The tragic events that inspired the song “Zombie” turn 30.
More about the Warrington Bombings on Wikipedia
In the last issue of the electronic journal of the Spanish Association For Irish Studies (AEDEI), a comprehensive analysis about the 3rd studio album of The Cranberries based on interviews and academic research.
“Not So Glamorous at All: The Consequences of Fame and Celebrity Status in The Cranberries’ To The Faithful Departed” to read directly on estudiosirlandeses.org or pdf file here.
Special thanks to Josep for the link.
Musical instrument shop “Music Maker” on Exchequer Street in Dublin shared on Instagram their 2023 Saint Patrick’s Day window. The artwork features a few legends of Irish music, including Dolores.
Niall Quinn turns 50 today. Happy half-century, we wish you a wonderful celebration!
If you want to celebrate with a former The Cranberry Saw Us member, Niall is live on stage tonight with special guests in Limerick at Dolans/Kasbah, and featuring songs of his bands The Hitchers, Theme Tune Boy, Half Man Half Biscuit. “Expect decks, drums and a proper punky party”
UPDATE · 11 March
Setlist, as published by Niall.
Photo from the show by @seodashows
Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie
Angelo Badalamenti has died of natural causes yesterday 11 December 2022, he was 85. Mainly known as David Lynch composer he also collaborated with an eclectic mix of singers including Dolores O’Riordan since 2004.
Angelo and Dolores were never in a recording studio together. Their long-distance collaboration resulted in the release of 4 songs, three of them appearing on the soundtrack of “Evilenko” and the fourth one on “For The Record” (a Belgian compilation in support of UNICEF).
in a 2015 interview, Angelo Badalamenti revealed he was working on Dolores’ album, so there might be more unreleased collaborations…
Earlier today, at 3:00 PM (CET), the authors of the comic biography “Dolores” appeared on twitch.tv for almost an hour chat with Andrea Rock. If you missed it, replay is available now.
MEET THE AUTHORS!
If you are in Italy this month you can meet the authors and purchase the volume during special presentations in Milano (5&6 September), Treviso (25 September) and Roma (29 September). More details on edizionibd.it
The synopsis and the first 11 tables of the comic biography “Dolores” were published on fumettologica.it a couple of days ago. Have a look!
Read the article about the comic biography “Dolores” (out today) directly on tg24.sky.it
In Italian obviously, however English translation via Google Chrome or Google Translate works very well for this one.
…and there are 2 other articles (pretty much the same) published on virginradio.it and meganerd.it
Francesca Ciregia, one of the authors of the soon-to-be-released comic book Dolores, has been sharing since a few months on Instagram a few illustrations regarding The Cranberries. Here’s below a glimpse of her works/drafts… and many more to discover on her socials!
The comic book/biography “DOLORES” by Italian publisher Edizioni BD is now available to pre-order on Amazon Italy (as well as a few other regions… check your local Amazon). Paperback 120 pages.
Release date: 31 August 2022
Last 31 March, quite out of the blue and without any promotion, Fergal Lawler released an instrumental/ambient/experimental debut solo album titled “All Hope Is Never Lost”
All instruments, recording and mixing by Fergal Lawler.
You can stream the whole album for free, or buy a digital copy for €7, or simply buy one track for €1, on flawlermusic.bandcamp.com (Special thanks to Cranberries Italia for the link)
Also available on Spotify and possibly other streaming platforms.
1. Shaking Hands With Death
2. Reality’s Never Been Of Much Use Out Here
3. The Big Nowhere
4. But Then Everything Became Chaotic
5. Speaking Very Softly Now
6. Out Here On The Perimeter
7. Perhaps, In Retrospect
For the occasion Fergal launched a new website and a new soundcloud where you can listen to the 8 tracks as well.
And last, he recently gave an interview about it to 200-percent.com
Happy Birthday dear Mike!
Photo: Noel Hogan, Instagram, NYE 2021
A new book by Sharon Slater and featuring Dolores O’Riordan was released yesterday. Titled “100 Women Of Limerick” it examines the lives and achievements of 100 women from Limerick City and County who impacted the world in notable ways; 2 pages a woman.
Price: 40 euro
Available from all Limerick bookstores, from publisher Ormond House, and online on omahonys.ie
Read the article directly on hotpress.com
Watch the “Young Dreams” showcase. The video premiered a few hours ago on YouTube and is age-restricted!
Spotted at the Irish Pub O’Rilley in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, a new Dolores O’Riordan mural among other artists such as U2, Freddie Mercury, Eddie from Iron Maiden and The Rolling Stones.
Art by Mairanny Graffiti.
Thanks to Cranberries Brasil for the info and pics!
