limerickleader.ie “Proposal to name new Limerick road after iconic band”

October 23, 2021  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“What would you like to see the new road named?”
Let THEM know!

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie

20 years ago: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

October 22, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

20 years ago today, The Cranberries released their fifth studio album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.

On this occasion, Hot Press magazine are revisiting their original 2001 review; read here.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

To mark the anniversary, The Cranberries have posted a message on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

“Zombie” included on a compilation album by Windmill Lane Studios

October 4, 2021  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Windmill Lane Recording Studios in association with Universal Music Ireland just announced the release of their new album which features songs from classic albums recorded in their iconic studios.

The compilation album simply titled “Windmill Lane Recording Studios” includes “Zombie” among 10 classic songs and will be released on 29 October 2021 on limited edition clear vinyl.

Exclusively sold through their online shop here (pre-order available now).

Price: 33.00 euro + shipping (ROI only)

Side A
Mysterious Way – U2
Imitation Of Life – R.E.M.
Zombie – The Cranberries
All This Useless Beauty – Elvis Costello
Old Town – Phil Lynott

Side B
World Of Our Own – Westlife
Breathless – The Corrs
When A Woman – Gabrielle
She’s A River – Simple Minds
Julia Says – Wet Wet Wet

Noel Hogan on the “Dave Fanning” show today

October 2, 2021  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show earlier today, on the Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm.
Noel on the making of Linger for the Classic Irish Track Uncovered section.

If you missed the show, replay available here.

Sources: Instagram Noel Hogan, Twitter Dave Fanning

“Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” pushed back until November (UPDATED)

October 1, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today was the official release date for “Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” and the full album was available at midnight earlier today on all streaming platforms. A few songs were even officially posted on YouTube yesterday.

Since, the album was removed everywhere but Spotify (for now, so hurry if you want to have a listen!) and its new release date is now on 5th November as mentioned on towerrecords.ie

No reason given yet…


UPDATE – OCTOBER 2

Now removed from Spotify as well.

Want to be a part of the first major book about The Cranberries?

September 10, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The question and all the details were posted by Hot Press magazine on the article here, and shared by Noel Hogan on Instagram. It’s not on the band’s website nor their socials yet…

“To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary” to be released before Xmas

September 6, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today during their facebook event to commemorate what would have been Dolores’ 50th birthday, The Cranberries announced quite out of the blue, the release of “To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary” for the end of the year, before Christmas.

For now they gave very few information about the content except that it will include 3 demos done in Paris with Tim Palmer (audio engineer / record producer) when they were in the middle of a tour.

Facebook Live: “Remembering Dolores”

September 6, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you missed The Cranberries special event on Facebook earlier today, you can watch it again here, it’s available to everyone whether you are on or off facebook. The band was interviewed by Stuart Clark (from Hot Press magazine) at the Strand hotel in Limerick.

They discussed about:

    • A brand new playlist called “Remembering Dolores” (available here)
    • The Cranberries documentary
    • To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary to be released this year before Christmas
    • Eminem, Miley Cyrus and their covers of Zombie
    • Charlie Watts; The Cranberries and AC/DC opening for the Stones in 2003
    • The Hot Press book
    • Touring memories
    • Noel working on soundtracks (like Woodstock 99), then the band performing Woodstock in 1994
    • Dolores being so much fun
    • Stephen Street, almost the fifth member
    • The Grammy’s
    • A brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” (watch it here)

“Never Grow Old” music video released to celebrate D’s birthday

September 6, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just released a brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” made of never-seen-before archive clips. It is now live on YouTube/Vevo to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday.

VIDEO: “Young Dreams” showcase

September 5, 2021  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: “Young Dreams” showcase  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Watch the “Young Dreams” showcase. The video premiered a few hours ago on YouTube and is age-restricted!

Dolores’ mother on “Sunday with Miriam”

September 5, 2021  |  Comments Off on Dolores’ mother on “Sunday with Miriam”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Eileen O’Riordan was interviewed on “Sunday with Miriam” on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning.
For those who missed the show, listen back here.

The Cranberries to commemorate Dolores’ 50th birthday

September 3, 2021  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to commemorate Dolores’ 50th birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced today on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), a livestream special on Facebook on Monday 6 September at 7pm (Irish time) to commemorate what would have been Dolores’ 50th birthday, and more…

New Dolores O’Riordan mural in Brasília

September 2, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Spotted at the Irish Pub O’Rilley in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, a new Dolores O’Riordan mural among other artists such as U2, Freddie Mercury, Eddie from Iron Maiden and The Rolling Stones.

