Fergal and Noel donating a NNTA award for “The 061”

September 8, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries members Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler donating a record of theirs at the Fab Lab Limerick today for ‘The 061’, an opportunity for artistic and cultural practitioners throughout Limerick to showcase their events and projects under one banner this September. This Canadian Gold Award is presented to Fergal (it looks like it is written Feargal on the picture) and is to commemorate the sale of more than 50,000 copies of the album No Need To Argue. According to the website Music Canada the album was certified Gold on October 27, 1994. After that NNTA was certified 4X platinum in Canada (4X 100,000).

Hope we can get more details soon about the exact reason of this donation but this might be for the charity auction in aid of Corbett Suicide Prevention. The auction will take place on October 1st at the Fab Lab, 7 Rutland Street in Limerick at 8:00PM.

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Sources: ILoveLimerick.com, ILoveLimerick Facebook, Music Canada, Love Letters from Limerick, handpaintedsignslimerick Instagram

Trial over alleged air-rage adjourned as Dolores is receiving medical treatment

September 2, 2015  |  Comments Off on Trial over alleged air-rage adjourned as Dolores is receiving medical treatment  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again the information come from The Irish Times first. Their article reveals Dolores is receiving medical treatment these days and can’t come to the Court.
The case will be back before Ennis District Court on December 16th for a plea to be entered or a date for a hearing to be set, the court was told.

My client is presently [sic] receiving ongoing medical treatment and presently she’s receiving residential treatment, hence her absence from court”

 

If the person is having treatment then I think we should facilitate that. Judge Patrick Durcan agreed to the adjournment.

Sources: The Irish Times, RTE.ie, Mirror, Daily Star, Yahoo Celebrity, Tewkesbury admag, Irish Examiner, Herald, Daily Mail, Irish Independent, Belfast Telegraph

Court dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended (UPDATED)

August 30, 2015  |  Comments Off on Court dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to High Court records the dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended and a motion to strike out the case was finalised this august. (apparently it was in July, see update below)

An article published today in the newspaper The Irish Mail just revealed it. The legal action was initiated by Dolores against Noel in 2013 and it has never been clear what the dispute was about and don’t expect to learn more with this short article.
Anyway, that’s good news!!

Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for finding the article

Source: The Irish Mail


UPDATE AUG.31

A new article published on August 31st in the Limerick Leader gives more details :

 A high court action taken by Ms O’Riordan against band mate and song writing partner Noel Hogan, has been struck out. The high court proceedings were filed in October 2013, with the Cause of Action in the filing listed as a ‘declaration’. A motion to strike out the action was made on July 13 of this year, and was finalised three days later. The matter, which neither Cranberries star has ever publicly commented on, was adjourned nine times this year when it came before the court, before the motions were made to strike it out in July.

Source: Limerick Leader

Dolores summonsed to appear before Ennis Strict Court next Wednesday (UPDATED)

August 29, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to this article Singer Dolores O’Riordan has been summoned to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault, arising from an incident at Shannon Airport last November. The cases have been listed for the first court of the new legal term for Ennis District Court next Wednesday, September 2nd.

As you probably all know Dolores was born on September 6th, what (almost) a great birthday!!

Source: The Irish Time


UPDATE AUG.31

According to a new Limerick Leader articleit is understood that Ms O’Riordan […] will be unavailable and the matter is to be adjourned.

Source: Limerick Leader

The Cranberries’ Ultimate live collection limited boxset, ENDS TONIGHT

July 31, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live again !
Ultimate Live Collection Boxset
After their Sound Wave Poster last month they’re back today selling for A VERY LIMITED TIME a limited box set containing 5 live albums of The Cranberries Reunion Tour 2010.

  • Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
  • Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010 
  • Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
  • Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010 
  • Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010

You can order it by clicking on this link

Nothing really new if you already bought the CD’s from their website or at the end of The Cranberries shows back in the days. Only a different packaging in a hinged box and a quite interesting price of £30 (+shipping) which represents the price of one and a half show at the time. Fair !
If you’d like to order one make it very fast as it is part of a 30 HOURS SALE THAT ENDS (or supposed to end) TONIGHT AT 9PM BST. Collector !

Concert Live banner for ultimate boxset

Note the wrong information on that banner published on their website, there is absolutely no unreleased recordings here, only 3 new re-releases (Madrid, Lyon, Berlin) !

Source : Concert Live

The Cranberries really are wild young things!

July 20, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

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She has the voice of a saint stuck in a glass harp while being pelted with ice cubes by vicious clangers.


Their shyness is not only painful, but infectious too.


