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,
Fergal.

P.S.(July 9th)
Hi!
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.

Fergal.”

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)
Promises
Loud and Clear
Wanted
Salvation
Desperate Andy
Go Your Own Way
Linger
When You’re Gone
I Can´t Be With You
Ridiculous Thoughts
Zombie

Encore:
——————-
Animal Instinct
Free to Decide
Delilah
Dreams

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

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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:

“Hi,

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.

-Fergal.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

“Audience” Magazine Cover Article

June 18, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Audience” Magazine Cover Article  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A live shot of Dolores adorns the cover of a new issue of the European magazine “Audience”. The article mainly covers the recent leg of the “Loud and Clear” tour in Europe. Check it out:

(IMAGE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: eBay

More Bonn Photos

June 16, 2000  |  Comments Off on More Bonn Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Herald presents 11 exclusive pics from the recent Bonn gig, thanks toBernd Dittrich. These are a bit smaller than last time, so they should load better. If you check out pic #6, you’ll see that Bernd, who we now all envy, got to meet Fergal and Noel backstage (Bernd’s on the right). We may be able to get better quality shots up soon, so don’t forget to come back! [Update 6/22: Better quality photos below]

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

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Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

“Still Can’t…” Has Changed — Alot!

June 14, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Still Can’t…” Has Changed — Alot!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

You may have heard something about it, but not heard it for yourself. With the addition of “Still Can’t (Recognize the Way I Feel)” to the European setlist, the Cranberries have changed the song a bit, a la the new beginning to “Pretty”. I just got to hear the new version for myself last night, from the Bruxelles, Belgium show. Trying to describe a song is usually a bit tough, but put it this way — they’re giving the Yamaha a run for the money! There’s quite alot of keyboards now to the end, along with some added guitar chords. Quite a refreshing, new sound, and is probably one of the best benefits of collecting new live shows, as the band now won’t do any new songs for fear of bootlegging. (But won’t this only increase the demand for a new single, etc.?? That’s another rant…)

The show isn’t the best of quality, so I can’t wait til I get one with even better quality. Until then, I encourage you to check this one out.

Source: Exclusive (Editorial)

Free Cranberries Gig!

June 12, 2000  |  Comments Off on Free Cranberries Gig!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to cranberries.nets.pl, the venue for the upcoming Polish gig has been determined. The concert will take place Gdynia (in the north of Poland) on July 30th. What’s more? The concert will be entirely free, no tickets required! (I’m assuming there’s going to be alot of advertising to cover the costs…) Anyway, let’s just hope this doesn’t turn out like the free gig in Washington, DC awhile back, which ended up in a riot.

Official News

June 10, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Looks like a bittersweet mix of good news and bad news for European fans who planned on/are planning on attending gigs:

“Hello there! Yes, I know, it has been a long long time since I last wrote, my apologies, but we really have been busy. Right now I am on am on a small holiday, and as soon as I return I promise to write some more detailed stuff. There is however something important that I want to talk about right now.

A week ago on June 3rd, we were supposed to play a show near Leipzig in Germany, at the Woodstage Festival. As many of you may already know, we decided not to play the show. I understand that many of you were, and probably still are very angry or disappointed that we did not play. Let me try to explain why. We arrived at the venue, to receive bad reports from our crew. Firstly it was apparent that the security for the band could not be guaranteed. The backstage security to put it kindly was very lax. There was no guarantee for our safety, and our concern in the band goes mainly for our female front person Dolores. As well as the security issue, we also had a problem with the size of the stage. It was too small for us to set up the show we want to deliver. Upon booking the show, we were advised of completely different stage conditions. With these things in mind we decided not to play the show. Poor security was the main reason for our decision. Our sincere apologies to all Cran fans that made the journey to see us. We hope you will understand.

I also have an apology to our Scandinavian fans. We did a show in Umea, Sweden that we did not at all list on our website. This was not intentional, simply an oversight on our behalf. Ooops! Sorry. We will punish the webmaster.

Also, SPANISH FANS, some news for you. We have added an extra show in GIJON on Wednesday 26th July at the City Festival. We hope that this will also in some way make up for the cancelled Esparragorock show.

