“In Your Head” by Eminem

December 15, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Eminem released today a new album called “Revival” which includes a track called “In Your Head”. Yes it is about “Zombie”. Not really a cover but a (rap) song that samples Zombie’s chorus and guitar.

Usually we never talk about cover songs/bands but as Eminem is quite famous and as The Cranberries even shared the news on their socials, this one is an exception.
Well… to be honest we should make no exception and no difference between famous and anonymous people but that’s the way it is. At least the man allows The Cranberries to be recalled to a larger and different audience and that’s always a good thing.

Talking about the song well… no comment!
Have your own opinion for example on Spotify by clicking this link
“In Your Head” is track #17


Eminem’s new album includes a track called “In Your Head”

“No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl – HQ images

November 23, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

FRONT – SEALED WITH STICKER



BACK – SEALED

TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE VINYL – SIDE 1

TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE VINYL – SIDE 2

INNER SLEEVE (with lyrics) – RECTO

INNER SLEEVE (with lyrics) – VERSO

INNER

“No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl reissue – 1st image – (UPDATED)

November 19, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below the very first image of the “No Need To Argue” Turquoise vinyl reissue published on Instagram today by user electro1979
Not the best photo to clearly see it but more should appear pretty soon as first customers are receiving their order these days.

“No Need To Argue” – Turquoise vinyl reissue


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 21

2 more photos this time on eBay, sealed with sticker, front & back covers:

Sealed front cover with sticker

Sealed back cover

Another 2 new oldies

November 18, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another 2 rarely seen photos on socials.
First one, probably from a meet and greet in 2002, was published today on Instagram by user n.i.c.k_1979 with the hashtag #momentofalifetime

Second photo was published on November 26, 2012 on Johnny’s Kitchen Facebook. Johnny’s Kitchen is an Irish Pub located in Lyon, France. The Cranberries were playing in Lyon on November 20th so the photo was then published a few days after, when the band was not in the city anymore.

Delores from The Cranberries in for a cup of tea and a chat!

 

 

Note: English natives will definitely never know how to write Dolores correctly!

RIP Myles Lawler, Fergal’s Father

November 9, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News, The Cranberries

Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.

He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.

He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.

Our sincere condolences to Fergal and his family.

Myles Lawler – Fergal’s Father

limerickleader.ie

“Xiaoshuo” behind the scenes photos

October 31, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people.
As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.

Dolores, Gao Xiaosong and Noel

Recording “Xiaoshuo” – September 3, 2017

Source: weibo/Gao Xiaosong

Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)

October 23, 2017  |  Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.


sino.co.uk

Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.

Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong

It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.

irishtimes.com

2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille

October 16, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:

The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!

2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”

October 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!

1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:

“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer

2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:

“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer

Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:

Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”

The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!

Thanks to Mark for the info.

Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED)

October 1, 2017  |  Comments Off on Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.

Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us

It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.

Advert for The Speakeasy

Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:

Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)

Another newspaper ad

Many thanks to S.


UPDATE:
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.

Advert for The Speakeasy – Different version

“Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively

September 11, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More information about the forthcoming Mono Band EP. Below the complete statement published on Noel’s Public Facebook today. Two important things to note: first the EP will be digitally available only and secondly Fin Chambers is on vocals. As you may remember Fin Chambers already appeared among other artists and singers on the original Mono Band project more than a decade ago.

Monoband EP

“Numan’s Voice”

Noel Hogan’s Monoband unveil a new EP – “Numan’s Voice.” An ongoing side-project from his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Cranberries, it’s over 10 Years since Monoband released any material.
These new songs were recorded in Limerick, Ireland and were mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Fin Chambers (ex-Woodstar) is the featured vocalist. These new songs see Hogan drawing upon a wide palette of sonic influences. A digital only release, the EP will be available via iTunes & Spotify.

Cancún 2017, new aftermovie published on YouTube

September 7, 2017  |  Comments Off on Cancún 2017, new aftermovie published on YouTube  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Palace Resorts Entertainment published on their YouTube account a great new aftermovie featuring new images of The Cranberries on stage and backstage in Cancún last February.

