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

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

Today the musician/composer Eric Alexandrakis published on his Instagram account a studio picture with a quite interesting comment for all Dolores O’Riordan fans:

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.

For now there is no more explanations from Eric and we have no idea if this is a second song featuring Dolores or if it is the one called “La Fine” with a new title.

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Read Jury’s news about “La Fine” posted last december 17 by clicking here.

Source: Eric Alexandrakis

Dolores spotted in Venice Beach yesterday

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

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

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as usual click on pictures to see them larger

Source: slammingdabs pic1 pic2

Barry Egan reveals that O’Riordan has moved to NYC

January 12, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

In a new Sunday Independent article, 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 the East Village.

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Dolores indeed told Barry “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.

Let’s hope this change will bring her peace.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE JAN.14

And as usual when Dolores is in NYC, fans pictures are flooding social media, as you can see with this new pic posted yesterday on Instagram by a lounge restaurant in Chinatown.

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Sweet picture from NYC

January 8, 2015  |  Comments Off on Sweet picture from NYC  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

We’re waking up today with a sweet picture of Andy and Dolores taken in NYC, warming hearts up.

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For those who won’t want to miss any piece of information, here are a few links we suggest you follow:

Jetlag NYC official Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/jetlagnyc
Jetlag NYC official Twitter page – https://twitter.com/JetlagNYC
Andy Rourke official Twitter page – https://twitter.com/AndyRourke64
Ole Koretsky official Twitter page – https://twitter.com/doubleOle
Ole Koretsky official Instagram account – http://instagram.com/doubleole

Source: JetlagNYC official Twitter account

O’Riordan spending Christmas in NYC

December 30, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

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 & Ole Koretsky (Jetlag NYC).

On December 23rd, the East Social Club tweeted that “Delores O’Riordan of The Cranberries just serenaded door guy Danny at with Irish tune “Danny Boy”. Come and try your pipes out.

On Dec 26th, a guy posted a selfie with Dolores on Instagram which you can see below.

Dolores NYC Xmas
Today, a fan found this new pic of Dolores on Instagram taken by a bike shop in Little Italy, NYC. Picture shows the singer leaving the shop with her latest “MSC” acquisition.


The CW team is quite happy to see that Dolores looks appeased these days and enjoying the Christmas season.
Sending love to Dolores, as always.

Thanks to Johann Rosales @ Cranberries Venezuela

New Barry Egan article: Dolores banishing the darkness?

December 21, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan

Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows“, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article in the Sunday Independent in which Barry appears to be relieved to see his long-time friends 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.

doloresDolores O’Riordan with her new bandmates, DJ Ole (left) and Andy Rourke (right). Photo: David Conachy

From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (Jetlag NYC) 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.

Source: Sunday Independant

Possible short clip of “La Fine”, a new song by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis [3 UPDATES & CONFIRMED]

December 17, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Composer, songwriter and producer Eric Alexandrakis who collaborated with Dolores few months ago has posted a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.

Watch the video here.

“Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press,” wrote Eric, and 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.

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page


UPDATE 1

One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this regarding this short clip: “It is [La Fine]! 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!!!!!

So isn’t this totally exciting?


UPDATE 2

The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on his Facebook page was later deleted so we guess this information might be a little bit confidential right now.


UPDATE 3

“I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”
ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS [COMPOSER/MUSICIAN]

O’Riordan 3rd solo album: 6 tracks done with Marco Mendoza so far

December 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on O’Riordan 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 3 December 2014 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 about 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 plan 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.

 Sources: X-Press Magazine, 100% Rock Magazine

Our Lady Of Sorrows: New article by Barry Egan

November 19, 2014  |  11 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

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” 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 this 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 article of Barry here.

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 the 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!

Take a look at the online version by clicking HERE and HERE

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Eileen O’ Riordan Offers Update on Dolores’s Health

November 13, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Today, the Limerick Leader posted an in-depth interview with Dolores’s mother, Eileen O’ Riordan, who shares a bit of detail concerning Dolores’s marriage separation and her state of health.

“She is going through a marriage separation at the moment. That’s hard for anyone,” said Eileen.

Dolores’s mother goes on to state that though Dolores is currently doing much better, Dolores did not recognize her mother at the garda station in Shannon, Ireland, where Dolores was arrested on Monday morning.

“Dolores was inside in a room, she was lying on the floor, curled up. She had her head covered and her face covered up. She was trying to protect herself. I gave her a hug. I tried to talk to her. She didn’t realise I was there at all. I put Lourdes water on her. She didn’t know who I was, she was trying to cover herself from me”, said Eileen.

Mrs. O’ Riordan said that she was anticipating her daughter’s arrival on Monday and was in the process of preparing Dolores’s breakfast when she received a call from her son with the news of Dolores’s arrest.  She says that he had been fearing for Dolores’s health for some time, prayerful that Dolores would not be in New York, away from those who could best care for her, if or when something were to go wrong.

“I was waiting for it, hoping that it wouldn’t happen in New York. It would be awful because she wouldn’t have the support there. She is suffering from lack of sleep over the weeks and her brain is racing all the time. She is working very hard. When she was in New York she kept saying ‘when I go home to my mother in Ireland, I will be fine’. She was working in New York producing a new album.”

“She rang on Sunday to say she was coming. She was OK then but she wasn’t herself. She wasn’t Dolores. She would hide it from me. If I asked ‘are you sleeping?’ she would say: ‘Oh I am, I am.”