(…) it’s even more embarassing to watch because they’re so shamingly perfect!


These are the most beautiful high notes you’ll ever get to hear outside of La Scala

 

Those words belong to Sally Margaret Joy and were published in the Melody Maker on July 13th 1991. She went to see The Cranberries live in concert in a pub called The Old Trout in Windsor (UK) on June 29th 1991 and her concert review is one of the earliest if not the earliest review known to this day.

2015.07.20 The Old Trout logo
It may be very possible to find a few earlier articles/reviews inside rare local newspapers or fanzines (and if you know or have one please let us know) but her article might definitely be one of the very first if not the very first about The Cranberries published in a mainstream musical media.
And not bad for a first!
You can read or re-read the complete review by clicking on this link.

2015.07.20 Fort and Firkin in Windsor (The Old Trout)

The Old Trout is now called Fort & Firkin

Sources: Melody Maker, Dolores picture by Pete Grant

Brand new interview of The Cranberries

July 15, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday and totally out of the blue appeared on the internet a brand new 27 minutes audio interview of The Cranberries minus Dolores. The weekly podcast is called “Coffee with a sign painter” and usually takes place in Starr Studios in Texas but this time it was recorded in Limerick Ireland. The exact recording date is not yet known but it sure is quite recent, “a few days ago” according to Noel Hogan’s Tumblr account. Host Sean Starr talks with Noel, Mike and Fergal about The Cranberries, the influence of Morrissey and The Smiths, the music industry, Limerick, family, life in the 80’s, not jamming together for fun on their time off, Sign Painting and the upcoming screening of the film Sign Painters at the Elemental Arts Festival in Limerick this coming September.

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But the most important thing for any fans concerns the future plans/music of the band and it comes from Noel around minute 23:

I think if we decided we were gonna do it like we did a few years ago around 2009, when we went back again you know, when we get back into it, it suddenly consumes everything again. You’re doing it, you’re away all the time and you are writing and you’re in the studio and we completely focus on that then when we get back into it.
So if it’s something we do again, and I’m sure we probably will, we’ll lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time, because as I say, it’s such a big thing when we take off that you have to kind of commit 3 years of your life really to the thing. Cause sometimes you kinda tour short, you don’t go to one territory and next you get these fans that are seriously pissed off with you so you kinda have to keep everybody happy, that’s why it takes so long then.

So, will there be new music of The Cranberries? Will there be concerts again? No one can really tell for now but at least it doesn’t look impossible and that’s pretty good news!

Also posted on the Instagram account of starrstudiostx a selfie with the band made at the show by a kid named Seth Collins. Fun!

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Sources: Seanstarr.com + starrstudiostx instagram photo 1 + starrstudiostx instagram photo 2

“Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster”

June 26, 2015  |  Comments Off on “Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Remember Concert Live?
Those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 and 2012 and sold the CD’s at the end of the show directly at the venue. Today they are releasing a limited edition soundwave poster of the legendary track “Linger” framed and numbered 1-25

Any of you hear about a soundwave poster before? Probably not… Well it simply represents a graphic sound wave such as the ones you can find in any audio or video software on your computer. No music in there, only visual and this one is based upon the “Concert Live” artwork, the one from 2012 with the roses… and that’s pretty much it!
Click here (link no longer available)  if you’d like to buy one, price £35
Make it fast, 25 is a very limited edition!

Soundwave poster – Linger

And for those who still don’t have the “Concert Live” official live albums you can buy some of them (both 2010 and 2012) these days for a special price of £3.

“Linger” played during “The Bachelorette” TV show (2 UPDATES)

June 22, 2015  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to Fanberries on Facebook who was following “The Bachelorette” TV show live, The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal played “Linger” with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin while 2 candidates were dancing together.
It was an acoustic performance.
The TV show didn’t play the whole song (only 2 minutes) and there were dialogues on it at times. Anyway, still according to Fanberries, it is worthwhile.

Dolores and the string quartet behind – “The Bachelorette” (image: abc)

This post will be updated as soon as appear links to watch a replay.
For now you can watch a 2 min video captured by David Elieser Alvarez and shared on Fanberries Facebook. It looks like David filmed his TV screen with a cell phone. Thanks to him.

David Elieser Alvarez nos envía este video de 'The Bachelorette' que grabó con su celular. ¡Gracias! 😀 #TheCranberries #DoloresORiordan #NoelHogan

Posted by Cranberries Box on Montag, 22. Juni 2015

2min captured with a cell phone – Fanberries/David Elieser Alvarez

A little longer video (3 min) was recorded by The Cranberries Brasil and shared on their Facebook. Thanks to them as well.

