“Música Sí” humiliates once again

January 11, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Música Sí” humiliates once again  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Spanish television channel TVE1 aired the newest episode of “Música Sí” earlier today, which included The Cranberries’ four-song mini-concered, recorded in a frictional session in late November. In an attempt to cover their own asses, the show manipulated much of the video, putting the band in a very degrading, humiliating, and indignant position.

The originally recorded the songs in this order:

1. Analyse
2. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
3. Zombie
4. Time Is Ticking Out

During “Zombie”, Dolores and the director had a harsh exchange of words, which you can read about here (Link no longer available), if you haven’t already. The show instead changed the order of the songs, putting in the following:

1. Analyse
2. Time Is Ticking Out
3. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
4. Zombie

At the begninning of “Zombie”, Dolores said, “This next song is Zombie.” It was properly translated at the bottom of the screen. “Zombie” was never finished. Halfway through the song, an understandably irritated Dolores dropped the lyrics and said, “The sound is crappy, I can ́t sing like this.” However, the subtitles deceptively read, “I ́m stressed and I can ́t sing.”

To make matters worse, in the break before “Zombie”, the show substitued in falsified clips that were recorded after the show. “The interviewer said that Dolores had told her during the spots that her voice was terribly bad and that she didn’t know whether she would be able to sing,” says Jesus Castillo, one Spanish fan who was able to watch the show.”They have followed a line of argumentation completely false to save their image by manipulating what actually happened. Dolores was very serious, angry, uninterested and she commited a HUGE mistake singing ‘WUASTC’. In ‘TITO’, she didn ́t sing ‘we’ in the chorus . She said, ‘… don ́t know, for me love is all’. In ‘Zombie’, she skipped many parts. If you don ́t know what has happened, you lose all the respect for the band BECAUSE Dolores seems really silly.”

Spanish fansite Cranberries of Prat has plans to begin a petition to send to “Música Sí” in hopes of a public apology from the show. In the meantime, they also plan to have an MP3 of the audience-recorded argument between Dolores and the director within the coming days, so that the situation can be made known first-hand to fans.

And perhaps the biggest insult of them all is that this situation isn’t exactly new. The band experienced similar mistreatment when they recorded for “Música Sí” in early 1999, where it was reported that the audience filler at times boo’ed The Cranberries on stage.

Thanks to Jesus Castillo for the info.

The Cranberries on cover of “Dynamite”

January 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on cover of “Dynamite”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The newest issue of the Brazilian magazine “Dynamite” features Dolores & Co. on its cover, as well as an in-depth article within its pages. Check out the cover of the issue below.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Canadian “TITO” release date announced

January 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on Canadian “TITO” release date announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Time Is Ticking Out”, the second single from “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has been given a Canadian release date of Tuesday, January 29, 2002. The four-track version will be seeing its Canadian release two weeks after its international counterpart. A US release is not expected.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

The Cranberries prepare for world tour

January 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries prepare for world tour  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A representative for The Cranberries has informed Zombieguide.com earlier this week that the band is currently deep into rehearsals, preparing for the upcoming “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” 2002 World Tour. The tour will kick off in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 17th and then will cover the rest of Europe, later heading to other global locales, including North America, South America, and Asia. The band began rehearsals for the new line of shows as early as November.

The band is currently at home, practicing at their mythical “red brick barn” (sometimes dubbed “Cranberries Headquarters”), which is located outside their hometown of Limerick. “Shhh!” Dolores once told Q Magazine, “It’s supposed to be a hay barn. That’s what the neighboring farmers think, anyway… Just say it’s somewhere between Limerick and Cork.” The magazine complied, washing their hands free of any blood, saying, “…the rest of the band who, for the sake of any Irish famers who happen to be reading, are here solely to make hay.”

The Cranberries have good reason to practice. As the band told Navegalia.com in late November, “We expect to really surprise the public. We’ve been rehearsing for three weeks and we’ve decided to include alot of old songs because it’s been awhile since we’ve played them and we want to bring them back.”

What kind of “surprises” will eager fans be treated to on the next tour? We’ll find out soon enough when the “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” worldwide tour kicks off next month.

Wanna check out rehearsal photos from inside “Cranberries Headquarters”? Check out Zombieguide Europe’s screen captures from the “Beneath the Skin” DVD

Source: Exclusive

“TITO” international release date

January 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” international release date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Several online retailers have begun posting listings for the upcoming international release of “Time Is Ticking Out”. The single will be out in 2- track and 4-track installments on the MCA International label on January 15, 2002. Because of the inclusion of the “Analyse” music video, the 4-track disc will be labeled as an enhanced single. Final cover art has yet to be seen, but we’ll keep you updated!

