The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France

March 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another date of The Cranberries summer tour was just announced today.
The band will play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” festival on August 13, 2016.
The festival is located in Landerneau, France near Brest on the very west side of the country.

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Tickets on sale now, click on this link or on the word “La billetterie” on the home page of the festival
Price is €44,80 or €23,80 if you are under 12.

Source: Fête du bruit dans Landerneau

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler 45 years old today!

March 4, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.

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The Cranberries to appear in “Rock Band 4” videogame (UPDATED MAR.18)

March 1, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The song title(s) is (are) not yet known but The Cranberries are on the list of the artists appearing in the videogame “Rock Band 4” for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and others.

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For those who have no idea what this game is all about, it allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers as well as sing through a USB microphone.

Here is the list of the artists being part of the next March DLC(*) as announced by developer Harmonix:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Cranberries
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Luke Bryan
  • Neon Trees
  • One Direction
  • Sam Hunt

If there is only one song of The Cranberries in Rock Band 4 it will surely be “Zombie”.
If more than one so guess the songs… Any idea?

According to Bastián a longtime gamer and Cranberries fan (see his message below) the band already appeared in the video games “Rockband Blitz” (Linger) and “Singstar” (Linger, Zombie, Stars).
“Zombie” might be in “Rocksmith” as well.

(*) DLC is a sort of downloadable update, a not-free update, you have to pay more money to play those artists as they are not part of the main collection (Rock Band 4 was released in October 2015).

Source: VG 24/7


UPDATE MAR.14

Finally it is 3 new tracks from The Cranberries available tomorrow:
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Zombie
The tracklist was just announced today on the Facebook page of Rock Band 4.
So it makes a total of 4 Cranberries songs as Linger was already available as DLC before.

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UPDATE MAR.15

OUT NOW, HERE IS THE PROMO VIDEO


UPDATE MAR.18

“DREAMS”

“ODE TO MY FAMILY”

“ZOMBIE”

Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know The Cranberries will play their first 2016 concert in Lublin, Poland at Arena Lublin.
Order tickets online now by clicking this link. You can’t miss The Cranberries banner.

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They even have FanTicket !
Take a look at the sample below with a “Roses” promo-photo visual.
Final FanTicket will possibly receive a new visual as we all wait for the new Cranberries Official Website with hopefully new visual and recent pictures.

2016.02.26 Arena Lublin Fanticket sample

Thanks to Volodymyr for the info.

Source: eventim.pl

The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Live Concert will release a 2nd volume of “The Ultimate Live Collection”.
Only 100 available… for what it’s worth.
Still a big red box !
It is not detailed if each box will have a Limited Edition number printed. (Probably not!)
Nothing really new inside just some more copies of 2010 & 2012 shows on CD:

* Live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London – 2.oct.2012
* Live at Zenith, Caen – 10.nov.2012
* Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
* Live at Zenith, Paris – 22.mar.2010

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You can pre-order it today for £25 + shipping costs by clicking this link.
5% discount with voucher code FEBRUARY2016 (until tomorrow Saturday).

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Source: Concert Live

BREAKING: A couple of albums coming out!!! (2 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:

 I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.

 

I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.

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Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE 4:50 PM (GMT)

Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!

Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.

Source: RTE1 Radio


UPDATE 5:10 PM (GMT)

JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…

Source: DARK Facebook

Dolores ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to Áine Fitzgerald reporter with Limerick Leader and contributor to national (Irish) newspapers:

Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

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Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter

Dolores to be sentenced today (3 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Here’s the first picture of Dolores arriving at Ennis District Court today.

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Dolores has almost the same look as the last time she appeared (December 16), just hair a little longer.
Final judgement should be known soon.
Please check back later.

Source: RTE.ie


UPDATE 02:10 PM (GMT)

Dolores has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident.
Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter


UPDATE 2:50 PM (GMT)

Another picture of Dolores arriving at Court today.