Agora a noite, foi ao ar a participação que Dolores e Noel fizeram para o programa americano The Bachelorette.Os membros da banda interpretaram Linger.Fizemos a gravação, a imagem não é das melhores mas o áudio está muito bom!Um vídeo com melhor qualidade será postado em breve.#TheCranberries #TheBachelorette

Posted by The Cranberries Brasil on Montag, 22. Juni 2015

3min version by The Cranberries Brasil


UPDATE – JUNE 23 – 11:30 AM (UTC)

Andrew Kimmel producer of “The Bachelorette” published on Instagram today a photo of Dolores with him and the words “Honored to have this legend perform on tonight’s The Bachelorette! Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries #bachelornation

Dolores and Andrew Kimmel (producer of “The Bachelorette”)

Also today, the full Cranberries appearance is now available on YouTube.
HQ video, 720p, 3:15
Thanks to Pep Vila.

Full Cranberries appearance – 720p – 3:15


UPDATE – JUNE 23 – 3:00 PM (UTC)

Chris Harrison, abc TV Show host, published a 15 sec video on Instagram. Obviously he was one of the few people allowed inside the cathedral during the recording.

Just a stunning experience to be allowed in Christ Church Cathedral and listen to The Cranberries.
#TheBachelorette #Dublin

His short video is very interesting because it is an audience recording and direct sound inside the cathedral can be heard and it sounds… beautiful… with all the depth and space of such a place.

Just a stunning experience to be allowed in Christ Church Cathedral and listen to #TheCranberries #TheBachelorette #Dublin

A post shared by Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) on

“Linger” – The Bachelorette/Christ Church Cathedral
15 sec audience video recording

“The Bachelorette” new spoilers/photos (UPDATED)

June 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website wetpaint.com just published new spoilers of the next episode to air of “The Bachelorette” U.S. TV Show. By the way, is there anything not spoiled in this show, just saying!
Anyway, among many things feature 2 photos of The Cranberries playing in the church:

The Cranberries, Jared and Kaitlyn Bristowe – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

“The Bachelorette” – Episode 1106

wetpaint.com


UPDATE – JUNE 21

2 more photos on the website Buddy TV:

The Cranberries and the 2 candidates – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

buddytv.com

And a total of 6 photos published on disneyabcpress.com, the 4 pics above plus 2 new ones.
Thanks to ABC for posting all the links on the “Leave a reply” box here below on CW.

“The Bachelorette” – Episode 1106 – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

disneyabcpress.com

The Cranberries to appear in The Bachelorette next week

June 16, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As previously mentioned in our article, media recently revealed that The Cranberries would appear on a US TV show “Bachelorette” 2015.

Date of broadcast was unknown until then, though Inquisitr.com reported yesterday that the dates’ trip to Ireland including a private Cranberries concerts would be part of Week 6 episode of the season, airing on Monday 22nd at 8:00pm on ABC.

For those who do not live in the US, we will try to find a link for fans to watch it wherever they are in the world.

Source: Inquisitr.com

No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES

June 3, 2015  |  Comments Off on No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

NNTA180G-04Here comes a few HQ pictures of the album No Need To Argue reissued on 180g vinyl and ordered on the Runtshop website. The delivery was fast and the package was very well protected. Those guys know how to ship a LP. The vinyl really is thick even if it’s hard to see on photos.
The overall quality is great, buy with confidence.
Click on pics to see larger views.

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Inner sleeve 1

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Inner sleeve 2

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Close-up Side 1

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Dolores not saying anything about her new love revelation

May 28, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again, Dolores is in the Irish press today and again it comes from the Irish Mirror with an article entitled “Why Dolores it always rain on me? Singer looks glum on country walk in downpour day after her new love was revealed

Probably tracked by paparazzi because of the revelations of her possible relationship with Olé Koretsky Dolores was photographed walking in the rain yesterday around the family home in Ballybricken. Asked how she felt about her new love interest Dolores answered:

I’m just having a relaxing time at my mum’s house.
I’m not doing any press.
I’m not saying anything.
Thanks love.

And that’s pretty much it. The rest of the article is no particular interest and sometimes pure speculations especially when the article is entitled “Singer looks glum on country walk…” who looks happy when walking alone in a continuous rain and deep in thought!

irishmirror.ie

Dolores O’ Riordan “certainly in love with Olé”

May 27, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

According to the article entitled “Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan bounces back from marriage split with hot young musician” published by the Irish Mirror, “Dolores is certainly very happy and in love with Olé Koretsky“. These words are said by Philip Tobin who recently met Dolores and Olé at “Kites”, a Chinese restaurant in Dublin, Ireland.


