The Cranberries appearing in the next season of “The Bachelorette” (UPDATED)

May 6, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Sort of breaking news today as several articles in the medias mention The Cranberries playing a private concert in the new season of the TV show “The Bachelorette” USA version. Season 11 premieres next May 18th on ABC.

Travelling across the Atlantic to Ireland, the dates are filled with explosive revelations and drama, as the group journeys to Dublin and a stop at the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral. The Bachelorette and one lucky man are treated to a private concert by the popular rock group The Cranberries. Then their Irish excursion moves on to Killarney with a romantic trip to the Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.

It looks like all the episodes are now recorded so if true The Cranberries reformed at least for one day. Hope we can have more details soon as it would be the first show of the band in about 2 years and a half.
This is not the first time The Cranberries or Dolores solo appear on TV/Movies (Charmed, Click…) and it is always nice to see them in projects like this.

broadwayworld.com

buddytv.com

inquisitr.com

Sources: BroadwayWorldTV, BuddyTV, Inquisitr


UPDATE – MAY 11

The Bachelorette private concert OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BY THE CRANBERRIES on Facebook. The band simply posted the link of the article published on broadwayworld.com with no more explanation but that’s enough to confirm the information!


The Cranberries – Facebook

“No Need To Argue” to be reissued on 180g vinyl on July 17th

April 23, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all…
Good news for collectors and people who still don’t have “No Need To Argue” on vinyl, the masterpiece album will be reissued on Plain Label on July 17, 2015 and can be pre-ordered online right now for $23.78 on runtshop.com

runtshop.com

The news directly came from Runt on Facebook last April 9th:

For now The Cranberries or their management made no official statement, so it is too soon to know if the LP will be available anywhere else but according to the Runtshop pre-order page the offer doesn’t look exclusive nor limited edition.

This reissue might directly be linked to the partnership recently signed by Dolores and Noel with Warner/Chappell Music. If that is the case we could expect some more reissues in the coming months/years.


UPDATE – MAY 12

EARLIER THAN EXPECTED THE LP IS NOW IN STOCK.

Angelo Badalamenti: “Dolores and I are working on her album”

April 15, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for searching the web and finding this interview of the composer Angelo Badalamenti published on spiritandfleshmag.com
It’s a long interview about David Lynch, movies, Angelo’s musical career and other things.

Concerning Dolores there’s only one line but what a line:

Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries and I are working on her album;
she’s a wonderful lyricist with an edge to her voice.

 

Angelo Badalamenti – Photo: Spirit and Flesh

The Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music

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

According to the article entitled “Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music” published on musicweek.com, Dolores and Noel signed a publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK covering their share of the band’s body of work 1993-2004 from “Everyboby Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?” to “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.

Richard Manners, Managing director of Warner Chappell UK says:

I am delighted Warner/Chappell will provide a home for the works of Dolores and Noel, and I am especially happy to be reunited with their amazing music having signed the band’s original publishing deal at the start of their career. This is a distinctive catalogue, melodically and lyrically, and their huge international success has given it a truly global reach. They continue to be popular and highly respected musicians today, and we look forward to working with them and their management team to create new opportunities for their outstanding compositions and build on their already impressive career.

This is pretty good news which proves that Dolores and Noel still can agree about The Cranberries. Up to now, nobody has heard again of the court action launched by Dolores against Noel a year and a half ago so it looks like things are getting better between them.

Also, let’s emphasize that in this article, P.J. O’Riordan (Dolores’ brother) is mentioned as Dolores’ manager.

musicweek.com

The Cranberries #36 in what British people love the most in Ireland

March 10, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

No, Guinness is not what British people love the most in Ireland, Irish accent is!
Guinness “only” is number 2.

The Cranberries are number 36 which 25 years after their debut is not that bad. By comparison U2 is #16, Sinead O’Connor #17 (both recently released an album) Thin Lizzy #22 and The Pogues #10 amongst many other ultimate Irish legends.

The list of the 50 greatest Irish things was made according to a survey which took into account the opinions of more than 2000 people in the UK.

