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.


UPDATE – JULY 31

Larger view posted by Drew_A_Ryan on Instagram today.

“Stars” transparent vinyl – 1st image

July 10, 2021  |  No Comments  |  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!!!

producelikeapro.com “Noel Hogan & Stephen Street interview”

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

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

producelikeapro.com “The Cranberries Linger”

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

Another video by producelikeapro.com, this time about “Linger” and how a local Irish band changed the sound of the nineties.

producelikeapro.com “Producing The Cranberries with Stephen Street”

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

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

VIDEO: Pillow Queens performing “WYG” at The Late Late Show

May 7, 2021  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Pillow Queens performing “WYG” at The Late Late Show  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Pillow Queens performed “When You’re Gone” at The Late Late Show tonight on RTÉ One. The video is now available on YouTube

“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.

Source: 2fm.rte.ie

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)


UPDATE – MAY 5

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)

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan, 48 years old today

April 29, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy Birthday Mike. Wishing you a great one!

Photo credit: “Something Else”

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: https://thecranberries.forwardmerch.com

“The Essential Cranberries” 3CD boxset by Spectrum

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 Amazon.co.ukwowhd.co.uk and merchbar.com 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.


UPDATE – MAY 10

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…

“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.
Awesome!

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

VIDEO: Noel & Bronagh perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show

April 16, 2021  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: Noel & Bronagh perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Watch Noel Hogan with Bronagh Gallagher perform “Crybaby” on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tonight.
Replay available on YouTube

The story behind the photos: Las Cruces, NM on 1st Dec.1993

April 8, 2021  |  Comments Off on The story behind the photos: Las Cruces, NM on 1st Dec.1993  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Photographer Chris Cuffaro posted a 2-minute video on cuffarohits.com where he shares his memories of the photoshoot with The Cranberries in Las Cruces, NM on 1st December 1993.

“Stars” vinyl to be available in different countries on RSD21

April 8, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Stars” vinyl to be available in different countries on RSD21  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

It seems that the STARS 2LP (transparent vinyl) will be available in many other countries than the UK as part of the Record Store Day 2021 second drop, due on July 17th.

Release was announced yesterday on:
– French “Disquaire Day” website here
– German “Record Store Day” website here
– “Record Store Day Ireland” website here
– “Record Store Day Italia” website here
– “Record Store Day NL” website here (apparently available in Belgium too)
– “Record Store Day w Polsce” website here
– Spanish “Record Store Day” website here

Let’s note German website features a negative version of the cover artwork when all other websites are showing the regular artwork; maybe just a mistake:

No sign of the release yet on the Australian, Canadian, Japanese and US Record Store Day websites.
We’ll keep you updated if this appears in the upcoming hours.

“Stars (Best of)” to be released on vinyl for Record Store Day UK

April 6, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Stars (Best of)” to be released on vinyl for Record Store Day UK  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As announced today on the Record Story Day UK website, The Cranberries will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of their best of Stars to raise money for War Child:

The Cranberries – Stars: the best of 92-02 – UK stores only
Following on from the reissues of ‘Everybody Else is Doing it… ‘ and ‘No Need to Argue’ – and 30 years after their debut release – UMC are proud to issue for the first time on vinyl a special transparent edition of the band’s greatest-hits collection ‘Stars: The Best of 1992–2002’. The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with global smashes such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Linger’ – collected here alongside tracks from their five albums for Island – plus two tracks unavailable on other albums ‘New New York’ and ‘Stars’.

This vinyl shall only be available on the shelves of participating independent record shops on 17th July 2021 as part of the second Record Store Day UK Drop event.

Speaking on their involvement in the campaign, Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries said, “We are very honoured that Universal have chosen Stars as a special Vinyl release for Record Store Day.  The proceeds from sales are going to the War Child foundation, a charity that do incredible work to help vulnerable children in war-torn countries.”

Indeed the Record Store Day website recalls that, “War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. They work to support children through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, as well as equipping them with skills for the future. They also campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights.


Also announced by The Cranberries on their website and socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

A message from The Cranberries for Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021  |  Comments Off on A message from The Cranberries for Saint Patrick’s Day  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a message on their Twitter and Facebook accounts today to mark Saint Patrick’s Day (in lockdown for the 2nd time in Ireland).

“Zombie” Music Video: rare behind the scenes photo

March 7, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare behind the scenes photo (Polaroid) of the Zombie music video was recently re-shared by alexverveboy on his blog and Facebook. The photo was originally shared on hungertv.com (slide gallery) by director Samuel Bayer. Real gem!

Never before seen concert photo (Early years – 1991?)

March 5, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Very rare photo of The Cranberries (well… Dolores and a bit of Mike behind in the shadow!) taken live in concert in Limerick, possibly at Savoy Top Floor in December 1991.

Special thanks to Rainer & Ralf Lindheim for sharing such a gem from their private collection.

Fergal Lawler turns 50 today!!!

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

Happy Milestone Birthday to our favorite drummer.
Wishing you a fabulous 50th, Ferg.
Sláinte!

