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 in February!

Photo 1 (link no longer available)
Photo 2 (link no longer available)

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

2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it

September 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on 2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it  |  by Axl  |  Other News

More medias for “The Pigtown Fling”: Noel Hogan and Eoin Devereux will be interviewed on “Limerick Today” on September 9th. The interview airs at 11:25 AM on LIVE95FM
Source: TPF Facebook

Another interview, this time with the famous cartoonist The Hand, was published on Cranberriesitalia.it. Obviously it is in Italian but “Google Translation” works pretty well on this one!

cranberriesitalia.it

Well known in the world of The Cranberries, The Hand recently drew new portraits of The Cranberries and Dolores as reported here. He also just posted on Facebook a brand new drawing for Dolores’ birthday:

Happy Birthday dear Dolores

“The Pigtown Fling” officially launched… and going well!

September 5, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Last Tuesday, September 2nd, was the official launch of “The Pigtown Fling”, a major musical project to develop a sustainable music industry in Limerick.
To celebrate this, a special event was organized at “The Blind Pig”, a bar restaurant located on Thomas Street in Limerick. For obvious reason this could not happen anywhere else!

The chef Pig at the bar

An invitation was posted a few days before the event on The Pigtown Fling Facebook and everyone was welcome for a lunchtime:

Invitation

Some of the artists were there and things were quite simple: some food, drinks, a mic on its stand and a promotional poster for background. Noel Hogan (producer) as well as John Greenwood (creator and director) and Pr. Eoin Devereux spoke to the guests to explain what the concept of this album was all about. The rest of the time seemed like a long and pleasant meet and greet.

Below, some of the photos of the event. Some of you will discover Noel’s new look (well… not so new now), cool beard isn’t it. And there are 25 more photos posted on The Pigtown Fling Facebook.

Noel Hogan, John Greenwood, Pr. Eoin Devereux

About the music itself, to this day we can discover 4 songs out of 17 that will appear on the coming CD. On August, 2 songs have officially surfaced “In My House” and “Hide & Creep”. Those 2 tunes airplayed on a few Irish radio (ClareFM, TippFM, 8 Radio…) and have been posted on the internet as well. (Soundcloud links no longer available)

The reaction so far has been positive. Since then a 3rd song called “Peppermint Love” and a 4th song called “February 13th” were posted last week and yesterday (respectively) on the internet on John Greenwood’s Soundcloud . (links no longer available)
All these 4 samples are gathered on a Promo CD whose Noel posted a picture on Tumblr on Sept. 2nd:

The Pigtown Fling Promo CD

Media coverage seems quite good too even if quite local for now. Here are 2 different articles in the Limerick Leader, one published on August 30th entitled “Sounds of The Pigtown Fling” (a story according to Noel) and the other one published today Sept. 5th entitled “Musical legacy project brings together 47 great performers” (a report about the launch event at The Blind Pig bar).

Limerick Leader – August 30, 2014

Limerick Leader – September 5, 2014

Dont’ forget this “over a year of workshops project” will culminate in a showcase gig at Crescent Hall in Limerick on September 20th.

Vocals going down tomorrow for Dolores on “La Fine”

August 25, 2014  |  Comments Off on Vocals going down tomorrow for Dolores on “La Fine”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As often these last weeks, news about Dolores come from the composer/musician Eric Alexandrakis who informs us on his Facebook that Dolores should record some vocals tomorrow on an “Electrons” track he wrote called “La Fine”. “Electrons” probably is the name of the project or band (?) Good news.

@DolORiordan vox going down tomorrow on an Electrons track I wrote called “La Fine”. It’s going to be fantastico, e molto impressionante.

 

“Ice Bucket Challenge” continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike

August 24, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Ice Bucket Challenge” continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This time it is Mike Hogan’s turn to appear on an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video. It was posted yesterday on The Sage Café’s Facebook. Mike is one of the guys pouring the buckets of ice water on others (hey, he is the boss after all)… and seems to enjoy it.


The Sage Café’s nominations

And you can watch the video below:

Sage cafe ice bucket challenge.#ALS.We nominate Savoy hotel,Red Hen bar and Cornstore.

Posted by The Sage Cafe on Samstag, 23. August 2014

 

Funny indeed, but this video is not the direct response to Noel challenging him. So we might have another video with Mike very soon (or not!) and this time he might not enjoy it as much as he just did. Stay tuned.