No doubt all of you readers/fans would have placed The Cranberries as reason #1 to love and visit Ireland.

independent.ie

Dolores O’ Riordan new live DVD (bootleg!) recorded in Basel at AVO Sessions

February 23, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan new live DVD (bootleg!) recorded in Basel at AVO Sessions  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Danila Aranha shared a couple of days ago on the Facebook page of The Cranberries Brasil a very interesting photo of a new Dolores O’ Riordan bootleg DVD sold officially in store in Salvador by the shop Livraria Cultura.

AVO Session – bootleg DVD

Recorded in Basel, Switzerland on november 15, 2007 during the second European leg of the “Are You Listening Tour”, this show is very familiar to the fans as back in the days it was broadcast on TV in Switzerland and was immediately uploaded on YouTube and still can be easily watched these days on the internet.

Even if the picture of Danila totally makes illusion, this DVD is surely a bootleg item as there are very few chances that, almost 8 years after the performance without any official release, this shop in Salvador has the legal rights to sell it. So pay attention and know what you’re buying if you plan to order it. This dvd probably is reserved to die-hard fans and collectors and not addressed to the general public as production quality may be… uncertain!

DVD is NTSC, possibly factory pressed and not cheap homemade DVD-R.
As it probably should not have ended in that kind of store where people automatically think there are only official products on sale, its selling lifetime can be very limited so if you are a real collector make it fast before it becomes unavailable!

livrariacultura.com.br

“You Got What You Wanted” by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis & More

February 23, 2015  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The musician/composer Eric Alexandrakis posted on Instagram today a photo in studio with a quite interesting comment:

Quite the busy week…
Steve did his bits for a new Electrons song called “You Got What You Wanted”, featuring Dolores O’Riordan on vocals.

No more explanations for now. This is possibly a second song featuring Dolores unless it is the one called La Fine” with a new title… Time will tell

Steve and Eric Alexandrakis

Dolores spotted on Venice Beach today

February 4, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

2 new photos of Dolores taken on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, USA appeared on Instagram today. Thanks to user slammingdabs for sharing these gems.
No idea if temperatures are warm in L.A. these days but it sure looks like it is summertime!
Photo 1
Photo 2

Dolores and 2 fans on Venice Beach today

Jetlag (NYC) planning to go on the road in the summer

January 30, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Before his DJ set in Mexico City, Andy Rourke gave an interview to Raúl Arce for WARP. Of course the interview is published in Spanish, anyway Google Translation works pretty well. And there’s one thing to note: his musical project with Dolores and Olé (Jetlag) is going well and the band is planning on going on tour this summer.

Al momento estoy trabajando con Dolores de The Cranberries, la conocí hace más de un año con otro proyecto que tengo llamado Jetlag y ya estaba muy segura de que quería involucrarse en una nueva banda, una nueva aventura, así que le mandé algunas de las canciones y le encantaron, las ha estado cantando todas, y estamos planeando salir al camino probablemente este verano.

For those who do not speak Spanish, here is a translation found on DO’RSpain Facebook, thanks to them:

“I’m working with Dolores at the moment in a project called Jetlag. She was very sure that she wanted to be in a new band, a new adventure. So I sent her some songs and she loved them. She’s been singing them all. We’re planning to go on the road in the summer”

warp.la

Today January 30th, the former bass player of The Smiths just ended his “DJ Tour”. He was touring North America all January and Mexico City was the last show as you can see on the ad below:

Andy Rourke’s DJ Tour

Dolores O’ Riordan and Olé Koretsky apparently travelled with him to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Below a photo with Dolores in Chicago at The Eastroom posted by one of their friends on Facebook.


Dolores, Andy and friends – Chicago, Eastroom, Jan.23

Noel Hogan: New self-produced project for release early next year

January 15, 2015  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan recently gave an interview published online on audient.com
Not necessarily well-known to the general public, Audient is a company producing professional audio equipment qualified by Noel as “perfect for me”.

