Storm Thorgerson US Exhibition Opens in Chicago May 12th

April 10, 2005  |  Comments Off on Storm Thorgerson US Exhibition Opens in Chicago May 12th  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The 2005-2006 “Taken by Storm” US tour of the art of Storm Thorgerson will officially kick off on May 12, 2005, at Chicago’s Inspire Fine Art. Thorgerson, who designed some of the most iconic album covers in rock history, such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, created the covers for The Cranberries’ Bury the Hatchet, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee and Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris.

The US tour will be a continuation of the premiere exhibition in London that took place on September 21, 2004.

The Chicago exhibit will run from May 6th – June 5th, with the official opening night on May 12th. There will also be an “Experience the Storm” event on May 13th, and a fan club night on the 20th.

For those on the west coast, the “Taken by Storm” exhibit will be moving to Los Angeles (Glendale), CA, from July 31st – October 9th. The exhibit will be part of the larger “Art in Music” exhibition at the Forest Lawn Museum.

For more information on the upcoming US exhibitions, check outTakenByStorm.us for the latest information. You can also purchase prints from the site, including the 19′′ x 19′′ Bury the Hatchet print, limited edition of 125. The tour will be sponsored by Wines.com and promoted by Media Bitch, who generously donated our “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” artist’s proof giveaway last fall.

Source: TakenByStorm.us

Former O’Riordan Nanny: “Life has never been better for me”

March 29, 2005  |  Comments Off on Former O’Riordan Nanny: “Life has never been better for me”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Joy Fahy says she is putting the pieces of her life back together, one year after losing an expensive lawsuit against Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton in the Irish High Court.

Ireland’s The Sunday Independent caught up with her this past week at London Heathrow Airport. Fahy is flying off to Manhattan, where she will continue to serve as nanny for U2’s Larry Mullen and his partner Anne Acheson while U2 tours the States.

“Larry and Anne have always been very supportive of me, as have Elle and the Rothschilds. Larry and Anne are great people,” she said. Acheson accompanied Fahy to the courts during every day of the trial last year.

The paper now dubs Fahy “Ireland’s most famous nanny” for the lawsuit that captured the covers of Irish tabloids one year ago. Fahy originally planned to appeal the verdict, although there have not been any developments since the suit closed last April.

Fahy told The Sunday Independent that her disastrous loss against O’Riordan has not affected her relationships with her other clients. Her previous clients have in fact all remained firm friends — she had lunch with Elle Macpherson, one of her most high profile clients, just days ago.

Despite being stuck with a legal bill topping €200,000 (approx. $250,000), Fahy says things are starting to brighten up.

“Life has never been better for me. I’m looking forward to America.”

Source: The Sunday Independent

Washington Symphony to Perform Cranberries Orchestral Arrangement on Sunday

March 11, 2005  |  Comments Off on Washington Symphony to Perform Cranberries Orchestral Arrangement on Sunday  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Everett Symphony, based out of Everett, WA, will be giving Irish rock artists the orchestral treatment this coming Sunday in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. Arranger Peter Brennan has produced several orchestral versions of classic Irish rock pieces to be performed live.

Performing together with the rock band Jeans n’ Classics, the Everett Orchestra will be performing tributes to The Cranberries, U2, Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, The Corrs, and Enya.

The orchestrations will be arranged by Peter Brennan, who has over 1000 rock arrangements in his repertoire, including pieces for Elton John, among others. Brennan says he is tweaking his arrangements with a Celtic tinge for the upcoming concert.

The Everett Symphony’s “St. Patrick’s Celebration of Irish Rock” will take place on Sunday, March 13, at the Everett Civic Auditorium in Everett, WA.

Source: HeraldNet

Cranberries Music Launched with Bell Canada’s Caller Ring Tunes Service

March 3, 2005  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Music Launched with Bell Canada’s Caller Ring Tunes Service  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Bell Canada announced Monday that The Cranberries will be among the first 150 songs introduced for their Caller Ring Tunes Service. The service will play a song for people who call Bell Mobility customers while they wait for the call to be answered rather than hear the traditional ringing sound.

The new service, introduced to Canada for the first time, is the result of a partnership with Universal Music Canada. Other artists available in the initial batch of songs include 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, Sam Roberts, Jann Arden, Supertramp, Kiss, Steppenwolf, and The Mamas & The Papas.

