ZOMBIE CONTEST: spot the subtle differences (UPDATED)

April 20, 2020  |  Comments Off on ZOMBIE CONTEST: spot the subtle differences (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The contest was posted only on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook page. Please post your answers only on Facebook!


UPDATE – APRIL 27

The contest is now over. It was announced today on the official DO’R Facebook page.

Felipe Rissato, alias lipecran from Brazil, posted a few days ago on Instagram a great video to compare all 4 versions of the video.

“Zombie” 4K remastered music video finally available!!

April 20, 2020  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More than 735,000 views after Zombie’s one billionth view, the 4K remastered version of the official music video is finally available. Simply stunning!


UPDATE – 5:30 PM (Irish Time)

The Cranberries posted a 15-sec video on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to announce it:

…as well as on their official website cranberries.com

COVID-19: Another message posted by The Cranberries

April 20, 2020  |  Comments Off on COVID-19: Another message posted by The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a second message on Twitter and Facebook regarding Covid-19:

1st glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset

April 19, 2020  |  Comments Off on 1st glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, Fergal Lawler was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show on the Irish radio RTÉ 2fm. He obviously mainly talked about the Zombie’s one billionth view, however near the end, fans got a first glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset.

Fergal mentioned that there would be things for the hard-core fans, things like demos the band did in New York before the album was recorded, some radio station stuff, acoustic versions of the tracks and live versions, but there was no mention of when it will be released.

Listen back Fergal’s 12-minute interview by clicking here (starts at 1:36:20)

TV REPORT: “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock”

April 19, 2020  |  Comments Off on TV REPORT: “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries also appeared on “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock” (Irish TV) last night, featuring a short interview with Noel Hogan, starting at 15:45. Replay is only available a couple of days on RTÉ Player, so watch now!

As told by Dolores O’Riordan’s family, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan & Fergal Lawler

April 18, 2020  |  Comments Off on As told by Dolores O’Riordan’s family, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan & Fergal Lawler  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for the 2nd time today:

“Celebration” by theHand

April 18, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Celebration” by theHand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Still about “1 BILLION VIEWS”, The Hand posted a great drawing on Instagram:

A few articles regarding Zombie’s one billion views

April 18, 2020  |  Comments Off on A few articles regarding Zombie’s one billion views  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below are just a few articles – and one press release – published about “Zombie” today. Probably many more to come in the coming hours… impossible to share them all.

Click each link or image below to read directly on each website.

“Zombie” hit 1,000,000,000 views on YouTube

April 18, 2020  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

HIP HIP HIP, HOORAY!
The official “Zombie” music video just hit 1 billion views on YouTube/VEVO today at 2:40 pm (Irish Time). Congratulations to The Cranberries, the fans and all the viewers for the achievement. If you’re reading this, you are probably one of the billion!

To celebrate, the 480p standard version of The Cranberries biggest hit should be replaced by a remastered 4K version available very soon. MASTERPIECE.


UPDATE – 3:15 PM (Irish Time)

At 2:40 pm exactly, The Cranberries posted on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) a message signed by Fergal Lawler, and including a 31-second video:

Just one minute after, at 2:41 pm, a message was posted on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook:

And almost the same message was posted on her official – coming soon… – website:

limerickleader.ie “Incredible landmark about to be hit by Limerick’s most famous band”

April 16, 2020  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Incredible landmark about to be hit by Limerick’s most famous band”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

The Hogans great great grandfather

April 15, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here’s an interesting discovery we wanted to share:
As some of our team members were browsing old Irish 90s papers, we found out in a 1993 Limerick Leader article that Noel & Mike happen to be the great great grandsons of Michael Hogan, a poet known as “The Bard Of Thomond” in the 1800s.

Some of you might already have heard about this as, in 1999, Noel & Mike helped to reissue the poems and songs of their ancestor, according to an Irish Times article.

But our discovery did not stop there! As we read more about The Bard Of Thomond, we realized that a life-size statue of the Hogan’s great great grandfather is actually to be found at King Johns Castle Plaza in Limerick, that is to say… right in front of Dolores’ mural painted in 2019 by Aches!

