Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (2 UPDATES)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE JANUARY 03

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 04

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas

December 27, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !!
News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.


More details by clicking here.

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Source: Hot Press

Happy Birthday Noel (UPDATED DEC.27)

December 25, 2015  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday Noel (UPDATED DEC.27)  |  by Webmaster  |  Noel Hogan

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 44 years old today.
His wife Catherine just Instagrammed a photo of « The Birthday Boy » taken today while driving his car. Great one !

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Source: catherine20


UPDATE DEC.27

A few hours later Noel replied both on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Have a great New Year.
Twitter: Happy holidays all, thank you for the birthday wishes. Have a great day.

Sources: Noel Hogan FB, Noel Hogan Twitter

In the Irish press today

December 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on In the Irish press today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:

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Dolores appearing in court today (UPDATED)

December 16, 2015  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores has arrived in Ennis to face charges of assault following an alleged air rage incident last year.
Here below are probably the first public pictures of her since the TV show The Bachelorette as She and Olé are entering court in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court where she has been charged over an incident on a flight from New York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. See PA story COURTS Cranberries. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court where she has been charged over an incident on a flight from New York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. See PA story COURTS Cranberries. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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16122015 Cranberries Lead Singer Delores O'Riordan arriving at Ennis Court house on Wednesday to face charges in relation to an air rage incident in November 2014. She is accompanied by her mother Eileen. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Photo: Eamon Ward

UPDATE
Dolores was supported for the hearing by her mother Eileen, one of her brothers and Olé Koretsky. She was dressed all in black and wearing black sunglasses on her arrival at the courthouse.

O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell did not contest any of the evidence given to the court and said the marriage break-up put Dolores under huge emotional stress. She was going through a very difficult time having recently separated from her husband of 20 years. She moved to New York City and hadn’t seen her children for two months who live in Canada and was living out of a suitcase in New York City.

The court was told the incident began shortly before landing when O’Riordan’s behaviour became erratic and later as the plane came in to land in Shannon when she got out of her seat and tried to open the overhead luggage bins. The captain called in airport police to meet the plane.

O’Riordan twice tried to flee custody after being arrested at the airport, once from an ambulance and once while in a patrol car. Garda Shane Dawson revealed that the singer managed to free herself of one handcuff and forced open the door of a Garda car while he wrote up his notes on the airport apron. Airport police believed her behaviour was irrational but could not identify an explanation.

Mr O’Donnell said that there was no intention by Dolores to commit the actions on the day and she doesn’t remember what fully occurred. He said that she has no previous convictions, had travelled around the world with her career since she was 18 and never had an incident on a plane before November last year. O’Riordan was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.

Dolores admitted four offences including assault and obstructing a Garda. The lawyer said the singer is remorseful and regrets the incident and offered apologies to all those affected.

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered O’Riordan to write letters of apology to all those affected in the incident while he considers sentencing. He said : “It is important that the victims of crime know that the perpetrator apologises for the crime that was committed.”

Judge Patrick Durcan adjourned the case for mention to the January to fix a date for sentence.
The assault charges O’Riordan admitted can result in up to 6 months in jail or a maximum fine of €1850
The case will be mentioned in Ennis District Court on January 20.

O’Riordan left the court grounds in a blacked-out off-road vehicle without commenting.

A lot more details can be found in the Irish Independent, TheJournal and Belfast Telegraph articles.

Sources: UTV, Vinny Broderick, Irish Independent, Limerick Leader, Belfast Telegraph, TheJournal, RTE

TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming

December 14, 2015  |  Comments Off on TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Taken by Storm is an essay / film / documentary about the album cover design work of Storm Thorgerson. As you might know Storm Thorgerson did several designs for The Cranberries and Roddy Bogawa, the film director, was able to interview Noel and Fergal several years ago in New York and they appear in the film.

You can watch a 30 seconds teaser especially focused about The Cranberries
and/or watch the official 5 minutes trailer mostly focused about Pink Floyd.

Taken by Storm is available on a 3 panel gatefold Digipak DVD for $25.
One panel concerns The Cranberries and the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Bonuses include outtakes from the film, several Storm’s film school project, a video of riding in a taxi with Storm in London and more.
DVD is NTSC region free.
You can order it directly on this link

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The other way to watch the film and bonuses is streaming on the internet.
3 packages are available depending on what you’d like to watch:

The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – $5.99
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Deluxe Package – $10
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Digital Special Features – $5.99

Sources: Roddy Bogawa, The Art of Storm Thorgerson Facebook

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