Title says it all.
After his new “anatomical heart with dagger“tattoo just a couple of weeks ago, Noel Hogan got another new tattoo the day before yesterday this time at “Allstar Ink Tattoo” shop located in Limerick, Ireland
The below photo was posted yesterday on Instagram by allstartattoo_ireland with the following comment “One from yesterday from our pal paul.o.rourke!“
Noel then let a comment on Paul O’Rourke’s Instagram: “Thanks Paul. Delighted with the result“
Two photos appeared these last 24 hours on Instagram. Both posted by Joseph Agrimando who seems to be working as a top colorist hairdresser at Sassoon Salon in New York City.
Sassoon Salon – 32 west 18 street, NYC
The first photo was posted yesterday without explanation but clearly is an old one probably from late 2014 judging by the look of Dolores similar to the one on the photo posted on Dolores’ Facebook on October 17, 2014. Also there’s no “Terry” tattoo on her arm.
Today the guy posted a second photo which is a bit more intriguing and more difficult to comment. And still no explanation/comment with it. Is it just another photo taken the same day or same period or a more recent one, that is the question.
Maybe one can imagine the first photo taken in a club somewhere and the second one in a taxi going to or back from the club that same day/night.
Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.
He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.
He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.
More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people. As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.
October 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017) | by Axl | The Cranberries
An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo’ in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.
Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.
Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong
It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.
October 16, 2017 | Comments Off on 2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille | by Axl | The Cranberries
Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:
The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!“
October 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie” | by Axl | The Cranberries
The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!
1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:
“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer
2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:
“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer
Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:
Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”
The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!
October 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED) | by Axl | The Cranberries
Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.
Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us
It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.
Advert for The Speakeasy
Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:
Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)
Another newspaper ad
Many thanks to S.
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.
Sad news, “The Sage Café” (Mike Hogan’s Café) is closing today!
Below the photo posted a few hours ago on their Facebook page.
To all of our loyal customers and friends over the many enjoyable years on Catherine Street we would like to thank you for your continued custom and support however it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing our closure of the cafe as of today!
September 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Numan’s Voice finally available on Spotify and iTunes | by Axl | Mono Band
As you all know, the new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released last September 15 but for unknown reason has been delayed. The wait is now over and Numan’s Voice is finally available both on Spotify and iTunes today. Look for it! Also available and downloadable at cdbaby.com
1. Numan’s Voice (6:23)
2. Hawk Set For The Sun (4:27)
3. Solid Ground (4:59)
4. Carry On (4:46)
The new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released yesterday September 15 but now, 24 hours after, there is still no sign of it in many countries whether searching on Spotify or iTunes. For sure there’s nothing in Russia, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Belgium for now…
Some of our readers are asking for more information but we’re sorry to say we don’t have any and we dont know when the EP will be really out. No one in our team could find it yet.
So, to anyone reading this: Does your local iTunes or Spotify have the new Mono Band EP?
The only sign of a new track is the Facebook message below shared by Noel Hogan a few days ago:
Dan Hegarty will be playing a track from the new Mono Band EP tonight. http://2fm.rte.ie/2fm-shows/dan-hegarty/
September 11, 2017 | Comments Off on “Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively | by Axl | The Cranberries
More information about the forthcoming Mono Band EP. Below the complete statement published on Noel’s Public Facebook today. Two important things to note: first the EP will be digitally available only and secondly Fin Chambers is on vocals. As you may remember Fin Chambers already appeared among other artists and singers on the original Mono Band project more than a decade ago.
Noel Hogan’s Monoband unveil a new EP – “Numan’s Voice.” An ongoing side-project from his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Cranberries, it’s over 10 Years since Monoband released any material.
These new songs were recorded in Limerick, Ireland and were mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Fin Chambers (ex-Woodstar) is the featured vocalist. These new songs see Hogan drawing upon a wide palette of sonic influences. A digital only release, the EP will be available via iTunes & Spotify.
Noel Hogan just announced a new Mono Band EP to be released next week on September 15. It’s called “Numan’s Voice”, below the image of what seems to be the full cover of the record partially revealed in a teaser last week. No more details for now concerning tracks (EP’s are short, usually 4 to 6 tracks), song titles, name of the singer(s) or even if there is/are singer(s). To be continued…
September 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th | by Axl | The Cranberries
Johanna Wiseley, keyboard and back vocalist on stage with The Cranberries, gave birth to Maximilian Michael Wiseley. Baby was born on August 30th at 5:30 pm.
The CW team would like to wish all the best to Johanna and her family.
Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad!
It seems that a new limited turquoise colored version of the NNTA vinyl is going to be released on October 20th by Plain. Limited edition: 1000 units.
Price is $29.98 which is exactly the same price as the other colored versions already released by the label before.
Great and interesting work done by lipecran concerning 3 (now 6) Cranberries videos. Thanks to him and The Cranberries Brasil.
First the comparison between all 3 versions of “Dreams” on the same screen. The Cranberries Brasil note: “At the top of the screen, the first version, from 1992. Below, to the left, the second version of 1993, and to the right, the third, filmed between 27 and 29 January 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. Although some other videos of the band also have other versions, dreams is the only one with completely different versions of each other.”
Secondly, in the same style, the comparison between all 3 versions of “Zombie”. Some people only knew the existence of 2!! It seems this one just been censored for copyright reasons… The Cranberries Brasil note:“On the top of the screen, is the most common version, with the song in full length (“No Need To Argue” album). Under it, at left, the version known as “UK Limited Edition” surfaced in early 2000’s and at right the “Alternate”, released in 2009 at VEVO channel of the band. These other two versions have the same lenght, so at some point, the screen will show only the common version, during the missing sound part of these other versions. The common and Alternate versions are very similar while the “UK” shows a lot of differences.”
And last the complete and quite rare alternative version of “Free To Decide”. Brilliant!
Now the comparison between both versions of “Free To Decide”
…and between both versions of “Ridiculous Thoughts”. Great job guys!
One more, “When You’re Gone”
And last, “I Can’t Be With You” and “Zombie” censored on YouTube and reuploaded on Vimeo.