The Cranberries just released a brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” made of never-seen-before archive clips. It is now live on YouTube/Vevo to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday.
Media such as extra.ie announced earlier this week that Dolores’ mother, Eileen O’Riordan, will join TV host Ryan Tubridy on 3rd September for the first show of the new season of RTÉ One The Late Late Show.
The show, taking place three days ahead of Dolores’ 50th birthday, will also feature a musical tribute to Dolores.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 1
Eileen will also be joined by Fergal Lawler.
UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 3
if you missed the show, replay available here.
Only 30 days left to watch!
Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Six O’Clock Show” today on the Irish TV, Virgin Media One, talking about the new Hot Press book.
If you missed the show, replay is available here.
The interview with Noel starts at 3:25
Dreams 2020 and Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Further Education & Training are presenting a youth arts event this year in Limerick on Dolores’ birthday weekend, inviting young singer-songwriters from the area to apply. The special event/showcase will be streamed from the Dolores O’Riordan Park (Morning Star Park) in Bruff, Ireland, to remember Dolores’ 50th birthday.
More details on Facebook by clicking here.
Noel Hogan and Stuart Clark from Hot Press magazine just announced this morning on Limerick’s Live95 radio that a book about The Cranberries History would be released in October this year.
Noel explained that this would be a collection of interviews and stories (as told through the pages of Hot Press) from when they began up to the end, which he believes is a better way for fans to see how the band evolved over 30 years.
There will be 2 editions/formats of “WHY CAN’T WE?”
The standard “Special Gold Edition” limited to 5,000 copies or so (€39.50).
And the large format “Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition” limited to 1,000 copies (€159).
The deluxe edition will be signed by Noel, Mike, Fergal and Dolores’ mother Eileen O’Riordan.
Every pre-purchaser of the deluxe edition will also have their name included in the book as an Executive Producer.
A second image was posted by user malamusicajerez
However, this image could be a generic one and not the exact transparent vinyls (?)
update: indeed, not the exact vinyls at all!!!
“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens is the first single from the forthcoming tribute album “Salvation” inspired by The Cranberries for Pieta. The song was released today and is available on all streaming platforms now.
Pillow Queens will be performing the song on “The Late Late Show” tonight from 9:35pm on RTÉ One (Irish TV).
Pillow Queens on Twitter,
The “Salvation” album is set for release 1st October 2021, full track listing as follows:
- Sinead O’Connor – No Need To Argue
- Irish Women in Harmony – Dreams
- Pillow Queens – When You’re Gone
- Moncrieff – Free To Decide
- Wyvern Lingo – Salvation
- Aimée – Linger
- Walking On Cars – Promises
- Kodaline with the RTE Orchestra featuring Noel Hogan – Zombie (Live)
- The Cranberries – Chocolate Brown (Recorded Live for 2FM)
- Kitt Philippa – Twenty One
- Roe – I Can’t Be With You
- True Tides – Ode To My Family
- Kellie Lewis – Ridiculous Thoughts
You may note that “Dreams” by Irish Women In Harmony and “Zombie” by Kodaline+Noel+Orchestra were already known and released a few time ago and could be considered in fact as the real 1st singles of the album!
Two more things to notice, the album includes an unreleased Cranberries recording “Chocolate Brown” live for 2FM, and singer Lyra (who performed “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” as tribute to Dolores last January) is not featured on the album.
CD and limited edition yellow vinyl are available to pre-order today (more or less €9.99 and €19.99). See your local shops for more details.
A rare and unique “Stars” test pressing signed by the remaining band members plus Dolores’ mother (!?) will be auctioned tomorrow for the White Label Auction in aid of The BRiT Trust.
Auction page here (lot #115)
UPDATE – MAY 5
Sold for £400 (+28% inc. VAT)
A new 3CD boxset to be released by Spectrum (the record label who already released Dreams The Collection) and titled “The Essential Cranberries” or “Essential Cranberries” or maybe just “Essentials” has been spotted on Amazon.co.uk, wowhd.co.uk and merchbar.com recently.