Noel Hogan accepts the “Ice Bucket Challenge”

August 23, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This summer if you’re living on the same planet as us, you probably noticed tons of videos of celebrities or friends pouring a bucket of ice water on their head. This is called the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge” and Noel just agreed to do it and posted the video on his Tumblr. Have a look his video is quite funny… especially the way his family reacts.

http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com/post/95492661202

The Ice Bucket Challenge spread over the internet these last months and kept growing and growing this summer. It all started from an athlete suffering from a degenerative disease combined with a good dose of self-deprecating media from the celebrities. Bill Gates even did it! The principle is based on having more and more videos all over medias/internet of people doing it to get funds for the ALS association. ALS is for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Those who are nominated have 24 hours to do it and can challenge 3 people of their choice to do the same. If they don’t accept they have to donate $100 to the association. It appears that most of celebrities are doing both. On this day ALS raised more than 60 million dollars.

In turns out that Noel has nominated 3 people of his choice and an interesting name for us, Cranfans, surfaced: Mike Hogan

So who’s gonna challenge Dolores? Noel didn’t… Mike maybe!
Even if there is not much chances that Dolores will do it as she tends to avoid the Internet and everything that revolves around it, it may reach her one way or another. Mike may nominate Russell, Russell may nominate Don and Don… well, we’ll see!
Good cause and good fun.

Catherine Hogan pouring the bucket (and seems to enjoy it 🙂 )

“Limerick City of Culture 2014” continues…

August 19, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Noel Hogan has been working hard for the city of Limerick this year with different musical projects like “The Pigtown Fling” album & concert as well as “The Music Bus”. Now it is Dolores’ turn to do something…again!

After playing live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra for the grand opening concert on New Year’s Eve, a new article entitled “Dolores O’Riordan adds to Limerick’s Limericks walking tour” published by Hot Press today informs us that she recently joined the list of celebrities who have written a “Limerick writing”.

Here is her poem/thought/word about her hometown:

In this here town my life begun,
I left this place when I was young
To seek my fortune, say my say,
I found myself so far away
I made my mark, life moved on, this is the town that made me strong

Anyone can participate, not only celebrities!
Apparently the contest, because it appears to be a contest, already received a huge volume of entries. Winners will be featured on the upcoming virtual walking tour of the city. So if you think you have something to say about Limerick and would like to join in, you can still send your words until August 25th. Dolores probably already won (or more probably she is out of competition) and will be featured.

hotpress.com

3 new drawings of Dolores/T.C. by the one and only The Hand

August 13, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

If you are a long time Cranberries fan you know The Hand FOR SURE. He is possibly the best cartoonist who has ever drawn The Cranberries. These last couple of days he published on Facebook 3 new drawings of Dolores and the band. Everyone may recognize different periods in time:

This first drawing clearly is inspired by Dolores’ last look on “The Voice of Ireland” TV show, a very 1993 look with hair partially shaved and rings on the ears. This one was published today, August 13th.

This second drawing seems to be a mix between past and present. Dolores still has the recent look of “The Voice of Ireland” while her pose reminds of us of an old picture of her. Published on August 9th.

This one belongs to the old times with the whole band and the legendary sofa. Published on August 4th.

Just for fun, let’s pay attention to this fourth drawing which does NOT represent any band members as it is just two “hipster” runners according to The Hand, but the look of these guys is very close to that of Noel Hogan these days, don’t you think so? Published on August 6th.

Brilliant!
The Hand is still a very talented five star artist.

The Pigtown Fling showcase free with new CD purchase

August 8, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Pigtown Fling showcase free with new CD purchase  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan published on Tumblr today an advert for the upcoming concert of “The Pigtown Fling” on September 20th at Crescent Hall in Limerick.
The show will start at 8:00 PM and only 500 tickets are available!

Good news, the concert/showcase is free if you purchase the limited edition CD (€12.00) via the following website: www.limetreetheatre.ie  (scroll down and you’ll see the information link).

The Pigtown Fling in concert – Sept.20, 2014

If you have no idea what The Pigtown Fling project is, take a look here and here.

Dolores definitely not coming back to “The Voice of Ireland”

August 7, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

According to the article entitled “The Voice could have new a line-up of coaches with none yet signed up for new series” published by the Irish Mirror yesterday, Dolores O’ Riordan is definitely not coming back to the TV show “The Voice of Ireland”.