I am afraid I have some bad news for our Turkish fans. Our show there has been cancelled, as the promoter backed out. This is a situation beyond our control. It’s a real pity; we were so looking forward to playing in Istanbul.

That’s it for now. Many thanks to you all for your patience with us and this website.

Slan for now,

-Fergal.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Bonn Gig Photos

June 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on Bonn Gig Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We have a whole slew of new pics from the Bonn gig from June 1st. For those that were concerned about the Prague shots, Dolores is looking alot better in these pics…











Source: Ollis Homepage (German)

EXCLUSIVE: Bonn Concert, Setlist

June 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: Bonn Concert, Setlist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In case you weren’t aware, the Cranberries continued their Europe tour in Bonn last Thursday. Contributor Bernd Dittrich was luckly enough not only to meet Mike and Fergal before the gig, he also managed to snag the band’s setlist after the show! Check out the scan below. This is the same tracklist that the band played in Prague, but this is in the correct order.

Bonn Setlist:
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Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

EXCLUSIVE: New Intro Music

June 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: New Intro Music  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Another exclusive for you! Apparently, the band has now changed their pre-show intro music. The new music is described as “oriental” — a far cry from the intro music of past tours.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

EXCLUSIVE: Even More High-Res Prague Photos

May 29, 2000  |  Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: Even More High-Res Prague Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide proudly presents six more exclusive photos from the recent Prague gig. Click below! (IMAGES NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Prague Gig 7
Prague Gig 8
Prague Gig 9
Prague Gig 10
Prague Gig 11
Prague Gig 12

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

EXCLUSIVE: High-Res Prague Photos

May 28, 2000  |  Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: High-Res Prague Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We bring you a hot exclusive: brand-new exclusive photo’s taken from last week’s gig at Prague, Czech Republic. These are GREAT shots, even though ameteurs. Great size for background wallpaper… Kudos to frequent contributor, Bernd Dittrich!

Prague Gig 1
Prague Gig 2
Prague Gig 3
Prague Gig 4
Prague Gig 5
Prague Gig 6

(IMAGES NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Czech Magazine Articles

May 26, 2000  |  Comments Off on Czech Magazine Articles  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Three new magazine articles have surfaced from the Czech Republic. The first one is from the Czech edition of Rolling Stone, whereas the other two are Prague concert reviews (with photos!). I can’t read them, but it’s nice to see that the second article gave the show a 4/5 stars.

Rolling Stone:
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Lidove Noviny Review:

MF Dnes Review:

Source: “Everybody Else Is Doing It” Homepage

Prague Gig Review

May 25, 2000  |  Comments Off on Prague Gig Review  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Thanks again to our frequent contributor, Bernd Dittrich, we have an exclusive review of last Saturday’s gig.

“Hi Alex,
the concert in Prag was not on Monday, but on Saturday.
In opposite to the other concerts, they played in Europe on this tour, they played “Go your own way” and “I just shot John Lennon”. They didn´t play “You and me” and “Dying in the sun” this time.
I´m sorry, I don´t know the exact play list, but it was something like this:

Promises
Animal Instinct
Loud and Clear
Linger
Ode to my family
Wanted
Salvation
Desperate Andy
When you´re gone
Free to decide
Walzing back
Pretty
Zombie
Go your own way
Ridiculous Thoughts
Can´t be with you

I just shot J.Lennon
Just my imagination
Dreams

As soon as I received the photos, I will send you some scans.
Greetings from
Bernd”

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Prague Gig and Poster

May 24, 2000  |  Comments Off on Prague Gig and Poster  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

For those that missed it, the Cranberries played a gig at Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday [correction: Saturday]. Hopefully, we’ll have pics and reviews soon, but for now, here’s a concert poster from the show.

Source: eBay

Sessions at West 54th Setlist

May 10, 2000  |  Comments Off on Sessions at West 54th Setlist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Sessions at West 54th homepage has uploaded the setlist for the upcoming Cranberries show. Televised tracks will be:

1. Linger
2. Desperate Andy
3. Promises
4. Zombie
5. Dreams

Yay. Same old, same old. However, “Desperate Andy” is one you won’t find everywhere, so that’s good 🙂 The show airs this Friday, May 12th. It’s a public TV show, so be sure to check your local listings for exact time and channel.

Source: “Sessions” Homepage

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