Scans of “CityMilano” , “Tutto”

April 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on Scans of “CityMilano” , “Tutto”  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The newest issues of the Italian magazines “CityMilano” and “Tutto” both contain articles about the band’s recent tour through the country. Tutto, in particular, carries some great backstage photos which are definitely worth a look.

Thanks to Lorenzo for the scans.

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Dolores turns down “dirty” acting role

April 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores turns down “dirty” acting role  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has made several hints in recent years that she would like to pursue a side project in acting. British-based news service Ananova reports today that she has already received several offers and has had to turn many of them down, mainly due to her packed touring schedule.

Her most recent offer came from Irish director Jim Sheridan. “The role he offered me was that of a really provocative woman whose every second word is something dirty,” she told the daily Lidove Noviny after the recent Prague gig. “Jim said he wants his character to be really sexy,” she added, which isn’t too far from what Dolores would like to be playing.

“I want to play some kind of femme fatale – curly hair, big breasts and a tight dress. I imagine it would be like ‘Hollywood! I’m here – Dolores O’Riordan in person!'”

Source: Ananova

The Cranberries Management attempts to buy fan domains

April 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries Management attempts to buy fan domains  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Management for The Cranberries, most notably Timeless Music, has just pulled out of an unsuccessful bidding negotiation to acquire the fan-owned domain name “”

The Cranberries Tape Trader, which is currently situated at www.the-, is owned by Quebecoise fan Danny Kronstrom. Kronstrom, who has operated the Tape Trader since 1996, began leasing the domain in early 2000, with the lease expiring this May.

The Official Cranberries Website currently functions under two domain names, both the original (in operation since January 1998) and, which was signed over from Island last year, who had held the address since the mid-1990’s. The band’s website is owned and operated completely independently of their record company.

After negotiating for two weeks over an unspecified sum, Kronstrom declined the offer and renewed his lease for the next two years.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

CNN interview transcript

April 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on CNN interview transcript  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, CNN Headline News aired an hourly “On the Road” segment featuring The Cranberries and highlighting the band’s upcoming North American tour. The “surprise” interview came as a bit of a shock to some (including yours truly), as Headline News is most likely the most-watched news channel in the United States. For those that missed it, we have the entire segment transcribed here:

Anchor: …A check of local news is next for many of you, and for others, music hits the road — The Cranberries want you to wake up and smell the coffee before time ticks out!


(A video clip of “Time is Ticking Out” plays and then switches to the song being played live during the band’s press tour last August. Fade out to commercial)


Anchor: The Cranberries have been on the music scene for more than a decade. The band just launched a new tour that it’s hoping will keep fans wrapped around its finger. They talked with JoAnn Sioux on this Music on the Road.


(Music on the Road intro. “Time is Ticking Out” video clip)


Dolores: We all grew up together and we met each other as teenagers and then we became celebrities together and then we became parents kind of at the same time. So, it was kind of nice, we’ve all gone through similar things at the same time.


Anchor: More than eleven years after they first formed in Ireland, The Cranberries are still hard at work, making music together.


(A video clip of “Time is Ticking Out” plays and then switches to the song being played live during the band’s press tour last August. )


Anchor: The band is on a world tour in support of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee,” The Cranberries’ first new album in two years. And its a title that seems to reflect their state of mind.


(“Analyse” video clip)


Dolores: It’s kind of like I have an awakening that occurred right now in my life. Its kind of like I’ve just woken up and smelled the coffee.


Fergal: I think all of us have just become more relaxed and and we’re kind of trying mostly just to enjoy it and have fun as much as we can.


Anchor: Their guitar-driven pop sound and the distinctive vocals of Dolores O’Riordan helped The Cranberries break on the music scene in the early 1990s.


(“Free to Decide” live)


Anchor: After scoring a string hit singles early on and selling millions of albums, the band denied rumors a few years back of O’Riordan possibly leaving to pursue a solo career. These days, the Cranberries are happily together, doing what they love.


Dolores: As long as the fans are happy and people like our music and what not, as long as there’s a crowd to play to and it’s kind of worth our while going out there doing what we do…


Anchor: The Cranberries will swing through Montreal on May 10th before heading to Philadelphia, Boston, and New York.


(End of “Zombie” live)


Anchor: JoAnn Sioux, CNN Entertainment News, Los Angeles

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“Le Printemps de Bourges” MP3 downloads

April 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Le Printemps de Bourges” MP3 downloads  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this month (on the 9th to be exact), The Cranberries were one of several artists to play at the Le Printemps de Bourges festival in Bourges, France. A good bit of the concert was broadcasted live on France Inter radio and Zombieguide has been able to capture a few songs from the concert and put them up for your downloading pleasure!

· This is the Day (Live at Le Printemps de Bourges) (MP3, 6.4 mb) (Link no longer available)
· The Concept (Live at Le Printemps de Bourges) (MP3, 4.6 mb) (Link no longer available)
· Chocolate Brown (Live at Le Printemps de Bourges) (MP3, 4.7 mb) (Link no longer available)

Webmasters: You may post these files on your site, but you must include a link to on the same page. The files must be unmodified and be hosted on your own server. Or, alternately, you may link directly to this page but not to the files themselves. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Limerick Anniversary Concert date revealed

April 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on Limerick Anniversary Concert date revealed  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Tour shirts being sold on The Cranberries’ current European leg of the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” World Tour reveal a long-awaited tour date for the band’s hometown of Limerick, Ireland. Planning for a ten-year anniversary gig in Limerick has been in the works for several months, as the band has not played on their home turf since late 1993.

