In a short new interview published in yesterday’s (January 22nd) issue of the Irish Daily Star, Dolores confirms that she intends to continue her career long into the future.
She tells The Irish Star, “My personal ambition is to see my two kids grow up healthy and intelligent, happy and proud of me. And maybe one day standing in the audience at a gig shouting up at me to rock my socks o . When I’m 40 I want to be up on stage like Tina Turner — me in my stilettos!”
In the brief article, Dolores relates at how much of an influencer her mother has been in her life, and how much of a lifesaver The Cranberries’ 1996 break was.
The article also carries a new photo of Dolores taken at the Leonard Sexton exhibition this past November, although we don’t yet know if it’s the same one that The Star published on November 27th.
We will try our best to get a scan of the article and photo available. Huge thanks to Kiao for sending us the transcription. The full article is below:
I’LL BE A ROCKIN 40-YEAR-OLD MUM!
“Dolores to grow old on stage”
Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan says her ambition is to be back on stage by the age of 40.
The mother of two who is living in Toronto with husband Don Burton says she wants to see her children to grow up proud of her — and to see her perform.
“My personal ambition is to see my two kids grow up healthy and intelligent, happy and proud of me. And maybe one day standing in the audience at a gig shouting up at me to rock my socks o .”
“When I’m 40 I want to be up on stage like Tina Turner — me in my stilettos!”
The star says The Cranberries have temporarily split up as she wants to be a full time mum.
“It was getting predictable and lacking in challenge — it’s time to experiment,” said Dolores.
She says that has her mum Eileen to thank for keeping her feet firmly on the ground.
“She taught me from childhood that there was no one in the world quite like me, and that whatever i wanted to do with my life, I absolutely could.”
O’Riordan says she reckons she wouldn’t have survived had she not taken a break in the mid 1990’s.
“Basically what I wanted was a career break, but a lot of people around me didn’t want to hear that.”
Source: Irish Daily Star