“The ability to download real music clips and have actual songs played on phones changes the way our customers, and the wireless market in general, will view music on a mobile phone,” said David Inns, VP of Wireless Marketing.

For more info, go to Callerringtunes.ca.

Source: Press Release

MusicActu Reviews “Live” DVD

February 6, 2005  |  Comments Off on MusicActu Reviews “Live” DVD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

French music site MusicActu has put up a review of The Cranberries’ newly released “Live” on DVD. “Live” will release on DVD in the United States on February 8. Here’s a translation of the review:

The Cranberries · Live (27/01/2005)

While waiting for a possible and much-hoped for new album, The Cranberries offer “Live” for us to spend the winter. Not completely new, this DVD plunges us back into the environment of the mid-Nineties. It is true that the rock’n’roll so characteristic of the Cranberries evokes a crowd of unforgettable memories in us, particularly with the listening of the traditional track “Zombie”, which was incontestably the most significant hit of the group in the middle of the 90s. Ten years later, Dolores and her comrades returns to the DVD shelves this winter with a disc simply entitled “Live”, composed of a series of titles recorded during a concert given at the London Astoria II, a famous room belonging to the same house which in particular saw ravelling on its scene U2, David Bowie and Oasis.

“Live” is quite simply a beautiful scenic experiment undertaken by the Irish group, certainly one of best given during their career. The quartet is shown there in form, in sometimes powerful environments, sometimes calmer, in airy rock’n’roll roles. It is a true happiness to view the performances of “Linger”, “Zombie” and the poignant piece “So Cold In Ireland”. We regret simply the absence of some interesting bonus extras, which would have been welcome, but the live performance of the Cranberries largely makes up for it. Undoubtedly, this DVD is to be added to the beautiful collection of the group, which already counts, among others, the superb Live in Bercy [Beneath the Skin].

by Emily Warner

Source: MusicActu

“Live” DVD Released in France

January 22, 2005  |  Comments Off on “Live” DVD Released in France  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Retail stores in France and Germany are selling the DVD re-release of “Live” two days early. The Fnac store in Toulouse is confirmed to be selling the DVD. Other Fnac chain stores are likely stocking the DVD. Because of delays in Mexico, France is the first region to have the DVD in stores.

The bonus “photo gallery” only carries screenshots from the DVD and the jukebox only allows you to play audio from the concert.

According a post by Thomas on the Zombieguide Forums, the DVD video is not remastered: “They didn’t remaster it. The quality is the same as the 3 tracks we already had as bonuses for the Stars DVD.” Packaging is also minimal: “There isn’t any booklet. Just the DVD case.”

Check below for scans of the packaging and menu screen captures. Thanks to Thomas for the news and scans.

Dolores on “I Love the 90s Part Deux”

January 22, 2005  |  Comments Off on Dolores on “I Love the 90s Part Deux”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan appeared this week in several episodes of VH1’s “I Love the 90s Part Deux.” She appears in the 1990 episode talking about the Rugrats cartoon and in the 1991 episode talking about MTV Unplugged, among others.

VH1 cuts up celebrity interview clips and distributes them throughout every episode in the series, so we’ll see more of Dolores in the upcoming episodes, which debut every night this week. We will update this news page with her other appearences in the series, stay tuned…..

Don’t forget that there will be a special segment on The Cranberries’ “Zombie” in the 1994 episode which premieres Wednesday night at 10 PM EST. For the rest of the episodes, check the VH1 Schedule.

Click here to download a compilation of all of Dolores’s appearances of “I Love the 90s Part Deux” (DivX 5.2.1, 37mb)
(LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

1990 Episode
Other celebrities comment on how ugly the Rugrats babies are. Dolores pipes in that they have “massive heads, completely… BLAH!” When she says “BLAH,” VH1 uses an effect to stretch Dolores’s head to double its normal size.

1991 Episode
Dolores appears twice in the MTV Unplugged segment. At first, she says, “It’s great because it just makes you think about the music and not the style or the image.” A minute later, she says in a second clip, “The one that stuck out to me was the Nirvana one.”

