ITW: “How New Projects Help Keep The Cranberries Name Alive”

May 20, 2022  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For the release of “STARS The Best Of 1992-2002” on black vinyl next week (27 May), Fergal gave an interview to

“Remembering Dolores” official merch available to pre-order

April 29, 2022  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) the release of some exclusive merchandise to commemorate the “Remembering Dolores” album.

3 new items (Unisex T-Shirt, Ladies T-Shirt, Hoodie) are now available to pre-order both on their UK/Euro and U.S. stores. To be released on 13 May 2022 and estimated to ship late May.

VIDEO: “Linger” live at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 13 Nov. 1994

April 22, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A very rare video of “Linger” surfaced yesterday on YouTube. A 2-camera mix recorded in concert in Chicago on 13 November 1994 for the TV show “Image Mind Television”. This is The Cranberries only appearance on the programme.

Thanks to Churchill School Art, Music, Recreation for sharing such a gem.

1st images: “Remembering Dolores” double vinyl

April 12, 2022  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Shared by Joe’s Albums record store on Instagram, the first images of the “Remembering Dolores” vinyl, available for Record Store Day 2022 on 23 April.


Another pic by Music Nostalgia on Instagram

Noel Hogan at St. Patrick’s Festival last Friday

March 21, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

During the St. Patrick’s Festival last Friday (18 March) in Dublin at Spiegeltent Beag / Festival Quarter, Noel Hogan talked with Stuart Clark of Hot Press about The Cranberries early years and their time in New York. The interview is not yet available but could be shared by Hot Press in the coming days.

The above photo was shared today by Singing Streets on their socials.
Singing Streets is an application only available for iOS in the App Store at the moment (price: €0.99 / £0.89). An Android version should be available soon.

Among over 2,000 music locations in Dublin and London to be found in the Singing Streets app, you can visit where The Cranberries played early gigs, recorded, and took iconic cover photographs.

IMAGES: “Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” (Vinyl)

March 15, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Thanks to Elio and Sue for the pics.

“Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” vinyl finally available

March 10, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

…and it’s a yellow vinyl. Available now (well… Friday, tomorrow), finally!
Thanks to Music Shop Dungarvan on Instagram for the first image.

Fergal Lawler turns 51

March 4, 2022  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fergal turns 51 today, Happy Birthday!

Photo by Lissa Wales (1995)

Cranberries “Salvation” vinyl delayed once again

February 18, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

People who preordered the “Salvation” vinyl from received the following email today. New release date has not been confirmed yet.

Thanks to Sue and cranfandy.

“Remembering Dolores” 2LP drops 23 April 2022 for RSD

February 16, 2022  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have announced “Remembering Dolores” double LP to be released on 23 April for Record Store Day UK. The news was just shared on the band’s website, socials as well as direct email.

More countries should/will be participating, find your local store here.

Side A:
1. Never Grow Old
2. Schizophrenic Playboys
3. The Glory
4. What You Were
5. The Rebels

Side B:
1. Daffodil Lament
2. I Will Always
3. This Is The Day
4. Astral Projections

Side C:
1. Joe
2. Pretty
3. I’m Still Remembering
4. You And Me
5. Waiting In Walthamstow

Side D:
1. Everything I Said
2. Why
3. Twenty One
4. Warchild

Limerick Post “A ridiculous wisdom way beyond her years”

January 22, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In that second part of the interview (first part here), Stuart Clark talks about the people who contributed to the “Why Can’t We?” book.

Read it directly on
Also available in print (22 Jan. 2022 edition) page 61.

4 years…..

January 15, 2022  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

4 years have passed and the grief never lessens.
We love you Dolores.
There is a light that never dies…

Photo credit: Hot Press Books “Why Can’t We?”

“Remembering Dolores” double vinyl to be released in April 2022

January 13, 2022  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to and, a double vinyl titled “Remembering Dolores” will be released on 7 April 2022.

Not much information for now!
There is no artwork and no tracklist yet. It might be a French release only as Amazon marked the country of origin as France and some of their other stores, like for instance, marked it as import.