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Source: The Irish Times


UPDATE 4:30 PM (GMT)

More pictures…

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Bury The Hatchet double LIVE album at Concert Live??

February 19, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website Concert Live just published a new page where you can pre-order “Bury The Hatchet double live album”. Release date is March 18th.

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This probably is a mistake from Concert Live. Those guys often make mistakes, it is not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. For example see this past news where they announced unreleased recordings when it was not!

This 2LP version of Bury The Hatchet must probably be the recent Deluxe Edition 180 grams released last January in USA exclusively which would be now available for the first time in Europe. Otherwise if it really is a LIVE version of BTH this record would be completely unreleased & new.
Probability: 1% (or should I say 0% !!)

Source: Concert Live


UPDATE FEB.20

The word “live” was removed today! No more details if it is the 180 grams edition, but it sure is.

The Cranberries playing at Bospop Festival 2016

February 10, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today!
The Cranberries will play Bospop Festival in Netherlands on July 09, 2016

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Sources: Bospop Festival FBBospop website


UPDATE

Get tickets now on Ticketmaster. One-day ticket costs €67.50 (or €42.50 if you are under 16).

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Source: Ticketmaster

New album coming soon… or not !

February 9, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !

 

Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !

Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)

2016.02.09 TC new text

If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.


UPDATE

Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn

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Oldies but goodies… (UPDATED)

January 27, 2016  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”.  Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.

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In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems !
As always click on each picture to see it full size.

On tour possibly in 1992:

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Dolores with her mother and grandmother:

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Possibly from 1991:

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Trowbridge Town Hall concert, early years:

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2 more early years:

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Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:

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Dolores promo shot in better quality:

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Dolores 2007:

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Dolores December 2008:

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Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:

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The Pigtown Fling 2014:

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Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:

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Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, December 25, 2015:

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Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:

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So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, sorry, The Cranberry Saw Us  Niall Quinn on December 23, 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):

1992.12.23 Niall Quinn on Dec 23, 1992

 

And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”

Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.

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

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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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

Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday

November 26, 2015  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was yesterday at the University of Limerick with Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Dr Aileen Dillane to open a 2-day international symposium devoted to Manchester post-punk band Joy Division. Noel recalled how Joy Division influenced The Cranberries / The Cranberry Saw Us early recording efforts.
People are more than welcome to attend the symposium for free on both days (Nov. 25 & 26).
It takes place in the Health Sciences Building on the North Campus in UL 9am-5pm

25/11/15 REPRO FREE The legendary Manchester band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick this week. Following on from previous events at UL on The Smiths, Morrissey and David Bowie, the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are examining the legacy of the iconic Manchester band, whose career was cut short with the untimely death of their lead singer Ian Curtis in 1980. Best known for their song Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division are one of the worldÕs truly iconic and influential bands. Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick, Noel Hogan, The Cranberries and Dr Aileen Dillane at the launch of the two day symposium at the University of Limerick. The symposium was launched by Noel Hogan of The Cranberries who recalled how Joy Division influenced his bandÕs early recording efforts. Delegates have travelled from the UK, China, The US (including from Yale), Canada, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain and Portugal to dissect and debate the bandÕs contribution to Indie Music. The symposium heard papers on Joy DivisionÕs influences, their songwriting practices, the bandÕs legacy as well as their transition to New Order following CurtisÕs death. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

Dr Martin Power, Pr Eoin Devereux, Rock Star, Dr Aileen Dillane

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Sources : Limerick Post, The Irish Times, Noel Hogan, Sean Curtis, ahssUL, DrDevereux

“Like A Puppet Show” available tomorrow only !

November 26, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

LAPS

Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :

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Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube

November 9, 2015  |  Comments Off on Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Yesterday Crude Films added on their YouTube account the documentary called “Mood Poem” about The Pigtown Fling Project.

Click here to watch the full movie available in HD 1080p.

Reflecting on their art, their community and their city, Mood Poem meets the musicians and artists of ‘The Pigtown Fling’, a 2014 National City of Culture musical legacy project, that invited over 50 artists of different genres & styles to work together on a collaborative album.