Well, even if we already had clues about it and even if it still hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, it seems quite clear that Dolores is not returning for another season next year unless producers would like to spring a surprise… with those kind of TV shows you never know!


irishmirror.ie

2 rare and unreleased new pictures

August 4, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Fanberries just added 2 great rare pictures on Facebook, thanks to him for these 2 gems!
First one was taken in Cork Ireland at Sir Henry’s on June 1, 1991 and originally appeared online on Dailyedge.ie’s website inside an article about the legendary venue and some of its memorabilia. It is unclear whether this show is one of the last under the name The Cranberry Saw Us or one of the first (maybe the first) under the name The Cranberry’s.

Dolores and Fergal at Sir Henry’s – June 1, 1991

The second picture is quite recent in comparison. This is not really a picture as it is usually understood but one from the official guestbook of the concert’s venue (Auditorio Nacional) signed by Dolores on September 2, 2007 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City).

Official guestbook – Ciudad de México – Sept.2, 2007

We don’t see that kind of information too often as generally it is not supposed to be public. For example another guestbook we have here on CW comes from the very last show (to this day) of The Cranberries and is signed by all 4 band members.

The idea behind “The Pigtown Fling” – Explanations

August 4, 2014  |  Comments Off on The idea behind “The Pigtown Fling” – Explanations  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

For those of you – and there is a lot – who are still wondering what exactly is hidden behind this weird name/project “The Pigtown Fling”, Noel Hogan and John Greenwood respectively producer and creative director of this big collaborative musical project recently recorded a small video where they clearly explain what it’s all about.

If you are following Noel on Tumblr (http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com) you may have seen these last months a lot of photos of musicians working with him in studio very conscientiously. Photos were published raw without real comments or larger explanations. If you were not paying attention closely you probably just understood at best that he was doing some music for his hometown on the occasion of the Limerick 2014 city of culture. So if you recognize yourself in these last few words or if you never heard about this project at all, then this video is made for you. It’s a kind of EPK published on Vimeo by John Samuel Greenwood, creator and director of TPF project. Just focus 4 minutes and all will be clearer.

Behind “The Pigtown Fling”

The next step is a presentation of the 18 tracks live on stage on September 20, 2014 in Limerick.

RIP Zombieguide

July 21, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As some of you may have noticed, last week the most important international and unofficial website from the late 90’s and 2000’s about The Cranberries went definitely offline.

As announced in May by its webmaster Alex Kraus, the website was supposed to go offline early june but for some reason had an extended time until mid-July. Even if the site officially closed in the fall of 2007 it stayed online until last week, enabling fans to keep on checking old pages. Let’s thus hope everyone had enough time to save those precious pages for personal archive or later use.

Anyway now it is gone, so… rest in peace ZG and thank you Alex for all those great years.
Now it’s part of History in The Cranberries world.


The very last ZG homepage

A quick report of “The Voice of Ireland” semi-final last weekend

April 23, 2014  |  Comments Off on A quick report of “The Voice of Ireland” semi-final last weekend  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

Last weekend some members of the CW team went to “The Voice of Ireland” semi final.
It was quite an interesting show even if Dolores didn’t perform with her team as all other coaches did on the previous shows. Of course, Kellie being the only one left in the team, it would have been reduced to duet instead of a team performance, but we were secretly hoping that the 2 girls would perform “Zombie” together, which could have been quite enjoyable… well, it didn’t happen and it seems it won’t be happening either next Sunday as some unofficial sources mentioned Dolores should not be performing AT ALL on the show.

As a member of the audience, we can tell that the show was very pleasant to watch, Dolores appeared to be in a great mood and had a killer new look including great new haircut: she shaved her hair on the sides and had red highlights pretty much everywhere. She also had new rings in her ears, which made her look very rock and roll like in 1993. Great great great!!!
She arrived quite late at the Helix as she was suffering of pleurisy (as you probably noticed on TV) but it didn’t affect her good spirit as she seemed quite happy to be here and stole the show like she usually does. Who didn’t like her “I do what I want” pose during a big part of the show? She even clowned around off-camera during commercial breaks and talked to many members of the audience.

Dolores and Bressie clowning around during commercials

Dolores actively supported Kellie all along the show and was the only coach who got up to hug her candidate and wish her good luck before her performance. She also wore a crown of flowers at some point to show her some support, which apparently worked well.
Good karma!