1993 Episode
Dolores sings a line of Radiohead’s “Creep”: “I don’t belong here.” She then adds, “But we’re all creeps really, aren’t we?” Later, she announces the title of the movie Leprichaun and narrates that the leprichauns are are all “obsessed with money, money, money, money… uwaa!” while making her scariest possible face.

1994 Episode
The Cranberries get their own 3-minute spotlight. Several celebrities express their love (or hate) of the band. Comedianne Rachel Harris admits, “The Cranberries were an interesting band. I have to be honest, the reason that I found them interesting was the name Cranberries was weird. Cranberries: happy, red, juicy cranberries! They should have been called The Olives because that’s a little more robust and subtle.”

“I kind of was a little bit of a fan when they came out. She was kind of cute,” says Lit’s guitarist Jeremy Popoff.

“There’s something about those Irish female singers that just…. I’m going to say ‘raises my cockles,’ but I think you know what I’m saying when I say ‘cockles,'” jokes comedian Michael Ian Black.

Michael Colton proclaims, “Any band that names a song ‘Zombie’ automatically gets my vote!” (“Tanks/bombs/guns” jokes follow.)

Asked if he can imitate Dolores O’Riordan’s trademark yodel, Jamie Cullum responds, “I can’t really imitate it. I’d need someone to grab hold of my testicles to make it happen properly.”

But Dolores gets a chance to defend her yodel: “I didn’t think it was cool, but I just knew it was kind of different.”

Then several commentators try to sing the chorus of “Zombie,” with everyone except early 90s act Nelson falling flat on their face. (Though Nelson does an admirable job, in my opinion.)

1998 Episode
Dolores sings a line of Alanis Morisette’s “Thank You”: “Thank you silence.” In a segment about rave music, VH1 samples Dolores saying “boom” and makes a quick all-vocal dance beat (eerily similar to Björk’s new single “Triumph of a Heart.”). She then says, “I think you have to take something to get this music” with a knowing grin.

Thanks to several ZG’ers for the tip!

Source: Excusive

Elkland to Release “Salvation” Cover on Debut Single

January 21, 2005  |  Comments Off on Elkland to Release “Salvation” Cover on Debut Single  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

New York-based synthpop band Elkland is gearing up to release their first single, “Apart,” on February 1 on Columbia Records. The single contains a cover of The Cranberries’ “Salvation” as a B-side, though we can probably expect something more electronic than punk.

Elkland count Joy Division, The Smiths, New Order, and Björk among their biggest influences. In fact, the band recently got praise from the UK’s Record of the Day, who said “….no one else has recalled New Order quite so recently or so enjoyably.”

You can listen to their debut single “Apart” from Elkland’s website, with a video to come soon. “Apart” comes from their forthcoming 12-track album “Golden.”

Source: Press Release

The Cranberries “Live” DVD Released Today in Mexico

January 11, 2005  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries “Live” DVD Released Today in Mexico  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal released The Cranberries’ “Live” on DVD today in Mexico. Mexico is the first region in the world to get the DVD.

Online Mexico-based retailer Mixup has the DVD available to purchase on their website for $189.00 pesos MX (~$16.85 US).

Sigma of the This Is the Day Cran Fan Club tells us that he preordered his DVD from Mixup and that they shipped his order today: “My online order is already done and accepted! I also asked about how long it will take to arrive at my home and they told me around 2 or 3 days, so… I’ll have it before Friday. Also, the pre-sale was until today so no more orders will be taken [for the pre-sale price].”

Update: A Universal representative told Sigma from the Zombieguide Forums that the DVD has experienced a delay and that it should be distributed within the next few days. Addiitonally, an email sent from MixUp to customers states:

Unfortunately UNIVERSAL MUSIC MEXICO had an important delay in the distribution of this edition. With all and the compromise that they had with is for this DVD’s delivery, this one will be after the date told, by the moment we still don’t have the new distribution date but in the moment we have more news we will tell you. That’s why we apoligize with you, because the delay in distribution is out of MixUp’s control.

Zombieguide will have a full report on the contents of the final DVD once some fans get their hands on it! “Live” will release on January 24 in Europe, February 2 in Japan, February 8 in the US, and February 9 in Canada.