This is the very same documentary that was screened for free last September 20 in Limerick :

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You can find some pictures on The Pigtown Fling official Facebook.

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Robert Hope, Mike and Noel

Sources : Cruide Films, The Cranberries FB, The Pigtown Fling FB, Darren Ryan Photography

The Ultimate Live Collection: The wait is over

November 4, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After more than 3 months the wait is finally over.
The boxsets have been shipped last week as promised by Concert Live and some have been received.
This is a large box (29 x 23 x 12cm) with magnet closure.
The color is a clear allusion to The Cranberries and is a great choice. Don’t pay attention to photos below, they don’t do justice to the exact color.

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Merry Christmas

Inside you can find 5 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour:

  • Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
  • Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010 
  • Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
  • Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010 
  • Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010

Once opened and the wrapping material removed, the box seems it bit (too?) large for only 5 albums.

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The artwork is similar to the one used in the multi-other pressings already released.
This time the inner picture of the band is reversed. Which one is the correct one, probably this new version.

tulc5Here below the difference between 2 London albums.
(The different colors on cd’s are only due to the flash, there ‘s no difference!)

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The back cover of the new version. Nothing really changed there except the catalog number.

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CW definitely have to complete The Cranberries discography one day to compare all the versions.
Quite a lot of work to do and those live albums by Concert Live are not the easiest part.

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Maybe the reason of this quite empty and too large box is to fit all of their different versions. Genius!
A great box and a great item to own if you are a serious collector.
Still available on their website for £30 plus shipping.

“Bury The Hatchet” to be reissued on 180g vinyl on Jan.15, 2016 (3 UPDATES)

October 29, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After No Need To Argue reissued this year on 180g vinyl, now it is Bury The Hatchet’s turn.
The album will be released early next year on January 15, 2016 as announced by Amazon USA.

You can pre-order it now for $34.48

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Great news!
Thanks to Richard Ortiz and Elio O’R Jr for the info.

Source: Amazon


UPDATE NOV. 02

Price just decreased on Amazon. Now $29.99


UPDATE NOV. 21

The double LP can also be pre-ordered directly at Runt for $31.98

Source: Runt


UPDATE DEC.02

More than a month before expected Bury The Hatchet 2LP is now in stock!
Only at Runt for $31.98
Not in stock on Amazon yet (still pre-order).

“La Fine” full instrumental demo periscoped by Eric Alexandrakis

October 22, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
The video Eric just broadcasted was black screen and we could only hear the audio. The song is approximately 4 minutes long. He broadcasted it twice as some people who missed the first broadcast asked for a repeat. Some of you managed to record it and emailed us the file but for copyright reasons and also to respect Eric and his collaborators work we can not broadcast it here. Sorry for that.
Ask Eric directly again, maybe he will accept another replay. It is worth it!

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Source: Eric Alexandrakis Twitter

The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest

October 6, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you ordered more than 2 months ago now The Ultimate Live Collection boxset and still haven’t received it, do not panic it is normal. It seems nobody received it yet. No your package is not lost, it is not even shipped!

Ultimate Live Collection Boxset

These past days we’ve had quite a few messages and emails from fans worried as they had not received their item. They also were complaining about the lack of communication of Concert Live and were wondering if any other people were in the same case.
So yesterday our webmaster decided to ask Concert Live directly, here below is the reply:

Hi,

We are just waiting on one more title to be produced as soon as we receive it we will be packaging up the box sets and dispatching them, by the end of this month at the latest, hopefully sooner. I apologise for the delay and lack of communication.

Kind Regards,
CL

Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer

September 29, 2015  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

According to this IFTN.ie article, Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer for a short film called “Date: Time”. The Irish composer Patrick Cassidy who already made soundtracks for the movies “Calvary” and “Hannibal” will be part of the project as well. The short film is currently in post-production and is part of a Film Limerick Trilogy.
These past few years Noel Hogan has been very involved in several projects to support his hometown Limerick and this one is quite unexpected. And what a very nice surprise !
We all look forward to seeing the final results.

