It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:
Dolores has arrived in Ennis to face charges of assault following an alleged air rage incident last year.
Here below are probably the first public pictures of her since the TV show The Bachelorette as She and Olé are entering court in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland.
Dolores was supported for the hearing by her mother Eileen, one of her brothers and Olé Koretsky. She was dressed all in black and wearing black sunglasses on her arrival at the courthouse.
O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell did not contest any of the evidence given to the court and said the marriage break-up put Dolores under huge emotional stress. She was going through a very difficult time having recently separated from her husband of 20 years. She moved to New York City and hadn’t seen her children for two months who live in Canada and was living out of a suitcase in New York City.
The court was told the incident began shortly before landing when O’Riordan’s behaviour became erratic and later as the plane came in to land in Shannon when she got out of her seat and tried to open the overhead luggage bins. The captain called in airport police to meet the plane.
O’Riordan twice tried to flee custody after being arrested at the airport, once from an ambulance and once while in a patrol car. Garda Shane Dawson revealed that the singer managed to free herself of one handcuff and forced open the door of a Garda car while he wrote up his notes on the airport apron. Airport police believed her behaviour was irrational but could not identify an explanation.
Mr O’Donnell said that there was no intention by Dolores to commit the actions on the day and she doesn’t remember what fully occurred. He said that she has no previous convictions, had travelled around the world with her career since she was 18 and never had an incident on a plane before November last year. O’Riordan was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.
Dolores admitted four offences including assault and obstructing a Garda. The lawyer said the singer is remorseful and regrets the incident and offered apologies to all those affected.
Judge Patrick Durcan ordered O’Riordan to write letters of apology to all those affected in the incident while he considers sentencing. He said : “It is important that the victims of crime know that the perpetrator apologises for the crime that was committed.”
Judge Patrick Durcan adjourned the case for mention to the January to fix a date for sentence.
The assault charges O’Riordan admitted can result in up to 6 months in jail or a maximum fine of €1850
The case will be mentioned in Ennis District Court on January 20.
O’Riordan left the court grounds in a blacked-out off-road vehicle without commenting.
A lot more details can be found in the Irish Independent, TheJournal and Belfast Telegraph articles.
Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :
Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
The video Eric just broadcasted was black screen and we could only hear the audio. The song is approximately 4 minutes long. He broadcasted it twice as some people who missed the first broadcast asked for a repeat. Some of you managed to record it and emailed us the file but for copyright reasons and also to respect Eric and his collaborators work we can not broadcast it here. Sorry for that.
Ask Eric directly again, maybe he will accept another replay. It is worth it!
Source: Eric Alexandrakis Twitter
Eric Alexandrakis just revealed today via his Twitter and Facebook accounts the release of “Like A Puppet Show”, a brand new project in collaboration with the actor John Malkovich and featuring a lot of artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan and more.
It’s a 11-track vinyl and it will be out for the next record store day/Black Friday event on November 27 followed by two more releases to retailers and direct to consumers via the web for the Christmas holidays and “won’t be available on iTunes” said Eric Alexandrakis yesterday on twitter!
Considered by Eric as “Super cool, and never been done before in such a way” the project is offically described as various remixes of John Malkovich reading an interpretation of Plato.
Sounds kinda weird at first!
Concerning Dolores she ‘s done the last track called “Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)”. For now it’s probably too early to know exactly what it is but if it’s in the same spirit as the track called “Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)” that you can listen on the Pitchfork’s page, there are very few chances to hear our favorite rock star singing (or maybe just a little?!) on the “track” or “reading track”, “remix”, “interpretation”, “effort” or whatever it is.
A lot of Dolores fans will/might be disappointed to learn about this project as most were expecting the release of the “Electrons” LP where she is supposed to sing at least on one track. The fault is probably Eric’s who during the past 16 months was quite active on social networks and posted a few teasers that Cranberries World always tried to relay and among them, musical excerpts (instrumental only) and a partial visual of the possible LP with Dolores:
Then the Spanish fansite DO’RSpain asked a question in a very smart way:
“Hmmm… as cool as the weather in Ireland?”
At this point if you follow Eric on the internet you probably know he is a nice guy and most of the time replies to people. So the question got a reply:
“Cooler…with a touch of Ireland”
As this answer exactly matched to that was known of the Electrons project, fans from the 4 corners of the globe quite immediately concluded it would be the announcement of this very LP and thought the release day was close.