When the tribute to a Hogan family member meets the tribute to a O’Riordan family member… destiny!!!


Michael Hogan – The Bard – and Dolores, facing each other

 

Special thanks to CranberriesItalia for the wiki link!

Sources: Niall Griffin (IG @niall_g), Pól Ó Conghaile (independent.ie), Michael Hogan (Wikipedia)

BREAKING: new version of “Uncertain” music video has surfaced

April 15, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Unbelievable!
Almost 30 years after the filming, a never before seen Alternative Version of the “Uncertain” video with different takes has surfaced yesterday. Simply titled “The Cranberries Uncertain Music Video Uncut”, the video was posted on YouTube by Julianne Hennelly who writes, “Featuring Dolores brother Brendan O’Riordan and his daughter Cora”.

If you’d like to compare the 2 music videos, the classic version was posted here.
Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook for noticing!

A stunning opening to “The Late Late Show” yesterday

April 11, 2020  |  Comments Off on A stunning opening to “The Late Late Show” yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Other News

RTÉ 2FM shared on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), the opening of “The Late Late Show” broadcast yesterday on RTÉ One and featuring many aerial views from Ireland during the Covid-19 lockdown. Dolores O’Riordan Mural in Limerick included!

Another photo with Dolores O’Riordan in Venice in 2015

March 23, 2020  |  Comments Off on Another photo with Dolores O’Riordan in Venice in 2015  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In February 2015 Dolores was spotted on Venice Beach (USA) and 2 photos were posted on Instagram back then.

Today, another photo probably taken more or less at the same time and near the same place was posted on Instagram by Damon Warren Smith. How great!

COVID-19: A message from Ferg, Noel and Mike

March 21, 2020  |  Comments Off on COVID-19: A message from Ferg, Noel and Mike  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have posted the following message on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) today:

ARCHIVE: hotpress.com “Dolores gave one of her most personal ever interviews to Hot Press in 1999”

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

Read the interview directly on hotpress.com or click image below to open pdf file.

VIDEO: Coronavirus version of “Linger”

March 16, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Nice and very appropriate video with rewritten lyrics shared on Twitter today by Roisin Ingle:

we wish, wish we could return
wishing never had to learn
words like COVID-19
coronavirus you’re so mean
you are tearing us apart
ruining everything

 

and yet though this time is strange
so much to rearrange
we’ll keep washing our hands
all we can do is stand
together while apart
it’s not a game to us
and we’re in so deep
we sacrifice to keep us safe
social distance in our fingers a-a-ah
we don’t want to let it linger
we don’t want to
we don’t want to
we don’t want to let it linger

 

oh from Wuhan to Milan
something really has gone wrong
we’re singing songs
singing songs

 

if we, if at home we stay
close pubs self isolate
socializing at home
call loved ones on the phone
avert your patrick’s day
it’s a tiny price to pay
and we will prevail
we’ll keep our precious people safe
the strong is standing for the weakest
we can make sure it won’t linger
we have to
we have to
we cannot let it linger

PHOTOS: “Dreams The Collection” – Vinyl

March 6, 2020  |  Comments Off on PHOTOS: “Dreams The Collection” – Vinyl  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The vinyl was released in most European countries today except France to be released on 3 April. Release dates vary a lot depending on countries and/or continents, so check your local store(s) for more information. For example it was released on 20 February in Japan, on 28 February in Mexico, and it will be released in USA and Canada on 13 March.

Nice release with great artworks. Only one mistake in the credits: Noel Horgan with a ‘R’

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 49 years old today

March 4, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Happy Birthday Ferg!

Photo credit: “In The End”

irishtimes.com “A peek inside Dublin’s new €52m Hard Rock Hotel”

February 28, 2020  |  Comments Off on irishtimes.com “A peek inside Dublin’s new €52m Hard Rock Hotel”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on irishtimes.com or click image below to open pdf file.

“Dreams The Collection” – Vinyl – 1st pic!