Photo credit: “Something Else”

New Italian book “Parole Di Una Star Riluttante” available now

February 28, 2021  |  Comments Off on New Italian book “Parole Di Una Star Riluttante” available now  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A new Italian book has been released this week.
“Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries – Parole Di Una Star Riluttante. Testi Commentati”

The book recently appeared on Amazon and eBay. 287 pages published by Arcana, format 15×21 (cm). Not much information for now, the book could be a kind of song by song analysis.

Source: amazon.it

“Ode To My Family” – 100 million views

February 26, 2021  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Ode To My Family” music video has recently hit 100 million views on YouTube.

For the occasion The Cranberries posted a message on their website and socials today.

Also to notice, the “When You’re Gone” music video has also just hit 100 million views on YouTube.
Congrats!

Super rare 95 and 99 Cranberries performances found online

February 5, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Another happy day for our fellow collectors as our researches led us to discover a 54:22 min audio recording of the concert The Cranberries performed on 9 August 1995 at Nissan Pavillon in Manassas, VA. The recording was uploaded in January 2018 as a tribute to Dolores on Mixcloud’s Jerry Hoyt Radio,

We were aware this show had been recorded and broadcast on a local radio back in the days but had never managed to lay our hands on this recording before.
Jerry Hoyt explains that the show was, “recorded by WHFS and played back on Thanksgiving Day, 1995″. He adds that he, “rescued [the recording] from an old reel to reel tape headed for the dumpster in 2009″. A small miracle that allows us to hope that the full show will one day surface.

That’s not all, though! Jerry Hoyt brings us some more treats as he also uploaded the WHFS radio interview of the band recorded on 28 April 1999 before the band’s performance at 9:30 Club on that same night in Washington.
The interview, as we know, also features live performances of “Shattered” and “Animal Instinct”. A lovely treasure not many of us had heard before.
How not to love Dolores offering the person who stole the band’s guitar at the National Sylvan Theater 4 years earlier to bring it back and come share a big bowl of ice cream with the band backstage after the show.

PHOTO: Dolores O’Riordan’s last day at school

January 28, 2021  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to Dominic Taylor for sharing today on Facebook group Revival Press this never seen before gem/photo of poet Mike MacDomhnaill with Dolores and 2 other students on their last day at school.

update:
The other 2 girls could be Dolores’ school friends Rachel Real on the right and Anne Marie Cunningham on the left, thanks to Thérèse Hunt on Facebook. (Re)read the interview from February 2019 with Rachel Real.

Tributes on Dolores’ third anniversary

January 16, 2021  |  Comments Off on Tributes on Dolores’ third anniversary  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As January 15th is now behind, here’s a small recap on some of the tributes paid to Dolores for her third anniversary:

  • Olé Koretsky’s post on Instagram (2 photos)

  • Johanna Cranitch’s “No Need To Argue” cover tribute on Instagram (video)

  • Kellie Lewis’s “When You’re Gone “cover tribute on Instagram (video)

  • Flowers in remembrance of Dolores at Dolores O’Riordan Park in Bruff by Bruff Community on Facebook & Dreams Fest on Facebook

  • Article in Italian paper La Sicilia

Unreleased Cranberries recording to feature on “Salvation”

January 15, 2021  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As announced earlier, Cork singer Lyra performed quite a stunning version of “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” tonight as tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.

Ryan Tubridy, the host of the show, said the new album “Salvation” is expected to be released later this year with all profits going to Pieta Charity, confirmed the contribution of Sinead O’Connor, and unexpectedly announced that it would feature an unreleased recording from The Cranberries!!

The video is now available on YouTube

Special thanks to Kevin for the information, and for helping the CW team big time today!

15 January 2021: a message from The Cranberries

January 15, 2021  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a message and a never seen before photo of Dolores on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

15 January 2021

January 15, 2021  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

3 years… The world misses you so, Dolores.
Forever in our hearts ❤️

live95fm.ie “Late Late Show to pay special tribute tomorrow night”

January 14, 2021  |  Comments Off on live95fm.ie “Late Late Show to pay special tribute tomorrow night”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

On “The Late Late Show” tomorrow (RTÉ One – Irish TV), Cork singer Lyra will perform a musical tribute to The Cranberries lead singer on the third anniversary of her death. “Derry Girl” and Bridgeton star Nichola Coughlan has also been confirmed for the show.

Full details directly on live95fm.ie

“Women of Limerick” mobile phone app available now

January 7, 2021  |  Comments Off on “Women of Limerick” mobile phone app available now  |  by Axl  |  Other News

“Women of Limerick” is a new mobile phone app to remember and celebrate women from Limerick’s History. It is available to download for free onto Android and Apple devices. The app obviously includes Dolores even if there’s not that much information yet.

Download “Women of Limerick” from the Apple Store and/or from Google Play.

Source: ormstonhouse.com

Limerick locals to organize a “Remember Dolores” podcast

January 4, 2021  |  Comments Off on Limerick locals to organize a “Remember Dolores” podcast  |  by Axl  |  Other News

This year will mark Dolores’ third anniversary as the world still faces the covid pandemic.
In this context, locals won’t be able to pay tribute to Dolores as they’ve now gotten used to on January 15th, mingling with fans travelling from abroad.

