Steve DeMarchi about his brother Denny

November 28, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Beautiful words from Steve DeMarchi on Facebook, writing about his brother Denny who would have been celebrating his birthday today.

Our thoughts are with Steve and his family today.

“Salvation” (tribute album): And the winner is…..

November 27, 2020  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The winner of the artwork for the “Salvation” tribute album cover has been revealed on 2fm.rte.ie today. The media also published a shortlist of 12 other album covers.

Congrats to winner Sam Dermody… as well as all the other artists who sent their amazing artworks.

Album to be released in 2021.

Salvation – Artwork by Sam Dermody

Black Friday sale

November 26, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

40% off Black Friday sale will be live on The Cranberries Official UK store from 0.01am on Friday 27th until 6pm Monday 30th GMT

https://thecranberries.shopfirebrand.com/

A word from Marty Callner, director of the “Free To Decide” video

November 25, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Music video director Marty Callner posted on Instagram and Facebook, 2 rare behind the scenes photos taken in the Mojave desert for the “Free To Decide“ video along with a few words in memory of Dolores.

ITW: pleasekillme.com “The Cranberries: No Need To Argue”

November 24, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new interview with Noel and Fergal was published today on pleasekillme.com
Special thanks to Robert for the link.

amricansongwriter.com “The Cranberries Revisit No Need to Argue and the Legacy of Zombie”

November 24, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Almost the exact same title as the forbes.com interview from a few days ago, but new article/interview with Fergal and Noel posted yesterday on americansongwriter.com

ITW: forbes.com “The Cranberries Revisit Their Hit Album NNTA And The Legacy Of Zombie”

November 20, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal and Noel published today on forbes.com

ITW: “What Goes On S2 Ep23 – Noel Hogan (The Cranberries)”

November 17, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel Hogan on “What Goes On”. The almost 2-hour long podcast was published on YouTube today directly by What Goes On.

INTERVIEW: analogue.io “The Cranberries”

November 13, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal published today on analogue.io

ITW: undertheradarmag.com “The Cranberries on Dolores O’Riordan and No Need To Argue”

November 13, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal and Noel published today on undertheradarmag.com

“No Need To Argue” 25th Anniversary Edition out now

November 13, 2020  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The NNTA 25th Anniversary Edition is out now. In fact the release is simply titled “Deluxe Edition” for the 2LP and 2CD versions and “2020 Remaster” for the 1CD version.

The Cranberries posted a message on their website and socials earlier today.

ITW: spin.com “How NNTA Turned The Cranberries Into Stars”

November 10, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Noel and Fergal published today on spin.com

VIDEO: “(They Long To Be) Close To You”

November 6, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries published the official video for “(They Long To Be) Close To You” on their YouTube account today. The video contains rare photos from the No Need To Argue photo session.

The audio (taken from the 25th Anniversary Edition of No Need To Argue – out Nov 13th) is also available on all streaming platforms.

hotpress.com “Voices On U2 – The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan”

November 5, 2020  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on hotpress.com

VIDEO: Dolores O’Riordan mural – making of

November 4, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A 14-minute long kind of making of Dolores’ Mural was posted on YouTube today. (Re)discover the awesome work of the artist ACHES over a few days in Limerick about a year ago.

Thanks to user Wally Cassidy.

Just My Imagination: interview with Rick Fuller & Philip Harder

November 2, 2020  |  5 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As the Cranberries World team was investigating as to where exactly some scenes of the Just My Imagination video were filmed in order to add this information to the map section, we tried to get in touch with Rick Fuller, producer of the video, who very kindly shed light on this mystery for us and invited director Philip Harder to join in the discussion.

Rick explained that the video was filmed over two days, on 27 July 1999 in Poolbeg, Dublin in the area around the Pigeon House Hotel near the old Poolbeg Generator Plant, and on 28 July 1999 in the Ardmore Studios, Wicklow

The two of them went out of their way to answer our questions and sent us never seen before pictures of the making of the video, as well as pictures of the CD and the microphone used on set, even including the STORYBOARDS. We can’t thank these two gentlemen enough for their kindness and availability.

