Sinead O’Connor to take over Dolores O’Riordan on The Voice?

July 22, 2014  |  Comments Off on Sinead O’Connor to take over Dolores O’Riordan on The Voice?  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

As mentioned in most of the main Irish newspapers last week, a source close to the singer announced that Dolores O’Riordan should not take part to the RTE talent contest this year.

Although the mother of three children was “credited with breathing a fresh lease of life into the show” and said several times that she was enjoying the experience, it seems the lengthy journey back and forth from Canada was a too hard to endure every week.
Let us remind you that the singer is also expected to release a third solo album this winter and probably tour in 2015.

Producers are now casting to find a new judge to replace Dolores, discussing with UK-based stars such as Una Healy or Pixie Lott, though a new name poped up yesterday in the Sunday World as Kathryn Thomas – host of the show – told journalists that, according to her, “Sinead O’Connor would be a great replacement for Dolores“.
As a consequence, The Independent announced this morning that O’Connor “should take over as coach on The Voice of Ireland if Dolores departs as expected“, quite a surprising statement as it’s hard to picture the Irish singer doing such a TV show, but who knows…

Let’s still note that O’Connor was rumored several times to seat in the red chair in the past years, which never turned out to happen (see this article for instance, dating back to Season 2)…

RIP Zombieguide.com

July 21, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As some of you may have noticed, last week the most important international and unofficial website from the late 90’s and 2000’s about The Cranberries went definitely offline.

As announced in May by its webmaster Alex Kraus, the website was supposed to go offline early june but for some reason had an extended time until mid-july. Even if the site officially closed in the fall of 2007 it stayed online until last week, enabling fans to keep on checking old pages. Let’s thus hope everyone had enough time to save those precious pages for personal archive or later use. Anyway now it is gone, so… rest in peace ZG and thank you Alex for all those great years.
Now it’s part of History in The Cranberries world.

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