Edit: Could it be the playlist pulled together by bandmates, family and friends (to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday last 6 September) pressed on 2 LP… Possibly!

Label: Universal Music

Thanks to Stéphane for the links!

Limerick Post “The Cranberries had that indefinable quality…..”

January 13, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read that article/interview with Stuart Clark about the Hot Press book “Why Can’t We?” directly on The article is also available in print (15 Jan. 2022 edition) pages 60 & 61.

“Zombie” 2x Platinum in Italy

January 9, 2022  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Zombie” was certified 2x Platinum in Italy two weeks ago (December 2021) for the sale of more than 140,000 copies. Congrats!


Thanks to Cranberries Italia for the link.

ITW: Noel Hogan in conversation with Stuart Clark

December 28, 2021  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed by Stuart Clark about the “Why Can’t We?” book. The 720p video was posted by Hot Press on YouTube today.

Noel Hogan is turning 50 today

December 25, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

Happy half-century, Noel!
We wish you a wonderful celebration and the best for the year to come. “Remembering the Cranberries’ first-ever live performance in Limerick”

December 20, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Remembering the Cranberries’ first-ever live performance in Limerick”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on

First “Why Can’t We?” book orders on their way (UPDATED)

December 10, 2021  |  9 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, Hot Press informed fans that they had started shipping the “Why Can’t We?” book orders, showing on Instagram the platinum edition.

They shared on the occasion the first pictures of the Platinum Edition:

At the moment, only fans who have ordered the Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition exclusively have received the below email.
Those who have ordered both Special Gold Edition and Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition are still awaiting for their order to be shipped.

Thanks to Jennifer for the screen shot.


Those who ordered the Gold Edition are now receiving shipping confirmation as well today.
It seems the last who will get the email will be fans who ordered both editions at once.


Fans who ordered both editions are now receiving their shipping emails as well.
Hot Press also shared new pictures on their Instagram account stating “deliveries are going out every day”, everyone should therefore soon be getting their order.


Voir cette publication sur Instagram


Une publication partagée par Hot Press (@hotpressmagazine)

First image of the “Why Can’t We?” book

December 7, 2021  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

First image of the new Cranberries book “Why Can’t We?” shared today by user SineadB on Twitter. Possibly looks like the Gold (standard) version, not the Platinum (deluxe) one.

“Stars (Best Of)” to be re-released on vinyl on 27 May 2022 (UPDATED)

November 25, 2021  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to and, the best of “Stars” will be re-released on double vinyl on 27 May 2022.

There is no information about the vinyl color yet; and dont pay attention to the image used on, the black vinyl around the album cover is what they do on all their images.

The only thing for now is that states from Netherlands, and states from Czech Republic. So, who’s right?

Also, will they re-use the same transparent disc released for the Record Store Day edition with slightly different credits on back cover, or will it be a brand new black (or else) vinyl edition?

Hopefully more info soon…

Pre-order is already available now. Price: €37.95 (recordsonvinyl) and €42.99 (bol)

Thanks to Barbara for the info and links!


UPDATE – APRIL 7, 2022

The Cranberries announced on their socials (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and by email today, the release of the black vinyl, still on 27 May 2022, and shared a 15-second video for the occasion.

“Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” pushed back for the second time (3 UPDATES)

November 5, 2021  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The album was supposed to be released today but was pushed back to 12 November as mentioned on

Same for all streaming platforms.

Might be due to Adele’s new LP pressing that is currently triggering shortage – read this article from

Don’t forget tonight on The Late Late Show, ROE performing her version of “I Can’t Be With You” to coincide with the release of the album… well, not anymore!!


The album is now available on all streaming platforms, it was not the case earlier in the day. Ultimately the physical release does not impact the digital one anymore.


According to the yellow (edit: black) vinyl will be released on 28 January 2022.


Vinyl pushed back once again!
Supposed to be released yesterday, its new release date is now 18 February 2022, according to many websites such as
On the mention yellow vinyl is back, which would indeed make more sense.