True story…

September 5, 2017  |  Comments Off on True story…  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

"TRUE STORYGo to London for the first time in your life to see The Cranberries performing at Royal Albert Hall and meet Dolores two days before the concert."#The Cranberries #Dolores O' Riordan

Posted by Cranberries World on Dienstag, 5. September 2017

Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th

September 4, 2017  |  Comments Off on Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Wiseley, keyboard and back vocalist on stage with The Cranberries, gave birth to Maximilian Michael Wiseley. Baby was born on August 30th at 5:30 pm.
The CW team would like to wish all the best to Johanna and her family.
Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad!

Photo published on September 1st on whiteprism Instagram

Photo published on September 4th on whiteprism Instagram

[VIDEO] – Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls

September 2, 2017  |  Comments Off on [VIDEO] – Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great new video uploaded on YT yesterday by Patoun62Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls

Posted by Cranberries World on Samstag, 2. September 2017

The Cranberries painted on a wall in Dublin

August 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries painted on a wall in Dublin  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries MEXICO shared a great photo of The Cranberries painted on a wall of a beer garden in Dublin, Ireland. Exact location is not detailed.
How cool!

[EDIT]: Exact location is the terrace that “Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ” and “The Camden” (ex-Jimmy Rabbitte’s) share. Map screenshot on the original post.
Thanks Sigma!

Posted by Cranberries World on Donnerstag, 24. August 2017

Another “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissue: TURQUOISE

August 22, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It seems that a new limited turquoise colored version of the NNTA vinyl is going to be released on October 20th by Plain. Limited edition: 1000 units.
Price is $29.98 which is exactly the same price as the other colored versions already released by the label before.

Pre-order now by clicking this link.

[EDIT]: You can also pre-order at WOWHD. They offer free shipping in a lot of countries (and even possibly worldwide). You can select the countries by clicking the little flag up in the left corner.

Thanks to Andrea for the info!

The Cranberries videos: comparison and alternative versions

August 1, 2017  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great and interesting work done by lipecran concerning 3 (now 6) Cranberries videos. Thanks to him and The Cranberries Brasil.

First the comparison between all 3 versions of “Dreams” on the same screen.
The Cranberries Brasil note: “At the top of the screen, the first version, from 1992. Below, to the left, the second version of 1993, and to the right, the third, filmed between 27 and 29 January 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. Although some other videos of the band also have other versions, dreams is the only one with completely different versions of each other.”

Secondly, in the same style, the comparison between all 3 versions of “Zombie”. Some people only knew the existence of 2!! It seems this one just been censored for copyright reasons…
The Cranberries Brasil note: “On the top of the screen, is the most common version, with the song in full length (“No Need To Argue” album). Under it, at left, the version known as “UK Limited Edition” surfaced in early 2000’s and at right the “Alternate”, released in 2009 at VEVO channel of the band. These other two versions have the same lenght, so at some point, the screen will show only the common version, during the missing sound part of these other versions. The common and Alternate versions are very similar while the “UK” shows a lot of differences.”

And last the complete and quite rare alternative version of “Free To Decide”. Brilliant!


EDIT: 
More…
Now the comparison between both versions of “Free To Decide”

…and between both versions of “Ridiculous Thoughts”. Great job guys!


One more, “When You’re Gone”


And last, “I Can’t Be With You” and “Zombie” censored on YouTube and reuploaded on Vimeo.

“EEIDISWCW” cranberry colored vinyl – HQ images

July 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on “EEIDISWCW” cranberry colored vinyl – HQ images  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

HQ images of the Barnes & Noble version (cranberry colored vinyl).
This 2017 reissue of the album “Everybody Else…” is temporarily out of stock online (sold out?).

FRONT – SEALED WITH STICKER

FRONT

INNER

BACK

EDGE

INNER SLEEVE – SIDE A

INNER SLEEVE – SIDE B

CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE A

CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE B

BREAKING: The Cranberries US/Canadian tour cancelled

July 19, 2017  |  17 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below the band’s official statement published on their website and socials:

***** The Cranberries – Statement ***** The outpouring of support The Cranberries have received from fans and…

Posted by The Cranberries on Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

Erratum re Dolores in Limerick 2000 (=>1999)

July 6, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Erratum concerning the rare black and white photo tagged “Dolores in Limerick 2000” on the website akostra.livejournal.com and reported on CW 3 days ago.

A fan just sent us the picture below off a german magazine called “Petra” dated from 1999. Same photo session, almost the same pose. The session then can’t be from the year 2000 and was probably from early 1999.