Art by Mairanny Graffiti.

Thanks to Cranberries Brasil for the info and pics!

Noel Hogan on “The Six O’Clock Show”

August 18, 2021  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan on “The Six O’Clock Show”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Six O’Clock Show” today on the Irish TV, Virgin Media One, talking about the new Hot Press book.

If you missed the show, replay is available here.
The interview with Noel starts at 3:25

“Young Dreams” showcase on Dolores’ 50th birthday weekend

August 15, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Young Dreams” showcase on Dolores’ 50th birthday weekend  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Dreams 2020 and Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Further Education & Training are presenting a youth arts event this year in Limerick on Dolores’ birthday weekend, inviting young singer-songwriters from the area to apply. The special event/showcase will be streamed from the Dolores O’Riordan Park (Morning Star Park) in Bruff, Ireland, to remember Dolores’ 50th birthday.

More details on Facebook by clicking here.

Noel Hogan on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning

August 6, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Ryan Tubridy Show” on the Irish radio station RTÉ Radio 1 this morning. Talking about the new Hot Press book and The Cranberries.

Listen back the episode on rte.ie (interview starts at 21:50)

New Dolores O’Riordan mural in San Francisco (UPDATED)

July 27, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Spotted at Casements bar in San Francisco, a new (work in progress!) mural of Dolores O’Riordan by the artist/painter Tanya Wischerath who shared the below photo on Instagram today.


UPDATE – JULY 31

Larger view posted by Drew_A_Ryan on Instagram today.


UPDATE – AUGUST 10

Mural complete!

“Stars” transparent vinyl – 1st image

July 10, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Stars” transparent vinyl – 1st image  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first image of the unopened “Stars” transparent vinyl to be released next week-end for Record Store Day appeared on Instagram today. Posted by user musicshopdungarvan

A second image was posted by user malamusicajerez
However, this image could be a generic one and not the exact transparent vinyls (?)
update: indeed, not the exact vinyls at all!!!

Noel Hogan worked on Woodstock 99 documentary soundtrack

July 8, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was asked by director Garret Price to work on the soundtrack for his new documentary about Woodstock 99 and the (not so well known outside of US) chaos that ensued.

Note: The Cranberries didn’t play the festival that year, only in 1994.

The film will arrive on HBO Max streaming service July 23rd in the US.

In the mean time you can read the article by rollingstone.com and watch the official trailer on YouTube.

Noel Hogan’s official website updated

June 18, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

On Facebook and Instagram, Noel Hogan invited fans to check out his official website https://www.noelhoganofficial.com

The website launched in December 2020 now includes a lot of different sections.

On the links section, some readers may have noticed a brand new project called between two and its soon to come website (https://betweentwoofficial.com)

producelikeapro.com “Noel Hogan & Stephen Street interview”

June 9, 2021  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

3rd video by producelikeapro.com, “The Cranberries: Noel Hogan & Stephen Street Interview”

producelikeapro.com “The Cranberries Linger”

June 3, 2021  |  Comments Off on producelikeapro.com “The Cranberries Linger”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another video by producelikeapro.com, this time about “Linger” and how a local Irish band changed the sound of the nineties.

producelikeapro.com “Producing The Cranberries with Stephen Street”

May 31, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with producer Stephen Street published on YouTube/producelikeapro.com today. The video is about 50 minutes long and only about The Cranberries.

In the new Hot Press issue: Interview with Noel and Bronagh

May 13, 2021  |  Comments Off on In the new Hot Press issue: Interview with Noel and Bronagh  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

New Hot Press issue (45-05) includes an interview with Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher. Bob Dylan and St Vincent Feature as Flip-Cover Stars.

More details here.

VIDEO: Pillow Queens performing “WYG” at The Late Late Show

May 7, 2021  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Pillow Queens performing “WYG” at The Late Late Show  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Pillow Queens performed “When You’re Gone” at The Late Late Show tonight on RTÉ One. The video is now available on YouTube

“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens from Salvation tribute album

May 7, 2021  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens is the first single from the forthcoming tribute album “Salvation” inspired by The Cranberries for Pieta. The song was released today and is available on all streaming platforms now.

Pillow Queens will be performing  the song on “The Late Late Show” tonight from 9:35pm on RTÉ One (Irish TV).