On September 17 and a few hours before the supposed announcement Eric was… let’s say playing with fans (some said torturing) posting a countdown:
To finally reply to fans who were saying Come on Eric it’s time now. It is Sept 17. Please tell us. Etc… :
“We’ve delayed it a day just to keep the torture going:)”
For sure an answer quite familiar to all The Cranberries/Dolores O’Riordan fans!
Then Eric edited his original message on Facebook into:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/18”
and continued to reply to questions the whole evening / night assuring it was worth the wait:
“Let’s hear what you all think it entails. You’ll either be elated, or terribly disappointed.”
“It’s super cool, and never been done before in such a way.”
“It’s F*CKING AWESOME”
Today, September 18, the wait is over and it is not the Electrons LP. Instead, a John Malkovitch and collaborators project that nobody could have ever imagined. What will be Dolores’ fans reactions, will “Like A Puppet Show” be interesting, good, bad, sucks, anybody will debate about that now and will definitely know on November 27 when the LP is out but one thing is for sure “Never been done before”.
Like a Puppet Show:
01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)
Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found today a website called More American Dreams with 5 amazing pictures of Dolores taken on February 26, 2015. According to the photographer Andrzej Liguz, a friend of Andy Rourke, the photo-shoot was made in Dolores apartment in Los Angeles close to Marina del Ray/Venice Beach and it was Dolores’ will.
UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016:
Photographer Andrzej Liguz asked us to remove his pictures for copyright reasons.
So you won’t see those pics anymore here. 🙁
Now click on the above link to see the pics directly on photographer’s website.
Again the information come from The Irish Times first. Their article reveals Dolores is receiving medical treatment these days and can’t come to the Court.
The case will be back before Ennis District Court on December 16th for a plea to be entered or a date for a hearing to be set, the court was told.
My client is presently [sic] receiving ongoing medical treatment and presently she’s receiving residential treatment, hence her absence from court”
If the person is having treatment then I think we should facilitate that. Judge Patrick Durcan agreed to the adjournment.
According to High Court records the dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended and a motion to strike out the case was finalised this august. (apparently it was in July, see update below)
An article published today in the newspaper The Irish Mail just revealed it. The legal action was initiated by Dolores against Noel in 2013 and it has never been clear what the dispute was about and don’t expect to learn more with this short article.
Anyway, that’s good news!!
Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for finding the article
Source: The Irish Mail
A new article published on August 31st in the Limerick Leader gives more details :
A high court action taken by Ms O’Riordan against band mate and song writing partner Noel Hogan, has been struck out. The high court proceedings were filed in October 2013, with the Cause of Action in the filing listed as a ‘declaration’. A motion to strike out the action was made on July 13 of this year, and was finalised three days later. The matter, which neither Cranberries star has ever publicly commented on, was adjourned nine times this year when it came before the court, before the motions were made to strike it out in July.
Source: Limerick Leader
According to this article Singer Dolores O’Riordan has been summoned to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault, arising from an incident at Shannon Airport last November. The cases have been listed for the first court of the new legal term for Ennis District Court next Wednesday, September 2nd.
As you probably all know Dolores was born on September 6th, what (almost) a great birthday!!
Source: The Irish Time
According to a new Limerick Leader article “it is understood that Ms O’Riordan […] will be unavailable and the matter is to be adjourned.“
Source: Limerick Leader
Again, Dolores is in the Irish press today and again it comes from the Irish Mirror with an article entitled “Why Dolores it always rain on me? Singer looks glum on country walk in downpour day after her new love was revealed“
Probably tracked by paparazzi because of the revelations of her possible relationship with Olé Koretsky Dolores was photographed walking in the rain yesterday around the family home in Ballybricken. Asked how she felt about her new love interest Dolores answered:
I’m just having a relaxing time at my mum’s house.
I’m not doing any press.
I’m not saying anything.
And that’s pretty much it. The rest of the article is no particular interest and sometimes pure speculations especially when the article is entitled “Singer looks glum on country walk…” who looks happy when walking alone in a continuous rain and deep in thought!
According to the article entitled “Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan bounces back from marriage split with hot young musician” published by the Irish Mirror, “Dolores is certainly very happy and in love with Olé Koretsky“. These words are said by Philip Tobin who recently met Dolores and Olé at “Kites”, a Chinese restaurant in Dublin, Ireland.