In this interview Noel talks about his personal equipment related to Audient and gives a clue on his recent work:

New material with vocals that I’ve been working on for a few years is coming together now. We don’t have a title yet, but it’s due for release early next year

 

The next few months will see me working from my home studio, but after that it will be a combination of here and working in France. The next project is in the early stages. It combines the talents of bands both in France and Ireland to see what the end result brings. This is a big project that will take up most of the year.

Depending on when the interview was given the “early next year” Noel is talking about probably is early 2015 which means soon (or is it early 2016?).

The Cranberries still making profit in 2014

December 9, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries still making profit in 2014  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Like every end of year new figures and balance sheets in the music business appear in the medias. Today the independent.ie published some of them about The Cranberries in an article entitled “No squeeze as Cranberries enjoy profit of €333,000“. No need to say the amounts given in this kind of articles are never clearly sourced and have to be taken very carefully.

independent.ie

Noel Hogan: new official website launched

December 7, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Last October 8, Noel Hogan posted a little teaser on his public Facebook saying “Something is coming” with some kind of a new “NH” logo.

Most of people then supposed it was a new website coming and they were right!
Yesterday Noel posted again about this topic and announced on Facebook the official launched of www.noelhogan.com


UPDATE 2017:

www.noelhogan.com is no longer and the address now links to cranberries.com

Dolores 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far

December 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

2 days ago the webzine 100% rock magazine published the complete interview Marco Mendoza gave in november and that first appeared in edited form in X-Press Magazine’s December 2 issue. X-Press Magazine is one of the most-circulated free street presses in Australia.

xpressmag.com.au

On the edited version the few words about Dolores were skipped (possibly because Marco was coming to Australia to play concerts with his band The Dead Daisies which has nothing to do with Dolores) but on the long & online version his words concerning Dolores O’ Riordan are revealed. Nothing really new that we didn’t know before but one thing: 6 tracks done in studio so far and more to come after his Australian concerts. Obviously this was before Dolores was arrested, now it will/should be after after!

Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries called me from New York, and so I flew up there. We were at the Electric Lady studios recording, we did six tracks.

I got home, and I’m going to continue that after I’m done with The Daisies, she’s trying to get an album together for a solo project. This’ll be my third album with her.

Universal Music Mexico releases a new version of STARS: The Best of 1992-2002

December 3, 2014  |  Comments Off on Universal Music Mexico releases a new version of STARS: The Best of 1992-2002  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Out of the blue, Universal Music Mexico released last month a brand new CD version of the best of STARS named “The One & Only CD” and locally available at Mixup music store for $70.00 MXN. Tracklist remains unchanged, exact same order, only the artworks of booklet and cd are changing. Have a look below:

The One & Only CD – booklet and tray

The One & Only CD – compact disc

Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO and Miguel Hernández for the info.

Your chance to live in a piece of Irish Rock History

December 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Your chance to live in a piece of Irish Rock History  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Almost 2 years ago the Legendary Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin had issued an appeal to musicians who have worked there to collect their master tapes or else they’ll be destroyed. Among them The Cranberries. Most of fans know this is the studio where the band recorded some of their best albums including the debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Until today nobody knows if members of The Cranberries rescued their master tapes or not. Let’s hope yes as these recordings really are MASTERPIECE.

Today the article entitled “Your chance to live in a piece of Irish rock history for just €200k” published by herald.ie reports that the famous Dublin recording studio is to be sold at auction with a reserve at €170,000/200,000.

Wanna live where artists like The Cranberries, U2, The Police and Sting, The Waterboys, Mary Black and many more recorded some of their best songs, today is your chance. Anyone interested?

herald.ie

Dolores gives her version to Barry Egan in the Sunday Independent today

November 16, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Today the Irish newspaper “Sunday Independent” published an interview with Dolores where she gives her version to Barry Egan on the recent events. As you probably know Barry Egan is a journalist Dolores trusts a lot and the articles/interviews are always unique and very interesting! Dolores is on the front page of the newspaper supplement LIVING.

