Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s new EP

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

As 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 below, 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.

“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.

Noel Hogan’s Tumblr

Dolores 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 details have been given as the singer, her spokesperson and Noel 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.

Let’s hope for more news to understand what’s happening exactly 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

 

Macro Mendoza

For those of you who may not know Marco Mendoza, 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 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 next season of the show). The Voice of Ireland may definitely be a marvellous way for a 3rd solo album.

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?

The Voice of Ireland’s Blind Auditions

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

As promised, here’s some news from the Blind Auditions of “The Voice of Ireland” TV show where Dolores just appeared as a coach for the first time this year.

Dolores’ seat

Some members of our team were on site and were quite surprised to see how easily Dolores plays the game, almost stealing the show from Kian Egan, one of the 4 original coaches and superstar of the show. 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.

A candidate is singing, seat is turned

Dolores revealed during the show that she will sing at Concerto di Natale this winter in Italy.
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 message posted by Noel Hogan on Tumblr on October 11th, The Cranberries guitaris is working on a new (Mono Band?) EP.

“1st ep track almost done.”

Last June Noel revealed demo samples of new songs recorded with Fin Chambers, “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars.” It remains unclear whether these songs will be featured on this upcoming EP or not.
To be continued…

Dolores in the press, first articles…

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

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. Her participation to the TV 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 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.

Dolores to perform at “Concerto di Natale 2013” (2 UPDATES)

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

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

According to the RomaToday (romatoday.it), Dolores should be part of this year’s edition which will take place at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma.

romatoday.it – screen capture

As for the official website of Concerto di Natale nothing has changed yet and their homepage’s banner still does not include the name of Dolores.
Hopefully soon…

Homepage banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Thanks to Irishsoul for the info.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

CONFIRMED. As reported 3 days ago (October 20th) in our news about The Voice, Dolores will sing at “Concerto di Natale”. It is now officially confirmed on the Facebook page of the event but not yet on their website! Probably just a question of time as nowadays only Facebook seems to count!

As usual the show will be pre-recorded (Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00pm-10:30pm) for a later TV and Radio broadcast in Italy. All those who’d like to go can get tickets on the official website.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 31

Finally Dolores O’ Riordan appeared today on the official website… and it was worth the wait!
The homepage slides 2 brand new banners: one with all the artists’ names including Dolores’ and another one entirely dedicated to her. Have a look:

All artists banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores to take part in “The Voice of Ireland” as judge

October 4, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Dolores appeared tonight on the TV show ‘The Late Late Show” broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ One. She revealed that she is now the new judge/coach of the famous TV show “The Voice of Ireland” replacing Sharon Corr who decided not to take part in the singing competition this year.

It’s great to be back in Ireland and to be taking part in one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows at same time. I know a good voice when I hear one and I am out to find the best star in the country.

She is now back in her home country to record the third series of blind auditions and 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.

Watch “The Late Late Show” interview on this page (Dolores starting at 1:39:30)
The news was also published on independent.ie

Dolores at “The Late Late Show”


Arriving tonight at RTÉ in Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins


UPDATE – OCTOBER 10

contactmusic.com put online 6 different preshow photos of Dolores arriving at RTÉ studios in Dublin for “The Late Late Show” last Friday, October 4 (and not Saturday 5 as written on their website) as well as other guests appearing on the show that night like Sinead O’ Connor, Laura Whitmore and more.

The Cranberries Press