Do you know what the band’s expectations were for this music video?

Director Philip Harder – Dolores wanted a visual fantasy, where she can magically step out of a rough Irish setting and into a playful fantasy. But each time she goes there and loses herself in her imagination, she is interrupted by reality.

What was the inspiration behind the video for Phil Harder and yourself?

Director Philip Harder – My wife Isabelle told me a story of walking with a Walkman, listening to music and imagining a surreal world.

How was the location (Poolbeg Power Station, Pigeon House Hotel etc…) chosen for the shoot?

Director Philip Harder – Since the Cranberries are Irish, and I recently lived in Dublin, we knew these areas would offer great locations with an industrial edge, all within a few blocks of each other.

Why did you choose to use such old cars?

Director Philip Harder – The Citron that the guys drove was a very rare car that one of the crew members had access to. The microphone Dolores uses was designed for the video to match the shape of that car. The rest of the vehicles in the background were designed to make the video feel out of time which reminded me of Ireland in the early 1980’s, or perhaps a classic Cranberries-style music video like the vintage stock footage in Zombie.

How would you describe your collaboration with the band?

Director Philip Harder – I spoke with Dolores on the phone after she read the treatment which described her listening to music and falling into an imaginary world. Dolores was really excited to shoot the video with this concept in mind. Dolores is a pro. She made many videos before this. On the shoot we were very collaborative, discussing scenes in detail, including the settings and background actors as well as cameos by her band mates. Dolores seemed to love acting and playing a “character” in the video. She gave it her all to act out the part and always gave feedback on how she wanted to be portrayed. On set I followed her lead to make her feel comfortable in the role. As I recall we discussed in detail every scene we shot.

Philip & Dolores

How was the atmosphere on set? Dolores once explained she declined to shoot a scene where a car would have stopped right before hitting her [Interview for German NBC show GIGA].

Director Philip Harder – Dolores actually shot the car scene and I explained how to do it, (there’s a photo of me directing her for that scene) but for safety we used a long lens and editing to make the car appear closer than it was. Dolores really liked the fantasy we were creating and loved acting the part. She also really enjoyed working with cinematographer Matty Libatique, who shot films for Spike Lee, A Star Is Born and many other well known movies. Matty and Dolores really hit it off on set. At one point we were using an experimental, high contrast black and white film for the band performance. The film quality is either black or white with no gray scale. I was concerned the film would exaggerate Dolores’s freckles and could become black dots all over her face. I brought this up but she referred to Matty for advice. Dolores said that since she and I both have freckles I might be bias. Matty told Dolores her freckles were beautiful and we should exaggerate them. She in turn looked at me and winked, as if to say I told you so.

Philip & Dolores

DP Matthew Libatique

What’s the best memory you have from this experience working with The Cranberries?

Director Philip Harder – After the shoot Dolores invited my wife and I to her home in Limerick. When we arrived she showed us around her entire property. She was an amazing, gracious host. (I think it’s an Irish trait!) Later we drank Guinness in her private western bar, sitting on saddle bar stools. That night Dolores set us up in one of her guest cottages. In the morning she was leaving for a tour so called us from her helicopter to wake us and let us know there was a servant with breakfast waiting outside our door.

Philip Harder (center) and Rick Fuller (back) with the band

Do you know how the video was received by the band?

Director Philip Harder – The band loved it. We saw Dolores on tour in the states. After the show we met up again, Dolores went on and on about the fantasy world we created in the video. She could only imagine the imagery when we were shooting so she was very pleased what we were able to create through our fantasy images and experimental film techniques.

What does the song mean to you, and how does the imagery of the video represent that?

Director Philip Harder – I think the feeling comes not only comes from the lyrics but from Dolores’s unique vocal delivery. Even though this is more of a pop song, I felt the images needed a contrast between edgy or perhaps grungy industrial settings, smoke stacks, rough neighborhoods etc. which can magically disappear by just using your imagination. Reality transforms into animated fantasies of color.

