O’Riordan spending Christmas in NYC

December 30, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

Social medias reveal one more time that Dolores O’Riordan is back in NYC for Christmas where she probably flew with her band co-members Andy Rourke & Ole Koretsky (Jetlag NYC).

On December 23rd, the East Social Club tweeted that “Delores O’Riordan of The Cranberries just serenaded door guy Danny at with Irish tune “Danny Boy”. Come and try your pipes out.

On Dec 26th, a guy posted a selfie with Dolores on Instagram which you can see below.

Dolores NYC Xmas
Today, a fan found this new pic of Dolores on Instagram taken by a bike shop in Little Italy, NYC. Picture shows the singer leaving the shop with her latest “MSC” acquisition.


The CW team is quite happy to see that Dolores looks appeased these days and enjoying the Christmas season.
Sending love to Dolores, as always.

Thanks to Johann Rosales @ Cranberries Venezuela

New Barry Egan article: Dolores banishing the darkness?

December 21, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows“, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article in the Sunday Independent in which Barry appears to be relieved to see his long-time friends Dolores O’Riordan finally taking the road to recovery.

Indeed, after admitting that he thought “Dolores wouldn’t make it out of the darkness she seemed so engulfed in last November when she was arrested on an Aer Lingus plane”, especially as she had told him she was “not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that. People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole”, Barry Egan seems to be much more relaxed after meeting the singer last Tuesday.

doloresDolores O’Riordan with her new bandmates, DJ Ole (left) and Andy Rourke (right). Photo: David Conachy

From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (Jetlag NYC) who have travelled from NYC to Dublin to spend the week with her.
She tells Barry:

I am just really grateful for the support I have received from my friends, […] I am well again now. I have had great help and support from people who love me. My mom has been great. My brother PJ – he’s my little angel. I had a lot of help from people. I don’t think I ever felt so cared for before. I always felt like this meal ticket.

“[…]no matter what happens I’ve got great friends who love me for me, not the fame bullshit. You really see who gives a shit. It’s cool but I’m still a bit crazy . ..good crazy though!

She admits nonetheless that she is not “100% better” than what she was following the Aer Lingus incident, but affirms she’s working on it, making huge efforts to heal herself, taking meds and trying to be “somewhat normal in a mad world“.

Spending Christmas far from her children who she “[misses] more than words can say right now” should be the next challenge for her.

Again, we can only hope that Dolores will find the love she needs and will manage to step forward on the road of recovery.

Source: Sunday Independant

Possible short clip of “La Fine”, a new song by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis [3 UPDATES & CONFIRMED]

December 17, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Composer, songwriter and producer Eric Alexandrakis who collaborated with Dolores few months ago has posted a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.

Watch the video here.

“Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press,” wrote Eric, and attentive CranFans may remember that Irish press indeed reported about “La Fine,” a new song recorded by Dolores and Eric.

So this short clip could be a little piece of guitar part of “La Fine” (or not)… we just have to wait and see.

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page


UPDATE 1

One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this regarding this short clip: “It is [La Fine]! I’m one of Eric’s friends and can attest that it’s “La Fine”. It’s an amazing track, edgy, dark, killer. Perry Bamonte from The Cure is playing lead guitar, Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is playing drums, bass player Mark Egan on bass, and Eric on everything else!!!!!

So isn’t this totally exciting?


UPDATE 2

The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on his Facebook page was later deleted so we guess this information might be a little bit confidential right now.


UPDATE 3

“I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”
ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS [COMPOSER/MUSICIAN]

The Cranberries still making profit in 2014

December 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries still making profit in 2014  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Like every end of year new figures and balance sheets in the music business appear in the medias.
Today the Irish Independent published some of them about The Cranberries.
No need to say the amounts given in this kind of articles are never clearly sourced and have to be taken very carefully.

You can read the online article by clicking HERE and see how much profit the band generated this year.

Source: Irish Independent

Noel Hogan : new official website launched !

December 7, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Last October 8, Noel Hogan posted a little teaser on his Facebook saying “Something is coming”. Most of people supposed it was a new website coming. They were right and yesterday Noel posted again about this topic and announced the official launched of www.noelhogan.com

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O’Riordan 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far

December 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on O’Riordan 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

2 days ago the webzine 100% rock magazine published the complete interview Marco Mendoza gave in november and that first appeared in edited form in X-Press Magazine’s 3 December 2014 issue. X-Press Magazine is one of the most-circulated free street presses in Australia.

On the edited version the few words about Dolores were skipped (possibly because Marco was coming to Australia to play concerts with his band The Dead Daisies which has nothing to do with Dolores) but on the long & online version his words about O’Riordan are revealed. Nothing really new that we didn’t know before but one thing : 6 tracks done in studio so far and more to come after his Australian concerts. Obviously this plan was before Dolores was arrested, now it will / should be after after !

Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries called me from New York, and so I flew up there. We were at the Electric Lady studios recording, we did six tracks.

I got home, and I’m going to continue that after I’m done with The Daisies, she’s trying to get an album together for a solo project. This’ll be my third album with her.

 Sources: X-Press Magazine, 100% Rock Magazine

Universal Music Mexico releases a new version of STARS: The Best of 1992-2002

December 3, 2014  |  Comments Off on Universal Music Mexico releases a new version of STARS: The Best of 1992-2002  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Out of the blue, Universal Music Mexico released last month a brand new CD version of the best of STARS named “The One & Only CD” and locally available at Mixup music store for $70.00 MXN. Only the artworks of booklet and cd are changing, the songs remain unchanged, still exact same order & tracking.

stars mexico 2014 1stars mexico 2014 2Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO and Miguel Hernández for the info.

Your chance to live in a piece of Irish Rock History

December 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Your chance to live in a piece of Irish Rock History  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Almost 2 years ago the Legendary Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin had issued an appeal to musicians who have worked there to collect their master tapes or else they’ll be destroyed. Amongst them The Cranberries. Most of fans know this is the studio where the band recorded some of their best albums including the debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Until today nobody knows if members of The Cranberries rescued their master tapes or not. Let’s hope yes as these recordings really are MASTERPIECE. You can check here the news written by Luc at the time.

And today we learned in this article that the famous Dublin recording studio is to be sold at auction with a reserve at €170,000/€200,000.
Wanna live where artists like The Cranberries, U2, The Police and Sting, The Waterboys, Mary Black and many more recorded some of their best songs, today is your chance.

So anyone interested?

Source: Herald.ie

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