2019 – “In The End” year

January 1, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As Ireland just entered 2019 a few minutes ago, The Cranberries official website updated their home page to reveal what should be an artwork linked to the release of their upcoming – and last – album “In The End”, due in 2019.

If the exact release date isn’t known to this date, BMG is likely to release the album in Spring as September/October might be devoted to the 25th anniversary of the No Need To Argue album.

cranberries.com home page new artwork

The CW Team would like to use the occasion to send our fellow grieving fans our best wishes, hoping that this new year will bring everyone peace and closure.

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Dolores O’Riordan remembered at The Swans Bar in Ballybricken

December 25, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Swans Bar located in Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland posted yesterday on Facebook a small message to remember “all our loved ones who are no longer with us”… and especially the most iconic one, DoloresWith the message, there is a photo of her performing in the bar. Actually the post includes 2 photos to show the photo hanging on their wall near the Christmas tree.

There is no details about the exact date or even the year. Obviously this was not part of a show nor a showcase nor anything related to Dolores’ job. The bar being located just a few blocks from where most of her family is living, she was probably just singing for local friends and for fun.

Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing and sharing.

“Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” feat. the late Dolores O’Riordan (UPDATED)

December 23, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Tomorrow on Irish TV RTÉ One at 6.20pm (Irish time), the series “Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” will include the late Dolores O’Riordan in a Christmas Special. The show dives into the RTÉ archives to rebroadcast some of the very best musical performances over the years.

St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir accompanied by the James Last Orchestra, The Corrs, Colm Wilkinson, Jerry Lee Lewis, the late Dolores O’Riordan and Bring Crosby in conversation with reporter Aine O’Conor in Dublin in 1976 are expected on tomorrow’s show. Monday 24 December 2018. Duration: 60 minutes.

Pat Shortt

Don’t forget to record and share!
And for those outside of Ireland you can watch RTÉ One by clicking this link.


UPDATE

The show rebroadcast a small part of the “Kenny Live” show from December 1993. It was quite easy to guess as that particular “Pat Shortt’s Music From D’Telly” was a Christmas Special and the performance at Kenny Live back in 1993 was recorded a few days before Xmas near a Xmas tree in the TV studio.

Only a small part of the interview and an edited version of Linger were rebroadcast. Unfortunately The Cranberries performance was the very last of the D’Telly show which implies end credits on it 🙁
Also, the image was upscaled to 16:9 instead of the original 4:3 format.

Definitely not the most interesting rebroadcast especially as most of the fans already had the complete appearance in pretty good quality. A small improvement though!
And for those who don’t have it, the original version is still available on YouTube:

“Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand

December 19, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Rockalendar 2019” by The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The cartoonist The Hand just released a Rockalendar 2019… and January is for Dolores.
You can order it now on lulu.com by clicking this link.

Price: €12.36 (plus taxes and shipping)
Format: 43×28 (cm)

Previews on the following link: http://www.thehand.it/rockalendar/

WATCH: TC return to Limerick, 1993 video from the RTÉ archives

December 19, 2018  |  Comments Off on WATCH: TC return to Limerick, 1993 video from the RTÉ archives  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Rapturous Reception For The Cranberries 1993″
Following a hugely successful American tour supporting Duran Duran, The Cranberries return to Limerick and receive a Mayoral reception.

Watch the RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 December 1993 now available on the RTÉ Archives website by clicking this link.

On the Cranberries Italia Facebook group, Niall Quinn wrote, “That’s my dad Dolores is talking to at 0.37”
(Actually… the guy receiving an autograph, how cool!)

theguardian.com “Dolores O’Riordan remembered by Dave Davies”

December 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on theguardian.com or enlarge screen shot below:

Click this link to read the news concerning the meeting in the restaurant that Dave Davies is talking about. It was on the 31 July 2017.

Rare photos during the recording of Everybody Else

December 15, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great rare photos taken by Anne O’Connor during the recording of Everybody Else and posted by The Cranberries on Instagram yesterday.
[EDIT] Also shared 2 days after on The Cranberries’ Facebook in better quality:

Dolores, Mike, Rob Kirwan

Noel and Stephen Street

Rob Kirwan (on the left with striped tshirt) – Stephen Street (on the right)

This last photo was already posted by Anne O’Connor on Twitter on 15 March 2014 and in color:

WATCH: Tribute to Dolores O’Riordan by Limerick musicians

December 10, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Limerick musicians have combined to record a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan. The video of their rendition of The Cranberries classic song “When You’re Gone” has been posted earlier today on the internet. Some of the artists already appeared at the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute at Dolan’s pub on 5 July 2018. You might even recognize a few more…

Artists featured are:
Anna’s Anchor, Ben Oit, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Carolyn Bourke, Casavettes, Changing Trains, Cruiser, Damien Moore, Delorean Suite, Emma Langford, Fox Jaw, Hedfuzy, Jane Fraser, John Daly, Laura Duff, Limerick Gospel Choir, Mizdrea, My Empire, New Age Messiah, Nova Quartet, Paddy Dennehy, Parliament Square, Peter Hanagan, Point Taken, Post Punk Podge & The Techno Hippies, PowPig, Protobaby, Raging Sons, Randolf & The Crokers, Sarah Dolan, Shane Wixted, Shardborne, The Flag Listeners, The Hitchers, Third Island, Tombz, We Come In Pieces, Windings, Zephire and Zombie Picnic.

