Dolores O’ Riordan spending Christmas in NYC

December 29, 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 & Olé Koretsky (JetlagNYC).

On Dec 26th, a fan posted a photo with her on Instagram which you can see below.
(direct Instagram link no longer available)

Dolores and a fan – Xmas day

And yesterday, another new photo of Dolores was posted (still on Instagram) by user msccustoms_nyc.
“MSC Customs” is a bike store located in Little Italy, NYC and their photo shows the singer in front of the store with her latest “MSC” acquisition.

msccustoms_nyc:
Dolores O’Riordan from @thecranberries instantly fell in love with our store and this teal bike!
#msccustoms
#mottstreetcycles
#cycleclub
#happyholiday

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 entitled “Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light” published online and in print in the newspaper “Sunday Independent”.

independent.ie

Barry Egan appears to be relieved to see his long-time friend 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.

From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (JetlagNYC) 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.

Dolores with her new bandmates, DJ Olé (left) and Andy Rourke (right) – Photo: David Conachy

Possible short clip of “La Fine” a new song by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis (3 UPDATES)

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 on Facebook a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.

Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press.

Posted by Eric Alexandrakis on Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press” wrote Eric

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.


UPDATE #1

One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this: “It is! 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!


UPDATE #2

The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on Facebook was later deleted so we guess this information was a little bit too confidential.


UPDATE #3

CONFIRMED, this is “La Fine”
In the comments on Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook people kept asking if the video was “La Fine” and Eric replied: “I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”

Comments regarding Eric Alexandrakis’ video

 

The Cranberries still making profit in 2014

December 9, 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 independent.ie published some of them about The Cranberries in an article entitled “No squeeze as Cranberries enjoy profit of €333,000“. No need to say the amounts given in this kind of articles are never clearly sourced and have to be taken very carefully.

independent.ie

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 public Facebook saying “Something is coming” with some kind of a new “NH” logo.

Most of people then supposed it was a new website coming and they were right!
Yesterday Noel posted again about this topic and announced on Facebook the official launched of www.noelhogan.com


UPDATE 2017:

www.noelhogan.com is no longer and the address now links to cranberries.com

Dolores 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far

December 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores 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 December 2 issue. X-Press Magazine is one of the most-circulated free street presses in Australia.

xpressmag.com.au

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 concerning Dolores 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 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.

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. Tracklist remains unchanged, exact same order, only the artworks of booklet and cd are changing. Have a look below:

The One & Only CD – booklet and tray

The One & Only CD – compact disc

Thanks 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. Among 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.

Today the article entitled “Your chance to live in a piece of Irish rock history for just €200k” published by herald.ie reports 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. Anyone interested?

herald.ie

The Cranberries Press