About the cd, it was released a long time ago, and still available in stores: “ROE to perform The Cranberries’ I Can’t Be With You on The Late Late Show”

November 4, 2021  |  Comments Off on “ROE to perform The Cranberries’ I Can’t Be With You on The Late Late Show”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

To mark the release of the album “Salvation”, ROE will be performing her cover of I Can’t Be With You” tomorrow on The Late Late Show on the Irish TV RTÉ One.

Read the full article by Hot Press magazine directly on

“Why Can’t We?” book update (UPDATED)

October 29, 2021  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday evening, fans whose pictures have been selected to feature in the Hot Press “Why Can’t We?” book that documents the history of The Cranberries have been informed in an email of the good news:

Greetings from Dublin!
I’m delighted to let you know that your photo will feature in the
hardback deluxe copy of the Cranberries book!

Hot Press emphasizes that those fan pics will only feature on the Deluxe Platinum Edition of the book, not on the Special Gold Edition.

They also remind fans that the deadline to get the name of the people who preorder the Deluxe Platinum Edition listed as Executive Producers in the book, initially set on Sept 30th, has been pushed back so as to allow more fans to get this chance.
If you haven’t pre ordered that edition yet and want to feature on the list of Executive Producers, do it fast as they’re about to close this opportunity!


Noel Hogan on Instagram

30 years ago: “Uncertain”

October 28, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ EP was released 30 years ago today. “Proposal to name new Limerick road after iconic band”

October 23, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“What would you like to see the new road named?”
Let THEM know!

Read the article directly on

20 years ago: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

October 22, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

20 years ago today, The Cranberries released their fifth studio album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.

On this occasion, Hot Press magazine are revisiting their original 2001 review; read here.


To mark the anniversary, The Cranberries have posted a message on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

“Zombie” included on a compilation album by Windmill Lane Studios

October 4, 2021  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Windmill Lane Recording Studios in association with Universal Music Ireland just announced the release of their new album which features songs from classic albums recorded in their iconic studios.

The compilation album simply titled “Windmill Lane Recording Studios” includes “Zombie” among 10 classic songs and will be released on 29 October 2021 on limited edition clear vinyl.

Exclusively sold through their online shop here (pre-order available now).

Price: 33.00 euro + shipping (ROI only)

Side A
Mysterious Way – U2
Imitation Of Life – R.E.M.
Zombie – The Cranberries
All This Useless Beauty – Elvis Costello
Old Town – Phil Lynott

Side B
World Of Our Own – Westlife
Breathless – The Corrs
When A Woman – Gabrielle
She’s A River – Simple Minds
Julia Says – Wet Wet Wet

Noel Hogan on the “Dave Fanning” show today

October 2, 2021  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan on the “Dave Fanning” show today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show earlier today, on the Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm.
Noel on the making of Linger for the Classic Irish Track Uncovered section.

If you missed the show, replay available here.

Sources: Instagram Noel Hogan, Twitter Dave Fanning

“Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” pushed back until November (UPDATED)

October 1, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today was the official release date for “Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” and the full album was available at midnight earlier today on all streaming platforms. A few songs were even officially posted on YouTube yesterday.

Since, the album was removed everywhere but Spotify (for now, so hurry if you want to have a listen!) and its new release date is now on 5th November as mentioned on

No reason given yet…


Now removed from Spotify as well.

Want to be a part of the first major book about The Cranberries?

September 10, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The question and all the details were posted by Hot Press magazine on the article here, and shared by Noel Hogan on Instagram. It’s not on the band’s website nor their socials yet…

“To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary” to be released before Xmas

September 6, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today during their facebook event to commemorate what would have been Dolores’ 50th birthday, The Cranberries announced quite out of the blue, the release of “To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary” for the end of the year, before Christmas.

For now they gave very few information about the content except that it will include 3 demos done in Paris with Tim Palmer (audio engineer / record producer) when they were in the middle of a tour.

Facebook Live: “Remembering Dolores”

September 6, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you missed The Cranberries special event on Facebook earlier today, you can watch it again here, it’s available to everyone whether you are on or off facebook. The band was interviewed by Stuart Clark (from Hot Press magazine) at the Strand hotel in Limerick.