Media such as extra.ie announced earlier this week that Dolores’ mother, Eileen O’Riordan, will join TV host Ryan Tubridy on 3rd September for the first show of the new season of RTÉ One The Late Late Show.
The show, taking place three days ahead of Dolores’ 50th birthday, will also feature a musical tribute to Dolores.
One may imagine that Eileen’s interview will be an occasion to promote the release of the “Why Can’t We” book as well as the upcoming “Salvation” tribute album due on 1st October in aid of Pieta.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 1
Eileen will also be joined by Fergal Lawler.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 3
if you missed the show, replay available here.
Only 30 days left to watch!
Dreams 2020 and Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Further Education & Training are presenting a youth arts event this year in Limerick on Dolores’ birthday weekend, inviting young singer-songwriters from the area to apply. The special event/showcase will be streamed from the Dolores O’Riordan Park (Morning Star Park) in Bruff, Ireland, to remember Dolores’ 50th birthday.
More details on Facebook by clicking here.
Read the article directly on joe.ie
Pillow Queens performed “When You’re Gone” at The Late Late Show tonight on RTÉ One. The video is now available on YouTube
Happy Birthday Mike. Wishing you a great one!
Photo credit: “Something Else”
Photographer Chris Cuffaro posted a 2-minute video on cuffarohits.com where he shares his memories of the photoshoot with The Cranberries in Las Cruces, NM on 1st December 1993.
A new Italian book has been released this week.
“Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries – Parole Di Una Star Riluttante. Testi Commentati”
The book recently appeared on Amazon and eBay. 287 pages published by Arcana, format 15×21 (cm). Not much information for now, the book could be a kind of song by song analysis.
On “The Late Late Show” tomorrow (RTÉ One – Irish TV), Cork singer Lyra will perform a musical tribute to The Cranberries lead singer on the third anniversary of her death. “Derry Girl” and Bridgeton star Nichola Coughlan has also been confirmed for the show.
Full details directly on live95fm.ie
“Women of Limerick” is a new mobile phone app to remember and celebrate women from Limerick’s History. It is available to download for free onto Android and Apple devices. The app obviously includes Dolores even if there’s not that much information yet.
Download “Women of Limerick” from the Apple Store and/or from Google Play.
This year will mark Dolores’ third anniversary as the world still faces the covid pandemic.
In this context, locals won’t be able to pay tribute to Dolores as they’ve now gotten used to on January 15th, mingling with fans travelling from abroad.
The organiser of 2019’s “Piano for Dolores” and 2020’s “In The End” remembrance events in Limerick has therefore partnered once again with the Limerick Arts Office and the Irish Arts Council to release a “Remember Dolores” podcast” on January 15th that will also be broadcast on the local radios.
The idea is to invite international fans and followers of The Cranberries and Dolores to share their memories, stories, poetries or songs and send these audio memories via messenger for these to be featured in the podcast, along with testimonies from local Limerick folks who witnessed the early days of the band.
For those of you who would like to contribute to this podcast, all information can be found on this link.
Read the article directly on goss.ie
Beautiful words from Steve DeMarchi on Facebook, writing about his brother Denny who would have been celebrating his birthday today.
Our thoughts are with Steve and his family today.
A 14-minute long kind of making of Dolores’ Mural was posted on YouTube today. (Re)discover the awesome work of the artist ACHES over a few days in Limerick about a year ago.
Thanks to user Wally Cassidy.
Miley Cyrus performed “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure, “Zombie by The Cranberries and “Midnight Sky” (her recent single) for “Save Our Stages Fest” yesterday at Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.
The video of the performance was streamed live on Miley Cyrus’ YouTube account where you can still donate for the “SOS Fest”.
Replay available, “Zombie” starts at 3:15
Thanks to pathetic_senses – one of our readers – for the link!
UPDATE – OCTOBER 19
The Cranberries published a message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as well as their website regarding Miley Cyrus’ performance.
Read the interview with Olé Koretsky directly on cranberriesbrasil.blogspot.com
English version available, scroll the page down.
As seen on ilovelimerick.ie today, Limerick county Dreams Fest will take place on Dolores’ birthday as a virtual event this year, live on the Dreams 2020 Facebook page at 1:30pm (Irish Time) this Sunday.
The articles explains that, “the event was filmed previously at King John’s Castle and will feature a host of musicians and familiar Limerick faces who are coming together to celebrate Dolores’ life and legacy. Dreams from the Castle was sparked by Dolores’ brother Brendan with the help of friends and local businesspeople and aims to mark his sister’s birthday through showcasing all Limerick has to offer through art, music and its historical sights. The event features many tributes to the star.”
