Dolores jamming in studio today with… Marco Mendoza

October 30, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores jamming in studio today with… Marco Mendoza  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new photo of Dolores O’ Riordan in New York City appeared on Instagram today. This time it wasn’t posted by a random fan but a famous professional concert photographer named Katarina Benzova who’s notably working with Guns N’ Roses, the rock band who led her to get known (especially as she’s dating Richard Fortus one of the guitarists of the band).

It seems that this time Dolores stopped for a little jam in the studio with the rock band “The Dead Daisies” made of Marco Mendoza, Jon Stevens, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed and more. Right now they are in NYC rehearsing for their upcoming shows. According to Katarina’s instagram, the photo was taken at SIR Studios on 25th Street in New York City.

Jon Stevens, Dolores O’ Riordan, Marco Mendoza – Photo: Katarina Benzova

It is not too surprising to finally find a photo of Dolores taken by Katarina Benzova as she’s been on tour a lot with Marco Mendoza recently, with Thin Lizzy for instance, and as you might remember Marco used to collaborate with Dolores on her first solo album and tour. He is said to be a very good friend of the Burtons.

On Katarina’s photo, everyone will notice Dolores wearing that kind of medieval hat which was part of the costume she already wore in the streets of NYC a few days ago. Remember? How cool is that!

Dolores and a fan in the streets of NYC – October 17, 2014

Looks like Dolores is still in NYC

October 27, 2014  |  Comments Off on Looks like Dolores is still in NYC  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to this new selfie posted on Instagram by dolphin1414 Dolores is still in New York City this Monday.

Dolores and a fan in New York City today

A prolific “The Hand” much to our delight

October 22, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

If you know the work of The Hand you must already know that he is a very prolific cartoonist. As you can judge on his Facebook account and official website he sketched a lot of international and local (Italian) celebrities with his own unique style.
These last months he drew a lot of new portraits of our favorite Dolores. CW already wrote a news about that last august but The Hand continued to draw of lot more after that.

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One by one on our Cranberries World Facebook page we shared his works but that is something we don’t really like to do as many people don’t have, don’t like or simply don’t want Facebook. For all those people, here comes a summary of his work!

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As you can see the man was bloody inspired by the pictures of Dolores these last couple of weeks, who would not be?

For this drawing he even published a short video and colored versions:

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He also drew 2 classic poses directly inspired by the videoclips Zombie & Promises.

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If you like his work just know some of his drawings are on sale by the artist directly. More details can be found on his website, don’t hesitate to contact him, he is a nice guy!

O’Riordan emerges from shadow in NYC

October 17, 2014  |  Comments Off on O’Riordan emerges from shadow in NYC  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

As you may have noticed these last days, Dolores O’Riordan seems to be living quite an active life in New York City where she’s currently working with Andy Rourke from The Smiths.
The singer was spotted a couple of times partying in some bars and, thanks to social media, pictures capturing these moments ended up on the Internet, enabling us to get some news of our idol.

Today, news are no longer coming from ordinary people anymore but from Dolores herself!
Although she’s not too much into anything Internet-related, she made an exception and posted the following message on her Facebook page much to our (an all fans’) delight:

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Click on the photo if me and u will see me again…I’m HERE…I’M REALLY HERE!!!
I love you all Soooo much and cannot wait to feel your lovin’ vibrations and your sweet salvations….
This is the most Supergroup I’ve ever met living people in peace and harmony…love us in dis place…
Erase human disgrace…hostility is bad and Human greed is sad…
People must accept each other for what we are…no changin’ no rearrangin’,no pushing no shovin,just sweet harmonies…
Beautiful people everywhere !!!!
Enjoy your life…lighten up….always laugh sometimes cry ….
Love DoloresO Riordan…October 2014…..

