A small message from Dolores O’Riordan

August 26, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As mentioned yesterday, Dolores is joining Eric Alexandrakis today to record a track called “La Fine”.

Much to our delight, the songwriter producer just posted a message from Dolores on his Facebook account:

“Great to be working with Eric, chillaxing in the forest. Always good times with the bears…because the bears don’t care…look at you now…don’t fade away. Love, Dolores”

Although it is great to learn she’s enjoying the collaboration and we’re quite happy that she delivered a message to Alexandrakis for the fans to read (she, who usually doesn’t give much news while in studios as she’s not too much into the Internet tools), we can’t help but notice that she still sounds haunted by her old demons, alluding to people’s judgement, and the disappointment of being let down.

Let’s hope songwriting, as well as this break post The Voice, will help her achieve some closure.

Vocals going down tomorrow for Dolores on an Electrons track called “La Fine”

August 25, 2014  |  Comments Off on Vocals going down tomorrow for Dolores on an Electrons track called “La Fine”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As often these last weeks, news about Dolores come from the composer/musician Eric Alexandrakis who informs us on his facebook that Dolores should record some vocals tomorrow on a song he wrote called “La Fine”. Good news!

 @DolORiordan vox going down tomorrow on an Electrons track I wrote called “La Fine”. It’s going to be fantastico, e molto impressionante.

The Ice Bucket Challenge continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike

August 24, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Ice Bucket Challenge continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This time it is Mike Hogan’s turn to appear on an Ice Bucket Challenge video. The video was posted on the Facebook page of The Sage Café. Mike isn’t directly concerned as he is one of the guys pouring the bucket of ice water on others (hey ! he is the boss after all)… and he seems to enjoy it.

Quite funny indeed, but this one is not the direct response to Noel challenging him. So we might have another video with Mike very soon… and this time he will not enjoy it as much as he just did. Stay tuned…

Noel Hogan accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This summer if you live on the same planet earth as us, you probably noticed tons of videos of celebrities or friends pouring a bucket of ice water on their head. This is called the ice bucket challenge and Noel has just agreed to do it and posted the video on his tumblr account. Take a look at it really, it is quite cool and funny especially the way his family reacts.

The Ice Bucket Challenge spread over the internet these last months and kept growing and growing this summer. It all started from an athlete suffering from a degenerative disease combined with a good dose of self-deprecating media from the celebrities. Bill Gates even did it ! The principle is based on having more and more videos all over medias/internet of people doing it to get funds for the ALS association. ALS is for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Those who are nominated have 24 hours to do it and can challenge 3 people of their choice to do the same. If they don’t accept they have to donate $100 to the association. It appears that most of celebrities are doing both. On this day ALS raised more than 60 million dollars.

In turns out that Noel has nominated 3 people of his choice and an interesting name for us, fans, surfaced : Mike Hogan

So who’s gonna challenge Dolores? Noel didn’t… Mike maybe?
Even if there is not much chances that Dolores will do it as she tends to avoid the Internet and everything that revolves around it, it may reach her one way or another. Mike may nominate Russell, Russell may nominate Don and Don… well… we’ll see!
Good cause and good fun!

Limerick City of Culture 2014 continues…

August 19, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

If it’s well known that Noel Hogan has been working hard for the city with his different musical projects this year – The Pigtown Fling album & concert as well as The Music Bus – it is now Dolores’ turn to do something… again!

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3 new drawings of Dolores/The Cranberries by the one and only The Hand

August 13, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

If you are a long time fan you MUST know The Hand. He is possibly the best cartoonist who has ever drawn The Cranberries.

These last couple of days he offered the world three new drawings of Dolores and the band on his facebook page. Everyone may recognize three different periods in time:

2014.08.13 The Hand

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More on O’Riordan collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis

August 12, 2014  |  Comments Off on More on O’Riordan collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you might remember, Eric Alexandrakis recently stated that Dolores O’Riordan was involved in three music projects with him.
Although it seems unlikely that these tracks will be included on O’Riordan’s third solo album, we’re learning a little more every week about these projects.

