VIDEO: “Songs From An Empty Room”

July 28, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

The full special concert “Songs From An Empty Room” is available on replay on the RTÉ Player for the next 28 days. The TV program includes an interview with Noel Hogan & Danny O’Reilly from the band The Coronas (starts at 1:11:58) as well as their performance of “Linger” with some chords (starts at 1:35:40).

Note: The RTÉ Player is not working on every browser! “Cranberries hit reimagined for Songs from an Empty Room”

July 25, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

Read the article/interview with Noel Hogan directly on

ITW: “Dolores O’Riordan a massive presence still in Cranberries, says Noel Hogan”

July 22, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries published a small part of the interview with Noel Hogan broadcast from Limerick on Virgin Media (TV) this morning. “Virgin Media to highlight best of Limerick with full day of programming”

July 21, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Tomorrow, Wednesday 22 July 2020:

“The day will start with Ireland’s most popular morning programme, Ireland AM, with special guest Noel Hogan from The Cranberries joining Ciara Doherty to talk about the band and the city which created them along with Limerick-native Michelle Grimes singing some of their iconic hits.”

Full article and program of the day directly on

Noel Hogan to perform as part of “Songs From An Empty Room”

July 14, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Next July 25th, Noel Hogan will perform with Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas as part of “Songs From An Empty Room” in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund.

A total of 20 Irish bands and solo artists will be performing – empty – venues across Ireland (The Olympia Theatre, Dublin / Cyprus Avenue, Cork / Dolans, Limerick / INEC, Killarney / Róisín Dubh, Galway).

The show will be broadcast on RTÉ2, RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Player on Saturday, 25 July 2020 from 8.30pm.


First gig with Dolores O’Riordan 30 years ago today

July 14, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

30 years ago today, The Cranberry Saw Us – not yet The Cranberries – played their first concert with Dolores O’Riordan as new lead singer replacing Niall Quinn. They were opening that day for the band They Do It With Mirrors. The show took place in Limerick at Cruises Hotel in the Ruby’s Club.

Happy Anniversary!!

RARE PICS: Noel and Fergal backstage at Theatre Royal in 1994(?)

July 14, 2020  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Rare photos from 1994(?) taken backstage at Theatre Royal in Limerick during a break when The Cranberries were recording “Zombie”. Fergal had just cut his long hair and Noel cut his shortly after for the “Zombie” video.

Fergal and Noel with Seamus Flynn – former owner of the Theatre Royal – his wife Patricia and his son Darragh. Photo credits: Laurie (Fergal’s wife).

Thanks to Seamus for the pics and story behind!

Koretsky’s new EP “MMXX” out today

July 10, 2020  |  Comments Off on Koretsky’s new EP “MMXX” out today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Olé Koretsky announced on Twitter and Instagram today the release of his new EP titled “MMXX”.
Stream/download here.

The EP features the track “Heartbreaker” which Cranberries fans are familiar with as Olé used to play it when presenting D.A.R.K. tracks Live PA as opener of The Cranberries on their 2017 tour.

One may thus wonder if the other unreleased tracks Olé played live on this tour will ever be released – and as solo material or D.A.R.K.? Let’s note that some of them featured Dolores’ voice so we could expect them to make it on the second album of D.A.R.K. that was already recorded when Dolores passed away and will hopefully see the light one day.

“MMXX” also includes an interesting cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Let Olé know what you think of his work!

“NNTA (Remastered)” now available to buy on The Cranberries online store

July 10, 2020  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The 2LP, 2CD, 1CD versions of “No Need To Argue (Remastered)” are now available to buy on The Cranberries official online store but not the Transparent Vinyl version (yet?).

Interesting fact, the edition on the store is simply titled “Remastered” and not 25th Anniversary nor Expanded, even if description reads “Remastered and expanded versions of No Need To Argue”. “Rock band Fox Jaw receive €4000 Dolores O’Riordan music bursary”

July 10, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Rock band Fox Jaw receive €4000 Dolores O’Riordan music bursary”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on

Replay of the “NNTA (Expanded Edition)” announcement available

July 8, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you missed the livestream of The Cranberries on Facebook it is available for replay:

Special Announcement Live Stream with Professor Devereux

In case you missed it, watch back our special Facebook live stream with Noel, Mike, Ferg and Professor Devereux talking about 'Zombie' reaching a billion views and announcing the 'No Need To Argue' 25th anniversary expanded edition! Enjoy 👇

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Mittwoch, 8. Juli 2020


The band and their host Pr Eoin Devereux were live from The Strand hotel in Limerick (where Dolores gave her last ever interview) to announce the release of “No Need To Argue (Expanded Edition)”.