Source: CD Universe

MTV: New band photo

January 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on MTV: New band photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MTV.com has posted a new picture of the band, taken by their own in-house photographer Jason Campbell. The absence of Noel suggests that it was taken around August, when the band was doing promotion in the United Stated, and performed three songs for MTV.com

Source: MTV.com

Crans artist of the day on MMM

January 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on Crans artist of the day on MMM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were Artist of the Day yesterday on Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic for their new video “Time is Ticking Out”. Here’s what got posted on their website…

The Cranberries
“Time Is Ticking Out” is the second single from Irish group The Cranberries’ fifth album, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. The video, directed by Maurice Linnane (U2’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”) features singer Dolores O’Riordan in a Wizard of Oz-style setting, walking amongst poppies and sunflowers, down a yellow brick road. The video’s basic concept elaborates on the song’s meaning: about saving the earth from destruction before it’s too late.

Source: MuchMoreMusic

Crans #1 artist of 2001 on MTV Spain

January 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on Crans #1 artist of 2001 on MTV Spain  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MTV Spain has compiled and announced their list of the hottest artists of the past year — and The Cranberries sit at the top of the list. A clear example of “Wake Up”‘s popularity in the Iberian Peninsula, the station has chosen the ‘Berries as one of the bands of 2001. They’re not alone, however; The Cranberries share the top spot with Dido and Destiny’s Child in a three-way tie.

Thanks to AlwaysIsTheDay for the news.

Source: MTV Spain

Dolores creates new friendship

December 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores creates new friendship  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to reports out of the Italian newspaper “Avvenire”, Dolores has formed a new relationship, both personal and professional, resulting from this month’s IX Concerto di Vaticano in Natale. During the preparations, orchestra director Renato Serio was immediately overwhelmed with Dolores’s voice, later saying that it is remarkably “soft but at the same time strong and powerful”. Dolores was equally pleased to make his acquaintance, promising to stay in touch. She also hinted that the two may collaborate sometime in the future to produce some “strange and charming” orchestrated material.

Thanks to Oxygen for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Baltimore “Mistletoe Meltdown” photos!!

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on Baltimore “Mistletoe Meltdown” photos!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mix 106.5 has posted memory-inspiring photos from the December 8th performance at Batimore’s Mistletoe Meltdown 2001. WOHOO!!
Look for more photos in the coming days!

   

Source: Mix 106.5

The Cranberries @ “Santapalooza” photo

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries @ “Santapalooza” photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries performed at Tampa’s “Santapalooza” earlier this month as part of the band’s holiday radio festival tour, sponsored by Star 97.5
This pic was taken backstage with one of the station’s hosts, John Stewart, at the gig.

Source: Star 97.5

The Cranberries @ “Jingle Mingle” photos

December 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries @ “Jingle Mingle” photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Providence’s “Jingle Mingle 2001” on December 10th was one of several venues that The Cranberries played at earlier this month for their promotional US radio tour. Below are photos taken from 92 Pro FM… you can also visit their website to download Jingle Mingle 2001 wallpaper, with of course, The Cranberries!

Source: 92 Pro FM

WUASTC goes platinum

December 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on WUASTC goes platinum  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the official Italian Cranberries site, Cranberriesitalia.it, The Cranberries’s new album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has sold over one million copies worldwide since its October release (with 140,000 copies in Italy alone). For comparison, the band’s fourth album “Bury the Hatchet” (released April 1999) sold 5 million worldwide in a year’s time.

Source: Cranberriesitalia.it

Italian “TITO” release date

December 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Italian “TITO” release date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the official Italian Cranberries site, Cranberriesitalia.it, the two versions of “Time is Ticking Out” (2 track and 4 track) will be released in Italy on January 11, 2002. If the past is any indication, releases throughout Europe and the rest of the world should come then or shortly thereafter.

In related news, the video for “Time is Ticking Out” premiered today in Italy on MTV’s Total Request Live. The video premiered several days ago in Canada, and will have its US premiere on January 7th.

Source: Cranberriesitalia.it

“Analyse” best of 2001 Portuguese nomination

December 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” best of 2001 Portuguese nomination  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Analyse” is nominated as one of the Best of 2001 on the Portuguese radio show “Rádio Comercial”. The song has been a Powerplay Song on the station since its release. The station is allowing listeners to vote online here. Needless to say, your vote is appreciated!

“Animal Instinct” finished in the top 20 of 1999, coming in at number 15.
Thanks to Bruno Malveiro for the news.