According to Amazon, it is to be released on 30 April 2021 and according to other websites it is to be released on 7 May 2021. There is no tracklist information for now and artwork might be very uncertain as already seen before (for example on 606Musix).
Even though the 30th of April is the exact release date of the album “To The Faithful Departed”, this boxset has probably nothing to do with a 25th Anniversary Edition!
Special thanks to Dan for the links.
UPDATE – MAY 10
Nothing was released on May 7th.
Could be the usual mistake due to the American style of writing dates, which could mean to be released on July 5th!
To be continued…
UPDATE – JULY 20
This was never released in the end!
Don’t pay attention to the “OUT OF STOCK” mention on merchbar.com, it was never in stock!
The “Zombie” Music Video has hit another 100 Million views exactly a year after getting 1 billion views on YouTube. 100 Million views a year looks like its cruising speed!
iTunes made the song available for 69 cents. As a result, it got back on Billboard charts, not just arriving at its peak position on the hot alternative songs charts (#13) on 9 April 2021,
Thanks to Seamus and Benjamin Alexander for the info and screenshots!
It seems that the STARS 2LP (transparent vinyl) will be available in many other countries than the UK as part of the Record Store Day 2021 second drop, due on July 17th.
Release was announced yesterday on:
– French “Disquaire Day” website here
– German “Record Store Day” website here
– “Record Store Day Ireland” website here
– “Record Store Day Italia” website here
– “Record Store Day NL” website here (apparently available in Belgium too)
– “Record Store Day w Polsce” website here
– Spanish “Record Store Day” website here
Let’s note German website features a negative version of the cover artwork when all other websites are showing the regular artwork; maybe just a mistake:
No sign of the release yet on the Australian, Canadian, Japanese and US Record Store Day websites.
We’ll keep you updated if this appears in the upcoming hours.
As announced today on the Record Story Day UK website, The Cranberries will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of their best of Stars to raise money for War Child:
The Cranberries – Stars: the best of 92-02 – UK stores only
Following on from the reissues of ‘Everybody Else is Doing it… ‘ and ‘No Need to Argue’ – and 30 years after their debut release – UMC are proud to issue for the first time on vinyl a special transparent edition of the band’s greatest-hits collection ‘Stars: The Best of 1992–2002’. The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with global smashes such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Linger’ – collected here alongside tracks from their five albums for Island – plus two tracks unavailable on other albums ‘New New York’ and ‘Stars’.
This vinyl shall only be available on the shelves of participating independent record shops on 17th July 2021 as part of the second Record Store Day UK Drop event.
Speaking on their involvement in the campaign, Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries said, “We are very honoured that Universal have chosen Stars as a special Vinyl release for Record Store Day. The proceeds from sales are going to the War Child foundation, a charity that do incredible work to help vulnerable children in war-torn countries.”
Indeed the Record Store Day website recalls that, “War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. They work to support children through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, as well as equipping them with skills for the future. They also campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights.“
A new Italian book has been released this week.
“Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries – Parole Di Una Star Riluttante. Testi Commentati”
The book recently appeared on Amazon and eBay. 287 pages published by Arcana, format 15×21 (cm). Not much information for now, the book could be a kind of song by song analysis.
Another happy day for our fellow collectors as our researches led us to discover a 54:22 min audio recording of the concert The Cranberries performed on 9 August 1995 at Nissan Pavillon in Manassas, VA. The recording was uploaded in January 2018 as a tribute to Dolores on Mixcloud’s Jerry Hoyt Radio,
We were aware this show had been recorded and broadcast on a local radio back in the days but had never managed to lay our hands on this recording before.
Jerry Hoyt explains that the show was, “recorded by WHFS and played back on Thanksgiving Day, 1995″. He adds that he, “rescued [the recording] from an old reel to reel tape headed for the dumpster in 2009″. A small miracle that allows us to hope that the full show will one day surface.