February 19, 2020  |  Comments Off on “Dreams The Collection” – Vinyl – 1st pic!  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A few days earlier than expected, “Dreams The Collection” is now available on vinyl. The first photo was posted on Instagram today by user Kiosh Starus.

Behind the scenes video: “Wake Me When It’s Over”

February 13, 2020  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A behind the scenes video of the making of The Cranberries single “Wake Me When It’s Over” has been posted on YouTube today by Justin Gawke, 4th year student fine art painting – LSAD (Limerick School of Art & Design). He was part of the team that collaborated to the project.

bbc.co.uk “The Smiths’ producer shares his hit-making secrets”

February 11, 2020  |  Comments Off on bbc.co.uk “The Smiths’ producer shares his hit-making secrets”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the interview with Stephen Street directly on bbc.co.uk or click image below to open pdf file.

“Something Else” Purple Vinyl available on the official webstore

February 6, 2020  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Something Else” Purple Double Gatefold Vinyl is now available on The Cranberries official webstore.

Price:
£25 (€29.99 / US$32.99)

Noel Hogan + Lenties

February 1, 2020  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan + Lenties  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Snacklenties posted yesterday on Instagram a photo of Noel Hogan with lenties!!!
The story does not tell if that was any good… was it Noel?

abcnewsradio.com “Cranberries members felt Bad Wolves’ Zombie cover was released too soon: ‘It wasn’t my cup of tea’ “

January 30, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article/interview directly on abcnews.com or click image below to open pdf file.

Last January 24, the West Coast entertainment correspondent from ABC News Radio, Jason Nathanson, shared on Instagram a photo with The Cranberries. The above article has no credits but there is a huge possibility that the author is Jason.

ITW: The Cranberries at Grammy Museum – Front Row Live Ent.

January 28, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries interviewed by Rob Herrera / Front Row Live Ent. The video was recorded at GRAMMY Museum and posted on YouTube today. 


UPDATE – JANUARY 29

Rob Herrera shared on Instagram a photo with the band.

The Cranberries, PJ and his wife on the Red Carpet yesterday

January 27, 2020  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries, PJ and his wife on the Red Carpet yesterday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Look who is behind Lewis Capaldi on the Grammy Awards Red Carpet.
PJ O’Riordan and his wife Sandra at 0:30
The Cranberries at 3:37

The Cranberries still behind Lewis Capaldi in this other video (interview by Billboard)

62nd Grammy Awards: live update

January 26, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here we go, the 62nd Grammy Awards are about to start.

2:00 PM (PST)
The band has arrived at Staples Center and posted two pics on socials already – looking absolutely stunning!

For what we understand, the first part of ceremony and Red Carpet are available for everyone to watch online on grammy.com, it is unclear yet whether the boys are part of the “Premiere Ceremony” or the second one (the main one).

Our team will be watching the two ceremonies and keeping fans updated on this page throughout the evening/night so keep on checking this page for updates, and cross all fingers!!!

2:17 PM (PST)

2:29 PM (PST)

2:59 PM (PST)

3:01 PM (PST)

3:07 PM (PST)

3:17 PM (PST)

The band just posted the below message:

3:50 PM (PST)

Breaking: The results have been announced already and Cage The Elephant won the Grammy for Best Rock Album during the Premiere Ceremony. The Cranberries did not win but did us proud nonetheless. We love you lads!

Just a few minutes after the results, billboard.com published a video interview recorded pre-show on the red carpet:

And to conclude the evening, rte.ie published a great photo of the boys on the red carpet:

…as well as Cultura Colectiva Plus on Twitter:

Dan Brodbeck ITW: “Grammy nomination personal validation for London music producer”

January 25, 2020  |  Comments Off on Dan Brodbeck ITW: “Grammy nomination personal validation for London music producer”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article/interview directly on lfpress.com or click image below to open pdf file.

More photos at GRAMMY Museum yesterday (UPDATED)

January 24, 2020  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

One of our readers, Meggie T, sent us a few photos taken yesterday at GRAMMY Museum. She had the opportunity to meet Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck who were kind enough to take photos and talk with the fans after the show. Thank you very much Meggie!