They discussed about:

    • A brand new playlist called “Remembering Dolores” (available here)
    • The Cranberries documentary
    • To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary to be released this year before Christmas
    • Eminem, Miley Cyrus and their covers of Zombie
    • Charlie Watts; The Cranberries and AC/DC opening for the Stones in 2003
    • The Hot Press book
    • Touring memories
    • Noel working on soundtracks (like Woodstock 99), then the band performing Woodstock in 1994
    • Dolores being so much fun
    • Stephen Street, almost the fifth member
    • The Grammy’s
    • A brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” (watch it here)

“Never Grow Old” music video released to celebrate D’s birthday

September 6, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just released a brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” made of never-seen-before archive clips. It is now live on YouTube/Vevo to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday.

Dolores’ mother on “Sunday with Miriam”

September 5, 2021  |  Comments Off on Dolores’ mother on “Sunday with Miriam”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Eileen O’Riordan was interviewed on “Sunday with Miriam” on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning.
For those who missed the show, listen back here.

The Cranberries to commemorate Dolores’ 50th birthday

September 3, 2021  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to commemorate Dolores’ 50th birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced today on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), a livestream special on Facebook on Monday 6 September at 7pm (Irish time) to commemorate what would have been Dolores’ 50th birthday, and more…

Noel Hogan on “The Six O’Clock Show”

August 18, 2021  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan on “The Six O’Clock Show”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Six O’Clock Show” today on the Irish TV, Virgin Media One, talking about the new Hot Press book.

If you missed the show, replay is available here.
The interview with Noel starts at 3:25

Noel Hogan on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning

August 6, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Ryan Tubridy Show” on the Irish radio station RTÉ Radio 1 this morning. Talking about the new Hot Press book and The Cranberries.

Listen back the episode on (interview starts at 21:50)

New official book to be released about The Cranberries History

August 5, 2021  |  11 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan and Stuart Clark from Hot Press magazine just announced this morning on Limerick’s Live95 radio that a book about The Cranberries History would be released in October this year.

Noel explained that this would be a collection of interviews and stories (as told through the pages of Hot Press) from when they began up to the end, which he believes is a better way for fans to see how the band evolved over 30 years.

There will be 2 editions/formats of “WHY CAN’T WE?”
The standard “Special Gold Edition” limited to 5,000 copies or so (€39.50).
And the large format “Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition” limited to 1,000 copies (€159).

The deluxe edition will be signed by Noel, Mike, Fergal and Dolores’ mother Eileen O’Riordan.

Every pre-purchaser of the deluxe edition will also have their name included in the book as an Executive Producer.

Preorder starting today on
More details on

New Dolores O’Riordan mural in San Francisco (UPDATED)

July 27, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Spotted at Casements bar in San Francisco, a new (work in progress!) mural of Dolores O’Riordan by the artist/painter Tanya Wischerath who shared the below photo on Instagram today.


Larger view posted by Drew_A_Ryan on Instagram today.


Mural complete!

“Stars” transparent vinyl – 1st image

July 10, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Stars” transparent vinyl – 1st image  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first image of the unopened “Stars” transparent vinyl to be released next week-end for Record Store Day appeared on Instagram today. Posted by user musicshopdungarvan

A second image was posted by user malamusicajerez
However, this image could be a generic one and not the exact transparent vinyls (?)
update: indeed, not the exact vinyls at all!!! “Noel Hogan & Stephen Street interview”

June 9, 2021  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

3rd video by, “The Cranberries: Noel Hogan & Stephen Street Interview” “The Cranberries Linger”

June 3, 2021  |  Comments Off on “The Cranberries Linger”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another video by, this time about “Linger” and how a local Irish band changed the sound of the nineties. “Producing The Cranberries with Stephen Street”

May 31, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with producer Stephen Street published on YouTube/ today. The video is about 50 minutes long and only about The Cranberries.

