“Live in Paris” Aired Globally

October 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Live in Paris” Aired Globally  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Over the past week, several TV stations across the globed have aired the entire unabridged “Live In Paris” (December 9th, 1999) concert that will be released on VHS and DVD. One such station, located in Australia, was Fox8 which ran the 90 minute show on Tuesday. This comes as no surprise, as some stations in Asia were able to broadcast the concert as early as April. In addition, the ending credits served as a major advertising space for the VHS and DVD, informing viewers about its January release. The easy capability of home-recording the show suggests that Image Entertainment is relying heavily especially upon the DVD extras to sell the show.

Source: Exclusive!

Exclusive: “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” Details

October 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” Details  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As announced earlier, French channel MCM aired highlights of the summer festival “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” on Wednesday. Two songs were broadcasted:

1. Promises
2. Loud and Clear

Although short, it was described as “very electric” and also showcased Dolores’s new green guitar.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud

“Beneath the Skin” Videoclip

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” Videoclip  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide is pleased to present a steaming video clip of the upcoming VHS & DVD “Beneath the Skin”, provided by DVDPlanet.com. The 2-minute clip of “Zombie” is encoded in Real Video Sure Steam to ensure the optimum video stream for your internet connection, anywhere from 28.8k to 100k a second quality.

“Zombie” live, from “Beneath the Skin” (Real Video Sure Stream) (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

This clip is courtesy of dvdplanet.com

“Beneath the Skin” Preorders

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” Preorders  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

You are now able to preorder both the VHS and DVD of “Beneath the Skin” through DVDPlanet.com and receive a whopping 30% off of the retail price.

Preorder DVD Retail: $24.99 DVDPlanet: $17.49
Preorder VHS Retail: $19.99 DVDPlanet: $13.99

Also, the release has now officially been pushed back to January 2nd.

Source: DVDPlanet.com

MTV Europe Special to Air

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on MTV Europe Special to Air  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Once again, for those in Europe, there will be yet another Cranberries TV special airing. MTV Europe will be airing “All Time Top 10: The Cranberries”, which will feature the best video clips of the band. It will first air next Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 PM and again on Sunday, the 16th at 1:00 AM. These times apply to most of western Europe, but be sure to double-check your listings locally.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Jesus Castillo

Exclusive: DVD & VHS Cover, New Info.

October 3, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: DVD & VHS Cover, New Info.  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The first images of the upcoming DVD and VHS release have been released. Check out these exclusive high-res scans, with some gorgeous Storm Thorgerson art:

Included with these shots are some new info. Unfortunately, the release has been pushed back a week, making the new release date Janurary 2nd, 2001. However, to compensate, there have been even more extras added to the DVD! Including the previously announced stuff (see below), the omake section will include:

-“Technician’s Documentary”, showing all the steps that went into creating the DVD
-“How”, peformed live, 1993

In addition, the “Screensaver” extra announced previously has now been renamed as a “Looping art gallery”. This clarifies it a bit, as it will probably be album art as well as a variety of Thorgerson art from the BTH singles. This should assure people that this is not the “Salvation” screensaver found on the US “When You’re Gone/Free to Decide” single.

Once again I remind webmasters that if they borrow these images, please credit Zombieguide.com — I no longer tag pictures or use scripts, but they can be reinforced if needed. Please, don’t ruin it for everyone.

Coming Soon: Pre-orders for the VHS and DVD at 30% off

Source: Exclusive!

Czech Unplugged Show to Air

October 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on Czech Unplugged Show to Air  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

For those who get the Czech TV Program CT2, there is yet another Cranberries special this week. An unplugged Cran performance will be broadcasted this Friday, October 6th at 23:05, local time. (Hopefully this is not the MTV Unplugged show, but a new show instead).

Source: My Cranberries

Exclusive: Dolores Announces First 2001 Gig

September 29, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Dolores Announces First 2001 Gig  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

During the recent European tour, the Cranberries performed at the French festival “Les Nuits de Fourvière”. During the show, Dolores announced to the crowd that the band will be returning for sure to the 2001 Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival next year. An official date has not yet been announced, but the festival will probably take place sometime between July 10th – 30th, 2001.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud

Exclusive: Dolores’ Latin Hymn

September 29, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Dolores’ Latin Hymn  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this year, Dolores appeared on the show “Select” on MTV Germany. Besides discussing the video for “You and Me” (released only in Europe) and touring plans for the band, Dolores treated the audience to a short Latin hymn that she learned when she was younger. Zombieguide presents an exclusive capture of the song for your enjoyment:

Dolores’ Latin Hymn for MTV Germany (WAV, approx. 5 megs) (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Apologies for the slightly-less-than-CD quality, but my original was not perfect either. If anyone can help me out with the exact title of this, it would be appreciated.