Blast from the past: Dolores in Limerick 2000

July 3, 2017  |  Comments Off on Blast from the past: Dolores in Limerick 2000  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Krzysztof Świstak, member of the Polish Facebook group “Forum The Cranberries”, found a very rare black and white photo of Dolores side by side with a Teddy bear in Limerick in the year 2000. The photo was taken by Olaf Heine and posted on the website akostra.livejournal.com
Who saw this pic before? A real gem for sure!

New video interview: “The Cranberries’ comeback”

July 3, 2017  |  Comments Off on New video interview: “The Cranberries’ comeback”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New video interview with The Cranberries published yesterday on German website dw.com
Entitled “The Cranberries’ comeback”, the video is about 2:30 min. long.
It’s a mix between 2 sources, one recorded on May 2, 2017 in Berlin during the first show of the European acoustic tour and the other one recorded during the band’s rehearsals in Limerick at ICO Studio possibly in March 2017. Both sources contain live footage and interview.

New video interview with The Cranberries published yesterday

Posted by Cranberries World on Montag, 3. Juli 2017

Dolores O’ Riordan: ‘You have to be strong’. Interview on The Business Post Magazine

June 30, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Sara  |  The Cranberries

Journalist Nadine O’Reagan met the band back in April in a Dublin pub. The interview was then published in the Business Post Magazine issued on May 7th which featured Dolores O’Riordan on the cover (“She’s beautiful, Dolores O’Riordan. Sometimes the cameras don’t capture that. Today, as she sits in the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield in Dublin, the Limerick-born singer looks as dainty as a doll – her skin is porcelain, her close-cropped hair is a shiny black, and her military-style jacket from Marc Jacobs in Brown Thomas is on trend: tough, but also reinforcing her fragility”):

“You have to keep going,” O’Riordan nods. “You just have to be strong. And keep soldiering on. You just can’t lay down and die. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.”

Noel, Dolores, Fergal and Mike sat down to discuss various topics ranging from their early days and sudden fame to hobbies. Here are a few extracts (full interview is avaiable on the Business Post site – subscription required):

About the early days:

“For us, four kids from Limerick, who did a demo, took a chance and posted it to London – for us to get a positive letter, we were ringing each other, going: ‘Oh my God’,” says Lawlor, the gregarious drummer, as he sips a soft drink around the small table in the Cobblestone. “You have that buzz. Geoff [Travis, the founder of Rough Trade Records] was managing us a year later.”

About their relationship:

“We found that, for us, any problems have come from outside influences,” Hogan says, adding that it’s better when he and O’Riordan sit down and “thrash out” issues.

About hobbies:

O’Riordan enjoys swimming and meditating – she’s not into Spotify; she’s not much of a music listener by her own account, but she downloads meditations from iTunes. She travels with a yoga mat, she says, and she’ll meditate every day if the hotel room she’s in has space for her to lay out her mat. I ask her why she likes meditating so much, in particular.

Dolores also gave an insight on her back injury that would later prevent her from completing their summer tour:

“I love to swim (…) the breaststroke and the backstroke. Because I had a herniated disc last year. I had to cancel a couple of festivals. I’m hoping it doesn’t come back to haunt me. If I had this disc out, I’d have to be in a wheelchair, so that would be bad. I also like walking and painting”

The journalist also talks about Something Else defining it “gentle, uplifting and worth hearing”

The Business Post Magazine

“Everybody Else” reissue: first image of the other pressing (4-UPDATES)

June 28, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else” reissue: first image of the other pressing (4-UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After the first image of the Analog Spark reissue 3 days ago, here comes the Barnes & Noble version. Below the first image posted on Instagram by abruptmodulation.

This is the translucent red version. There’s no image of the red vinyl itself, hopefully soon!

Concerning the sound inside, it is the same as the Analog Spark one. “turk99”, a user at the “Vinyl Collective” boards, contacted Analog Spark and they confirmed it’s based on their mastering.


UPDATE – June 29, 5:15pm (UTC):
Analog Spark just twitted a great picture of the B&N version including the red vinyl, have a look below:


UPDATE – June 29, 8:15pm (UTC):
Another picture posted by cloie78


UPDATE – June 30:
Another picture by Instagram user beatlevinyl including sticker


UPDATE – July 2:
Another picture by Instagram user beatsofdestruction

The Cranberries Press