Kites Chinese restaurant

Sure this is NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT but if you followed the news about Dolores these past months it is reasonable to say it’s probably true. For sure, it will not sound very surprising to die-hard fans. Many of you already mentioned this possibility in many comments here on CW and as you know Olé Koretsky is currently working with Dolores (as well as Andy Rourke) in a new musical project called JetlagNYC. He also was spotted with her in different locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Limerick and others… and some location can be considered very private.

Anyway this news must be taken very carefully, for example “They were singing some of their new stuff in the restaurant – it sounds amazing”. Even if possible it’s quite surprising… or Philip Tobin possibly did not recognize some old or cover songs but if he is right what a night and what a lucky man he is!

Olé, Philip Tobin and Dolores near “Kites”

irishmirror.ie

Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!

May 21, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Here is a little recap of the photos/selfies with Dolores made by fans in the past months. Those pics are usually reTweeted/reFacebooked on CW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and do not appear all the time on the website here at the very minute. This post is to repair the fault as some of you don’t use social networks while others may simply have missed a photo.

As you probably all know, news about Dolores (and The Cranberries) have always been quite rare so thanks to those bloody socials, now fans have a better idea about the recent locations and activities of their favorite stars more easily than in the past.

And a big thank you to all the people/fans who shared their precious moments to the world.


Oct 10, 2014 – Dolores and Andy with a restaurant employee – “Cork ‘n Fork”, NYC
Credit: itshowtimee, Instagram


Oct 15, 2014 – Dolores, Andy and musician BOSCO – “The Fourth”, NYC
Credit: helloBOSCO, Twitter


Oct 17, 2014 – Dolores possibly partying for Halloween (in advance!) – Chambers Street, NYC
Credit: huydtruong, Instagram


Oct 27, 2014 – New York City
Credit: dolphin1414, Instagram


Nov 21, 2014 – Dolores and Olé – Medieval Banquet, Bunratty Castle Co. Clare, Ireland
Credit: 1ufdaKind, Twitter

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Dec 15, 2014 – Dolores and Andy – The International Bar, Dublin
Credit: Phil_McAndrew, Twitter


Dec 24?/25? 2014 – Dolores – New York City
Credit: thevixes, Instagram / flexinsession, Instagram


Dec 28, 2014 – Dolores – “MSC Customs” bike store, NYC
Credit: msccustoms_nyc, Instagram


Jan 7, 2015 – Dolores and Andy – NYC
Credit: JetlagNYC, Twitter


Jan 14, 2015 – Dolores – “Elevate Restaurant & Lounge”, Wyndham Garden Chinatown, NYC
Credit: Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, Facebook


Jan 23, 2015 – Dolores and Andy – Eastroom, Chicago
Credit: unknown (let us know if you know!)


Feb 4, 2015 – Dolores – Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Credit: slammingdabs, Instagram


Apr 3, 2015 – Dolores – Trader Vic’s, London
Credit: Simone Ottantatre, Facebook


May 7, 2015 – Dolores – Treyvaud’s, Killarney, Ireland
Credit: Treyvaud’s, Facebook


May 14, 2015 – Dolores – Limerick, Ireland
Credit: fragaleviviana, Instagram

Dolores spotted at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney

May 7, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores spotted at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores was spotted today at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland.
Is this a coincidence?
BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachlorette dates would attend a private Cranberries concert and then move on to Killarney.
Looks very much like the private concert took place/is taking place these days.

As a matter of fact, the restaurant owner first posted a simple message on Facebook

The stunning Dolores O’Riordan just popped in for dinner!!
She’s so nice!!
 

and about an hour later posted a photo with Dolores and the message “Hanging with Dolores!!

Dolores at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland

The Cranberries appearing in the next season of “The Bachelorette” (UPDATED)

May 6, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Sort of breaking news today as several articles in the medias mention The Cranberries playing a private concert in the new season of the TV show “The Bachelorette” USA version. Season 11 premieres next May 18th on ABC.

Travelling across the Atlantic to Ireland, the dates are filled with explosive revelations and drama, as the group journeys to Dublin and a stop at the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral. The Bachelorette and one lucky man are treated to a private concert by the popular rock group The Cranberries. Then their Irish excursion moves on to Killarney with a romantic trip to the Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.