Source: Exclusive

Cranberries to Feature in VH1’s “I Love the 90s Part Deux” 1994 Episode

January 11, 2005  |  Comments Off on Cranberries to Feature in VH1’s “I Love the 90s Part Deux” 1994 Episode  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We’re not sure how they missed them the first time around, but VH1 is including The Cranberries in the 1994 installment of the new series “I Love the 90s Part Deux.”

Running with the theme that 1994 was “the most frightening year of the 90’s,” VH1’s summary page says, “Dolores O’Riordan was yodeling about zombies, Beck was singing in Spanish, and the Benedictine monks were chanting about. Only god knows what – literally.”

As has become the standard with VH1’s “I Love the…” series, we can expect other artists and celebrities to chime in with their memories of the song and any special stories they have about it — and probably some making fun of Dolores’s characteristic vocal tics as well.

You can catch the 1994 episode of “I Love the 90s Part Deux” when it debuts on Wednesday, January 19, at 9:00 PM EST in the US. It will also repeat several times, so check the schedule for more dates.

If you miss it, Zombieguide will cover it as soon as it airs, including a video capture.

Thanks to imnotblind for the tip!

Source: VH1

Rumor: Cranberries Could Play Tsunami Relief Irish Mega Gig

January 2, 2005  |  Comments Off on Rumor: Cranberries Could Play Tsunami Relief Irish Mega Gig  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Today’s Sunday Mirror published an exclusive scoop that organizers in Ireland are putting together two massive concerts to benefit Asian tsunami victims, and that members of The Cranberries may be asked to perform.

While most of the details are still not finalized, the massive benefit concert will be split between a Republic-sponsored Dublin concert and a UK- sponsored Belfast concert. Organizers would ideally like to see U2 headline the benefit concert. A host of other A-list artists to be invited to perform include Westlife, Brian Kennedy, Girls Aloud, The Corrs, Enya, Van Morrison, Daniel O’Donnell, The Undertones, Ash, Samantha Mumba, The Thrills, Christie Moore, Ronan Keating, and The Cranberries. Also invited are Irish- rooted acts Lisa Stansfield, Joe Elliott and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones.

The article states that only a few artists have been contacted thus far, but that the interest has been “very, very positive.” If the Cranberries accept, they will play in Dublin. No date has been announced, but this would be pivitol, as Dolores is due to give birth in March.

The Irish government has already pledged 10 million Euro while the UK has pledged £50 million to sponsor such a gig, though the proceeds raised are expected to be much greater.

The concert will also be simultaneously broadcasted by the BBC and RTE. Pop star Dana, who came up the idea for the concerts, tells the Sunday Mirror: “I spoke on the phone to RTE Director General Cathal Goan and Mike Edgar at the BBC in Belfast last Friday and they were both very receptive to the idea. What we have in mind here is staging two concerts, one in Dublin, the other in Belfast in a hands-across-the-border co-operation style with both shows being broadcast on BBC and RTE simultaneously.”

Further details on concert venues are expected to be decided by next week.

Source: Sunday Mirror (Ireland)

“Live” DVD Cover Art, Extras Announced, Retail Sales Sheet

December 18, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live” DVD Cover Art, Extras Announced, Retail Sales Sheet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

With the Cranberries “Live” DVD release pegged for a January 24 release in Europe and Feburary 8 in the US, Universal is prepping retailers with promo media for the upcoming release.

French online vendor Alapage has the DVD listed with the cover and extras. According to Alapage, the only (rather disappointing) extras on the DVD will be a “photo gallery” and “jukebox.” (Thanks to Pavel for the tip.)

Meanwhile, in the US, Universal Music Distribution yesterday posted its retail sales sheet for the DVD, which Zombieguide has exclusively here in PDF format. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Alapage, Exclusive

Q&A with Kevin Fox, String Arrangement for Dolores Solo

December 17, 2004  |  Comments Off on Q&A with Kevin Fox, String Arrangement for Dolores Solo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Not too long ago, Zombieguide reported that Canadian singer-songwriter Kevin Fox has been working with Dolores O’Riordan on string arrangements for yet unspecified solo material.

This week, Zombieguide caught up with Kevin to ask him about his current projects with Dolores in Toronto and here’s what he had to say…

ZG: What was your involvement with the new songs?