Source: Exclusive!

“Festival des Vieilles Charrues” Shots

August 10, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Festival des Vieilles Charrues” Shots  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The European TV station “Arte” just recently aired a new concert from the ‘Berries, recorded at the Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix, Brittany, France. Below are some still shots from the concert, which show off Dolores’ new 60’s-style haircut. There were an estimated 150,000 people at the festival.
For those in Europe that missed the show, it will be re-aired on August 19th on ARD Digital, which means you must have digital service to receive it.

Source: Bernd Dittrich

German Interview

August 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on German Interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The German website Bonnaparte recently got a chance to sit down with the Cranberries for an interview. The article covers a review of “Bury the Hatchet”, a short bio of the band, and an interview. The interview is in German, but the article contains some lovely new pro photos of the recent Bonn show, so its definitely worth checking out here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Bonnaparte.de (German)

Exclusive: New DVD Info!!

August 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: New DVD Info!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

I recently contacted Image Entertainment, the publishing company of the upcoming Cranberries VHS and DVD “Beneath the Skin”. Here is the reponse, direct from a customer representative:

“Consider this info “unofficial” and please DO NOT quote me since the title has not yet been announced by Image.

The Cranberries concert you refer to was never “officially” announced so it really has not been pushed back at all. The announcement you are referring to was about the fact that Image licensed the show. That happens months before it’s release. In fact the source material was only turned over to us for creation of the DVD within the past 2 weeks. The process from this point is a production and distribution one. It will take a few months to complete the mastering, QC, authoring, compression, packaging, approvals, pressing etc. Once complete it is scheduled for release which looks like just after the first of the year (End of January or February). I can tell you that the extras will be awesome. Here is a sample of the things that it will include:

DTS and Dolby 5.1 Audio
Band and Drew Documentaries
MTV Unplugged Footage
Still Photos and more…”

What’s more? It looks like Zombieguide may be able to fetch an EXCLUSIVE downloadable clip of “Beneath the Skin” in the near future! More info to come soon.

Source: Exclusive!

All Tour Dates Cancelled

July 30, 2000  |  Comments Off on All Tour Dates Cancelled  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This really should come as not much of a surprise. Due to Dolores’ delicate condition four months into pregnancy, all tour dates left on the European leg have been cleared. The official page explains:

“July 29th 2000

Hi, it’s me the bearer of bad news again. OK where to begin?? First of all we’d like to apologise to anyone who came to Zeebrugge in Belgium to see us, we didn’t make it there in time to play because our plane had broken-down and we had to wait for another one to arrive. So by the time plane no.2 arrived we had lost our slot to play.

And there’s more, as you have already heard we have cancelled our remaining four gigs. Dolores went for a check-up to her Gynaecologist and was recommended to get a lot more rest. She was flying from Ireland to the gigs in various parts of Europe and most flights were at least 2 1/2 hours long, so that’s 5 hours flying a day plus a concert. It’s hard enough to do that shit when you are fully fit, not to mind being 4 months pregnant. We have always said that health must come first, so apologies again to anyone who was due to see us, I’m sure you understand. The important thing is that both Dolores and her baby are fine. Don’t worry, we will be touring again when we finish this new album next year so we will DEFINATELY play these shows then.

Speaking of the new album we begin recording on the 21st of August in Dublin. We have six weeks booked and we have about ten songs. When we finish after that we will take some more time to write and rehearse and then finish off the album. We said we wouldn’t rush or put any pressure on ourselves, so when we think it’s ready, then we will release it. I’ll fill you in on all the latest going’s on in the studio and I also have some photo’s from the tour which I’ll put up when Rainer our webmaster gets back from holiday’s.

That’s it, apologies again,

Talk to ya’ later,


July 27th 2000

For health reasons, it was necessary to cancel the last 4 remaining “Loud And Clear Tour” shows in Spain (26th July) , Switzerland (28th July), Poland (30th July) and Denmark (12th August). As was earlier mentioned on this web page (see below) Dolores is expecting a child, and it was not possible for her to continue performing without health risks. The band wish to convey their deepest regrets to all fans who had planned to go to the shows.

A personal message from Fergal will follow soon.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Dolores Pregnancy Photos

July 24, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores Pregnancy Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Here are two shots from the Rome, Italy show from July 19th, courtesy of The pretty Cranberries.

Source: The pretty Cranberries

New Compilation to Be Released

July 22, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Compilation to Be Released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new compilation with the ‘Berries is scheduled to be released next month. Titled “Emerald Rock”, the CD features the band plus others such as R.E.M. It’s unknown what song will be included, but we’ll learn more as its August 15th release date approaches.