From Limerick, a tribute to Dolores

 

…and featuring a former Cranberries member:

Niall Quinn (center) – The Hitchers

…and Ger O’Riordan, a member of Dolores’ family:

Ger O’Riordan (skull t-shirt) – Zephire

The video is directed and edited by Limerick filmmaker Shane Serrano. All proceeds will go to the MidWest Simon Community.

Sources: Limerick Leader, I Love Limerick

“Angela’s Song” long version now available (UPDATED)

December 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to YouTube user Alfonso MartzG who shared the long version (2:30) of “Angela’s Song”. The guy does not mention the source but the animated short film was released yesterday on Netflix so…

Rest with me
We’ll be warm and free to dream
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Stay with me
Forget the cold streets of Limerick city
Let’s drift away and sing our song
And dream on and on

Lay with me
Let us sing a sweet melody
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one


UPDATE – 4:55 PM (UTC)

Source is indeed Netflix. Compared to the RTÉ’s broadcast in 2017, the end credits are now scrolling slowly and we can hear the full version of the song (or more likely, this is the normal speed and RTÉ had deliberately broadcast a speed up version). Anyway this is a Netflix exclusive!

Thanks to irishsoul on Vimeo:

Mayoral reception in honor of Limerick’s unsung heroes in music

November 29, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On Thursday 22 November 2018, John Hennessy, Ber Angley, Máire Keary-Scanlon and Shane Curtin were honored by the city of Limerick for their contribution to the musical landscape of the city. People from the music community came out in support at the mayoral reception at City Hall and Noel Hogan was one of them.

Full details in the article “Limerick recognises its unsung heroes in music” published on limerickpost.ie

John Hennessy, Ber Angley, Mayor Daniel Butler, Máire Keary Scanlon, Shane Curtin
Photo: Keith Wiseman

The Cranberries are mentioned in the part concerning Ber Angley, who is synonymous with events at University of Limerick since the 1980s:

Professor Eoin Devereux spoke about Ber’s achievements.
“He had the capacity to imagine and dream and say ‘why can’t we do things like this?’.”
Ber also played a part in getting Limerick’s most successful music export signed to a major label. He played a very significant role in the history of the band, booking them for The Stables Bar and rostered them on national tours of the colleges in their early days.
Ber booked The Cranberries for a Rag Week gig at The Jetland on Ennis Road. (where Dunnes Stores / Woodies is now).
Prof Devereux told the audience, “There were 32 A&R men from the record industry hoping to sign The Cranberries.
At that gig a man called Denny Cordell of Island Records made a deal with The Cranberries. It was a historic night in the history of the band that went to global success.”

Mayor Daniel Butler, Ber Angley, Noel Hogan – Photo: Keith Wiseman

The day after, Ber Angley published on Twitter a photo of his award and a ‘thanks everyone’ message:

“Angela’s Christmas” available on Netflix on November 30th

November 17, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Angela’s Christmas” available on Netflix on November 30th  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The animated short film “Angela’s Christmas” broadcast last year on Christmas day on Irish TV will be released in less than 2 weeks on Netflix.

(OST includes the song “Angela’s Song” sung by Dolores)

Info and trailer by clicking this link.

Thanks to Cranberries Music Video Edits for the link.

Photo shoot 2017: never seen before photo

November 16, 2018  |  Comments Off on Photo shoot 2017: never seen before photo  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Posted earlier today by The Cranberries on Instagram and Facebook:

Dolores O’Riordan’s anniversary masses

November 12, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Family just announced this week that two anniversary masses will be held in Limerick county this January to pay tribute to Dolores. Here is their message:

Dolores O’Riordan anniversary mass will be held in Ballybricken Church on Sunday the 13th of January at 11am. There will also be mass said for her at St Joseph’s Church O’Connell Avenue on the 20th of January at 11:30am.
All welcome to attend to pay tribute to her.

 

Ballybricken Church

 

St Joseph’s Church

Unboxing The Cranberries “EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition” 4CD boxset

November 6, 2018  |  Comments Off on Unboxing The Cranberries “EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition” 4CD boxset  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Chance to win The Cranberries debut album boxset

October 30, 2018  |  Comments Off on Chance to win The Cranberries debut album boxset  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

To mark the release of the 25th anniversary re-issue of Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? RTÉ is giving you the chance to win the boxset. Just answer the following question before November 12th:

The producer of Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? had previously worked with The Smiths and Morrissey. What is his name?