KF: I composed string arrangements for 4 songs she was in the process of recording.

ZG: How did you get approached to do these songs?

KF: The studio in which she was working was familiar with my work and got us in touch.

ZG: How long ago did you work on these songs?

KF: In the last 13 to 14 months I was approached twice, each time to arrange for two songs.

ZG: How did you go about doing the string
arrangements? Did you have alot of interaction with
Dolores? Did you have alot of freedom or did Dolores have a set plan for what she wanted?

KF: Freedom was definitely offered in the process of writing the arrangements. It was just me working with what conceptual ideas she had expressed on the phone. In the studio we collaborated to exercise what specific or responsive ideas she had. She has a wonderful sense of melody.

ZG: Can you maybe give us any song titles?

KF: I’d prefer not to reveal anything too specific that she may want to remain private.

ZG: Any idea what the songs will be used for? Her solo album or maybe soundtrack contributions?

KF: She simply expressed to me a desire to explore new musical paths. No specific plans.

Zombieguide would like to thank Kevin Fox for his time in answering these questions.

Source: Exclusive

Update: Dolores Wins Capri Film Festival Award, Expected to Appear

December 14, 2004  |  Comments Off on Update: Dolores Wins Capri Film Festival Award, Expected to Appear  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A news report released yesterday by ANSA’s English news service indicates that Dolores O’Riordan has already been named the winner of the 2004 Capri Music Award for her rendition of “Ave Maria” for Mel Gibson’s “Songs Inspired by The Passion of the Christ” soundtrack

According to ANSA, she is expected to appear in person to accept her award at the Capri, Hollywood Awards ceremony on December 27.

The “Capri, Hollywood” panel also selected “The Passion of the Christ” to receive two other awards, Best Film of 2004 and Best Costumes.

Dolores O’Riordan may soon be adding another award win to her resume. She has been nominated for an award presented by The Capri Film Festival, held during the month of December on the island of Capri, most famous of Italy’s Mediterranean islands. Nominated for her recording of Ave Maria for Mel Gibson’s blockbuster smash, The Passion of The Christ, Dolores could take home a shiny new note of recognition at the end of this month. Her nomination was no doubt aided by a stunning live performance of “Ave Maria” as the grand finale to Italy’s Sanremo Festivalearlier this year.

No word yet if Dolores will actually attend the festival, which begins on December 27.

Source: The Official Cranberries Site, ANSA

“Live in London” DVD Gets US, Canadian Release Dates

December 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live in London” DVD Gets US, Canadian Release Dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Distribution confirmed this week that they will release the DVD re-release of The Cranberries “Live in London” in the United States onFebruary 8, 2005.

Additionally, Universal Music Canada’s websiteconfirms that our hockey-loving northern neighbors will receive the DVD a week later on February 15.

Details on DVD bonuses are still forthcoming, although Zombieguide can confirm that the main concert will carry the same 15-song tracklist as the original VHS release. (Two songs, “Put Me Down” and “Sunday,” were performed at the Astoria, but for unknown reasons, were removed from the VHS release.)

Source: UMG Distribution, Universal Music Canada

Word Magazine: “IJSJL” Has “Worst Lyrics of All Time”

December 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on Word Magazine: “IJSJL” Has “Worst Lyrics of All Time”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Britain’s Word Magazine has published a list of their picks for the worst song lyrics of all time in their new January issue. Their top (or bottom?) pick for the worst lyrics of all time? The Cranberries’ “I Just Shot John Lennon.” 

However, on Thursday (Dec. 9), the British newspaper The Independent published a short rebuttal to Word’s article. While The Independent editorial agreed that IJSJL’s lyrics are “tosh,” the paper doesn’t think The Cranberries deserve the dishonorable mention, retorting, “Is it any worse than Des’ree’s famous lines from ‘Life’: ‘I don’t wanna see a ghost/ It’s the sight that I fear most/I’d rather have a piece of toast/ And watch the evening news?’ Wordsworth, thou shouldst be living at this hour, and all that… “

Source: Exclusive

Cranberries Trivia Special on MTV Brazil Tomorrow

November 14, 2004  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Trivia Special on MTV Brazil Tomorrow  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Tomorrow, November 15th at 5:30 PM, MTV Brazil will be highlighting The Cranberries on the “Cliperama” program. On the show, two Cranberries fans — Kelly from the Official Cranberries Brazilian Fanclub (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Iuri (Ceara, Brazil) — will be competing for a prize by answering Cranberries trivia questions. The show will repeat again on November 16th at 10:30 AM.