Source: The Cranberries Tape Trader

Cranberries Mexican Coin

July 21, 2000  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Mexican Coin  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Unlicensed merchandise is always interesting, and this is no exception. This was probably just one of the many items sold outside the National Auditorium earlier this year during the Cranberries’ gig in Mexico. It is a 50 pesos coin, one that is long out of circulation. That probably means that one couldn’t spend this coin, but it’s weird none the less.

Source: eBay

Album “Ready for Spring”

July 18, 2000  |  Comments Off on Album “Ready for Spring”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores announced just recently to a crowd in Spain during a gig that album #5 will be ready for spring. The question here is whether the actual recording will be finished or if the album will be available. The former is probable. One may recall that “Bury the Hatchet” was finished in September 1998, but not released until April the following year.

Source: Cranberries Usenet Group (alt.music.cranberries)

New Promo Single — Single to Follow?

July 15, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Promo Single — Single to Follow?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new single has been released in Spain, this one for the BTH tune “Copycat”. Of course the immediate question that hits most peoples’ minds is if a commercial single will follow? Only time will tell, as currently, neither single nor video plans have been announced. If made official, it will be the 5th single of “Bury the Hatchet”.

Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Dolores’ Pregnancy Confirmed!!

July 11, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores’ Pregnancy Confirmed!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As a postscript to today’s update, Fergal confirms what has been rumored for weeks now: Dolores is now nearly three months pregnant with her second child.

“July 11th 2000

Hello there,

We are on the plane(July 8th) to the Belfort Festival in France. All is well! We had a ball in Tel-Aviv and Greece last week. It was our first time in both places and the weather was incredible. We had a good few days off so Noel, Mike and myself went out partying with some of our friends that we work with. I have never seen clubs like the ones in Greece, over 1,000 people, on the beach, 70’s disco music, open ’till 7 am, and the drink was free!!!!!!!!! The people there treated us really well. Betty Ford’s is looming in the distance. Although, I did swim for at least an hour a day, so that combats the drink a little, plus I gave up the cigarettes again.

Anyway here’s the important stuff. The gigs in Tel-Aviv, Athens and Thessaloniki were some of the best gigs we’ve done in ages. Everything just seemed to come together and we were all on form. The best thing was that in Athens the gig was down by the Harbour and there was a big road that was about 80 feet above the stage, so during the concert there was about 2,000 people watching us from the road for FREE!!! I love it. It’s great when stuff like that happens because unfortunately the promoter is the one in charge of the ticket prices, so it was great to see all these people who maybe couldn’t afford tickets, watching “The ‘Berries” for nothing. We also did two Festivals in Germany and to be honest they were a lot better than I expected. A festival is always different from your own show because 1st of all it’s not your gig, so not everyone in the audience is there to see you, which takes the pressure off, but on the other hand you have a whole new bunch of people that hopefully you can introduce “The Cranberries” music to. So it’s always a challenge, and a challenge is always good. I was talking to some of the lads from “Therapy” for a while. I had met them a few times before and they are really nice. I also saw the guys from “Gomez” there too but I was too embarrassed to say anything to them. I’m a bit of a fan of there stuff. Tonight at the Belfort Festival “Macy Gray” is playing so I hope to see her as I like some of her songs, but we have interviews so we’ll see.

Well I’d better go,
See you soon,

P.S.(July 9th)
I didn’t get time to put this up last night but you are going to be happy about that ’cause, before we played “Animal Instinct” last night Dolores told the audience (in French) “I wrote this song after having my first baby, I’m now due my second”. Woo-Hoo!! Isn’t it amazing? She is almost 12 weeks pregnant and she is still rockin’ out!

The gig was great by the way, there was about 25 thousand people!! It’s a feeling like no other watching that many people go crazy in front of you!
I finally bought a digital camera so the photos will be coming very soon.


Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

New Band Photos

July 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Band Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Israeli Cran fan who reported the news of Dolores’ pregnancy now has new photos from when she met the band at their hotel. Perhaps this is more evidence to those who thought that the pregnancy story was just a wild rumor. However… that stomach of Dolores’ doesn’t look bloated at all! Well, make your own decision, but for now, enjoy the band off-stage!