The shirts list August 3rd, 2002 as the date for the event. The date has yet to be listed by the constantly-updated itinerary found on the band’s official website, but the odds of printing T-shirts with “unconfirmed” tour dates are next to nothing. Organizers expect the large-scale concert to take place at the newly-constructed Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell. No word yet on what other events will coincide with the ten-year anniversary festivities, but the sheer thought of it makes us giddy! Stay tuned to Zombieguide for the latest updates on this event.

Thanks to Susan Bakker for the news.

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More images: Mexican “WUASTC” tour mini-poster

April 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on More images: Mexican “WUASTC” tour mini-poster  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

El Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City has begun promotion for their upcoming concerts, including The Cranberries’ gig on June 25th. The image below comes as a multi-artist poster that the venue has been using to promote the show around Mexico City.

Thanks to Arturo García of Salsa de Arándanos for the scan.

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More scans: Barcelona 2002

April 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on More scans: Barcelona 2002  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Today, Zombieguide has obtained yet more scans of the new Barcelona 2002 bootleg  which we reported on Sunday. The scans below are of the CDs themselves, each having two great new photos of Dolores.

Thanks to Momo for the scans!

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Mexican “WUASTC” tour mini-poster

April 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on Mexican “WUASTC” tour mini-poster  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

El Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City has begun promotion for their upcoming concerts, including The Cranberries’ gig on June 25th. The image below comes as a part of a multi-artist poster that the venue has been using to promote the show around Mexico City.

Thanks to Arturo García of Salsa de Arándanos for the scan.

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“TITD,” “TITO” remix on Mexican radio compilation

April 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITD,” “TITO” remix on Mexican radio compilation  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The newest edition of the Mexican Universal radio sampler “Play” includes not one, but two Cranberries tracks (the last edition included “Time is Ticking Out”). Both the new single “This Is The Day” and the “Time Is Ticking Out” Marius de Vries Remix appear on the new CD, of which you can see full scans below.

Thanks to Arturo García of Salsa de Arándanos for the scans.

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New commercial bootleg: Barcelona 2002

April 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: Barcelona 2002  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Another new commercial bootleg from the European leg of the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” tour has hit the streets of Europe, this one simply titled, “Barcelona 2002”. The show is the same as “Wake Up Barcelona”, but the recording is complete and none of the songs are cut — “Wake Up Barcelona” had an incomplete version of “This Is The Day” and was missing “Salvation.” The extra space on the second disc is filled with a large selection of “bonus tracks” (although not the full show) from Le Printemps de Bourges on April 9th, 2002, probably taken from the radio broadcast on France Inter. The full tracklisting is:

Disc 1:
1. Intro
2. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
3. Zombie
4. Analyse
5. Time Is Ticking Out
6. Animal Instinct
7. You And Me
8. Ode To My Family
9. Just My Imagination
10. Loud And Clear
11. Desperate Andy
12. Pretty
13. When You’re Gone
14. I Can’t Be With You
15. Waltzing Back
16. Free To Decide
17. Salvation
18. Ridiculous Thoughts

Disc 2:
1. Promises
2. Linger
3. I Really Hope
4. This Is The Day
5. Dreams

Bonus Tracks:
6. Analyse
7. Animal Instinct
8. Joe
9. Ode to my Family
10. Just My Imagination
11. Loud And Clear
12. Desperate Andy
13. Daffodil Lament
14. I Can’t Be With You
15. When You’re Gone
16. Free To Decide
17. I Really Hope
18. Salvation
19. Ridiculous Thoughts
20. This Is The Day
21. Time Is Ticking Out
22. The Concept
23. Chocolate Brown

Thanks to Momo for the scans and info!

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“OOR” review translation

April 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on “OOR” review translation  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday we posted a a scan of the Amsterdam review from the Dutch magazine “OOR.” We unfortunately mistakenly said that contributor Jessica van Kessel works for “OOR” but is only currently studying to become a journalist. We’ll let her explain in her own words of how exactly she got her review into “OOR”:

During my studies (international management), I worked at a media company that published a magazine for young people (age 16-25). I did the marketing and some editorial writing for it, which is the best job I ever had because it meant keeping contact with record, movie and promotion companies, and having the chance to create campaigns to present new bands, movies or cd’s to the readers. Unfortunately, the publisher decided to resign and take the magazine off the market, so I had to find myself another job. I still remained on some of the promotion companies mailing lists though, so during the past year I’ve been receiving tons of press announcements and ecards about Madonna, Kylie, U2 etc, which I all deleted right away. Until out of the blue, there suddenly was a Cranberries e-card which I happily forwarded to you 😉 So that ecard was still a remainder of my old job.