Mrs. O’ Riordan says that at this time, Dolores “is a lot better than what she was, thanks be to God”.

She confirms that Dolores remains in Ireland where she is cared for by a nurse and a psychiatric doctor who visits Dolores daily.  Dolores reportedly speaks with her children by phone and they are aware that their mother is not well at this time.  The children remain in Canada with their father.

When answering questions specifically concerning Monday’s on-board incident at Shannon International Airport, related to the alleged assault of a flight attendant and an arresting officer, Dolores’s mother states that when Dolores was taken to the hospital for a medical and psychiatric evaluation following the arrest, there were no drugs or alcohol in Dolores’s system.

“She had two glasses of wine with her dinner when she started off but she had no alcohol or drugs in her system. That is completely clear”, Eileen says.

It is suspected that Dolores had been hassled for autographs, photographs, and requests to sing during the flight and had been poked by a couple of passengers who were reportedly drunk, seated behind Dolores, for the duration of the flight and that Dolores “lost it”.

Mrs. O’ Riordan also says that the injured flight attendant is a long-time acquaintance of Dolores: “That girl is a friend of hers. She is a very nice girl. She knows [Dolores] for years.”

Dolores’s mother goes on to say that Dolores had been flying in the company of a “producer and songwriter” (presumably JETLAG partner Olé Koretsky, with whom Dolores had been photographed during her time in New York City over the last several weeks).

When asked how she remains strong to care for her daughter, Mrs. Eileen O’ Riordan credits her strong faith.

“I pray.  I don’t know what I would do only for my religion. There are so many good people – so many I have met are lovely and are thinking of her and praying for her and what more can we do at this stage.”

From all of us here at Cranberries World, we wish Dolores a full and speedy recovery.  We also express our deepest regret to learn of Dolores and Don’s marital separation and send all of our absolute best wishes to Dolores and her family during this difficult time of transition and healing.

2014.11.13 Limerick Leader

Source: limerickleader.ie

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores O’ Riordan splits from husband of 20 years (UPDATED)

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

According to this article published on the website Goss.ie Dolores’ mother Eileen has given an in-depth interview in tomorrow’s Limerick Leader where she will reveal 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 pictures suggesting there might be problems in her marriage… well, it seems confirmed now.
Sad news!

Thanks to Sara on Cranberries Italia for the info.

Source: Goss.ie


UPDATE NOV.13 

And here comes the official article in the Limerick Leader

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Eoghan McDermott supports Dolores O’ Riordan

November 12, 2014  |  Comments Off on Eoghan McDermott supports Dolores O’ Riordan  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Eoghan McDermott, an Irish television presenter who is hosting The Voice of Ireland, has expressed his support for Dolores O’ Riordan.

“I think she is amazing. This morning I heard a reporter on who said an eyewitness said she didn’t deliberately stamp on the foot that she was jumping like going a bit mad,” he said.

“It was collateral damage so that was some reporter that spoke to an eyewitness. Wait till it all falls out. And obviously she was taken into hospital so you just wish her well you know that she’s okay.

“At the same time it’s s**t for the air hostess to have her foot stamped on. I think Dolores is amazing and I will always stick up for her she’s an awesome person.

“I remember she told us on the show that she moved into a pretty desolate part of Canada just because she liked solitude a bit,” he said.

“I don’t know if she gets angsty around people or confined spaces so obviously they felt she needed to go to hospital.”

Eoghan McDermott also told Goss.ie the very first time he met the 43-year-old was an extremely bizarre encounter.

“Literally the first time I met her she was chatting to Bressie and I walked in the room and she was like ‘Lads let’s go, let’s touch a tree,’” he said.

“She made us go outside and touch a tree just because she wants to be connected with the earth.”

Source: Goss.ie

Dolores “Getting Help She Needs” – Eileen O’ Riordan

November 12, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to The Irish Sun, Dolores’s mother, Eileen O’ Riordan, has confirmed that Dolores is currently under a doctor’s care and is getting the help that she needs, following the news of Dolores’s arrest at Shannon International Airport in Shannon, Ireland on Monday morning.

The front-page story posted on thesun.ie goes on to confirm that Dolores remains in the custody of her mother who is optimistic about Dolores’s health.  Mrs. Eileen O’ Riordan is quoted as stating: “My girl will be OK”.

The Irish Sun also quotes Mrs. O’ Riordan as saying that she was “not surprised” that this incident occurred – suggesting that Dolores’s family  has had cause for concern over Dolores’s health and well-being over the course of recent weeks and months.

The Irish Sun also alludes that additional charges may be pending related to Monday’s incident, citing that Dolores may have allegedly further resisted arrest.

We will continue to provide updates and additional information as news becomes available; and we continue to express our best wishes for Dolores’s health and recovery during this troubling time for Dolores and her family.

Source: The Irish Sun

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.

2014.11.11 Irish Independent

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2014.11.11 The Irish Sun

2014.11.11 The Herald

2014.11.11 Irish Daily Mirror

2014.11.11 Limerick Chronicle

2014.11.11 Irish Daily Star

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2014.11.11 UK Metro

2014.11.11 Daily Mirror

2014.11.11 London Evening Star

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Sources: A big thank you to silverroy22 for almost all these pictures as well as Johann Rosales and Cranberries-Greece


UPDATE NOV.12 

2014.11.12 Irish Daily Star

2014.11.12 The Irish Sun

The Cranberries Press