Sure this is NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT but if you followed the news about Dolores these past months it is reasonable to say it’s probably true. For sure, it will not sound very surprising to die-hard fans. Many of you already mentioned this possibility in many comments here on CW and as you know Olé Koretsky is currently working with Dolores (as well as Andy Rourke) in a new musical project called JetlagNYC. He also was spotted with her in different locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Limerick and others… and some location can be considered very private.
Anyway this news must be taken very carefully, for example “They were singing some of their new stuff in the restaurant – it sounds amazing”. Even if possible it’s quite surprising… or Philip Tobin possibly did not recognize some old or cover songs but if he is right what a night and what a lucky man he is!
Olé, Philip Tobin and Dolores near “Kites”
Here is a little recap of the photos/selfies with Dolores made by fans in the past months. Those pics are usually reTweeted/reFacebooked on CW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and do not appear all the time on the website here at the very minute. This post is to repair the fault as some of you don’t use social networks while others may simply have missed a photo.
As you probably all know, news about Dolores (and The Cranberries) have always been quite rare so thanks to those bloody socials, now fans have a better idea about the recent locations and activities of their favorite stars more easily than in the past.
And a big thank you to all the people/fans who shared their precious moments to the world.
Dolores was spotted today at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland.
Is this a coincidence?
BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachlorette dates would attend a private Cranberries concert and then move on to Killarney.
Looks very much like the private concert took place/is taking place these days.
As a matter of fact, the restaurant owner first posted a simple message on Facebook
The stunning Dolores O’Riordan just popped in for dinner!!
She’s so nice!!
and about an hour later posted a photo with Dolores and the message “Hanging with Dolores!!“
Dolores at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland
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
Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis continues to tease Dolores’ fans with new exciting bits of information about their collaboration. And it seems like this collaboration has an official title now:
“Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan”
Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and others.
A few weeks ago we reported about the new song “You Got What You Wanted”. Today there’s more information about this track:
The song is written and recorded by Eric Alexandrakis, Perry Bamonte (The Cure; lead guitar?), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; drums), Dolores O’ Riordan (The Cranberries; vocal) and Andy Rourke (The Smiths; bass guitar).
As you can see, Andy Rourke from Dolores’ new band, Jetlag NYC, has joined the Electrons, too. The lyrics for “You Got What You Wanted” were written by Dolores O’Riordan and, according to the title, it may refer to the recent events in her life.
Yesterday Eric Alexandrakis has posted a new exciting photo on Facebook with the comment “Betcha wish you had one of these.“
Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan
Probably just a vinyl made to one copy or maybe just a photoshop montage of a record that does not really exist yet and we can only ponder how many songs the A-Side and B-Side of this vinyl have.
And there’s a clue as one of our readers, Mimi, posted a few days ago the following information regarding Dolores’ work with Electrons:
“They have quite a few tracks together:
“Robophobic Redemption” (by far the most amazing sounding thing Dolores has ever been on)
“Purple Heart Redemption” (very clubby)
“Trust” (a.k.a. “La Fine”)
“You Got What You Wanted” (haven’t heard it yet)
and more coming from what I hear.“
So… are we gonna have an ALBUM full of Dolores’ songs with Electrons?
Time will tell, or let’s just wait another hint from Mr. Alexandrakis 😉
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!
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
In a new article entitled “Dolores makes a transfer to Manhattan” published on independent.ie, we learn that Dolores “is in the middle of putting down roots by buying a new home in the city that never sleeps” as she’s looking for an apartment in New York City, East Village.
I love New York […] I guess I was captive for so long. So I love it here. The people are so nice in New York. I have tons of fans here and they’re polite and discreet.
I spent Christmas here in New York with Andy, his wife and Ole. It was nice and quiet. New Year’s Eve is mad here but really cool. It’s so nice to be alive.
UPDATE – JANUARY 14
And as often when Dolores is in NYC, photos are flooding social medias as you can see with this new one posted today on Instagram by Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, a restaurant located in Chinatown.
Dolores at Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, NYC
A sweet picture of Andy and Dolores was posted a few minutes ago on JetlagNYC’s Twitter without any comments. It was taken in NYC, possibly today, this evening and it’s warming hearts up.
Andy and Dolores in New York City tonight
Social medias reveal one more time that Dolores O’ Riordan is back in NYC for Christmas where she probably flew with her band co-members Andy Rourke & Olé Koretsky (JetlagNYC).