The review in OOR is a completely different story: since 1999 I know a pop photographer, who always is present when the crans visit Holland and makes the most beautiful shots. He went to their concert in the Heineken Music Hall together with another photographer, from the music magazine OOR, who always have this section called ‘Visitor of the Week’ where they pick out a visitor to comment on the show. So the OOR-representative asked the photographer if he knew anybody for that section, and he told him about me as he knew I am eh… well kind of passionate about the cran’s music ;-). So they rushed off to the venue to see if they could find me there before the show started. Well amazingly they did manage to pick me out of the huge row of people, so I needed to get out for a while to take pictures ‘n stuff. I was kind of shocked seeing the picture, as I am really pulling my ugly ‘oh no it’s only ten minutes before the doors open and although I am really happy they asked about the review, but I do not want to be on the other end of the street when that happens’ – face, LOL! 😉 Anyhow, the OOR-representative asked me to write a heartfelt story about my perspective on the band from the first moment I became a fan, the shows I had seen so far, etc. So I wrote about one page, already knowing that they had to shorten it, which they did. Due to a shortage of space they had to leave out a comparison with two other shows and the bands interaction with the fans, but kept the original remaining text intact though.

About the journalism-thing: I am studying that right now, to fulfill a long- time wish. The study will end in December this year, but from June it’s ok take up jobs in that workfield. Writing professionally for a magazine like OOR would be amazing, but I am quite far from that level right now. Also, I am not sure if I’d choose the direction of pop journalism, as I would never want to find myself on the other end of the line, where the crans completely hate people with that profession. Speaking of this subject, I think I actually bumped into you on icq while I was making some assignments, as I remember chatting a little bit about that and you telling me you were planning to take up journalism as well, right? Maybe in that conversation there was a little confusion, I don’t know. Anyhow, could you please take that passage about me being a journalist for OOR from The Herald, as you are giving me way too much credit then! I was planning to send this explanation together with my translation today, but I hadn’t expected you to put the review online so soon 😉

Anyhow, enough blah-blah, here’s the translation, or at least an attempt to – I don’t think I could find the right English words to translate so for some reason it looks very awful, but here we go anyway:

“Armed with enough food and drinks to survive at least a week I had planned to view the complete marathon broadcast of Woodstock ’94. But after a day of staring at the screen in complete boredom, I knew I wasn’t going to last another day. Until in the middle of the night, an unknown and really young band took the stage. From the first tone I was wide awake. With that unique voice, subtle lyrics and beautifully composed arrangements, The Cranberries distinguished themselves clearly from all the predictable, established bands of the nineties. The biggest impression was made with the song Zombie, which became a big hit because of that particular performance. It was safe to turn the tv off after that, as I was convinced that I’d seen the highlight of the festival right there and then. During the years that followed, I’ve seen the band perform about 8 times, varying from the 013 [a Dutch venue], an old 30’s theatre, big stadiums, a recording studio [their showcase at 3fm] and the inner court of a castle in Dublin. Their show at the Heineken Music Hall was one of their best. There were a couple of sound problems, but the enthusiasm of the band and the energetic performance of Dolores completely made up for it. They clearly had a lot of fun, and the audience quickly responded to that: the first 15 rows were jumping and singing continiously [at least I thought they were!]. During this tour The Cranberries make a lot of changes in their setlist, and try to play songs that the fans never heard live before. Last friday they played Joe and The Concept. The balance between the typical intensive Cranberries-songs like Ridiculous Thoughts and the modest, delicate songs like Daffodil Lament was perfect. Because of their renewing approach The Cranberries will never become predicable or boring band, in fact, I could see them every week!”

Thanks to “The Vine” Jessica van Kessel again for the info.

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Amsterdam review in “OOR”

April 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on Amsterdam review in “OOR”  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Today’s issue of the Dutch publication “OOR” contains a review of March 29th’s Amsterdam gig at the Heineken Music Hall. The article was written by Jessica van Kessel, not only a studying-to-be journalist, but also a longtime fan of The Cranberries — and a regular Zombieguide contributor too!
We’ll have an English translation of the review available hopefully tomorrow.

Thanks to “The Vine” Jessica van Kessel for sending us her review.

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CranTV in Europe this weekend

April 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on CranTV in Europe this weekend  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

As a result of all their recent promo work in Europe, several European television and satellite channels will be airing specials about the band this weekend!

Channel AB1 will be airing Cranberries Total Record On Saturday, April 20 at 11.00 and 23.30 (all times local).

The RFM TV channel will broadcast Cranberries Portrait, a 30-minute special, on Saturday, April 20 at 12.30.

Lastly, MTV France will show clips from the band’s recent performance in Bourges, France, including an exclusive interview on MTV Crew. It will air on Monday, April 22 at 13.00 and/or 18.00.

Much thanks to Jesus Castillo for the news.

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“Spanish Rolling Stone” gig review

April 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Spanish Rolling Stone” gig review  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The April issue of the Spanish edition of “Rolling Stone” has published an article about March’s Movistar Activa Tour in the Iberian Peninsula, which was fronted by The Cranberries. The article includes a nice-size photo and interviews with fans, so click and check it out below.

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Source: Cranberries of Prat

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