Sunday Independent – Front page

LIVING (newspaper supplement) – Dolores on front page

Take a look at the online versions by clicking HERE for the article entitled “People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole – Barry Egan speaks to Dolores O’Riordan

independent.ie (People…)

and HERE for the article entitled “Our Lady Of Sorrows – Dolores O’Riordan

independent.ie (Our Lady…)

HQ photo published on the Independent.ie today

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores splits from husband of 20 years

November 12, 2014  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to the article entitled “Cranberries singer DOR splits from husband of 20 years – as details of airplane assault are revealed” published tonight by Goss.ie, Dolores’ mother Eileen has given an in-depth interview in tomorrow’s Limerick Leader where she reveals the singer’s marriage is over.

This might explain the behavior of Dolores these last days/weeks.

Some fans noticed she appeared without her marriage ring in recent photos suggesting there might be problems in her marriage… well, it seems confirmed now.
Sad news!

goss.ie

Dolores appearing front page in many newspapers today (UPDATED)

November 11, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores appearing front page in many newspapers today (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Yesterday the breaking news of Dolores arrested at Shannon airport spread the medias and especially the web where reactions are immediat. And today as you can imagine Dolores is appearing front page in the “real physical” press in Ireland as well as inside a lot of newspapers worldwide. Here are some of them. This post will probably be updated with more very soon. So take a look back sometimes. Thanks to silverroy22 for noticing it.

Thank you to silverroy22, Johann Rosales and Cranberries-Greece


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 12 

Dolores jamming in studio today with… Marco Mendoza

October 30, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores jamming in studio today with… Marco Mendoza  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new photo of Dolores O’ Riordan in New York City appeared on Instagram today. This time it wasn’t posted by a random fan but a famous professional concert photographer named Katarina Benzova who’s notably working with Guns N’ Roses, the rock band who led her to get known (especially as she’s dating Richard Fortus one of the guitarists of the band).

It seems that this time Dolores stopped for a little jam in the studio with the rock band “The Dead Daisies” made of Marco Mendoza, Jon Stevens, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed and more. Right now they are in NYC rehearsing for their upcoming shows. According to Katarina’s instagram, the photo was taken at SIR Studios on 25th Street in New York City.

Jon Stevens, Dolores O’ Riordan, Marco Mendoza – Photo: Katarina Benzova

It is not too surprising to finally find a photo of Dolores taken by Katarina Benzova as she’s been on tour a lot with Marco Mendoza recently, with Thin Lizzy for instance, and as you might remember Marco used to collaborate with Dolores on her first solo album and tour. He is said to be a very good friend of the Burtons.

On Katarina’s photo, everyone will notice Dolores wearing that kind of medieval hat which was part of the costume she already wore in the streets of NYC a few days ago. Remember? How cool is that!

Dolores and Instagram user huydtruong in the streets of NYC – October 17, 2014

Looks like Dolores is still in NYC

October 27, 2014  |  Comments Off on Looks like Dolores is still in NYC  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to this new selfie posted by Instagram user dolphin1414, Dolores is still in New York City this Monday.

Dolores and Instagram user dolphin1414 in New York City today

A prolific “The Hand” much to our delight

October 22, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

If you know the work of The Hand you probably already know that he is a very prolific cartoonist. As you can judge on his Facebook and official website he sketched a lot of international and local (Italian) celebrities with his own unique style.
These last months he drew a lot of new portraits of our favorite Dolores. CW already wrote about that last august… but The Hand continued to draw of lot more after that.

published on September 6, 2014

One by one on our Facebook we shared his works but that is something we don’t really like to do as many people don’t have, don’t like or simply don’t want Facebook. For all those people, here’s a summary of his work:

published yesterday, Oct. 21

published on Oct.17

As you can see the man was bloody inspired by the pictures of Dolores these last couple of weeks, who would not be?