Pillow Queens on Twitter,

The “Salvation” album is set for release 1st October 2021, full track listing as follows:

  1. Sinead O’Connor – No Need To Argue
  2. Irish Women in Harmony – Dreams
  3. Pillow Queens – When You’re Gone
  4. Moncrieff – Free To Decide
  5. Wyvern Lingo – Salvation
  6. Aimée – Linger
  7. Walking On Cars – Promises
  8. Kodaline with the RTE Orchestra featuring Noel Hogan – Zombie (Live)
  9. The Cranberries – Chocolate Brown (Recorded Live for 2FM)
  10. Kitt Philippa – Twenty One
  11. Roe – I Can’t Be With You
  12. True Tides – Ode To My Family
  13. Kellie Lewis – Ridiculous Thoughts

You may note that “Dreams” by Irish Women In Harmony and “Zombie” by Kodaline+Noel+Orchestra were already known and released a few time ago and could be considered in fact as the real 1st singles of the album!

Two more things to notice, the album includes an unreleased Cranberries recording “Chocolate Brown” live for 2FM, and singer Lyra (who performed “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” as tribute to Dolores last January) is not featured on the album.

CD and limited edition yellow vinyl are available to pre-order today (more or less €9.99 and €19.99). See your local shops for more details.

Sources: 2fm.rte.ie, umusic.ie

Signed “Stars” test pressing auctioned tomorrow (UPDATED)

May 4, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare and unique “Stars” test pressing signed by the remaining band members plus Dolores’ mother (!?) will be auctioned tomorrow for the White Label Auction in aid of The BRiT Trust.

The Cranberries just announced it tonight on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Auction page here (lot #115)


UPDATE – MAY 5

Sold for £400 (+28% inc. VAT)

“To The Faithful Departed” 25th Anniversary

April 30, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“To The Faithful Departed” turns 25 today.
Happy anniversary to this masterpiece released on 30 April 1996.

« To the faithful departed and those left behind, there is a light that never dies »


The Cranberries posted the following message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan, 48 years old today

April 29, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy Birthday Mike. Wishing you a great one!

Photo credit: “Something Else”

irishexaminer.com “Noel Hogan on the mixed blessing of his…..”

April 28, 2021  |  Comments Off on irishexaminer.com “Noel Hogan on the mixed blessing of his…..”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Read the article/interview with Noel Hogan directly on irishexaminer.com

Official American-based online merchandise store launched today

April 27, 2021  |  Comments Off on Official American-based online merchandise store launched today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just announced on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), the launch of their American-based online merchandise store which can now serve all American regions (north, central and south) more efficiently.

Link to the store: https://thecranberries.forwardmerch.com

“Crybaby” (Official Lyric Video)

April 24, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Crybaby” (Official Lyric Video)  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

The official lyric video for “Crybaby” was posted on YouTube today.

Limerick Leader “Stars of The Cranberries and The Commitments…..”

April 23, 2021  |  Comments Off on Limerick Leader “Stars of The Cranberries and The Commitments…..”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

New article/interview with Noel Hogan published in the Limerick Leader’s current issue (Saturday, 24 April 2021). For those living outside of Ireland, the epaper version is available on epaper.limerickleader.ie


UPDATE – APRIL 24

The article is now available online on limerickleader.ie

“The Essential Cranberries” 3CD boxset by Spectrum

April 20, 2021  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new 3CD boxset to be released by Spectrum (the record label who already released Dreams The Collection) and titled “The Essential Cranberries” or “Essential Cranberries” or maybe just “Essentials” has been spotted on Amazon.co.ukwowhd.co.uk and merchbar.com recently.

According to Amazon, it is to be released on 30 April 2021 and according to other websites it is to be released on 7 May 2021. There is no tracklist information for now and artwork might be very uncertain as already seen before (for example on 606Musix).

Even though the 30th of April is the exact release date of the album “To The Faithful Departed”, this boxset has probably nothing to do with a 25th Anniversary Edition!

Special thanks to Dan for the links.


UPDATE – MAY 10

Nothing was released on May 7th.
Could be the usual mistake due to the American style of writing dates, which could mean to be released on July 5th!
To be continued…

“Zombie” Music Video has hit 1 Billion 100 Million views

April 18, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” Music Video has hit 1 Billion 100 Million views  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Zombie” Music Video has hit another 100 Million views exactly a year after getting 1 billion views on YouTube. 100 Million views a year looks like its cruising speed!

iTunes made the song available for 69 cents. As a result, it got back on Billboard charts, not just arriving at its peak position on the hot alternative songs charts (#13) on 9 April 2021,

but hitting another #1 milestone (alternative digital sales charts), still on 9 April 2021.
Awesome!