Thanks to cranspecktrum for the tip!

Source: N/A

Hot Press Shortlists “Everybody Else” for Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time

November 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on Hot Press Shortlists “Everybody Else” for Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Hot Press, Ireland’s largest entertainment magazine, is compiling votes to determine the Top 100 Greatest Irish Albums of all time. They have selected “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We” in their shortlist, and also give voters the option of including write-in votes.

Click here to go directly to the voting page. You will need to register a free Hot Press voting account to access the poll. There are write-in blanks at the end of the voting page, where you can add The Cranberries’ other four albums as options. (Because you wouldn’t dare consider voting for Sinead or U2, would you?) Voters may select up to 5 albums.

Once you make your selections, voters are asked to rank their top 5 in order and then write a 400-word-max opinion on why they picked their selection for #1 album.

Source: Hot Press

Rufus Wainwright Says “Linger” Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

October 26, 2004  |  Comments Off on Rufus Wainwright Says “Linger” Doesn’t Get Enough Credit  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Popular New York-born indie singer Rufus Wainwright — of whom Sting, Diana Krall, Tori Amos and Erikah Badu count themselves as fans — recently told Mexican newspaper “Reforma” that The Cranberries’ “Linger” is one of his favorite songs and that he thinks that too many people don’t give the song enough credit. In the October 16th issue, an interviewer for the paper asked him whether there were any songs that have a particularly deep message for him:

What pop songs do you think have a deep or worthy message of reflection?

There is a lot. “Linger,” by The Cranberries, which some people might think to be a little old these days, has a story about fierce love, if you think about it, and few people truly understand it. “Boys of Summer”, by Don Henley, has a very beautiful background, and it’s only pop. When the New Radicals released “You Get What You Give,” it had a fantatstic melody with interesting lyrics and not many people got the true sense of it.

Source: Reforma (Mexico)

Thorgerson Exhibit to Travel Worldwide in 2005, Opening Night Photos

October 25, 2004  |  Comments Off on Thorgerson Exhibit to Travel Worldwide in 2005, Opening Night Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Media Contemporary Arts this week informed Zombieguide that the recently-held exhibit Taken By Storm: Art of Storm Thorgerson will be globe-hopping come 2005. Robin Headlee of Media Bitch tells us, “We will be taking the exhibition travelling in 2005. Our plans are for USA, Asia, Continental Europe, and then UK. I’ll keep you posted as the plans develop.”

An exhibit for Chicago is tenatively scheduled for April 8, 2005, with a date for New York to follow shortly thereafter (Gallery TBC). Several cross- continental dates in the USA and then to Asia, Continental Europe, and the UK will follow.

Although the London exhibit is now closed, you can still purchase signed and numbered prints from the John Martin Galleries London website or schedule an appointment at John Martin Chelsea in London by calling +44 (0)20 7351 4818.

Also, don’t forget to enter our contest to win an unsigned “Wake Up” proof, which will end on or about November 9th.

Below you can also find some photos from the opening night of the exhibition in London on September 21st. Headlee tells us, “It was a huge success with quite a few of the band members that Storm has worked with in attendance.” Guests included members of Muse, author Finlay Cowan, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, to name but a few.

Source: Exclusive!

Official Site Redesign Launches

October 22, 2004  |  Comments Off on Official Site Redesign Launches  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Site updated today with its long-promised slick redesign. The site now boasts a number of new features, including a search function and an events calendar. The new redesign links heavily to outside sites for content like reviews, interviews, and guitar tabs.

While most of the content is essentially the same, the Frequently Asked Questions section now includes two new questions, one of which surprisingly states: “No, Dolores has no plans to record a solo album.” This comes as a shocking contrast to numerous reports over the past 2 years of her intentions to do so — even from Noel himself. At the moment, Zombieguide is trying to get a confirmation from Lindsey Holmes Publicity regarding this change.