For the following drawing he even published a short video and colored versions:

published on Sept.27

“sketching Dolores O’Riordan – Sept.27”

published on Sept.27

published on Oct.14

published on Sept.23

He also drew 2 classic poses directly inspired by the videoclips Zombie & Promises.

published on Aug.17

published on Oct.19

If you like his work, some of his drawings are on sale by the artist directly. More details can be found on his website, don’t hesitate to contact him, he is a nice guy!

“Limerick Through The Lens” 256p book feat. pic(s) of Dolores

October 16, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Limerick Through The Lens” 256p book feat. pic(s) of Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new 256p book featuring hundreds of photos taken by the Limerick Leader photographers was published this week.
Photos come from the archive of this Irish local newspaper and many of them are published for the first time. It appears that there is (are?) picture(s) of Dolores O’ Riordan among many other Irish famous faces like, for instance, Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy.

“Limerick Through The Lens” 256p book

The book costs €29.99 and seems unfortunately to be only available locally.
More details in this Limerick Leader article.

“The Pigtown Fling” on Irish TV tonight

September 26, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Tonight at 8:30 PM (Irish time) airs on RTÉ One a TV show called “The works”. This is a 30 min show that includes a lot of various reports. So “The Pigtown Fling” part should not be that long… well, we’ll see!

Not living in Ireland or not receiving this channel?
Not a problem: you all remember how to watch the streaming on the internet for “The Voice of Ireland”, thanks to Irishsoul from Italy. Yes her great work still works fine. You have then no excuse for not watching/recording tonight’s show.

Watch the streaming by clicking HERE (link no longer available)

“The Pigtown Fling” next saturday’s concert now SOLD OUT

September 18, 2014  |  Comments Off on “The Pigtown Fling” next saturday’s concert now SOLD OUT  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

The committee of “The Pigtown Fling” announced yesterday on their Facebook that “The Pigtown Fling” gig coming this Saturday has now completely sold out. The album on CD is ready and will be given for free at the venue. All the artists and team look forward to seeing you this Saturday (september 20) at the Crescent Hall in Limerick, Ireland. Doors open at 7.30 PM with the gig starting at 8:00 PM sharp.

Things are definitely going really well for this musical project. Two days ago Noel wrote on his Tumblr account it was great to be sitting at home listening to one of the tracks on the Radio. There were a lot of media appearances these last weeks in the press, radio and even on Irish TV where “The launch of the Pigtown Fling” aired this evening (Sept 17) on Sky191.

No doubt there will be more media appearances after the show. So who’s going? If you are, don’t hesitate to send us live reports and/or photos of the show, poster, setlist, crowd, venue, ticket, the limited edition CD or anything else that you can judge interesting it’s up to you, we may publish that here.

In the meantime Noel is appearing this coming weekend in the Limerick Post Newspaper (to be published on September 20) and in 2 different categories. You can already read the online edition by clicking this link or the ePaper edition (pages 55 and 86) by clicking this other link.

T.P.F. Producer N.H. discusses arrangements with Kenneth Rice

limerickpost.ie

Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 55

Limerick Post – ePaper – Page 86

Inauguration of the Polish Presidency 2011 – HD VIDEO

September 11, 2014  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A year and a half ago, one of our readers, Piotr from Poland, sent us the HD 1080 video of Dolores performing for the “Inauguration of the Polish Presidency” on July 1, 2011 recorded on TVP HD. The video was uploaded in 4 parts and for some reason one of them was corrupted and we never succeeded to watch it.

This week we recontacted Piotr and he agreed to re-send/re-upload it. He also agreed to share it with the world and gave us permission to spread his direct link so here we go. It is the complete performance, it is about 410 MB and it really is worth it, take a look at the 2 screen caps below if you have any doubts.
Enjoy!

DIRECT LINK HERE

This special performance with the symphonic orchestra really is one of a kind and this is maybe the first time most of us will see it in HD. If like us you like this video maybe take a minute to thank Piotr by leaving a word (in the “leave a reply” below) or just a thank you and in Polish please… or not!

Screen captures from the HD 1080 video

The Cranberries Press