Send your answer, name and address, marked Cranberries Comp, to entertainmentonline@rte.ie
Full details on this link.

There is no information to know whether the contest is international or not, so the answer probably is yes, and if not… that’s only an email!

Thanks to Alex for the link!

Two centuries of Limerick music history brought to book

October 26, 2018  |  Comments Off on Two centuries of Limerick music history brought to book  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Paddy Brennan, a Limerick Historian and rock ‘n’ roll fanatic, just published a 556-page book regarding the History of Limerick Music from 1800 to 2018 including memorabilia and rare photographs.

The book has an extensive section on The Cranberries.
Author said: “Other bands were writing about love and songs that wouldn’t stand out whereas the Cranberries were writing songs where you would actually start listening to the words.”

The book called “Limerick Music Throughout The Decades” will be available for purchase on October 30.

Read the full articles published earlier today on limerickleader.ie and limerickpost.ie


At the launch, Lorcan Murray, Geraldine Brennan, Ken McLoughlin, Mayor James Collins, Paddy Brennan, Fergal Lawler, and John Dundon Picture: Michael Cowhey

Limerick Music Throughout The Decades

New ‘Hot Press’ magazine featuring Noel Hogan (UPDATED)

October 23, 2018  |  Comments Off on New ‘Hot Press’ magazine featuring Noel Hogan (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In the new ‘Hot Press’ magazine Stuart Clark sits down with The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan. As the Everybody Else album gets a box-set re-release, Noel talks about the band’s formative years and the pain of losing Dolores.

Order this new issue (hard copy) online by clicking this link or buy it in-stores from October 25th.


Photo: Stuart Clark – Twitter


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 6

The full interview is now available online by clicking this link.
Thanks to ‘The Cranberries Newspaper’ for noticing!

Remembering the Cranberries visit to Cork in 1991

October 22, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The article “Memories that linger: Remembering the Cranberries visit to Cork in 1991” was published today on irishexaminer.com
As The Cranberries re-release their debut album in a 4CD anniversary boxset that includes a few live songs from Cork Rock 91, Ed Power looks back on a landmark gig at Sir Henry’s in Cork in 1991.

Photo: Siobhan Bardsley

Also available in print, thanks to Siobhan Bardsley on Twitter:

Irish Examiner

A series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel – 3rd and last

October 19, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

This week The Cranberries are sharing a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 2017 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of “Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?”

Here is the third and last video posted on the band’s socials earlier today:

“The determination to make their first album – Dolores O’Riordan (2017)”

Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We – 25th Anniversary

This week we have been sharing a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of 'Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We'. Here is the last one…

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Freitag, 19. Oktober 2018

EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition – box set and clear vinyl preview

October 19, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here they are, the first pictures of the “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition” box set and limited clear vinyl have surfaced:









We’ll add some more pics on this post throughout the day, stay tuned!

Sources: Instagram@startswithanf, Instagram/@vinylmojoFacebook/The Cranberries Newspaper, Instagram/@caligula_would_have_blush

EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl first pictures!

October 18, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here’s a first preview of what the “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition” vinyl to be released tomorrow looks like!

Can’t wait to get our hands on this beauty!

This album is dedicated to the memory of Dolores O’Riordan

Sources: eBay , Instagram/@sck0rp , Instagram/@chandler002_officiel

A series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel – 2nd

October 17, 2018  |  Comments Off on A series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel – 2nd  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

This week The Cranberries are sharing a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of “Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?”

Here is the second video posted on the band’s socials earlier today:

“Going from Limerick to global superstars – Noel Hogan (2017)”

'Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We' – 25th Anniversary

This week we will share a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of 'Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We'. Here is the second…

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2018

Retro EEIDI merch available on the band website

October 17, 2018  |  Comments Off on Retro EEIDI merch available on the band website  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Two “retro” Cranberries t-shirts are now available to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the band debut album “Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”

 

Click the below link to buy this new merch:
https://thecranberries.shopfirebrand.com/

A series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel – 1st

October 15, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

This week The Cranberries will share a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of “Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?”

Here is the first video posted on the band’s socials earlier today:

“Linger and the sudden rise to fame – Dolores O’Riordan (2017)”

Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We – The 25th Anniversary

This week we will share a series of short interviews with Dolores and Noel, filmed back in 2016 when they were working on the release of the 25th Anniversary box set of 'Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We'. Here is the first..

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Montag, 15. Oktober 2018

Dolores #1 female artist in alternative songs chart’s History

October 11, 2018  |  Comments Off on Dolores #1 female artist in alternative songs chart’s History  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan literally rules the Billboard chart’s History as top female artist in the alternative songs chart according to the article published earlier today on billboard.com

The Cranberries frontwoman counts 8 entries in the chart (Linger, Dreams, Zombie, Ode To My Family, Ridiculous Thoughts, Salvation, Free To Decide, Promises) including a pair of number 1s. Brilliant!

Thanks to ‘The Cranberries Newspaper’ on Facebook for finding the article.

The Cranberries Press