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This heartwarming message comes as confirmation that Dolores seems to have met, with Rourke, a bunch of people who makes her feel particularly alive and at peace.
The Supergroup Dolores mentions – Jetlag – is that of Andy Rourke and Olé Koretsky, a record producer who has turned into a DJ on a radio called East Village Radio.
The duo claims their music is disco, post punk and adult contemporary. You can give it a try by visiting their Soundcloud page.
The last picture they posted on their Facebook page (see below) tends to show that they are in perfect harmony with Dolores and vice versa. Let’s also note that the duo has officially added Dolores to their line-up by mentioning her as a band member on their Twitter account!!!

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We can only be pleased to see that Dolores is feeling at ease with their way of life, as if she had found herself again which, once more, makes us believe that the upcoming album should be very interesting, probably darker than No Baggage and as alternative and deep as Are You Listening?
This all looks very good to us.

With all our love to the beautiful person she is, hoping that she follows her own advices (“enjoy your life… lighten up”)…

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A rock star in New York City, new episode…

October 17, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Surprising pictures of Dolores in New York keep on popping up on the Internet and this new one shows once again that our favourite singer is having a good time out there.

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According to the guy who took the picture, Dolores’ perfectly fine. One may imagine that she has started partying for Halloween?
What seems to be certain, though, is that the upcoming album should be quite “rock”, probably closer to Are You Listening ? than No Baggage.

Let’s also note that another Instagram user has had her Cranberries vinyls signed by Dolores on September 13th thanks to one of her acquaintance who “is drumming on her new album”, which means that Dolores was thus recording in studio in Toronto a couple of weeks ago (and that she is not working with Graham Hopkins on this album).

Seems like we shouldnt have to wait too much longer before we get to hear some new pieces.

Limerick Through The Lens. A new book featuring picture(s) of Dolores

October 16, 2014  |  Comments Off on Limerick Through The Lens. A new book featuring picture(s) of Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new 256 pages book featuring hundreds of pictures taken by the Limerick Leader photographers was published this week.
Pictures come from the archive of this Irish local newspaper and many of them are published for the first time. It appears that there is (are?) picture(s) of Dolores O’Riordan amongst many other Irish famous faces like, for instance, Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy.

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The book costs €29.99 and seems unfortunately to be only available locally.
More details in this Limerick Leader article.

More on O’Riordan/Rourke collaboration

October 15, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

In the Spring of 2014, O’Riordan told the journalist Nicky Byrne from RTÉ 2fm that she had already written some new stuff for her upcoming album and would collaborate with The Smith’s Andy Rourke.

It seems the work is “in progress” as an employee from a tapas & wine bar located in New York recently posted a picture of the two rock stars, saying that they had already visited the place twice last week and had planned to return.

O'Riordan and Rourke, Cork and Fork

Let’s note that this collaboration with Andy Rourke seems more likely to feature on her third solo album than her project with Eric Alexandrakis which looks more like a “side project collaboration”, but who knows what the future holds… ?

[UPDATE] It seems the duo is having fun in New York, after having made a “big entrance” at The Fourth, as reported in Page Six, a new pic popped up a couple of hours ago on Twitter showing our idol kissing Mr Rourke. Looks like these two are getting along pretty well!
Thanks to Sara on Cranberries Italia for this pic.

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Source: Cranberries Mexico

Now official: O’Riordan will not be a judge on new series of The Voice of Ireland

October 3, 2014  |  Comments Off on Now official: O’Riordan will not be a judge on new series of The Voice of Ireland  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Voice of Ireland

It has just been announced in the Irish Independent that Dolores O’Riordan will definitely not seat in the red chair this year as Una Foden, from the band The Saturdays, will be the third coach on new series of the TV show. As we know, Dolores was not willing to return to the show as commuting from Canada to Ireland was very tiring.

The singer is also supposed to be releasing a third solo album at this end of this year/beginning of 2015, and should then be going on tour to promote her news songs, which should not allow her enough time to dedicate to The Voice of Ireland.

Let’s note Jamelia should not return either due to expensive commute from London every week. Her replacement has not been announced yet.

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