Similarly to the previous season of “The Voice of Ireland”, the last 4 candidates should be meeting their coach in their hometown the week before the final. It seems that this special film report already took place last Monday with Kellie’s family and friends and it should be broadcast during the show next Sunday. It had to be done just before Dolores leaves Ireland to go to New York City where she should be playing a concert tonight with Zucchero.

Last but not least, good luck to Kellie.
The final round shouldn’t be easy. Indeed, it seemed quite clear at The Helix that the fight would be tough against Brendan… unless the under the radar girl Laura May or even the very outsider rocker Jamie steal the crown!

A crown made of roses to support Kellie

Dolores is suffering of pleurisy and was a bit tired

Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve

December 31, 2013  |  Comments Off on Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Hi there,
Here is what the NYE concert stage looks like. Pretty small place!
Photos are from yesterday evening when stage was still being built.

The stage is located on Merchant’s Quay, a place surrounded by Church, Cemetery and City Hall.
Great place for sure!
Dolores should play tonight at 9:00 PM and we will try our best to live tweet from the event.
Keep in mind the concert will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ at 10:15 PM and thus Dolores’ show won’t be broadcast live.

Dolores in the free magazine of the city simply entitled “Limerick”

Flyer

As you can see on flyer, the Limerick radio live95fm is partnership to the event so the show may be broadcast on this radio, just a possibility, no exact info about that right now.
More soon…

Concerto di Natale to be broadcast this evening

December 24, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Remember that tonight is the broadcast of “Concerto di Natale” on TV.
The show was recorded last december 7th in Roma, Italy.
The show will be aired from 9:00 PM to midnight (local time) on Italian TV “Rai Due”.
For those of you who are not in Italy you may know that many international TV’s are partners with the event and they will broadcast the show as well.
Here is a complete list of the TV/Radio stations:

Foxtel – Australia
Phoenix Satellite TV – Hong Kong
OMNI Television – Canada
TV2 Norway – Norway
TVE – Spain
Via Film LTD – UK
Carlo Insert Ltd – Sri Lanka
ESB Educational – South Korea
VRT – Belgium
Eurokim – Bulgaria, Rep.Ceca, Romania, Croatia
Slovenska Televizna – Slovenia
RLT – Lituania
TVN – Poland
Cyprus Broadcasting – Cyprus
Tara TV – Ireland
KBC – Kenya
LBC – Lebanon
Mauritius Broadcasting – Mauritius
PT – Indosar Visual Mandiri – Indonesia

Check your TV guide for exact hours of broadcast!

And for those of you who don’t have access to any of those channels here is an internet link which should work for most of us worldwide:

Click HERE for Rai Due streaming (link no longer available)

Last, the CW team would like to wish all the readers and fans a Merry Christmas.

First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”

December 24, 2013  |  Comments Off on First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

A video teaser with Dolores has recently appeared on Irish TV RTÉ.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Teaser

Thanks to Henggo for noticing.

“Concerto di Natale”: photos & videos

December 11, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“Concerto di Natale” posted on Facebook something like 900+ photos (some of them HQ) of the event.
Below a selection of some of the best ones featuring Dolores taken during rehearsals and backstage (in leather suit) then during the show (different suit).

Also to notice, Paolo from the website Cranberries Italia (cranberriesitalia.it) who attended the show posted his own review along with some beautiful photos which you can find at the bottom of this page. (link no longer available)

And last but not least, videos of Dolores’ performance are now available on YouTube, thanks to Irishsoul! (videos no longer available)

Ciao!

Dolores sang for the Pope tonight at “Concerto di Natale”

December 7, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Earlier tonight was the recording of “Concerto di Natale” in Roma, Italy which will be broadcast on Italian TV on december 24th. This is the 5th time Dolores O’ Riordan is coming to this show. Her previous appearances were in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.

This year Dolores sang 4 songs:

  • Letting Go (performed live for the 1st time ever & with different lyrics according to fan Schizophrenic Lu)
  • Silent Night (duet with Elisa Toffoli)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Happy Xmas, War Is Over (All Artists together as final)

“Silent Night”, “Away In A Manger” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” were already performed by Dolores at some other “Concerto di Natale” through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.

The new Pope, Pope Franciscus, was in the audience as he is spending his first Christmas in Vatican after being elected last March. Seeing a Pope at the show hasn’t happened in quite a long time as the last Pope, Pope Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the “Concerto di Natale” very much and we have to go back to Pope Ioannes Paulus II to see a Pope attending the event.
This time again, Dolores had a special audience with the Pontiff earlier this week. Let’s remember she met Pope Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.