“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens from Salvation tribute album

May 7, 2021  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens is the first single from the forthcoming tribute album “Salvation” inspired by The Cranberries for Pieta. The song was released today and is available on all streaming platforms now.

Pillow Queens will be performing  the song on “The Late Late Show” tonight from 9:35pm on RTÉ One (Irish TV).

Pillow Queens on Twitter,

The “Salvation” album is set for release 1st October 2021, full track listing as follows:

  1. Sinead O’Connor – No Need To Argue
  2. Irish Women in Harmony – Dreams
  3. Pillow Queens – When You’re Gone
  4. Moncrieff – Free To Decide
  5. Wyvern Lingo – Salvation
  6. Aimée – Linger
  7. Walking On Cars – Promises
  8. Kodaline with the RTE Orchestra featuring Noel Hogan – Zombie (Live)
  9. The Cranberries – Chocolate Brown (Recorded Live for 2FM)
  10. Kitt Philippa – Twenty One
  11. Roe – I Can’t Be With You
  12. True Tides – Ode To My Family
  13. Kellie Lewis – Ridiculous Thoughts

You may note that “Dreams” by Irish Women In Harmony and “Zombie” by Kodaline+Noel+Orchestra were already known and released a few time ago and could be considered in fact as the real 1st singles of the album!

Two more things to notice, the album includes an unreleased Cranberries recording “Chocolate Brown” live for 2FM, and singer Lyra (who performed “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” as tribute to Dolores last January) is not featured on the album.

CD and limited edition yellow vinyl are available to pre-order today (more or less €9.99 and €19.99). See your local shops for more details.


Signed “Stars” test pressing auctioned tomorrow (UPDATED)

May 4, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare and unique “Stars” test pressing signed by the remaining band members plus Dolores’ mother (!?) will be auctioned tomorrow for the White Label Auction in aid of The BRiT Trust.

The Cranberries just announced it tonight on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Auction page here (lot #115)


Sold for £400 (+28% inc. VAT)

“To The Faithful Departed” 25th Anniversary

April 30, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“To The Faithful Departed” turns 25 today.
Happy anniversary to this masterpiece released on 30 April 1996.

« To the faithful departed and those left behind, there is a light that never dies »

The Cranberries posted the following message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Official American-based online merchandise store launched today

April 27, 2021  |  Comments Off on Official American-based online merchandise store launched today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just announced on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), the launch of their American-based online merchandise store which can now serve all American regions (north, central and south) more efficiently.

Link to the store:

“The Essential Cranberries” 3CD boxset by Spectrum (UPDATED)

April 20, 2021  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new 3CD boxset to be released by Spectrum (the record label who already released Dreams The Collection) and titled “The Essential Cranberries” or “Essential Cranberries” or maybe just “Essentials” has been spotted on and recently.

According to Amazon, it is to be released on 30 April 2021 and according to other websites it is to be released on 7 May 2021. There is no tracklist information for now and artwork might be very uncertain as already seen before (for example on 606Musix).

Even though the 30th of April is the exact release date of the album “To The Faithful Departed”, this boxset has probably nothing to do with a 25th Anniversary Edition!

Special thanks to Dan for the links.


Nothing was released on May 7th.
Could be the usual mistake due to the American style of writing dates, which could mean to be released on July 5th!
To be continued…


This was never released in the end!
Don’t pay attention to the “OUT OF STOCK” mention on, it was never in stock!

“Zombie” Music Video has hit 1 Billion 100 Million views

April 18, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” Music Video has hit 1 Billion 100 Million views  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Zombie” Music Video has hit another 100 Million views exactly a year after getting 1 billion views on YouTube. 100 Million views a year looks like its cruising speed!

iTunes made the song available for 69 cents. As a result, it got back on Billboard charts, not just arriving at its peak position on the hot alternative songs charts (#13) on 9 April 2021,

but hitting another #1 milestone (alternative digital sales charts), still on 9 April 2021.

Thanks to Seamus and Benjamin Alexander for the info and screenshots!


Cranberries World (Present - 01/2012) Cranberries Press (01/2012 - 10/2011) Zombieguide (09/2007 - 07/1999)