On Dec 26th, a fan posted a photo with her on Instagram which you can see below.
(direct Instagram link no longer available)
Dolores and a fan – Xmas day
And yesterday, another new photo of Dolores was posted (still on Instagram) by user msccustoms_nyc.
“MSC Customs” is a bike store located in Little Italy, NYC and their photo shows the singer in front of the store with her latest “MSC” acquisition.
Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows”, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article entitled “Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light” published online and in print in the newspaper “Sunday Independent”.
Barry Egan appears to be relieved to see his long-time friend Dolores O’ Riordan finally taking the road to recovery. Indeed, after admitting that he thought “Dolores wouldn’t make it out of the darkness she seemed so engulfed in last November when she was arrested on an Aer Lingus plane” especially as she had told him she was “not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that. People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole” Barry Egan seems to be much more relaxed after meeting the singer last Tuesday.
From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (JetlagNYC) who have travelled from NYC to Dublin to spend the week with her.
She tells Barry:
“I am just really grateful for the support I have received from my friends, […] I am well again now. I have had great help and support from people who love me. My mom has been great. My brother PJ – he’s my little angel. I had a lot of help from people. I don’t think I ever felt so cared for before. I always felt like this meal ticket.“
“[…]no matter what happens I’ve got great friends who love me for me, not the fame bullshit. You really see who gives a shit. It’s cool but I’m still a bit crazy . ..good crazy though!“
She admits nonetheless that she is not “100% better” than what she was following the Aer Lingus incident, but affirms she’s working on it, making huge efforts to heal herself, taking meds and trying to be “somewhat normal in a mad world“.
Spending Christmas far from her children who she “[misses] more than words can say right now” should be the next challenge for her.
Again, we can only hope that Dolores will find the love she needs and will manage to step forward on the road of recovery.
Dolores with her new bandmates, DJ Olé (left) and Andy Rourke (right) – Photo: David Conachy
Composer, songwriter and producer Eric Alexandrakis who collaborated with Dolores few months ago has posted on Facebook a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.
Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press.
Posted by Eric Alexandrakis on Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014
“Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press” wrote Eric
Attentive CranFans may remember that Irish press indeed reported about “La Fine” a new song recorded by Dolores and Eric. So this short clip could be a little piece of guitar part of “La Fine” (or not)… we just have to wait and see.
One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this: “It is! I’m one of Eric’s friends and can attest that it’s La Fine. It’s an amazing track, edgy, dark, killer. Perry Bamonte from The Cure is playing lead guitar, Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is playing drums, bass player Mark Egan on bass and Eric on everything else!“
The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on Facebook was later deleted so we guess this information was a little bit too confidential.
CONFIRMED, this is “La Fine”
In the comments on Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook people kept asking if the video was “La Fine” and Eric replied: “I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”
Comments regarding Eric Alexandrakis’ video
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.
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.
From the numerous articles published recently in the Irish press, one stands out, that of Dolores’ long time friend, the Irish Independent journalist Barry Egan, who decided to relate “the turbulent – and very sad – story of Dolores O’ Riordan.”
Indeed, following the incident which took place a week ago aboard the EI110 flight from NYC to Shannon, tabloids had a tremendous time commenting on the “mighty fall from grace” of Dolores O’ Riordan, making fun of the “pious [now] caught in sin” and emphasizing that the singer was spending time in a “posh hotel” (sundayworld.com) after she left the police cell. How tough for fans and all those who love Dolores to read this.
Thankfully, M. Egan felt the need to set the context so as to urge readers to remain compassionate. As a matter of fact, in his article, he recalls his fellows of Dolores torment from the past, going back over the sexual abuse she suffered for four years as child and explaining how this episode led her to “anorexia, nervous breakdowns, and suicidal thoughts over the years”.
We would thus like to encourage everyone to pay attention to Barry’s heartbreaking article, and follow his advice: don’t judge Dolores O’ Riordan too hastily. “Our” lady of Sorrows needs love and support more than ever, and being in the media spotlight will definitely not help her to accept and follow the road of recovery.
Again, we continue to send our best wishes to Dolores, her family and her friends during this difficult time, hoping she’ll finally get the helps she needs to achieve some closure.
You can read the full Barry Egan article by clicking HERE
It’s entitled “Our Lady Of Sorrows – Dolores O’Riordan“