“Concerto di Natale” banner – Photo: Schizophrenic Lu

The Cranberries are still making profits

December 5, 2013  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries are still making profits  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who might have doubts, an article entitled “New album comes up ‘Roses’ for The Cranberries as profits jump to €320k” and published in the Irish Examiner today reveals The Cranberries are still making money as a band.

The article is interesting but quite technical as the journalist Gordon Deegan gives fairly precise figures earned by the band’s Curtain Call Ltd in 2012, a year boosted by the album “Roses”. All four members have a 25% shareholding in Curtain Call Ltd.
Even if the revenues are not in million(s) anymore probably due to the crisis in the music industry these last years (but which artist is not impacted!) this is still a good news.

Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”

November 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Italian singer Elisa Toffoli just announced on Twitter that she will be singing a duet with Dolores O’ Riordan in Roma for the “Concerto di Natale” this December 7th.

 

Elisa parteciperà al “Concerto di Natale” il 7 dicembre all’Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma. Vi segnaliamo il duetto con Dolores O’ Riordan

 

Translation: Elisa will be attending the “Concerto di Natale” on December 7th at Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma. We point out the duet with Dolores O ‘Riordan

 


Elisa Toffoli / Dolores

Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news and picture.

Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)

November 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Noel Hogan informed us on Tumblr that he was giving one of his personal award for charity auction with no more explanation.
We do not know where this “To The Faithful Departed” Argentinian Gold Award will be auctioned, let’s hope we’ll get a clue soon for those who’d like to get their hands on such a pretty rare item.


Disco de oro presented to Noel Hogan –  Argentina


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 4

The award is actually on eBay. (link no longer available)

Dolores O’ Riordan to headline New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick

November 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Mono Band, The Cranberries

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!
The Irish city is indeed officially declared “National City of Culture” for the whole next year.

If you read Noel Hogan’s messages on Tumblr,  you may have already seen his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” and followed his collaborative production projects for the town.

And here comes the next step today, the Limerick Leader just announced that Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick. Something quite obvious when we all know that The Cranberries are still the biggest hometown band to this day!

Immediate notice: why Dolores solo and not The Cranberries?
No answer to that yet, anyways…

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.

Dolores will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as National City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The show will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ.

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album, new clue!

November 8, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new homepage appeared today on the official website of the Concerto di Natale and it now includes a brief biography of Dolores. The big surprise comes from the very last line where it says she is “currently working on her long-awaited third solo album slated for 2014“.

Last month we reported the interview of Marco Mendoza where he revealed that he was working with Dolores and that there were some songs done but couldn’t really say if it was for an album, a movie or anything else. Cranberries World suggested that those songs could be for a 3rd solo album for the reasons we exposed (please re-read) and today this new small biography for the Concerto di Natale seems to go in our way even revealing that the album is for 2014!

Wait and see!


Dolores biography – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores O’Riordan , oltre ad essere un’artista solista acclamata dalla critica, è la cantante leader dei The Cranberries, band irlandese amata a livello internazionale. Con The Cranberries, O’Riordan ha raggiunto ottimi risultati come quattro album nella “Billboard top 20”, 8 singoli di successo mondiale, inclusi Linger e Dreams, e oltre 30 milioni di album venduti in tutto il mondo. Nel 2011, dopo oltre un decennio, la band è tornata sulle scene con Roses, il suo primo nuovo album studio. Da solista, O’Riordan ha pubblicato due album molto acclamati dalla critica, Are You Listening? (2007) e No Baggage (2009).  Inoltre è famosa per il suo contributo a colonne sonore cinematografiche, avendo collaborato tra l’altro con Angelo Badalamenti alla colonna sonora del film Evilenko. O’Riordan si è anche esibita numerose volte in Vaticano ed è madre di tre bambini. Al momento sta lavorando al suo atteso terzo album da solista, la cui uscita è prevista per il 2014

Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO for noticing!

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album (?)

October 22, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Glide Magazine just published a long interview with Marco Mendoza where the guy declares to be working with Dolores O’ Riordan from The Cranberries on her possible 3rd new album. He says that he doesn’t know at this point if it’s going to be an album or not:

There’s some songs, some movie possibilities, a lot of things cooking in her world so we’re working on that right now

 

Macro Mendoza

For those of you who may not know Marco Mendoza, the Glide Magazine article is a very good start to have an idea as he is a musician that doesn’t stick to one singer or one band but has always been involved in many different music projects.
As for his collaboration with Dolores, the man already worked on her 2 solo albums and went on tour with her on the “Are You Listening Tour” in 2007 during which he was playing bass guitar.