Also, a bit of (perhaps useless) trivia: The character on the fan’s shirt is pronouned “Oni” in Japanese and means “devil” or “demon”. (It is pronounced differently in Chinese, but has the same meaning)

Source: The Cranberries Onelist

French Mag to Cover Eurockéennes Festival

July 1, 2000  |  Comments Off on French Mag to Cover Eurockéennes Festival  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Le Point Grandes Ecoles et Universités” is planning on having extensive coverage of this week’s Eurockéennes, where the Cranberries will be making an appearence. “Grandes Ecoles et Universités” is a monthly addition of “Le Point” magazine, which is subscribed to by over 28,000 students. Currently, the site has a massive chunk of their website dedicated to the upcoming event, including a listing of schedules, etc; unfortunately, it’s all in French. There are also some interviews with some of the lesser-name artists (no ‘Berries). However, a load of info will be updated live from the show. Be sure to check it out here (http://www.lepoint-etudiants.com/)! (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Thanks to Franck Attia

Dolores is Pregnant!!!

June 30, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores is Pregnant!!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The pretty Cranberries, Dolores has made an important announcement during the band’s stay in Israel. That announcement is that she is now two months pregnant!! It is a planned pregnancy, to coincide with the recording of the fifth album, which makes her due date Janurary 2001. This is so that she is away from the public for awhile and it does not interrupt touring or promo appearences, etc. This is quite understandable. Looks like Taylor will be getting a brother or sister three years younger than himself. Hopefully we’ll be getting some official word from the band very very soon!

Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Exclusive: Southside Festival Info, Impressions

June 26, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Southside Festival Info, Impressions  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were the second to last to play at last Friday’s Southside Festival in Europe, with Skunk Anansie being the very last. They were a little bit short on time, as, after all, this wasn’t a headline gig. The band got about an hour’s worth of playing time. Here’s the setlist:

Intro (the older one)
Loud and Clear
Desperate Andy
Go Your Own Way
When You’re Gone
I Can´t Be With You
Ridiculous Thoughts

Animal Instinct
Free to Decide

Our contributor Bernd got yet another chance to take photos, but the stage was high up and far away, so the shots aren’t as good as his previous ones.
And as for Dolores, she wore a denim jacket, probably one of the CK ones, similar to the one worn for “Linger” on Sessions at West 54th. Because of the time restraints, she wasn’t able to change either clothes or instruments.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Better Quality Bonn Photos + 1 new one

June 22, 2000  |  Comments Off on Better Quality Bonn Photos + 1 new one  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As promised, here are better quality scans of the Bonn photos… plus one new one mixed into the bunch!

Exclusive Bonn Shot 1
Exclusive Bonn Shot 2
Exclusive Bonn Shot 3
Exclusive Bonn Shot 4
Exclusive Bonn Shot 5
Exclusive Bonn Shot 6
Exclusive Bonn Shot 7
Exclusive Bonn Shot 8
Exclusive Bonn Shot 9
Exclusive Bonn Shot 10
Exclusive Bonn Shot 11
Exclusive Bonn Shot 12


Source: Thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Official News

June 20, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Woohoo! Fergal lets the fans in on a tentative title of a new song, inspired by the band’s recent gig in Africa. More news from the official page:


I’m home from holidays, apologies again for my lack of writing but we’ve been really busy, and when I’m not working I’m up to my ears in babies pooh!! But I’m loving every minute of it. Anyway enough emotional warbling Lawler you gobshite.

All the gigs have been going really well, I don’t think we’ve had a bad gig this leg of the tour (fingers-crossed). We had an absolute ball down in South Africa. It was our first time there and we were treated really well by everyone. We even have a new song with the possible title of “Down In Capetown”, the lyrics of which are about the trip down there through Dolores’ eyes.

On the subject of new songs we have been working away in between concerts and we have about ten or so. We hope to have around twenty-ish songs when we go into the studio in August. That way we have extra songs to choose from and you have extra songs for B-sides!! We are really looking forward to recording again ’cause the new stuff is staring to take shape and you can get a rough idea of what it’s basically going to sound like, but the fun of recording is that they change so much with all the different layers. It’s been a long time since we worked with Stephen Street and he always managed to capture that special something, so roll on August.

We also did a gig in Prague which was our first ever and we were really impressed, but unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to see any of the sights, as we flew home right after the show. So maybe next time.

We played in Sweden for the first time in about five years and it was excellent! We went on-stage at 12:30 am and it was still kind of dusky, as it doesn’t get fully dark there at this time of year. After the show we went back to the hotel for a few drinks and I saw the sun rise at 3:00 am,….. weiirddd!!

Well I’m off to rehearsal again now, we are just dusting ourselves off after our holidays, and also brushing up on the new stuff; so I promise I won’t leave it so long the next time (but I’m sure I’ve said that before, so your faith in me is probably deteriorating rapidly!).

The Tour page has been updated today too to finally name the last remaining unnamed venues.


Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

The Cranberries Press