The tragic events that inspired the song “Zombie” turn 30.
More about the Warrington Bombings on Wikipedia
In the last issue of the electronic journal of the Spanish Association For Irish Studies (AEDEI), a comprehensive analysis about the 3rd studio album of The Cranberries based on interviews and academic research.
“Not So Glamorous at All: The Consequences of Fame and Celebrity Status in The Cranberries’ To The Faithful Departed” to read directly on estudiosirlandeses.org or pdf file here.
Special thanks to Josep for the link.
Musical instrument shop “Music Maker” on Exchequer Street in Dublin shared on Instagram their 2023 Saint Patrick’s Day window. The artwork features a few legends of Irish music, including Dolores.
The BBC 4 is repeating whole original “Top Of The Pops” programmes in 2023. It is also available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast for UK viewers and in UK only.
For now 2 episodes with The Cranberries were rebroadcast.
“Linger” which originally aired on 10 February 1994 and “Dreams” originally aired on 5 May 1994.
Both performances were captured and uploaded on YouTube recently (up to 1080p), thanks to users TOTP 80s & 90s Archive and TopOfThePopsFan
4 new T-Shirts celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else” have recently appeared on the official merch of The Cranberries.
Everybody Else · Acid Black Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt · (S M L XL)
Niall Quinn turns 50 today. Happy half-century, we wish you a wonderful celebration!
If you want to celebrate with a former The Cranberry Saw Us member, Niall is live on stage tonight with special guests in Limerick at Dolans/Kasbah, and featuring songs of his bands The Hitchers, Theme Tune Boy, Half Man Half Biscuit. “Expect decks, drums and a proper punky party”
UPDATE · 11 March
Setlist, as published by Niall.
Photo from the show by @seodashows
RTÉ Archives published on their website yesterday a rare video of The Cranberries appearing on the Irish Television programme “Kenny Live”
The band performed “Dreams” 30 years ago on this day (well, yesterday).
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” Island/UMe is releasing the album in Dolby ATMOS.
Fergal says, “The Atmos remixes are a whole different listening experience for us. It feels more like being onstage at a concert, being surrounded by the band. There are certain intricate parts that subtly pop out every now and then, causing you to feel more immersed in the songs”
No need to own a Dolby ATMOS equipment like home cinema or else to experience it (even if that’s the best option), it still works with headphones or any other stereo equipments, delivering a more immersive sound anyway.
Listen to this brand new 30th Anniversary mix immediately and exclusively on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal. All 3 links Here.
Thanks to @CindaUy on Twitter for the screen shot (looks like Apple Music on iPhone) where you can see the new Dolby ATMOS logo.
UPDATE · 4 March
The Cranberries have now announced it on their website cranberries.com as well as their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Read the article directly on altpress.com
Read the article directly on irishtimes.com
A very rare and previously unpublished bootleg video recently surfaced on YouTube. The Cranberries live in Camden, NJ, USA in August 1995. Complete show.
Date on YouTube is incorrect, in fact 8 August 1995 as it appears on the video at some point. Apparently there was confusion with the show in Camden a few years later on 17 August 1999.
Special thanks to Alex Verveboy for the info.
“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” issued for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day 2023.
To be released on 22 April 2023.
More info directly on the RecordStoreDay’s websites here, here and here
Special thanks to Dan on Twitter!
The Cranberries have now posted about it on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie
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) published on their official website doloresoriordan.com (as well as their socials) a message today.
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).
in a 2015 interview, Angelo Badalamenti revealed he was working on Dolores’ album, so there might be more unreleased collaborations…
“Dreams” is the soundtrack of the new Zalando commercial titled “Cherish The Moment · Holiday 2022”
Watch the English version on YouTube shared by Zalando directly. Please note that some local versions are known to exist as well.
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 will be co-hosting “Rock Classics Radio with Jenn” on Apple Music Hits.
Listen live here: https://apple.co/3e9KzFD
And if you missed it, you can listen back at anytime On Demand, in Apple Music.
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).
A few photos were shared on the Dolores O’Riordan social accounts now run by Dolores’ Estate (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
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.
Title says it all.
Could it be a sign of the release of the TTFD 25th Anniversary edition soon?
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
The synopsis and the first 11 tables of the comic biography “Dolores” were published on fumettologica.it a couple of days ago. Have a look!
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.
…and there are 2 other articles (pretty much the same) published on virginradio.it and meganerd.it
Francesca Ciregia, one of the authors of the soon-to-be-released comic book Dolores, has been sharing since a few months on Instagram a few illustrations regarding The Cranberries. Here’s below a glimpse of her works/drafts… and many more to discover on her socials!
The comic book/biography “DOLORES” by Italian publisher Edizioni BD is now available to pre-order on Amazon Italy (as well as a few other regions… check your local Amazon). Paperback 120 pages.
Release date: 31 August 2022
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”.
Shared on YouTube yesterday by user Dany O, a rare video recording of the Dolores O’Riordan press conference in México on 1 September 2007.
Fergal Lawler was interviewed on “Verbal Shenanigans” on episode #405 from 8 July 2022.
Download / listen to the podcast directly on podbean.com as well as streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon etc…
Interview starts at 31:10
New interview with Fergal published yesterday on latercera.com (Spanish).
Read the article and watch a 5-min video of the house/rooms directly on independent.ie
Another interview (audio) with Fergal published today by rockatnight.com
The almost 28-minute podcast is available directly on their website as well as iTunes Audio, Google Podcast, PodBay.FM and Podchaser.
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.
For the release of “STARS The Best Of 1992-2002” on black vinyl next week (27 May), Fergal gave an interview to theaquarian.com
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
For the occasion Fergal launched a new website and a new soundcloud where you can listen to the 8 tracks as well.
And last, he recently gave an interview about it to 200-percent.com
The Cranberries announced on their website and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) the release of some exclusive merchandise to commemorate the “Remembering Dolores” album.
3 new items (Unisex T-Shirt, Ladies T-Shirt, Hoodie) are now available to pre-order both on their UK/Euro and U.S. stores. To be released on 13 May 2022 and estimated to ship late May.