Producers Seamus Byrne (left) and Rick Fuller (right)

All photos courtesy of Producer Rick Fuller.

A very heartfelt thank you to both Philip and Rick for providing us with all these materials and info, it was a pleasure to (re)discover all these gems!

Please note that none of the items shown above are for sale, we’d be grateful if our readers could behave well, show respect, and refrain from sending inquiries to these already very generous gentlemen.

INTERVIEW: “Bringin’ it Backwards”

November 2, 2020  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: “Bringin’ it Backwards”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another interview with Noel and Fergal over Zoom video, this time on “Bringin’ it Backwards” and posted on YouTube today.

INTERVIEW: “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”

November 1, 2020  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview with Fergal and Noel on “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” recorded on 19 October 2020 and published yesterday on the YouTube account of the host, Darren Paltrowitz.

The Cranberries – Zombie (Lyric Video)

October 23, 2020  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries – Zombie (Lyric Video)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have just announced on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) the launch of the new official lyric video for Zombie. Will you notice the small mistake in their message!

No Need To Argue 25th Anniversary official merchandise

October 21, 2020  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New merchandise appeared on The Cranberries official website today. Five new items to celebrate the NNTA 25th Anniversary release.

Never heard before “Dreams” demo has surfaced

October 19, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A never heard before demo of “Dreams” from 1990 was published 2 days ago on YouTube. According to YouTube user AGMP – a concert promoter in the UK – this one was produced and paid for by EPIC RECORDS who were considering signing the band.

This very rare version has a spoken intro and differs from all the demos we already know of, although it does sound a bit like a less mixed version of the Xeric demo without the intro.

Stuart Clark, from Hot Press, once mentioned that “Dreams” had a spoken word intro for a brief period, so this is likely the version he was talking about! PURE GEM.

Thanks to Cranberries Library for noticing.

FULL VIDEO: “Kyle Meredith with….. The Cranberries”

October 18, 2020  |  Comments Off on FULL VIDEO: “Kyle Meredith with….. The Cranberries”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The full video of “Kyle Meredith with…” was posted yesterday on the Kyle Meredith’s YouTube account. The incomplete version is still available though!

Miley Cyrus covering “Zombie” for SOS FEST yesterday

October 18, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Miley Cyrus performed “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure, “Zombie by The Cranberries and “Midnight Sky” (her recent single) for “Save Our Stages Fest” yesterday at Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles.

The video of the performance was streamed live on Miley Cyrus’ YouTube account where you can still donate for the “SOS Fest”.

Replay available, “Zombie” starts at 3:15

Thanks to pathetic_senses – one of our readers – for the link!


UPDATE – OCTOBER 19

The Cranberries published a message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as well as their website regarding Miley Cyrus’ performance.

On what we believe is going to be released on Oct 23rd (UPDATED)

October 17, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Since October 9th, The Cranberries have published on their socials three mysterious teasers stating that something is “coming soon” on October 23rd.

Since many of you have been questioning us as to what we believe is going to see the light of day on October 23rd, we’ve decided to make our thoughts public.

Let it be clear straight away, we do not believe this could be the documentary the band has mentioned several times.

A month away from the release of the “No Need To Argue” 25th Anniversary Edition, we believe that we will be presented with a new video that will serve in promoting this anniversary release.

The first teaser published on October 9th clearly hints that there is a new “Zombie” video coming out.

The second teaser, published on October 13th, shows live images from the “Beneath The Skin – Live in Paris 1999” video, which seems to point out that the video is to be a live video of “Zombie”.

In the end, third teaser, published yesterday, obviously features shots of the homecoming Theatre Royal performance of the band in Limerick in December 1993.

The video is quite easy to identify as The Cranberries had already released “How” from this show as bonus on their “Beneath The Skin” DVD.