Photo credit: The Cranberries (Instagram Story)

Photo credit: Pr Eoin Devereux (Twitter)



Three versions are already available for pre-order on Amazon UK to be released on 18 September 2020.
2LP: £25.22
2CD: £11.99
1CD: £7.99

These versions are also available on, and, where you can even buy a fourth (and exclusive?) Transparent Vinyl version. – 2LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99 – 2 LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99 – 2 LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99

NNTA 25th Anniversary Edition – September 18th (3 UPDATES)

July 8, 2020  |  20 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries just revealed that a 2-disc version of NNTA will be released on 18 September 2020 featuring the below tracks:

1. Ode To My Family
2. I Can’t Be With You
3. Twenty One
4. Zombie
5. Empty
6. Everything I Said
7. The Icicle Melts
8. Disappointment
9. Ridiculous Thoughts
10. Dreaming My Dreams
11. Yeats’ Grave
12. Daffodil Lament
13. No Need To Argue
14. Yesterday’s Gone (MTV unplugged)
15. Away
16. I Don’t Need
17. So Cold In Ireland
18. (They Long To Be) Close To You
19. Zombie (A Camel’s Hump Remix by The Orb)
1. Song To My Family (Magic Shop Demos)
2. So Cold In Ireland (Magic Shop Demos)
3. Empty (Magic Shop Demos)
4. Ridiculous Thoughts (Magic Shop Demos)
5. Everything I Said (Magic Shop Demos)
6. Yeats’ Grave (Magic Shop Demos)
7. Serious (Demo)
8. Away (Demo)
9. I Don’t Need (Demo)
10. Dreaming My Dreams (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
11. Daffodil Lament (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
12. The Icicle Melts (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
13. No Need To Argue (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
14. Empty (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
15. I Can’t Be With You (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)
16. Ridiculous Thoughts (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)
17. Zombie (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)

The description reads:

“Expanded reissue of No Need to Argue – the second studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries. Originally released in 1994, the album was the band’s highest-selling shifting over 17 million copies worldwide and contains the band’s most successful single Zombie. The expanded 2LP features the remastered album plus three b-sides, Yesterday’s Gone and the band’s cover of the Carpenters (They long to be) Close to You. Includes a 5,000 word sleevenote on the history of the album written by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux who wrote the sleevenote to the reissue of their debut album.”

This obviously should be the 25th Anniversary Edition [Expanded Edition] although it is not specified for now. We should know more about it in the upcoming hours.

Thanks to Yann for the link!

UPDATE – JULY 8 – 6:10 PM (BST) 

“No Need To Argue” Remastered and Expanded 2CD + 2LP.
Release date confirmed.
Press Release here.

UPDATE – JULY 8 – 8:20 PM (BST) 

Amazon UK has now added the titles on their pages concerning this “Expanded Edition” (no 25th Anniversary Edition references anywhere!) and they clearly mixed up their listings between the Double LP and the Double CD editions. There is also a 1CD edtion, and all 3 versions are available for pre-order now.

2LP: £25.22
2CD: £11.99
1CD: £7.99

No sign of a boxset nor a dvd!

UPDATE – JULY 8 – 9:30 PM (BST) 

These versions are also available on, and, where you can even buy a fourth (and exclusive?) Transparent Vinyl version. – 2LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99 – 2 LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99 – 2 LP (Transparent Vinyl): €26.99


RIP Ennio Morricone

July 6, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Italian composer Ennio Morricone has died today aged 91.
In the early 90s – mostly 1993 – The Cranberries used the track “Falls” (music from the motion picture “The Mission”) as intro of their shows.

R. I. P. Maestro Morricone.

Design the cover of new album “Salvation” (The best of TC covered by the best of Irish music)

July 6, 2020  |  Comments Off on Design the cover of new album “Salvation” (The best of TC covered by the best of Irish music)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Would you like to design the cover of the new album “Salvation” to be released early next year?
Your design to be sent by Friday, 7 August 2020.

Read all details on the article published today on

With consent from The Cranberries, this tribute album will feature 11 of the best and brightest names on the Irish music scene including Aimee, Moncrief, Sorcha Richardson, Walking On Cars and Sinead O’Connor, each performing their own version of a song from the band.

The Cranberries on Facebook Live next Wednesday

July 6, 2020  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on Facebook Live next Wednesday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries on “Facebook Live” next Wednesday at 7pm BST. The band just announced it on their socials (Facebook, InstagramTwitter). Ask your question(s) directly on The Cranberries Facebook.

ITW: “Stephen Street on working with….”

July 3, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: “Stephen Street on working with….”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read this new interview with Stephen Street directly on
(includes just a few lines regarding The Cranberries)

The Cranberries Press