Five years, five years and what a long and difficult journey grief has carried us on, full of pain, of sorrow and of emptiness since we, fans who connected with your music and soul, have lost a part of ourselves along with you on that January 2018 night.
In addition to processing your loss, we have had to learn to go our own ways again, develop a new self identity, without you and your music to hold on to, which is something many of us still work on daily.
Five years later though, as we begin to move on, we can obviously say that there is no turning the page, no new chapter in our life as you, your art and legacy will continue to brighten our days and impact our future as a guiding light.
« It’s you », you are and will forever be part of our life, and your memory will live on in every one of our hearts.
We love you Dolores, eternally.
Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) announced on socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) the participation of lyrics from a number of Dolores’ songs in the #bravehood charitable campaign to support children in the war in Ukraine, and the launch of a very special limited collection of merchandise.
There are 4 different lyrics off 4 songs (Zombie, War Child, No Need To Argue, The Icicle Melts), all available on T-Shirts (black or white), Hoodies (black or white) and Tote Bags (4 different colors).
click on the link below for more info
Angelo Badalamenti has died of natural causes yesterday 11 December 2022, he was 85. Mainly known as David Lynch composer he also collaborated with an eclectic mix of singers including Dolores O’Riordan since 2004.
Angelo and Dolores were never in a recording studio together. Their long-distance collaboration resulted in the release of 4 songs, three of them appearing on the soundtrack of “Evilenko” and the fourth one on “For The Record” (a Belgian compilation in support of UNICEF).
- Angels Go To Heaven (Evilenko)
- The Woodstrip / There’s No Way Out (Evilenko)
- The End Of A Madman (Evilenko)
- The Butterfly (For The Record)
in a 2015 interview, Angelo Badalamenti revealed he was working on Dolores’ album, so there might be more unreleased collaborations…
An online competition to win 3 specially created framed presentation discs commemorating the 15th anniversary of the release of “Are You Listening?” was announced today on the Dolores O’Riordan socials (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) run by Dolores’ Estate.
All you have to do is enter your email on doloresoriordan.tmstor.es
Noel Hogan was also honored at the BMI Awards in London 2 days ago with a Special Citation of Achievement award for Dreams (over 4 million broadcast performances attained), the exact same as Dolores.
Noel shared the below photo of his plaque yesterday on his Instagram (stories).
His friend Willie Ryan shared on Instagram a short video on the Red Carpet at the Savoy hotel where the ceremony held. Screen shot below of Noel and his wife Catherine.
More photos on radiofacts.com
Below, Noel and Catherine, Mike O’Neill (L) and Shirin Foroutan (R)
As already mentioned in the previous news about Dolores, remember 6 years ago, Noel was honored for Dreams already. Back then it was 3 million broadcast performances attained.
Dolores was honored posthumously tonight at the BMI Awards in London with a Special Citation of Achievement award for Dreams (over 4 million broadcast performances attained).
The BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) London Awards is a music industry ceremony which honors the UK/European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television.
Remember 6 years ago, Noel Hogan was honored for Dreams as well; back then it was 3 million broadcast performances attained.
Earlier today, at 3:00 PM (CET), the authors of the comic biography “Dolores” appeared on twitch.tv for almost an hour chat with Andrea Rock. If you missed it, replay is available now.
MEET THE AUTHORS!
If you are in Italy this month you can meet the authors and purchase the volume during special presentations in Milano (5&6 September), Treviso (25 September) and Roma (29 September). More details on edizionibd.it
Read the article about the comic biography “Dolores” (out today) directly on tg24.sky.it
In Italian obviously, however English translation via Google Chrome or Google Translate works very well for this one.
The Italian publisher Edizioni BD announced on Facebook last 5 July, a comic biography (!?) about Dolores O’Riordan to be released after the Summer.
Not much information for now, except a sample drawing (
or could it be the front cover, edit: it’s not!) and the names of the authors: Micol Beltramini for the text/words (in Italian obviously) and Francesca Ciregia for the drawings.
