One year since the cranb err ies final album In the end was released.
Which version(s) is(are) yours?
Former member of Dolores’ side project D.A.R.K. has released new EP. The music video of the song “The One” was posted yesterday on Olé Koretsky’s new YouTube channel simply called “KORETSKY”.
Olé announced it on Facebook this afternoon.
Have a look also at the article/interview posted on post-punk.com, or click image below to open pdf file.
Noel Hogan was interviewed this morning on “Chiles on Friday” on BBC Radio 5 live. He obviously talked about Zombie reaching a billion views on YouTube, and also a little bit about “Daffodil Lament”.
Listen back directly on bbc.co.uk. Interview starts at 1:16:34
The contest was posted only on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook page. Please post your answers only on Facebook!
UPDATE – APRIL 27
The contest is now over. It was announced today on the official DO’R Facebook page.
Felipe Rissato, alias lipecran from Brazil, posted a few days ago on Instagram a great video to compare all 4 versions of the video.
More than 735,000 views after Zombie’s one billionth view, the 4K remastered version of the official music video is finally available. Simply stunning!
UPDATE – 5:30 PM (Irish Time)
…as well as on their official website cranberries.com
Yesterday, Fergal Lawler was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show on the Irish radio RTÉ 2fm. He obviously mainly talked about the Zombie’s one billionth view, however near the end, fans got a first glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset.
Fergal mentioned that there would be things for the hard-core fans, things like demos the band did in New York before the album was recorded, some radio station stuff, acoustic versions of the tracks and live versions, but there was no mention of when it will be released.
Listen back Fergal’s 12-minute interview by clicking here (starts at 1:36:20)
The Cranberries also appeared on “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock” (Irish TV) last night, featuring a short interview with Noel Hogan, starting at 15:45. Replay is only available a couple of days on RTÉ Player, so watch now!
Below are just a few articles – and one press release – published about “Zombie” today. Probably many more to come in the coming hours… impossible to share them all.
Click each link or image below to read directly on each website.
HIP HIP HIP, HOORAY!
The official “Zombie” music video just hit 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO today at 2:40 pm (Irish Time). Congratulations to The Cranberries, the fans and all the viewers for the achievement. If you’re reading this, you are probably one of the billion!
To celebrate, the 480p standard version of The Cranberries biggest hit should be replaced by a remastered 4K version available very soon. MASTERPIECE.
UPDATE – 3:15 PM (Irish Time)
Just one minute after, at 2:41 pm, a message was posted on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook:
And almost the same message was posted on her official – coming soon… – website:
Almost 30 years after the filming, a never before seen Alternative Version of the “Uncertain” video with different takes has surfaced yesterday. Simply titled “The Cranberries Uncertain Music Video Uncut”, the video was posted on YouTube by Julianne Hennelly who writes, “Featuring Dolores brother Brendan O’Riordan and his daughter Cora”.
If you’d like to compare the 2 music videos, the classic version was posted here.
Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for noticing!
Nice and very appropriate video with rewritten lyrics shared on Twitter today by Roisin Ingle:
we wish, wish we could return
wishing never had to learn
words like COVID-19
coronavirus you’re so mean
you are tearing us apart
and yet though this time is strange
so much to rearrange
we’ll keep washing our hands
all we can do is stand
together while apart
it’s not a game to us
and we’re in so deep
we sacrifice to keep us safe
social distance in our fingers a-a-ah
we don’t want to let it linger
we don’t want to
we don’t want to
we don’t want to let it linger
oh from Wuhan to Milan
something really has gone wrong
we’re singing songs
if we, if at home we stay
close pubs self isolate
socializing at home
call loved ones on the phone
avert your patrick’s day
it’s a tiny price to pay
and we will prevail
we’ll keep our precious people safe
the strong is standing for the weakest
we can make sure it won’t linger
we have to
we have to
we cannot let it linger
The vinyl was released in most European countries today except France to be released on 3 April. Release dates vary a lot depending on countries and/or continents, so check your local store(s) for more information. For example it was released on 20 February in Japan, on 28 February in Mexico, and it will be released in USA and Canada on 13 March.