No doubt that we can take the guy very seriously when he says he is working with Dolores.
Not to mention that right now our favourite singer just became a new judge at “The Voice of Ireland” so it all makes sense: indeed, mostly all coaches who took part to this TV show until now saw their popularity and career coming back in force and the music business naturally asked them to release something shortly after (usually when they reach the next season of the show). The Voice of Ireland may definitely be a marvellous way for a 3rd solo album.

Nevertheless we all have to be very careful with that news and we don’t have to expect too much yet as all those different projects are just at the start, but a good start what ‘ya think?

A new old and unusual recording of The Cranberries to surface

March 30, 2013  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday a new bootleg of The Cranberries surfaced on the internet. It is almost 11-year old as it was recorded live in concert on June 1, 2002 in Pompano Beach, USA (near Miami) during the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee World Tour ’02”.
We usually don’t write any news when a new bootleg comes out and we simply add it to our bootleg database (which is small for now but is bound to grow over the coming months and years).

This new old recording is an exception as it is quite special and deserves a few explanations.
Why?
Because we usually know 2 ways of recording a concert: Professional made by professional and authorized people and Audience made most of the time by fans in the crowd and unauthorized.

The bootleg that surfaced yesterday belongs to a another category as it is an IEM Feed source and this is the first ever IEM recording of The Cranberries known to date for now. Many of us just have no idea what an IEM Feed is and what it means. IEM is for In-Ear-Monitors. Let’s make it simple, it is the headphones that all musicians have on stage nowadays. And each musician have its own mix inside, for example a bass player might want to hear the bass louder than the other instruments etc…
Datfly (the uploader -and maybe taper?- of this new bootleg on dimeadozen.org) tells us, in file description, that the recording features very heavy Dolores vocals so there are good chances that the IEM Feed recorded here is Dolores’ one.

There we have a professional source recorded by a non-professional and probably non-authorized person. The result is kinda unique and everyone will have its own opinion on the quality and interest of the thing. It’s up to you to listen. Hear the accuracy of Dolores singings like rarely heard before. Anyway what is for sure, The Cranberries Fans Community definitely have a new collector piece!

more details:
Audio/Video recordings (2002.06.01)

12-12-12

December 12, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy roadies day to all The Cranberries fans in the world… one-two one-two one-two  😉
Special wink to Declan and Murt!

For those who don’t get it, that’s usually what all the roadies of the world say to test a mic before a show.

Cranberries World video: “Ode To My Family” in Montbéliard

December 11, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes -out of the blue- the song that no one requested. How could that have happened when we knew Dolores couldn’t sing it anymore? Get ready for our video of “Ode To My Family” recorded in Montbéliard, France.

One of us was lucky enough to catch sight of the setlist a few minutes before the lights were turned off, hence the fact we were prepared to capture what would necessarily be the highlight of the show. If some of you were moved by “Roses” in Luxembourg or Paris, get your tissues ready cause this was even more poignant! As you all know now, this was the one and only time Ode was performed on this European tour, simply because it was the last show of the European tour.

Recorded from the seated area in the back of the venue and close to the center, this view appears to be quite perfect. Feel free to share it, steal it, download it or whatever you want… ENJOY!

“Ode To My Family” – Montbéliard – December 9, 2012

Cranberries World video: “Waltzing Back” in Beauvais

December 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another requested song, “Waltzing Back” live at Elispace in Beauvais, France for the penultimate concert of the European tour. Recorded from the very front row almost dead center.

“Waltzing Back” – Beauvais – December 8, 2012

Cranberries World video: “Empty” in Lille

November 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lille tonight where we identified 3 highlights of the show:

  • “Sunday”, a song rarely played on this leg and tonight was the 3rd time on the whole European tour so far (premiere was in Bucharest). We’re sorry we didn’t record the song as we didn’t see this one coming.
  • “Empty”, just like Sunday this one has not been played a lot on this this tour (premiere in Madrid). See our video below.
  • Promises” requested by a few fans in the front row and which has only be played on request on this tour (premiere in Barcelona).

“Empty” – Lille 2012

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