Source : IFTN

“Like A Puppet Show” vinyl featuring Dolores O’ Riordan to be released Nov.27

September 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis just revealed today via his Twitter and Facebook accounts the release of “Like A Puppet Show”, a brand new project in collaboration with the actor John Malkovich and featuring a lot of artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan and more.

cddaefdd It’s a 11-track vinyl and it will be out for the next record store day/Black Friday event on November 27 followed by two more releases to retailers and direct to consumers via the web for the Christmas holidays and “won’t be available on iTunes” said Eric Alexandrakis yesterday on twitter!
Considered by Eric as “Super cool, and never been done before in such a way” the project is offically described as various remixes of John Malkovich reading an interpretation of Plato.
Sounds kinda weird at first!
Concerning Dolores she ‘s done the last track called “Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)”. For now it’s probably too early to know exactly what it is but if it’s in the same spirit as the track called “Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)” that you can listen on the Pitchfork’s page, there are very few chances to hear our favorite rock star singing (or maybe just a little?!) on the “track” or “reading track”, “remix”, “interpretation”, “effort” or whatever it is.

A lot of Dolores fans will/might be disappointed to learn about this project as most were expecting the release of the “Electrons” LP where she is supposed to sing at least on one track. The fault is probably Eric’s who during the past 16 months was quite active on social networks and posted a few teasers that Cranberries World always tried to relay and among them, musical excerpts (instrumental only) and a partial visual of the possible LP with Dolores:

electronsLPThese last days things became very serious. On September 14, Eric Alexandrakis posted a message:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/17”.

Then the Spanish fansite DO’RSpain asked a question in a very smart way:
“Hmmm… as cool as the weather in Ireland?”

At this point if you follow Eric on the internet you probably know he is a nice guy and most of the time replies to people. So the question got a reply:
“Cooler…with a touch of Ireland”

As this answer exactly matched to that was known of the Electrons project, fans from the 4 corners of the globe quite immediately concluded it would be the announcement of this very LP and thought the release day was close.

On September 17 and a few hours before the supposed announcement Eric was… let’s say playing with fans (some said torturing) posting a countdown:
“..4……….3………..2……….1………..”

and even:
“…..1/2….”

To finally reply to fans who were saying Come on Eric it’s time now. It is Sept 17. Please tell us. Etc… :
“We’ve delayed it a day just to keep the torture going:)”

For sure an answer quite familiar to all The Cranberries/Dolores O’Riordan fans!
Then Eric edited his original message on Facebook into:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/18”

and continued to reply to questions the whole evening / night assuring it was worth the wait:
“Let’s hear what you all think it entails. You’ll either be elated, or terribly disappointed.”
“It’s super cool, and never been done before in such a way.”
“It’s F*CKING AWESOME”

Today, September 18, the wait is over and it is not the Electrons LP. Instead, a John Malkovitch and collaborators project that nobody could have ever imagined. What will be Dolores’ fans reactions, will “Like A Puppet Show” be interesting, good, bad, sucks, anybody will debate about that now and will definitely know on November 27 when the LP is out but one thing is for sure “Never been done before”.

Like a Puppet Show:

01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Twitter, Facebook, Pitchfork

New photo-shoot with Dolores from February 2015 by Andrzej Liguz

September 10, 2015  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found today a website called More American Dreams with 5 amazing pictures of Dolores taken on February 26, 2015. According to the photographer Andrzej Liguz, a friend of Andy Rourke, the photo-shoot was made in Dolores apartment in Los Angeles close to Marina del Ray/Venice Beach and it was Dolores’ will.
Brilliant!


UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016:
Photographer Andrzej Liguz asked us to remove his pictures for copyright reasons.
So you won’t see those pics anymore here. 🙁
Now click on the above link to see the pics directly on photographer’s website.

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