The organiser of 2019’s “Piano for Dolores” and 2020’s “In The End” remembrance events in Limerick has therefore partnered once again with the Limerick Arts Office and the Irish Arts Council to release a “Remember Dolores” podcast” on January 15th that will also be broadcast on the local radios.

The idea is to invite international fans and followers of The Cranberries and Dolores to share their memories, stories, poetries or songs and send these audio memories via messenger for these to be featured in the podcast, along with testimonies from local Limerick folks who witnessed the early days of the band.

For those of you who would like to contribute to this podcast, all information can be found on this link.

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 49 years old today

December 25, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy Birthday Noel
…and Merry Christmas to everyone.

Photo credit: “In The End”

ITW: theoaklandpress.com “Cranberries celebrate second album with new boxed set: Q&A”

December 8, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: theoaklandpress.com “Cranberries celebrate second album with new boxed set: Q&A”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel published yesterday on theoaklandpress.com
(due to legal restrictions, link might not work in every country, use VPN or click image below for pdf file)

ITW: cleveland.com “The Cranberries live on in a busy, archival way without late singer DO’R”

December 1, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: cleveland.com “The Cranberries live on in a busy, archival way without late singer DO’R”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel published today on cleveland.com

goss.ie “Miley Cyrus admits The Cranberries’ approval of her Zombie cover meant a lot”

November 28, 2020  |  Comments Off on goss.ie “Miley Cyrus admits The Cranberries’ approval of her Zombie cover meant a lot”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on goss.ie

Steve DeMarchi about his brother Denny

November 28, 2020  |  Comments Off on Steve DeMarchi about his brother Denny  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Beautiful words from Steve DeMarchi on Facebook, writing about his brother Denny who would have been celebrating his birthday today.

Our thoughts are with Steve and his family today.

“Salvation” (tribute album): And the winner is…..

November 27, 2020  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The winner of the artwork for the “Salvation” tribute album cover has been revealed on 2fm.rte.ie today. The media also published a shortlist of 12 other album covers.

Congrats to winner Sam Dermody… as well as all the other artists who sent their amazing artworks.

Album to be released in 2021.

Salvation – Artwork by Sam Dermody

Black Friday sale

November 26, 2020  |  Comments Off on Black Friday sale  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

40% off Black Friday sale will be live on The Cranberries Official UK store from 0.01am on Friday 27th until 6pm Monday 30th GMT

https://thecranberries.shopfirebrand.com/

A word from Marty Callner, director of the “Free To Decide” video

November 25, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Music video director Marty Callner posted on Instagram and Facebook, 2 rare behind the scenes photos taken in the Mojave desert for the “Free To Decide“ video along with a few words in memory of Dolores.

ITW: pleasekillme.com “The Cranberries: No Need To Argue”

November 24, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: pleasekillme.com “The Cranberries: No Need To Argue”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new interview with Noel and Fergal was published today on pleasekillme.com
Special thanks to Robert for the link.

amricansongwriter.com “The Cranberries Revisit No Need to Argue and the Legacy of Zombie”

November 24, 2020  |  Comments Off on amricansongwriter.com “The Cranberries Revisit No Need to Argue and the Legacy of Zombie”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Almost the exact same title as the forbes.com interview from a few days ago, but new article/interview with Fergal and Noel posted yesterday on americansongwriter.com

ITW: forbes.com “The Cranberries Revisit Their Hit Album NNTA And The Legacy Of Zombie”

November 20, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: forbes.com “The Cranberries Revisit Their Hit Album NNTA And The Legacy Of Zombie”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal and Noel published today on forbes.com

ITW: “What Goes On S2 Ep23 – Noel Hogan (The Cranberries)”

November 17, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: “What Goes On S2 Ep23 – Noel Hogan (The Cranberries)”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel Hogan on “What Goes On”. The almost 2-hour long podcast was published on YouTube today directly by What Goes On.

INTERVIEW: analogue.io “The Cranberries”

November 13, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal published today on analogue.io

ITW: undertheradarmag.com “The Cranberries on Dolores O’Riordan and No Need To Argue”

November 13, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: undertheradarmag.com “The Cranberries on Dolores O’Riordan and No Need To Argue”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal and Noel published today on undertheradarmag.com

“No Need To Argue” 25th Anniversary Edition out now

November 13, 2020  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The NNTA 25th Anniversary Edition is out now. In fact the release is simply titled “Deluxe Edition” for the 2LP and 2CD versions and “2020 Remaster” for the 1CD version.

The Cranberries posted a message on their website and socials earlier today.

ITW: spin.com “How NNTA Turned The Cranberries Into Stars”

November 10, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel and Fergal published today on spin.com

VIDEO: “(They Long To Be) Close To You”

November 6, 2020  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: “(They Long To Be) Close To You”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries published the official video for “(They Long To Be) Close To You” on their YouTube account today. The video contains rare photos from the No Need To Argue photo session.

The audio (taken from the 25th Anniversary Edition of No Need To Argue – out Nov 13th) is also available on all streaming platforms.

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