Screenshot from the Zombie teaser

Screenshot from BTS dvd – “How” at Theatre Royal

We also know that the full show was filmed by the promoter of the gig, who is the source of the “How” video, so we have no doubt the footage seen on this new “Zombie” teaser are from the same source.
Last but not least, the promoter of the concert tweeted back in April 2020 that he had found his old Cranberries video files he had been looking for and that we “might see it and some other rare footage at some stage”, hence why we have reason to believe that the band is going to publish a new live video of “Zombie” on October 23rd featuring some never before seen footage from the Theatre Royal concert in order to promote their upcoming anniversary release of “No Need To Argue”.

That being said, given this video was recorded with one camera only and shows only one single angle, it is likely this “Zombie” live video could feature footage from other shows in order to make it look more dynamic.

Time will tell…


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

The Cranberries – Zombie (Lyric Video)

INTERVIEW: “Kyle Meredith with….. The Cranberries”

October 16, 2020  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: “Kyle Meredith with….. The Cranberries”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fergal and Noel appearing on “Kyle Meredith with…”
The video was published today on the Kyle Meredith’s YouTube account.

Note that the video seems incomplete and cuts out in the middle of the interview. A bug or something went wrong, or maybe a second part will be published later. Wait and see!

In the mean time, the complete audio interview is available on consequenceofsound.net as well as Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public | RSS

AUDIO BOOTLEG: Las Vegas, NV – 28 September 1993

September 30, 2020  |  Comments Off on AUDIO BOOTLEG: Las Vegas, NV – 28 September 1993  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare audio bootleg of The Cranberries opening for the band Suede at The Huntridge Theatre in Las Vegas has recently surfaced on dimeadozen.org (FLAC files off master tape). Thanks to taper Scott Tillotson and user cpscps for sharing.

For those who don’t have an account on Dimeadozen, the show was also shared on YouTube.

cranberriesbrasil.blogspot.com “Entrevista Exclusiva com Olé Koretsky”

September 23, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the interview with Olé Koretsky directly on cranberriesbrasil.blogspot.com
English version available, scroll the page down.

udiscovermusic.com “We Were Young And Fearless: Fergal Lawler On The Cranberries’ No Need To Argue”

September 19, 2020  |  Comments Off on udiscovermusic.com “We Were Young And Fearless: Fergal Lawler On The Cranberries’ No Need To Argue”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the new interview with Fergal Lawler published today on udiscovermusic.com

1st images of NNTA Remastered 2LP (UPDATED)

September 18, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below, the very first images of the NNTA remastered double vinyl that weirdly arrived on due date through Amazon. Time will tell if the other versions (CD, transparent vinyl…) will be released on November 13th or earlier.

Source: Shannon Du-fort, Facebook group The Cranberries International fans.


UPDATE

7 more photos of the album, a bit clearer and you can now read the 5,000 word essay on the history of the album written by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux. The essay is printed on the 4 sides of the inner sleeves, click on images for larger view.

Made in Czech Republic by Universal International Music in Netherlands, so this is the European version.

Special thanks to Philippe Nadeau from Canada for the pics, who received his copy yesterday from amazon.ca (just like Shannon).

The Cranberries “Daffodil Lament” lyric video is here

September 18, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As announced last week on the great podcast “This Must Be The Gig”, the lyric video of “Daffodil Lament” is here. It was posted in HD 1080p on YouTube/Vevo this morning.

INTERVIEW: “This Must Be The Gig” (podcast)

September 10, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New audio interview with Fergal and Noel on the episode 111 of “This Must Be The Gig” and published yesterday on consequenceofsound.net

The 1-hour podcast is also available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PlayRadio PublicStitcher.

(A video of Daffodil Lament will be released soon including footage of the recording session in Oxford in 1994. Also, the 25 years of NNTA, the impact of seeing U2 as teenagers, and the power of a good cover.)

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for the link!

“Stars The Best Of 1992-2002” limited & numbered SACD

September 7, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Hong Kong just released a limited and numbered edition of “Stars The Best Of 1992-2002” for the first time ever in hybrid SACD.