Source: Exclusive

More French Windows XP propaganda

December 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on More French Windows XP propaganda  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported little less than a month ago, Microsoft France has begun distributing Demo CDs cross-promoting “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. The CDs are enhanced with XP trial content, including a free 30-second download of the title track from “Wake Up” (requiring Windows Media 7). The track is provided by an additional sponsor, E-compil, where users can “telecharge” downloaded tracks. Below is a screenshot from the demo’s application.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Article in “Vale”

December 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Article in “Vale”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

There’s an article in the new issue of “Vale” which highlights the previous friction between Dolores and The Corrs, it’s it’s not very complimentary towards Dolores. It should be noted that Dolores has very recently publicly reconciled with her Irish kinsman and they now hold no grudges towards each other.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Private NRJ performance planned for January

December 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on Private NRJ performance planned for January  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

French radio station “NRJ” (pronounced “energy” with a thick French accent) is gearing up for a private Cranberries gig in their studios, coming up on January 19, 2002. Tickets will not be available for sale to the general public, but attendees will be able to obtain tickets by listening and participating in NRJ contests. The contest to win tickets for the intimate gig begins next week for the Paris-based station.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

New songs in late 2002!!

December 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on New songs in late 2002!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

To commemorate the launch of the Terra network in Brazil, Dolores and Fergal were scheduled to participate in a web chat with fans. Unfortunately, Dolores was out buying last-minute Christmas gifts for her children, and was stuck in traffic, leaving Noel to do the chat alone.

One bit of very interesting and exciting news arose — that the band holds a bit more in store for 2002 than just a “greatest hits” compilation. Here’s what was said:

Marcelo S. Nery, of Belo Horizonte (MG), says:
On the site ZombieGuide, I read a news article that that said you will go to launch a new album in 2002. Will it be a compilation of the best songs of these past 10 years of your career or will it be an album with new songs?

 

The Cranberries [Noel] 14:33:04:
Yes, the new disk will be launched by December and will have our biggest hits and, we hope, new songs

Partial Source: Terra (Brazil)

Boston “Holiday Hoedown 2001” photos

December 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Boston “Holiday Hoedown 2001” photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mix 98.5 has posted some great photos taken from The Cranberries performance at Boston’s “Holiday Hoedown” at the Fleet Center earlier this month. Check ’em out below!

Source: Mix 98.5

Not something you see every day…

December 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Not something you see every day…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

So this may not be news (ok, fine, it’s anti-news), but we know you’d be interested in seeing it anyway. Zombieguide has dug up a bit of an antiquity — an article from the October 26, 1991 issue of “Melody Maker”. The Cranberries are featured on the front of the issue with the caption, “Flying Sauces! The Cranberries take off”, and has one of the earliest interviews with the band printed, promoting their “first single”, “Uncertain”. It’s a rare glimpse at the young band (when they all aged about 19), and has a most interesting description of Dolores’s humble kitchen.
(Webmasters: These scans are exclusive, so please do not take them without giving proper credit to Zombieguide.com)

(No longer available, see CW Magazines section to find this particular issue!!)

Source: Exclusive

“TITO” US promo CDs issued

December 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” US promo CDs issued  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records has issued and sent promotional discs for “Time is Ticking Out” to American radio outlets this week. The disc contains the same two tracks as its European counterpart, namely:

1. Time is Ticking Out (Album Version)
2. Time is Ticking Out (Marius de Vries Remix Edit)

It looks like the art department over at MCA was a bit on the lazy side for this one — the CD (which has no cover art) contains the same design as the “Analyse” promo.

Source: Exclusive

US premiere of “TITO” video on Oxygen

December 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on US premiere of “TITO” video on Oxygen  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’s new video “Time is Ticking Out” will premiere in the United States early next month on Oxygen, on the premiere episode of the second series of “Daily Remix”. The half-hour show is “dedicated to music from every genre”. The Cranberries performed for Oxygen earlier this fall during their US promo tour, and perhaps they’ll become a semi-frequent staple for the women’s network.

The premiere episode of “Daily Remix”‘s second series, which will air the “TITO” video, broadcasts on January 7, 2002 at 10:30PM.

Source: Press Release

“TITO” single 2-track, 4-track tracklistings

December 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” single 2-track, 4-track tracklistings  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has received the first word of the tracklistings for the upcoming “Time is Ticking Out” single.

2-Track Version:
1. Time Is Ticking Out (Album version)
2. Loud And Clear (Live at Vicar Street, November 11th, 2000)

4-Track Version:
1. Time is Ticking Out (Album version)
2. Time is Ticking Out Remix (Marius De Vries Long Version)
3. Shattered (Live at Vicar Street, November 11th, 2000)
4. Analyse (video)

We still don’t have a firm release date for the single, but judging from the relevance of this information, it should be quite soon.

Thanks to Electric Blue for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Crans on cover of “Network 40” mag

December 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans on cover of “Network 40” mag  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are on the cover of a recent issue of the US-based industry-only magazine “Network 40”, and includes a 2-page article on the band and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.
Check out a scan of the cover below.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries Press