No price and no pre-order for now. To be continued…
New book to be released on Dolores’ birthday either titled “The story of The Cranberries in the newspapers” or maybe “The story of The Cranberries through newspapers”
Publisher Don’t Let The Music Die (from Spain) shows previews of both titles on the website dontletthemusicdie.com where you can pre-order the book now for €39.95
98 pages in color. 24 x 32 cm
A new 12-minute video interview with Noel Hogan was uploaded on YouTube today by user Off The Ball. Recorded yesterday in the streets of Limerick, Noel is mostly interviewed about, as title says, The Cranberries connection with Limerick hurling (Irish sport) and the song “Dreams”.
Thanks to Instagram user @rober_tpiccolo (RP Vinyle) for the 1st images.
“STARS” double black vinyl was released yesterday and, unlike the Record Store Day clear vinyl edition released last year, is not a limited edition.
New interview with Fergal Lawler published today by The Music Universe. Titled “Episode 132 with The Cranberries’ Fergal Lawler” the podcast is available on their website themusicuniverse.com. Also available on video on YouTube.
Fergal chats with journalist Buddy Iahn about Stars black vinyl release, future TTFD boxset, Cranberries career, and solo project.
Last 31 March, quite out of the blue and without any promotion, Fergal Lawler released an instrumental/ambient/experimental debut solo album titled “All Hope Is Never Lost”
All instruments, recording and mixing by Fergal Lawler.
You can stream the whole album for free, or buy a digital copy for €7, or simply buy one track for €1, on flawlermusic.bandcamp.com (Special thanks to Cranberries Italia for the link)
Also available on Spotify and possibly other streaming platforms.
1. Shaking Hands With Death
2. Reality’s Never Been Of Much Use Out Here
3. The Big Nowhere
4. But Then Everything Became Chaotic
5. Speaking Very Softly Now
6. Out Here On The Perimeter
7. Perhaps, In Retrospect
And last, he recently gave an interview about it to 200-percent.com
A very rare video of “Linger” surfaced yesterday on YouTube. A 2-camera mix recorded in concert in Chicago on 13 November 1994 for the TV show “Image Mind Television”. This is The Cranberries only appearance on the programme.
Thanks to Churchill School Art, Music, Recreation for sharing such a gem.
During the St. Patrick’s Festival last Friday (18 March) in Dublin at Spiegeltent Beag / Festival Quarter, Noel Hogan talked with Stuart Clark of Hot Press about The Cranberries early years and their time in New York. The interview is not yet available but could be shared by Hot Press in the coming days.
The above photo was shared today by Singing Streets on their socials.
Singing Streets is an application only available for iOS in the App Store at the moment (price: €0.99 / £0.89). An Android version should be available soon.
Among over 2,000 music locations in Dublin and London to be found in the Singing Streets app, you can visit where The Cranberries played early gigs, recorded, and took iconic cover photographs.
A new book by Sharon Slater and featuring Dolores O’Riordan was released yesterday. Titled “100 Women Of Limerick” it examines the lives and achievements of 100 women from Limerick City and County who impacted the world in notable ways; 2 pages a woman.
Price: 40 euro
Available from all Limerick bookstores, from publisher Ormond House, and online on omahonys.ie
More countries should/will be participating, find your local store here.
1. Never Grow Old
2. Schizophrenic Playboys
3. The Glory
4. What You Were
5. The Rebels
1. Daffodil Lament
2. I Will Always
3. This Is The Day
4. Astral Projections
3. I’m Still Remembering
4. You And Me
5. Waiting In Walthamstow
1. Everything I Said
3. Twenty One
Not much information for now!
There is no artwork and no tracklist yet. It might be a French release only as Amazon marked the country of origin as France and some of their other stores, like amazon.it for instance, marked it as import.
Edit: Could it be the playlist pulled together by bandmates, family and friends (to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday last 6 September) pressed on 2 LP… Possibly!
Label: Universal Music
Thanks to Stéphane for the links!