be held tomorrow night in Dublin, Ireland. The Cranberries are nominated for the “Best Irish Rock Album,” surprisingly, for April 1999’s release “Bury the Hatchet”. Exactly why the committee chose the band’s three-year-old release rather than October’s “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” is uncertain, but its possible that the new release is not within the required timeframe for an award. The full nominee list for the award is below:
Best Irish Rock Album
Aslan – Waiting For This Madness To End
The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet
The Frames – For The Birds
The Revs – Sonic Tonic
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
With the strong support for U2’s latest release, there isn’t much hope for the others in the category. All is certainly not lost, however. The Cranberries will be appearing at the awards, performing “Time is Ticking Out” live. In addition, there are several other awards to be given away which have no specified nominees, including Lifetime Achievement Award, Humanitarian Award 2002 (“Time is Ticking Out” benefit single, anyone?), and the Irish Industry Award.
American satellite-only channel Music Choice is reairing their Cranberries concert and interview special all throughout the month of March. The special was originally shown on the channel back in October. The channel broadcasts the band’s private show at Vicar Street on November 11th, 2000, with a very pregnant Dolores. The small concert was the first time “Analyse” and “Time is Ticking Out” were played publicly. In addition to the concert, the special has several interview clips recorded to promote “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.”
For local channel and times, check out the Music Choice website.
Thanks to Gary for the tip.
Source: Music Choice