Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s EP

October 30, 2013  |  Comments Off on Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s EP  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As we reported before, the Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan is working on a new EP (most likely the new Mono Band EP). And according to his latest Tumblr post, one of the tracks is going to be produced by an old friend.

“Mr. Vaughan working on a new track for me. This is part of the new ep, more soon,” said Noel in his blog post.

“Mr. Vaughan” is obviously Matt Vaughan, producer and programmer who briefly worked on The Cranberries’ 6th album demos in 2003. He also worked with Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan on their first solo demos in 2003-2005.

All in all, this means that Mr. Vaughan is no stranger to the Cranberries world so we can expect some really exciting material from the new Mono Band EP.

Noel working on a film soundtrack?

October 26, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel working on a film soundtrack?  |  by Jury  |  Noel Hogan

It seems like we all need some break from yesterday’s shocking news from The Cranberries camp, so here’s some good news : apparently The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan is working on a film soundtrack. At least, that’s what he wrote in his Tumblr post a few days ago: “New Work. Film soundtrack.”

Sounds pretty mysterious. We don’t know the film title yet, but as soon as we do we’ll let you know.

O’Riordan to launch court action against Noel Hogan?

October 25, 2013  |  8 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

A weird piece of news to wake up with this morning as we find out in the Irish Press (Irish Independent & Limerick Leader) that Dolores O’Riordan is about to launch court action against Noel Hogan.

According to these articles, the “cause of action in the filing is listed as a ‘declaration'” but no other detail has been given as the singer, her spokesperson and Noel Hogan remain quiet about the matter.
This, of course, is quite unexpected as The Cranberries have been stating since their reunion tour in 2009 that they’ve always been in good terms, and that both Dolores and Noel had even kept writing for each other during the band’s hiatus.

You can read full articles here & there and tell us what you think about it.

Let’s hope for more news to understand what’s happening and see if that can affect the future of the band as this is quite worrying and shocking for us, fans.
Let’s also note that both articles seem to be repeating the content of a press release without clearly understanding what’s at stake as they’re using the same exact terms.

Dolores O’Riordan working on a 3rd solo album?

October 22, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Glide Magazine just published a long interview with Marco Mendoza where the guy declares to be working with Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries on her possible 3rd new album. He says that he doesn’t know at this point if it’s going to be an album or not:

“There’s some songs, some movie possibilities, a lot of things cooking in her world so we’re working on that right now”

For those of you who may not know who Marco Mendoza is, the Glide Magazine article is a very good start to have an idea as he is a musician that doesn’t stick to one singer or one band but has always been involved in many different music projects.
As for his collaboration with Dolores, the man already worked on her first 2 solo albums and went on tour with her on the “Are You Listening Tour” in 2007 during which he was playing bass guitar.

No doubt that we can take the guy very seriously when he says he is working with Dolores.
Not to mention that right now our favourite singer just became a new judge at “The Voice of Ireland” so it all makes sense : indeed, mostly all coaches who took part to this TV show until now saw their popularity and career coming back in force and the music business naturally asked them to release something shortly after (usually when they reach the second season of the show). The Voice of Ireland may definitely be a marvellous way for the 3rd solo album of Dolores.

Nevertheless we all have to be very careful with that news and we don’t have to expect too much yet as all those different projects are just at the start, but a good start what ‘ya think?

You can read the long and interesting interview of Marco Mendoza by clicking here (Glide Magazine)

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Dolores @ The Voice of Ireland’s Blind Auditions

October 20, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As promised, here are a little news from the Blind Auditions of The Voice of Ireland where Dolores appears as a coach for the first time this year.

The Voice

Our team was quite surprised to see how easily Dolores plays the game, almost stealing the show from Kian.
She seems to be taking her role very seriously and is probably the most professional coach on the set, giving candidates technical advices, as well as entertaining everyone with numerous jokes.
Looks like people in the audience have been enjoying her speeches as much as they often ended up encouraging candidates to choose her as their choach.

Dolores also revealed that she WILL sing at Concerto di Natale this winter in Italy during the TV show.

More to come tomorrow…

New EP from Mono Band?

October 16, 2013  |  Comments Off on New EP from Mono Band?  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

According to the new post in Noel Hogan’s official Tumblr account, The Cranberries guitaris is working on the new Mono Band EP.

“1st EP track almost done” says the descriptions below the photo posted on October 11th.

Early in May, Noel revealed demo samples of the new songs that he recorded with Fin Chambers, “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars.”
It remains unclear whether these songs will be featured on the upcoming EP.
Let’s hope Noel will reveal more to us.

Dolores in the press, first articles…

October 13, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As we get closer to the first shootings of The Voice of Ireland – which will take place on October 18th, 19th and 20th – numerous articles related to Dolores appear on the Irish Press.

Indeed, her participation to the reality show will expose her to a new audience of young people who do not necessarily now much of The Cranberries career.
As a consequence, the Irish Independent decided to introduce the singer to this new generation of viewers in a pretty harsh article which tends to emphasize the fact that the Cranberries’ worldwide success has a bitter-sweet taste for Irish people.
Let us recall that the band didn’t play a single concert in their home country on their 32 dates European Roses Tour in 2012.
Let’s get prepared to read lots of similar articles in the following months.

Read the whole Irish Independent article here.

Dolores to perform at Concerto di Natale 2013: CONFIRMED

October 12, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you might remember, Dolores was due to perform at the Concerto di Natale (Italy) last year. Unfortunately, her name was taken off the official website at the last minute.

According to this article, it appears that Dolores should be part of the performance this year which, as usual, will take place at the Auditorium Conciliazione (Roma).
Let’s keep an eye on the official website…

Concerto di Natale 2013

Source: Irishsoul


CONFIRMED. As already mentioned 3 days ago in our news about The Voice, Dolores will sing at The Concerto di Natale. It is now officially confirmed on the FaceBook page of the event but not on their website yet, it is probably just a question of hours as nowadays it seems only Facebook counts !
As usual the show will be recorded (saturday 7th December 2013, 19:00 – 22:30) for a later TV broadcast in Italy. All those who’d like to go can get tickets on the official website of The Concerto di Natale.


At last Dolores appeared today on the official Concerto di Natale‘s website. It now features her name on the list of all artists as well as a brand new banner/slide only dedicated to her. Take a look !

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Dolores to take part in The Voice (IRELAND) as judge

October 5, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As revealed by RTE & The, Dolores is back in her home country in order to record the third series of blind auditions for the famous TV show The Voice of Ireland.
Sharon Corr indeed decided not to take part in the singing competition this year.
The shooting should start on October 18th, 19th & 20th.
Dolores will have to choose ten contestants to work with and lead the best of them to the final.

You can watch tonight’s interview of Dolores on RTE One’s Late Late Show at 1:39:30 on this page.

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UPDATE OCT.10 put online 6 preshow pictures of Dolores arriving to the RTE studios in Dublin for The Late Late Show last friday as well as other artists appearing on the show like Sinead O’Connor, Laura Whitmore.

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