Update 10/23/04: Thomas points out that the FAQ response regarding a solo for Dolores was posted in March 2003 and is not a new update, and therefore may not be current information.

The other question is:

“Are you splitting up? Now , or after the next album? A: No! Not at all. The band last toured in 2003 and released a collection of the hits from years past. Keep an eye on the What’s New section for more updates as the [sic] become available.”

The “Talk” section also now contains a Discussion Board page which links toCranberries fan forums across the net.

Source: Exclusive!

Noel on Unreleased Songs, Upcoming “Live” DVD

October 2, 2004  |  Comments Off on Noel on Unreleased Songs, Upcoming “Live” DVD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Speaking to Zombieguide via email on Thursday, The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan cleared up a few recent rumors and miscellaneous reports.

Noel tells us that despite a BMI catalog registration for a song titled “When I’m 21”, there is no such song with that title. He says, “I only remember one track with “TWENTY-ONE” in the title. That being the track that we all know. “When I’m twenty-one” could have been an earlier version of the track. Or sometimes when one of the crew is printing out a set list for a gig, they put down the wrong name of a song. Then it gets registered by someone in the office for performing rights.”

We then asked Noel whether fans will ever be able to hear unreleased songs like “Seven Years” and “Yesterday’s Gone.” To that, he replies, “Other songs like “Seven Years” & “Yesterdays gone”… We sometimes write songs, do them once & in time forget about them. We may not like them or just forget in time. There have been many tracks over the years that have been recorded like this. Sometimes @ a radio session or TV thing. We may start playing with something in the studio, put some of it down & mean to go back to it but run out of time and then forget about it. There are lots of bits out there, but it would take a long time to find them all. Maybe someday we might have the time.”

Lastly, Noel tells us that despite the band having left Universal Music in January of last year, the label has asked the band to get involved with the upcoming DVD re-release of “Live.” Universal has asked the band to locate video footage from the 1994 era to use as bonus features for the DVD. Noel explains, “Universal have been in touch once so far about the new DVD. They are looking for any extra footage we may have from around the time. We are trying to locate anything we might have @ the moment.”

That’s it for now, more to come…

Source: Exclusive!

Noel Reveals 4-track Demo Tracklist

September 28, 2004  |  Comments Off on Noel Reveals 4-track Demo Tracklist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

If you’ve been conscious and reading Zombieguide often, you’ll know that last year, The Cranberries went into the studio to record a demo of four songs with longtime producing veteran Stephen Street. The band plans to use these songs sometime in the indefinite future as a basis for their sixth album, which has been put on hold.

Noel Hogan, speaking to Zombieguide in July about the demo, told us “They’re recorded, but they haven’t been mixed, so we have rough mixes of them. They’re in the bag and ready there to go. So I guess when we’re ready to go, we’ll have those four titles to fall back on.”

Earlier today, Noel emailed us the titles of the four songs: “Sorry for taking so long to get back to you with the names of the tracks we recorded with Stephen. The tracks are…”

1. Astral Projection
2. Someday
3. Raining in My Heart
4. The Fall

The band first played “Astral Projection” at the beginning of last year’s summer tour (which included dates with The Rolling Stones). Surprisingly, the other new song, “In It Together” is not part of the demo.

Longtime fans may recall an old rumor of an unreleased song from the No Need to Argue period called “The Fall.” We do not know if there is any relation between the old rumor and the new song, but we will see if Noel can perhaps shed some light on that particular point of interest.

Noel also told us today, “I have most of the track names for my own album now. If you like, I can also send them on.” He promises to send updates along as they happen, so stay with Zombieguide for the latest Cranberries buzz…

Source: Exclusive!

Burtons Buy New Home in Howth

September 27, 2004  |  Comments Off on Burtons Buy New Home in Howth  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday’s “Sunday Times” (London) published the first details about Dolores and Don Burton’s new home in Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland. The article says that the relatively new 5-bedroom home is far from the lavishness of Riversfeild Stud — no recording studio, pool, or even a garage.