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 5

Another reader, Midori C, also sent us pics taken that same day. Just like Meggie, she met Olé Koretsky and Dan Brodbeck after the interview/show outside the building. She also had the opportunity to meet Fergal, Noel, Mike and Olé before the interview. They all stopped to talk to fans, take pictures and sign autographs. Midori says it was an amazing day she has dreamed of and all the guys were so nice. Thank you very much Midori!

PHOTOS: The Cranberries at GRAMMY Museum

January 23, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first photos of The Cranberries at GRAMMY Museum earlier today have started to surface the internet, Cranberries MEXICO shared one on their Facebook:

… Jose Alvarez shared 7 photos on Instagram:

… and the host of the show, Scott Goldman, shared one on Instagram:

VIDEO: The Cranberries at GRAMMY Museum

January 23, 2020  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: The Cranberries at GRAMMY Museum  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and Olé Koretsky were at GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles for an intimate discussion moderated by Scott Goldman. The video was broadcast live on Facebook by Billboard and the replay is now available:

VIDEO: The Cranberries on “Good Day LA”

January 23, 2020  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: The Cranberries on “Good Day LA”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were on the show “Good Day LA” this morning. Watch the replay on foxla.com

They also shared a photo from the show on their Instagram:

irishtimes.com “Dolores O’Riordan’s former Howth home for €1.395m”

January 23, 2020  |  Comments Off on irishtimes.com “Dolores O’Riordan’s former Howth home for €1.395m”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on irishtimes.com or click image below to open pdf file… and have a look at 28 photos directly on myhome.ie

Thanks to Kevin for the information.

musicweek.com “Primary Wave acquires songwriting catalogue of Cranberries’ Noel Hogan”

January 21, 2020  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on musicweek.com or click image below to open pdf file.

RTÉ PLAYER: “The Making Of Angela’s Christmas”

January 18, 2020  |  Comments Off on RTÉ PLAYER: “The Making Of Angela’s Christmas”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those living in Ireland exclusively, you still have 8 days on the RTÉ Player to watch the replay of “The Making Of Angela’s Christmas” that was broadcast on RTÉ 2 on Friday 27 December 2019.

The 26 min. documentary includes a part dedicated to the recording of the song “Angela’s Christmas” and there is even an interview with Olé Koretsky recorded after Dolores’s passing.

For those who are not in Ireland these days the link won’t work and will return an error message:

…so your only way to watch it is to grab the official “Angela’s Christmas” DVD released last November in the US where the documentary is part of the special features (DVD Bonus).

“Something Else” purple vinyl edition to be released soon (UPDATED 2x)

January 17, 2020  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Some more information about the “Something Else” vinyl that was supposed to be reissued on 22 November 2019 and which was delayed to 29 November 2019, then to 29 May 2020, then to further announcement.

For now information is still very confusing as some stores are announcing a new release date on the 31 of January 2020 (like Amazon USA) when some others are still announcing the double vinyl to be released in May. Even Amazon is not saying the same depending on your country!

More importantly, the new release would in fact be a purple vinyl edition! Some record stores already received their copies and put them on sale straight away (like spellboundrecords in New Zealand) and now the very first images have started to surface as you can see below:

So check directly with your record store(s) as no one is saying the same at the moment, whether it is about the release date, the color, or the price…


UPDATE – JANUARY 30

The vinyl is now in stores:

However it seems that a few people who ordered their copy in UK received an email to cancel and refund or choose another item. According to the email, the vinyl was just meant to be sold on The Cranberries own webstore, which is still not the case at this very moment. Weird!

Thanks to Dan for the info.


UPDATE – JANUARY 31

Like in UK, the release was cancelled in Germany.
Amazon US says it’s been delayed rather than cancelled but it’s not available at the moment and it was supposed to be shipped today.

For now New Zealand and France seem to be the only places it’s been released. Will the vinyl finally appear on the band’s webstore like the above email says?