Indeed, American record producer and musician Anthony J. Resta tweeted the following line yesterday:

“Mixing/post production at Encore studios Dolores O’Riordan singing over @ELECTRONSMUSIC track. Sounding fab!”

It is to be noted that ELECTRONS is one of Eric Alexandrakis’ projects along with Warren Cuccurullo, Steve Ferrone, Roger O’Donnell and Anthony J. Resta.
This could be one of the reasons why Dolores travelled several times to LA (cf. these posts: 12) while recording The Voice of Ireland at the beggining of the year, as this is were the Encore Studios are located.

Hope we’ll get to hear this pretty soon.

Source: Dolitsa

The Pigtown Fling showcase on September 20th is free with new CD purchase

August 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Pigtown Fling showcase on September 20th is free with new CD purchase  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan published today on his tumblr account a new picture of something that looks like a poster or a flyer of the upcoming concert of The Pigtown Fling project on September 20th.

And good news, the concert/showcase is free if you purchase the limited edition CD (12 euros) via the following website : www.limetreetheatre.ie  (scroll down and you’ll see the information link).

2014.09.20 flyer
The concert will take place at Crescent Hall in Limerick and starts at 8PM.
Hurry up, there are only 500 tickets available !!

If you have no idea what The Pigtown Fling project is then take a look here and here.

Dolores definitely not coming back to The Voice of Ireland

August 7, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Voice

According to this article of the Irish Mirror published today, Dolores O’Riordan is definitely not coming back to the TV show The Voice of Ireland.

Well, even if we already had a clues about it and even if it still hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, it seems quite clear that Dolores is not returning for a second season next year unless producers would like to spring a surprise… with those kind of TV shows you never know…

2 rare and unreleased new pictures

August 4, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Fanberries just added 2 great rare pictures of our favorite rock stars on his Facebook account.
There is a really old one from June 1st 1991 taken in Cork Ireland at Sir Henry’s which originally appeared online on the Dailyedge.ie ‘s website inside an article about the legendary venue and its memorabilia. It is unclear yet if this show is one of the last under the name The Cranberry Saw Us or one of the first (maybe the first) under the name The Cranberry’s. That’s History. Hope we’ll have more information one day.

1991.06.01 show 1

The second picture (click to see it larger) is quite recent in comparison and still very interesting. It is from September 2nd 2007 in Mexico City where Dolores signed the official guestbook of the venue. We don’t see that kind of information too often as generally it is not supposed to be public. In example another guestbook we have here on CW is taken from the very last show of The Cranberries (until this day) and signed by all 4 band members.

2007.09.02 official guestbook

Thank you Fanberries for finding these 2 gems!!!

Noel Hogan & The Pigtown Fling, a small video for more explanations.

August 4, 2014  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan & The Pigtown Fling, a small video for more explanations.  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

For those of you – and there is a lot – who are still wondering what exactly is hidden behind this weird name/project The Pigtown Fling, Noel Hogan and John Greenwood respectively producer and creative director of this big collaborative musical project recently recorded a small video where they clearly explain what it’s all about.

If you are following Noel on his Tumblr account you may have seen these last months a lot of pictures of musicians working with him in studio very conscientiously. Pictures were published raw without real comments or larger explanations so if you were not paying attention closely you probably just understood that Noel was doing some music for his hometown on the occasion of the Limerick 2014 city of culture. If you recognize yourself in these last few words or if you never heard or understood what was this project all about, then this video – which is a sort of Pigtown Fling EPK – is made for you. Just focus 4 minutes and all will be clearer.

The next step will be a presentation of the 18 tracks live on stage on the 20th of september 2014 in Limerick.

www.pigtownfling.com

O’Riordan’s collaborator brain-teases fans

August 3, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis, who is currently collaborating with Dolores O’Riordan, left a fill-in-the-blank message on Facebook regarding their upcoming music projects.

Alright alright, you’ve twisted our arms. Dolores O’Riordan and I are working on three projects together. One is a ___u__a__ for an ___i_____ _i__, the other is a collab for the __e____, and the third is a _e___ for a multimedia project and traveling exhibit. I hope that clears things up;)”

Anyone resolved the puzzle?

Thanks to Litsa for the info.

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page

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