Limited to 1,000 copies, the album was released on 2 September 2020 and is available in Hong Kong – and almost everywhere online – for the price of 200 HKD (more or less 25 USD).

Back cover says printed in Hong Kong and manufactured in Japan, but the edition is definitely a Hong Kong exclusive (label reads Universal Music Hong Kong on the actual CD) and shouldn’t be released in Japan.

Thanks to Stephane HongKong for info and below pics.

The Cranberries remember Dolores on her 49th birthday

September 6, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries shared a message this morning on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with a never before seen photo of D.

Today would have been her 49th birthday!

To Dolores – September 6, 2020

September 6, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Dear Dolores,

This year, in a quite unbelievable context, you would have turned 49 on this very day.
More than ever, the world misses the dreamer and passionate poet you were.

As always, and like our fellow fans, we, the Cranberries World team members, keep you in our thoughts on this special day, for you will forever live in our hearts.

We love you, Dolores, always.
Happy Birthday!

Photo credits: “In The End” + Bob Berg (New York City, 1993)

Dreams Fest 2020 to go live on Facebook this Sunday celebrating Dolores O’Riordan’s birthday

September 4, 2020  |  Comments Off on Dreams Fest 2020 to go live on Facebook this Sunday celebrating Dolores O’Riordan’s birthday  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

As seen on ilovelimerick.ie today, Limerick county Dreams Fest will take place on Dolores’ birthday as a virtual event this year, live on the Dreams 2020 Facebook page at 1:30pm (Irish Time) this Sunday.

The articles explains that, “the event was filmed previously at King John’s Castle and will feature a host of musicians and familiar Limerick faces who are coming together to celebrate Dolores’ life and legacy. Dreams from the Castle was sparked by Dolores’ brother Brendan with the help of friends and local businesspeople and aims to mark his sister’s birthday through showcasing all Limerick has to offer through art, music and its historical sights. The event features many tributes to the star.”

For the occasion, the festival crew erected on the castle the mural painted in 2018 by Bridget Lambert of Class Art Studio and her 30 students.
Brendan O Riordan commented, “the artwork seems perfectly at home and brings back all the memories of that warm summer it was created.  It’s for Dolores and for all she represents in this world – Love, joy, peace, happiness, music, painting, colour, energy, spirit, vibes, community and inspiration

He added, “the event was small due to restrictions but aimed to give a little hope in these troubled times. We want to see Limerick on the map as the home of one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, my sister, global rockstar and front woman of the Cranberries Dolores O Riordan. Loved by the young, old, city, county, arts, sports she is the common thread that connects so many hearts here and all over the world.”

More photos of the event were already shared yesterday on the Dreams 2020’s Facebook.

“Zombie” featured on “This Way Up” TV show

September 1, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” featured on “This Way Up” TV show  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The song appears in a very funny scene of a house party and home karaoke of the British/Irish series “This Way Up”.

Thanks to Benjamin for the info!

 

“NNTA (Remastered)” release date postponed to 13 Nov. 2020

August 29, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Fans who have already placed their “No Need To Argue (Remastered)” order on udiscovermusic.com and recordstore.co.uk have been receiving emails since last night to inform them that the release date has now changed to November 13th.


One may note that Amazon hasn’t yet sent emails to customers and still mentions September 18th as the release date, although this is likely to be amended in the upcoming hours and it should probably be the same for all the other stores.

Thanks to Lorenzo for the Record Store screen shot.


UPDATE – AUGUST 30

Today, The Cranberries posted a message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) regarding the new release date. The last line of their message is a little longer on Facebook and Instagram, “We are so sorry to disappoint, but this is very much out of our control, and we hope you all understand.”

First images of the “No Need To Argue (Remastered)” edition

August 18, 2020  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The previews of the artwork of the NNTA (Remastered) editions, LP and CD, appeared for the 1st time today on eBay.
One may note that unlike the “EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition” there is no mention of a “25th Anniversary Edition” nor an “Expanded Edition” on the artwork, just an ordinary sticker.