Nice release with great artworks. Only one mistake in the credits: Noel Horgan with a ‘R’
A behind the scenes video of the making of The Cranberries single “Wake Me When It’s Over” has been posted on YouTube today by Justin Gawke, 4th year student fine art painting – LSAD (Limerick School of Art & Design). He was part of the team that collaborated to the project.
Read the article/interview directly on abcnews.com or click image below to open pdf file.
Last January 24, the West Coast entertainment correspondent from ABC News Radio, Jason Nathanson, shared on Instagram a photo with The Cranberries. The above article has no credits but there is a huge possibility that the author is Jason.
Look who is behind Lewis Capaldi on the Grammy Awards Red Carpet.
PJ O’Riordan and his wife Sandra at 0:30
The Cranberries at 3:37
The Cranberries still behind Lewis Capaldi in this other video (interview by Billboard)
One of our readers, Meggie T, sent us a few photos taken yesterday at GRAMMY Museum. She had the opportunity to meet Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck who were kind enough to take photos and talk with the fans after the show. Thank you very much Meggie!
UPDATE – FEBRUARY 5
Another reader, Midori C, also sent us pics taken that same day. Just like Meggie, she met Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck after the interview/show outside the building. She also had the opportunity to meet Fergal, Noel, Mike and Olé before the interview. They all stopped to talk to fans, take pictures and sign autographs. Midori says it was an amazing day she has dreamed of and all the guys were so nice. Thank you very much Midori!
The Cranberries and Olé Koretsky were at GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles for an intimate discussion moderated by Scott Goldman. The video was broadcast live on Facebook by Billboard and the replay is now available:
For those living in Ireland exclusively, you still have 8 days on the RTÉ Player to watch the replay of “The Making Of Angela’s Christmas” that was broadcast on RTÉ 2 on Friday 27 December 2019.
The 26 min. documentary includes a part dedicated to the recording of the song “Angela’s Christmas” and there is even an interview with Olé Koretsky recorded after Dolores’s passing.
For those who are not in Ireland these days the link won’t work and will return an error message:
…so your only way to watch it is to grab the official “Angela’s Christmas” DVD released last November in the US where the documentary is part of the special features (DVD Bonus).
Some more information about the “Something Else” vinyl that was supposed to be reissued on 22 November 2019 and which was delayed to 29 November 2019, then to 29 May 2020, then to further announcement.
For now information is still very confusing as some stores are announcing a new release date on the 31 of January 2020 (like Amazon USA) when some others are still announcing the double vinyl to be released in May. Even Amazon is not saying the same depending on your country!
More importantly, the new release would in fact be a purple vinyl edition! Some record stores already received their copies and put them on sale straight away (like spellboundrecords in New Zealand) and now the very first images have started to surface as you can see below:
So check directly with your record store(s) as no one is saying the same at the moment, whether it is about the release date, the color, or the price…
UPDATE – JANUARY 30
The vinyl is now in stores:
However it seems that a few people who ordered their copy in UK received an email to cancel and refund or choose another item. According to the email, the vinyl was just meant to be sold on The Cranberries own webstore, which is still not the case at this very moment. Weird!
Thanks to Dan for the info.
UPDATE – JANUARY 31
Like in UK, the release was cancelled in Germany.
Amazon US says it’s been delayed rather than cancelled but it’s not available at the moment and it was supposed to be shipped today.
For now New Zealand and France seem to be the only places it’s been released. Will the vinyl finally appear on the band’s webstore like the above email says?
This is definitely one of the most frustrating releases for fans. To be continued…
The band Blitz Vega appeared on the show “Kyle Meredith with…” the interview series presented by WFPK/Consequence of Sound. Among other things, band members Andy Rourke and KAV also discussed the loss of Dolores O’Riordan.
The podcast was posted on YouTube on 15 January 2020:
Noel, Mike and Fergal will appear at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on January 23rd for an intimate discussion moderated by Scott Goldman. Grab your ticket now if you’d like to attend, price is $45.
More information on eventbrite.com
Thanks to Lionel for the link!
It seems that the jacket worn by Dolores in the official “Just My Imagination” video was re-auctioned and sold last year at victormeeauctions.ie Thanks to joanna.cran.pic on Instagram for the info and pics!
The jacket was originally auctioned for charity in 2003, read the original Zombieguide news here.