This is definitely one of the most frustrating releases for fans. To be continued…

AUDIO: “Kyle Meredith with… Blitz Vega” (also discuss the loss of Dolores O’Riordan)

January 17, 2020  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The band Blitz Vega appeared on the show “Kyle Meredith with…” the interview series presented by WFPK/Consequence of Sound. Among other things, band members Andy Rourke and KAV also discussed the loss of Dolores O’Riordan.

The podcast was posted on YouTube on 15 January 2020:

TICKET: “Celebrating GRAMMY Nominees: The Cranberries”

January 17, 2020  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel, Mike and Fergal will appear at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on January 23rd for an intimate discussion moderated by Scott Goldman. Grab your ticket now if you’d like to attend, price is $45.
More information on eventbrite.com

Thanks to Lionel for the link!

On this day in 1995: “Kenny Live” (RTÉ Archives)

January 16, 2020  |  Comments Off on On this day in 1995: “Kenny Live” (RTÉ Archives)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

RTÉ Archives published a rare interview with Dolores broadcast 25 years ago today in the “Kenny Live” show hosted by Pat Kenny.

ITW: warp.la “Entrevista con The Cranberries, recordando a Dolores O’Riordan”

January 16, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: warp.la “Entrevista con The Cranberries, recordando a Dolores O’Riordan”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the interview directly on warp.la

Fergal’s message – 15 January 2020

January 15, 2020  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fergal Lawler shared a message on The Cranberries socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) on the second anniversary of Dolores’s passing:

15 January 2020

January 15, 2020  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

2 years… We love you Dolores 🕯

Thanks to Carlos Rodriguez for his pic posted on Facebook/Calendolores2020 and to Sandi de Boer for the candle artwork.

ITW: grammy.com “The Cranberries Reflect On Their First GRAMMY Nod…..”

January 9, 2020  |  Comments Off on ITW: grammy.com “The Cranberries Reflect On Their First GRAMMY Nod…..”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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

Recording Academy / GRAMMYs also published a short video on YouTube entitled “The Cranberries – Meet First Time GRAMMY Nominee”

Dolores’s jacket in “Just My Imagination” re-auctioned last year

December 30, 2019  |  Comments Off on Dolores’s jacket in “Just My Imagination” re-auctioned last year  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It seems that the jacket worn by Dolores in the official “Just My Imagination” video was re-auctioned and sold last year at victormeeauctions.ie Thanks to joanna.cran.pic on Instagram for the info and pics!

The jacket was originally auctioned for charity in 2003, read the original Zombieguide news here.

ITW: crypticrock.com “Interview – Noel Hogan of The Cranberries”

December 27, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the interview directly on crypticrock.com or click image below to open pdf file.

Dr Noel Hogan turns 48 today

December 25, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Today is Noel’s birthday!
Sending love and our best wishes to you, Noel.
xx

…and a Merry Christmas to everyone. HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

The Cranberries in the new Hot Press magazine, Christmas issue

December 17, 2019  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in the new Hot Press magazine, Christmas issue  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries appearing in the Christmas issue of Hot Press. Available in-stores or online now:

“Dreams The Collection” available on vinyl on March 6th (UPDATED)

December 16, 2019  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to Amazon UK,  the compilation “Dreams The Collection” will be released on vinyl – for the first time ever – on the 6 March 2020. Will the vinyl include all 20 tracks included on the CD, will it be 1LP or 2LP, there is no more details yet…

Price: £13.99 + shipping

Thanks to Stéphane for the info!


UPDATE – JANUARY 23, 2020

Track listing of the vinyl has been revealed. Half the tracks omitted compared to the CD version (they did the same thing with “Say What You Want: The Collection” by Texas) which definitely means 1 vinyl only. However, it is the first official vinyl release of “Analyse”.

Tracklist:
1. Linger
2. Dreams
3. When You’re Gone
4. Dreaming My Dreams
5. Ridiculous Thoughts
6. Zombie
7. Just My Imagination
8. Analyse
9. Promises
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Salvation

Thanks to Dan in the comments below for the information.

The Cranberries Press