Thanks to Seamus and Benjamin Alexander for the info and screenshots!

More photos from The Late Late Show yesterday

April 17, 2021  |  Comments Off on More photos from The Late Late Show yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

More photos from yesterday’s show shared on Instagram by photographer Dave Hingerty and Noel Hogan (post#1 & post#2)


UPDATE – APRIL 18

One more by Noel on Instagram

VIDEO: Noel & Bronagh perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show

April 16, 2021  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Noel & Bronagh perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Watch Noel Hogan with Bronagh Gallagher perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tonight.
Replay available on YouTube

PHOTOS: Noel and Bronagh at The Late Late Show

April 16, 2021  |  Comments Off on PHOTOS: Noel and Bronagh at The Late Late Show  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

The latelaterte and rteone Instagram accounts shared a few photos of Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher earlier today at The Late Late Show (Dublin, Ireland).

On early afternoon, Noel Hogan posted on Instagram (Story) a 2-second video backstage at the show.

irishtimes.com “Did you hear the one about the Cranberry and the Commitment?”

April 16, 2021  |  Comments Off on irishtimes.com “Did you hear the one about the Cranberry and the Commitment?”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Read the article/interview with Noel and Bronagh directly on irishtimes.com

rte.ie “Cranberry and Commitment unite for new song”

April 13, 2021  |  Comments Off on rte.ie “Cranberry and Commitment unite for new song”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Same article/interview with Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher already published by buzz.ie but the rte.ie one includes a couple of recent photos.

buzz.ie “TC Noel Hogan teams up with Bronagh Gallagher to release…..”

April 13, 2021  |  Comments Off on buzz.ie “TC Noel Hogan teams up with Bronagh Gallagher to release…..”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Read the article/inteview with Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher directly on buzz.ie

The story behind the photos: Las Cruces, NM on 1st Dec.1993

April 8, 2021  |  Comments Off on The story behind the photos: Las Cruces, NM on 1st Dec.1993  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Photographer Chris Cuffaro posted a 2-minute video on cuffarohits.com where he shares his memories of the photoshoot with The Cranberries in Las Cruces, NM on 1st December 1993.

A message from The Cranberries for Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021  |  Comments Off on A message from The Cranberries for Saint Patrick’s Day  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a message on their Twitter and Facebook accounts today to mark Saint Patrick’s Day (in lockdown for the 2nd time in Ireland).

“Zombie” Music Video: rare behind the scenes photo

March 7, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare behind the scenes photo (Polaroid) of the Zombie music video was recently re-shared by alexverveboy on his blog and Facebook. The photo was originally shared on hungertv.com (slide gallery) by director Samuel Bayer. Real gem!

Never before seen concert photo (Early years – 1991?)

March 5, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Very rare photo of The Cranberries (well… Dolores and a bit of Mike behind in the shadow!) taken live in concert in Limerick, possibly at Savoy Top Floor in December 1991.

Special thanks to Rainer & Ralf Lindheim for sharing such a gem from their private collection.

Fergal Lawler turns 50 today!!!

March 4, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy Milestone Birthday to our favorite drummer.
Wishing you a fabulous 50th, Ferg.
Sláinte!

Photo credit: “Something Else”

New Italian book “Parole Di Una Star Riluttante” available now

February 28, 2021  |  Comments Off on New Italian book “Parole Di Una Star Riluttante” available now  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A new Italian book has been released this week.
“Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries – Parole Di Una Star Riluttante. Testi Commentati”

The book recently appeared on Amazon and eBay. 287 pages published by Arcana, format 15×21 (cm). Not much information for now, the book could be a kind of song by song analysis.

Source: amazon.it

“Ode To My Family” – 100 million views

February 26, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Ode To My Family” music video has recently hit 100 million views on YouTube.

For the occasion The Cranberries posted a message on their website and socials today.

Also to notice, the “When You’re Gone” music video has also just hit 100 million views on YouTube.
Congrats!

PHOTO: Dolores O’Riordan’s last day at school

January 28, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to Dominic Taylor for sharing today on Facebook group Revival Press this never seen before gem/photo of poet Mike MacDomhnaill with Dolores and 2 other students on their last day at school.

update:
The other 2 girls could be Dolores’ school friends Rachel Real on the right and Anne Marie Cunningham on the left, thanks to Thérèse Hunt on Facebook. (Re)read the interview from February 2019 with Rachel Real.

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