Sources: eBay, eBay

RIP ELIO O’R JR

August 11, 2020  |  20 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

We have just learned of the passing of a well known fan from Brazil in the Cranberries community, Elio Maraia Jr., whom we were used to know as Elio O’Riordan Junior.

Elio was the founder of the 1st fanclub in Brazil and former webmaster of “ZombieGuide South America”.
We felt it was important to let fans know as we believe some of our followers may have been closed to him.

Tonight we keep him in our thoughts.
May you rest in peace, Elio, your love for Dolores and the band will forever be remembered.
✨

“Family Guy” Season 19 Trailer featuring “Ode To My Family”

August 10, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Family Guy” Season 19 Trailer featuring “Ode To My Family”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The song “Ode To My Family” returns to the animated sitcom “Family Guy” next season. Trailer available on YouTube now (OTMF starts at 0:15).

“Memoir of a roadie” by Joel Miller

August 6, 2020  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Joel Miller is an ex- roadie for Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Stone Temple Pilots & The Cranberries. His autobiography titled “Memoir of a roadie” is already available for pre-order on Kindle and soon on Amazon. The book will be available to download on 8 August 2020.

VIDEO: “Songs From An Empty Room”

July 28, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

The full special concert “Songs From An Empty Room” is available on replay on the RTÉ Player until August 25th. The TV program includes an interview with Noel Hogan & Danny O’Reilly from the band The Coronas (starts at 1:11:58) as well as their performance of “Linger” with some chords (starts at 1:35:40).

Note: The RTÉ Player is not working on every browser!

rte.ie “Cranberries hit reimagined for Songs from an Empty Room”

July 25, 2020  |  Comments Off on rte.ie “Cranberries hit reimagined for Songs from an Empty Room”  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

Read the article/interview with Noel Hogan directly on rte.ie

ITW: irishexaminer.com “Dolores O’Riordan a massive presence still in Cranberries, says Noel Hogan”

July 22, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: irishexaminer.com “Dolores O’Riordan a massive presence still in Cranberries, says Noel Hogan”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

irishexaminer.com published a small part of the interview with Noel Hogan broadcast from Limerick on Virgin Media (TV) this morning.

First gig with Dolores O’Riordan 30 years ago today

July 14, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

30 years ago today, The Cranberry Saw Us – not yet The Cranberries – played their first concert with Dolores O’Riordan as new lead singer replacing Niall Quinn. They were opening that day for the band They Do It With Mirrors. The show took place in Limerick at Cruises Hotel in the Ruby’s Club.

Happy Anniversary!!

RARE PICS: Noel and Fergal backstage at Theatre Royal in 1994(?)

July 14, 2020  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Rare photos from 1994(?) taken backstage at Theatre Royal in Limerick during a break when The Cranberries were recording “Zombie”. Fergal had just cut his long hair and Noel cut his shortly after for the “Zombie” video.

Fergal and Noel with Seamus Flynn – former owner of the Theatre Royal – his wife Patricia and his son Darragh. Photo credits: Laurie (Fergal’s wife).

Thanks to Seamus for the pics and story behind!

Koretsky’s new EP “MMXX” out today

July 10, 2020  |  Comments Off on Koretsky’s new EP “MMXX” out today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Olé Koretsky announced on Twitter and Instagram today the release of his new EP titled “MMXX”.
Stream/download here.

The EP features the track “Heartbreaker” which Cranberries fans are familiar with as Olé used to play it when presenting D.A.R.K. tracks Live PA as opener of The Cranberries on their 2017 tour.

One may thus wonder if the other unreleased tracks Olé played live on this tour will ever be released – and as solo material or D.A.R.K.? Let’s note that some of them featured Dolores’ voice so we could expect them to make it on the second album of D.A.R.K. that was already recorded when Dolores passed away and will hopefully see the light one day.

“MMXX” also includes an interesting cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Let Olé know what you think of his work!

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