Thanks to Nigel Bernstein for sending it in. Read the full article below:

Changing her tune
Why has Dolores O’Riordan bought an unprepossesing house in the Dublin suburbs, wonders Colin Coyle

Dolores O’Riordan has bought a new home in Howth, Co Dublin, and it’s . . . . well, not very rock ’n’ roll. The house, on the edge of the unassuming Thormanby Woods development in the upmarket suburb, doesn’t have a swimming pool, gym, recording studio or even a garage. The only suggestion of exclusivity is its sale price: the Cranberries’ lead singer is believed to have paid about €2m for the five-bedroom, 5,800-sq-ft property.

O’Riordan’s no-frills new home is in stark contrast to her last Irish base, Riversfield Stud in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, which she sold earlier this year.

The 150-acre estate, which fetched close to €4.5m, included all the rock- star trappings and then some: a swimming pool, gym, tennis court, bar, wine cellar, sauna, stables, enough garaging for a fleet of cars and a mini- pizzeria. A stained-glass window in the reception hall was even engraved with the lyrics to Zombie, the Cranberries’ biggest-selling hit.

The switch to Howth is largely down to its proximity to Dublin airport. O’Riordan and her husband Don Burton, who was born in Toronto, are frequent visitors to Canada and own a log cabin on Big Bald Lake in eastern Ontario.

It’s not clear whether the couple and their two children will use the Howth property as their main residence or whether they’re planning to spend more time in Burton’s native Canada. The house’s selling agent, HOK Residential, refused to comment on the sale or the couple’s plans, although the neighbourhood is already abuzz with talk of the new arrivals.

Built in the past five years, the couple’s new home is just off Thormanby Road, on the edge of a development of roomy but restrained executive-style family homes. The last house to sell in the 1980s-built scheme, a four- bedroom dormer bungalow, went for close to €1m at auction late last year.

The diminutive superstar is the latest in a growing list of celebrities to favour Howth over its mirror image on the south side, the twin peaks of Dalkey and Killiney.

O’Riordan joins Moya Doherty and John McColgan, the Riverdance duo, Larry Mullen of U2, Gay Byrne, the television presenter, and Feargal Quinn, the supermarket mogul, in the pretty fishing village.

David O’Leary, the Aston Villa manager, also recently invested in an apartment in the Howth Lodge development, while Michael O’Leary of Ryanair is building a mansion on Howth Head.

O’Riordan’s decision to swap a gated estate for a house where passers-by can sneak a peek in the window is all the more surprising given that she sold her first Irish home to escape prying eyes. Following the initial success of the Cranberries, the feisty rock star built a hill-top mansion, with a slated round tower at its centre, in Dun Chaoin in west Kerry.

Set on 16 acres and with four bedrooms, a bar, wine cellar, gallery, office, recording studio and guest apartment, it seemed the perfect retreat for O’Riordan and Burton. Dubbed Dolly’s Folly by locals, the multi-millionairess decided to sell the property in 1997, complaining that she was “plagued” by sightseers. Apparently, tour buses headed for the Ring of Kerry would stop for a photo opportunity outside the contemporary cut-stone construction.

While O’Riordan hasn’t lingered longer than a few years in any of her homes, all her property investments have yielded a profit. While it’s not clear how much she paid for the 16-acre site and the construction of her Kerry mansion, she is likely to have made a profit from its €1.3m sale in 1997. She is likely to have made even more on the sale of her Co Limerick stud farm. Bought for €2.5m, it recently sold for close to its €4.5m asking price.

No stranger to moving house, the 33-year-old’s childhood home in Patrickswell in Limerick burnt to the ground when she was seven. By the time she was 14, she had lived in three different houses in Limerick.

The Cranberries have been on a two-year break since the release of a best- of compilation in 2002.

The singer spent the early part of this year locked in a bitter legal battle with her former nanny, Joy Fahy. In April, the High Court dismissed Fahy’s claims that she and her husband had falsely imprisoned her and broken the terms of her contract.

Her latest home, unsurprisingly, has no separate accommodation for a nanny.

Source: Sunday Times

“Live” DVD is Now “Live in London”

September 27, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live” DVD is Now “Live in London”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Scandinavian online retailer CDON.com has begun listing the upcoming “Live” DVD re-release with a slightly modified title: “Live in London”. The change suggests that Universal will release the DVD under the new title to avoid confusion.

Additionally, the site lists a catalog number, UNI-982335 -7, and a preliminary price of €20.80. The release date is still set at November 29th.

Source: CDON.com

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