Happy Birthday Mike!
Photo credit: “In The End”
One year since the cranb err ies final album In the end was released.
Which version(s) is(are) yours?
Read the article directly on independent.ie (Premium Access required to unlock full article). This article was originally published on telegraph.co.uk on 18 April 2020 (Premium Access also required).
And it was published in print yesterday on the Irish Independent’s supplement “Review”
Former member of Dolores’ side project D.A.R.K. has released new EP. The music video of the song “The One” was posted yesterday on Olé Koretsky’s new YouTube channel simply called “KORETSKY”.
Olé announced it on Facebook this afternoon.
Have a look also at the article/interview posted on post-punk.com, or click image below to open pdf file.
Noel Hogan was interviewed this morning on “Chiles on Friday” on BBC Radio 5 live. He obviously talked about Zombie reaching a billion views on YouTube, and also a little bit about “Daffodil Lament”.
Listen back directly on bbc.co.uk. Interview starts at 1:16:34
The Cranberries announced it on Twitter and Facebook:
The contest was posted only on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook page. Please post your answers only on Facebook!
UPDATE – APRIL 27
The contest is now over. It was announced today on the official DO’R Facebook page.
Felipe Rissato, alias lipecran from Brazil, posted a few days ago on Instagram a great video to compare all 4 versions of the video.
More than 735,000 views after Zombie’s one billionth view, the 4K remastered version of the official music video is finally available. Simply stunning!
UPDATE – 5:30 PM (Irish Time)
The Cranberries posted a 15-sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:
…as well as on their official website cranberries.com
Yesterday, Fergal Lawler was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show on the Irish radio RTÉ 2fm. He obviously mainly talked about the Zombie’s one billionth view, however near the end, fans got a first glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset.
Fergal mentioned that there would be things for the hard-core fans, things like demos the band did in New York before the album was recorded, some radio station stuff, acoustic versions of the tracks and live versions, but there was no mention of when it will be released.
Listen back Fergal’s 12-minute interview by clicking here (starts at 1:36:20)
The Cranberries also appeared on “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock” (Irish TV) last night, featuring a short interview with Noel Hogan, starting at 15:45. Replay is only available a couple of days on RTÉ Player, so watch now!
Still about “1 BILLION VIEWS”, The Hand posted a great drawing on Instagram:
Below are just a few articles – and one press release – published about “Zombie” today. Probably many more to come in the coming hours… impossible to share them all.
Click each link or image below to read directly on each website.
HIP HIP HIP, HOORAY!
The official “Zombie” music video just hit 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO today at 2:40 pm (Irish Time). Congratulations to The Cranberries, the fans and all the viewers for the achievement. If you’re reading this, you are probably one of the billion!
To celebrate, the 480p standard version of The Cranberries biggest hit should be replaced by a remastered 4K version available very soon. MASTERPIECE.
UPDATE – 3:15 PM (Irish Time)
At 2:40 pm exactly, The Cranberries posted on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) a message signed by Fergal Lawler, and including a 31-second video:
Just one minute after, at 2:41 pm, a message was posted on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook:
And almost the same message was posted on her official – coming soon… – website:
Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.
Here’s an interesting discovery we wanted to share:
As some of our team members were browsing old Irish 90s papers, we found out in a 1993 Limerick Leader article that Noel & Mike happen to be the great great grandsons of Michael Hogan, a poet known as “The Bard Of Thomond” in the 1800s.
Some of you might already have heard about this as, in 1999, Noel & Mike helped to reissue the poems and songs of their ancestor, according to an Irish Times article.
But our discovery did not stop there! As we read more about The Bard Of Thomond, we realized that a life-size statue of the Hogan’s great great grandfather is actually to be found at King Johns Castle Plaza in Limerick, that is to say… right in front of Dolores’ mural painted in 2019 by Aches!
When the tribute to a Hogan family member meets the tribute to a O’Riordan family member… destiny!!!
Michael Hogan – The Bard – and Dolores, facing each other
Special thanks to CranberriesItalia for the wiki link!
Sources: Niall Griffin (IG @niall_g), Pól Ó Conghaile (independent.ie), Michael Hogan (Wikipedia)
Almost 30 years after the filming, a never before seen Alternative Version of the “Uncertain” video with different takes has surfaced yesterday. Simply titled “The Cranberries Uncertain Music Video Uncut”, the video was posted on YouTube by Julianne Hennelly who writes, “Featuring Dolores brother Brendan O’Riordan and his daughter Cora”.
If you’d like to compare the 2 music videos, the classic version was posted here.
Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for noticing!