That’s not all, though! Jerry Hoyt brings us some more treats as he also uploaded the WHFS radio interview of the band recorded on 28 April 1999 before the band’s performance at 9:30 Club on that same night in Washington.
The interview, as we know, also features live performances of “Shattered” and “Animal Instinct”. A lovely treasure not many of us had heard before.
How not to love Dolores offering the person who stole the band’s guitar at the National Sylvan Theater 4 years earlier to bring it back and come share a big bowl of ice cream with the band backstage after the show.
Thanks to Dominic Taylor for sharing today on Facebook group Revival Press this never seen before gem/photo of poet Mike MacDomhnaill with Dolores and 2 other students on their last day at school.
The other 2 girls could be Dolores’ school friends Rachel Real on the right and Anne Marie Cunningham on the left, thanks to Thérèse Hunt on Facebook. (Re)read the interview from February 2019 with Rachel Real.
As January 15th is now behind, here’s a small recap on some of the tributes paid to Dolores for her third anniversary:
- Noel Hogan’s post on Instagram
- Mike Hogan’s post on Instagram
- Olé Koretsky’s post on Instagram (2 photos)
- Johanna Cranitch’s “No Need To Argue” cover tribute on Instagram (video)
- Kellie Lewis’s “When You’re Gone “cover tribute on Instagram (video)
- The Hand’s drawing
- Flowers in remembrance of Dolores at Dolores O’Riordan Park in Bruff by Bruff Community on Facebook & Dreams Fest on Facebook
- Article in Italian paper La Sicilia
- Limerick’s Piani Luimní & Limerick Culture and Arts Office’s “Remember Dolores Podcast”
- Live 95’s “Remembering Dolores O’Ríordan 3 years after her passing” available as a podcast
- Lyra’s performance of “Zombie” on The Late Late Show available on YouTube
- Cranberries Brasil’s web band tribute available on YouTube
As announced earlier, Cork singer Lyra performed quite a stunning version of “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” tonight as tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.
Ryan Tubridy, the host of the show, said the new album “Salvation” is expected to be released later this year with all profits going to Pieta Charity, confirmed the contribution of Sinead O’Connor, and unexpectedly announced that it would feature an unreleased recording from The Cranberries!!
Note that Lyra’s version of “Zombie” should not be part of the tribute album and was played for The Late Late Show exclusively.
The video is now available on YouTube
Special thanks to Kevin for the information, and for helping the CW team big time today!
On “The Late Late Show” tomorrow (RTÉ One – Irish TV), Cork singer Lyra will perform a musical tribute to The Cranberries lead singer on the third anniversary of her death. “Derry Girl” and Bridgeton star Nichola Coughlan has also been confirmed for the show.
Full details directly on live95fm.ie
“Women of Limerick” is a new mobile phone app to remember and celebrate women from Limerick’s History. It is available to download for free onto Android and Apple devices. The app obviously includes Dolores even if there’s not that much information yet.
This year will mark Dolores’ third anniversary as the world still faces the covid pandemic.
In this context, locals won’t be able to pay tribute to Dolores as they’ve now gotten used to on January 15th, mingling with fans travelling from abroad.
The organiser of 2019’s “Piano for Dolores” and 2020’s “In The End” remembrance events in Limerick has therefore partnered once again with the Limerick Arts Office and the Irish Arts Council to release a “Remember Dolores” podcast” on January 15th that will also be broadcast on the local radios.
The idea is to invite international fans and followers of The Cranberries and Dolores to share their memories, stories, poetries or songs and send these audio memories via messenger for these to be featured in the podcast, along with testimonies from local Limerick folks who witnessed the early days of the band.
For those of you who would like to contribute to this podcast, all information can be found on this link.
New interview with Noel published yesterday on theoaklandpress.com
(due to legal restrictions, link might not work in every country, use VPN or click image below for pdf file)
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