For the occasion, the festival crew erected on the castle the mural painted in 2018 by Bridget Lambert of Class Art Studio and her 30 students.
Brendan O Riordan commented, “the artwork seems perfectly at home and brings back all the memories of that warm summer it was created. It’s for Dolores and for all she represents in this world – Love, joy, peace, happiness, music, painting, colour, energy, spirit, vibes, community and inspiration“
He added, “the event was small due to restrictions but aimed to give a little hope in these troubled times. We want to see Limerick on the map as the home of one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, my sister, global rockstar and front woman of the Cranberries Dolores O Riordan. Loved by the young, old, city, county, arts, sports she is the common thread that connects so many hearts here and all over the world.”
More photos of the event were already shared yesterday on the Dreams 2020’s Facebook.
The song appears in a very funny scene of a house party and home karaoke of the British/Irish series “This Way Up”.
Thanks to Benjamin for the info!
We have just learned of the passing of a well known fan from Brazil in the Cranberries community, Elio Maraia Jr., whom we were used to know as Elio O’Riordan Junior.
Elio was the founder of the 1st fanclub in Brazil and former webmaster of “ZombieGuide South America”.
We felt it was important to let fans know as we believe some of our followers may have been closed to him.
Tonight we keep him in our thoughts.
May you rest in peace, Elio, your love for Dolores and the band will forever be remembered.
Joel Miller is an ex- roadie for Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Stone Temple Pilots & The Cranberries. His autobiography titled “Memoir of a roadie” is already available for pre-order on Kindle and soon on Amazon. The book will be available to download on 8 August 2020.
Rare photos from 1994(?) taken backstage at Theatre Royal in Limerick during a break when The Cranberries were recording “Zombie”. Fergal had just cut his long hair and Noel cut his shortly after for the “Zombie” video.
Fergal and Noel with Seamus Flynn – former owner of the Theatre Royal – his wife Patricia and his son Darragh. Photo credits: Laurie (Fergal’s wife).
Thanks to Seamus for the pics and story behind!
Olé Koretsky announced on Twitter and Instagram today the release of his new EP titled “MMXX”.
The EP features the track “Heartbreaker” which Cranberries fans are familiar with as Olé used to play it when presenting D.A.R.K. tracks Live PA as opener of The Cranberries on their 2017 tour.
One may thus wonder if the other unreleased tracks Olé played live on this tour will ever be released – and as solo material or D.A.R.K.? Let’s note that some of them featured Dolores’ voice so we could expect them to make it on the second album of D.A.R.K. that was already recorded when Dolores passed away and will hopefully see the light one day.
“MMXX” also includes an interesting cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Let Olé know what you think of his work!
Read the article directly on ilovelimerick.ie
Italian composer Ennio Morricone has died today aged 91.
In the early 90s – mostly 1993 – The Cranberries used the track “Falls” (music from the motion picture “The Mission”) as intro of their shows.
R. I. P. Maestro Morricone.
Read this new interview with Stephen Street directly on musictech.net
(includes just a few lines regarding The Cranberries)
New singles, upcoming album, and a few words about Dolores. Read the exclusive interview with Olé Koretsky directly on meaww.com
We just learned of the passing of Anne Hogan, Noel & Mike’s mother, that occurred yesterday.
The Cranberries World team members would like to express our sincere condolences to the Hogan Family, and in particular Noel and Mike, who we keep dear to our hearts in this difficult time.
Those wishing to express their sympathy can do so on rip.ie condolence section or can send Mass cards and letters of sympathy by post to Cross’ Funeral Directors.
May she rest in peace.
Noel and Mike posted a message on The Cranberries socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as the official website.
The Toronto Star put online a page dedicated to Denny DeMarchi where you can leave a message and/or send flowers. Rest in Peace, Denny.
Read the article directly on iheartradio.ca or click image below to open pdf file.
We’ve sadly just learned of the passing of Denny DeMarchi, who fans of The Cranberries were very familiar with as he used to perform on stage as additional musician with the band on the 2009-2011 Reunion Tour. He also accompanied Dolores in her solo career, contributing to her two solo albums Are You Listening? and No Baggage, and touring with her in 2007.
According to Wikipedia, Denny was born on 28 November 1962, he was 57.
The CW team would like to express our sorrow and condolences to his family and friends, and in particular his brother, Steve DeMarchi.
Rest In Peace, Denny…
UPDATE – MAY 16
The Cranberries posted a few words on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
…and Dolores’ management also posted a few words on the official Facebook page of Dolores O’Riordan
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.
Still about “1 BILLION VIEWS”, The Hand posted a great drawing on Instagram: