Abandoned Pools writes song for Dolores

September 26, 2006  |  Comments Off on Abandoned Pools writes song for Dolores  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Abandoned Pools, the alias of singer-songwriter Tommy Walter, writes on his MySpace that he has penned a song for Dolores O’Riordan called “Twilight.” He writes:

I wrote a song for Dolores O’Riordan (formerly of the Cranberries). We share a manager. I like it a lot and I think that if she doesn’t use it then I’ll release it as an AP song. It’s tentatively titled ‘Twilight’ and is in the same vein as ‘The Catalyst’.

You can listen to the song “The Catalyst” on Abandoned Pools’ MySpace.

“Stars” Re-enters Spanish Top 100 Charts

September 22, 2006  |  Comments Off on “Stars” Re-enters Spanish Top 100 Charts  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Four years after The Cranberries released their greatest hits compilation, Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002, the album unexpectedly re- entered the Spanish album charts last week.

Despite having no promotion, Stars re-entered at No. 100 for the week of September 4th-10th. Other greatest hits offerings by Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Abba, and Texas also re-entered the charts that week.

The chart re-entry suggests that the album continues to have steady sales, especially in Spain, where The Cranberries have always had a strong fan base.

Thanks to supervago for the news.

Dolores to build new recording studio in Howth home

September 19, 2006  |  Comments Off on Dolores to build new recording studio in Howth home  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan has added plans to build a home recording studio to a list of amenities for a new home in Howth, Dublin.

In addition, she and her husband reached an amicable agreement with neighbors to go ahead with plans, according to the September 10th Irish edition of the Sunday Times.

Dolores’s original plans to build a new oceanfront home there met with privacy concerns from neighbors. Grocery chain owner Feargal Quinn in particular expressed concern that the views from the house’s third floor balcony would give a too-close-for-comfort view into his home.

O’Riordan’s architect met with Quinn to resolve this, and now Quinn fully supports the plans. In addition, Dolores plans to double the size of the house, and move it three meters north, towards nearby Ceanchor Road. Dolores now plans to add an extra 4,000 square feet to the existing 5,500- foot plans. The new features will include the home studio, guest rooms, swimming pool, gym, and sauna.

If there are any Irish visitors reading this who can get ahold of the Sept. 10th issue, it includes a picture of Dolores on the inside page of the Homes section, and we would love to have scans.

Dolores: Solo Now Slated for 2007

September 10, 2006  |  Comments Off on Dolores: Solo Now Slated for 2007  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan recently told a fan — while shopping for bras! — that her solo debut is now delayed until 2007.

A blogger named Beth at birdnameddinah spotted Dolores in a lingerie shop called La Senza in Dolores’s part-time home of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. According to Beth, Dolores was “TOTALLY gracious and introduced me to her daughter.”

The blog writer also managed to get an autograph. You can read the account and see the autograph over at birdnameddinah [or click here]

Dolores Will Get a €50K for All Her Pane

September 8, 2006  |  Comments Off on Dolores Will Get a €50K for All Her Pane  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan and her husband Don Burton have won a lawsuit against a Limerick window company, the UK’s The Sun reports.

The Burtons hired Four Seasons Conservatories, a company run by brothers Brian and Anthony Fitzgerald to do work in the couple’s Killmallock home before it sold in 2004. However, the job was unsatisfactory and the Burtons ended up taking the matter to court.

Now the brothers must pay 46,582 Euro ($59,000 US) to the couple, which includes a hefty 35,155 Euro in legal fees.

Anthony Fitzgerald said, “We have gone through with appeals but that is too late now. This only started out as a small amount of money originally.”

Source: The Sun (UK)

Cardigans Singer Talks About Girl-Fronted Bands

September 6, 2006  |  Comments Off on Cardigans Singer Talks About Girl-Fronted Bands  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cardigans singer Nina Persson mentioned The Cranberries in a forum posttoday about female-fronted bands. Persson said she’s never met Dolores O’Riordan or Gwen Stefani, singers to whom she is sometimes compared. But she added that music marketers put major pressure on female band leaders to break out into solo careers, and that there seems to be a major difference in the way solo females are viewed versus women who lead bands. Here’s what she wrote:

Hello friends,

What you’re discussing here is so familiar! I think the problem is that there are still so few ladies out there. The similarity between us and No Doubt I guess is that we are bands with ladies singing, trying to keep it being a band. When it turns into big business though, companies seem to think that you need to narrow the visual part down to one person.

Women who choose to do solo efforts all the way seem to be considered a different category, I don’t understand why. I’m a fan of No Doubt and (maybe more) Gwen Stefani. And I still think that being in a band is the best schooling you get these days, if you wanna do music.

I have never met Gwen or the Cranberries girl. But I’ve met millions of sweet guys and girls in bands. Check out my MySpace-site for A Camp, that’s one way for me to hook up with people!!

Yours, Nina

Thanks to Scott for the news.

Happy Birthday, Dolores!

September 6, 2006  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Dolores!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan celebrates her 35th birthday today. Happy birthday Dolores, and best wishes from all the fans here at Zombieguide.

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