It looks like all the episodes are now recorded so if true The Cranberries reformed at least for one day. Hope we can have more details soon as it would be the first show of the band in about 2 years and a half.
This is not the first time The Cranberries or Dolores solo appear on TV/Movies (Charmed, Click…) and it is always nice to see them in projects like this.

broadwayworld.com

buddytv.com

inquisitr.com

Sources: BroadwayWorldTV, BuddyTV, Inquisitr


UPDATE – MAY 11

The Bachelorette private concert OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BY THE CRANBERRIES on Facebook. The band simply posted the link of the article published on broadwayworld.com with no more explanation but that’s enough to confirm the information!


The Cranberries – Facebook

“No Need To Argue” to be reissued on 180g vinyl on July 17th

April 23, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all…
Good news for collectors and people who still don’t have “No Need To Argue” on vinyl, the masterpiece album will be reissued on Plain Label on July 17, 2015 and can be pre-ordered online right now for $23.78 on runtshop.com

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The news directly came from Runt on Facebook last April 9th:

For now The Cranberries or their management made no official statement, so it is too soon to know if the LP will be available anywhere else but according to the Runtshop pre-order page the offer doesn’t look exclusive nor limited edition.

This reissue might directly be linked to the partnership recently signed by Dolores and Noel with Warner/Chappell Music. If that is the case we could expect some more reissues in the coming months/years.


UPDATE – MAY 12

EARLIER THAN EXPECTED THE LP IS NOW IN STOCK.

Angelo Badalamenti: “Dolores and I are working on her album”

April 15, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for searching the web and finding this interview of the composer Angelo Badalamenti published on spiritandfleshmag.com
It’s a long interview about David Lynch, movies, Angelo’s musical career and other things.

Concerning Dolores there’s only one line but what a line:

Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries and I are working on her album;
she’s a wonderful lyricist with an edge to her voice.

 

Angelo Badalamenti – Photo: Spirit and Flesh

The Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music

April 2, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to the article entitled “Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music” published on musicweek.com, Dolores and Noel signed a publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK covering their share of the band’s body of work 1993-2004 from “Everyboby Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?” to “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.

Richard Manners, Managing director of Warner Chappell UK says:

I am delighted Warner/Chappell will provide a home for the works of Dolores and Noel, and I am especially happy to be reunited with their amazing music having signed the band’s original publishing deal at the start of their career. This is a distinctive catalogue, melodically and lyrically, and their huge international success has given it a truly global reach. They continue to be popular and highly respected musicians today, and we look forward to working with them and their management team to create new opportunities for their outstanding compositions and build on their already impressive career.

This is pretty good news which proves that Dolores and Noel still can agree about The Cranberries. Up to now, nobody has heard again of the court action launched by Dolores against Noel a year and a half ago so it looks like things are getting better between them.

Also, let’s emphasize that in this article, P.J. O’Riordan (Dolores’ brother) is mentioned as Dolores’ manager.

musicweek.com

“Zombie” #10 most streamed tracks by Irish artists of all time

March 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” #10 most streamed tracks by Irish artists of all time  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The popular streaming platform Spotify has shared its list of the top 20 most streamed tracks by Irish artists of alltime to mark the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

“Zombie” is #10

“Take Me To Church” by Hozier tops the chart while The Script are in second place with their song “Hall of Fame”. U2 have five tracks in the list, and Sinead O’Connor’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” is #20.

Full list available on the article published by independent.co.uk entitled “St Patrick’s Day: Hozier tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed Irish artists of all-time

Happy St Patrick’s Day 🙂

independent.co.uk

More information about O’Riordan/Alexandrakis collaboration

March 12, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis continues to tease Dolores’ fans with new exciting bits of information about their collaboration. And it seems like this collaboration has an official title now:
“Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan”
Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and others.

A few weeks ago we reported about the new song “You Got What You Wanted”. Today there’s more information about this track:
The song is written and recorded by Eric Alexandrakis, Perry Bamonte (The Cure; lead guitar?), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; drums), Dolores O’ Riordan (The Cranberries; vocal) and Andy Rourke (The Smiths; bass guitar).
As you can see, Andy Rourke from Dolores’ new band, Jetlag NYC, has joined the Electrons, too. The lyrics for “You Got What You Wanted” were written by Dolores O’Riordan and, according to the title, it may refer to the recent events in her life.

Yesterday Eric Alexandrakis has posted a new exciting photo on Facebook with the comment “Betcha wish you had one of these.

Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan

Probably just a vinyl made to one copy or maybe just a photoshop montage of a record that does not really exist yet and we can only ponder how many songs the A-Side and B-Side of this vinyl have.

And there’s a clue as one of our readers, Mimi, posted a few days ago the following information regarding Dolores’ work with Electrons:

“They have quite a few tracks together:
“Redemption”
“Robophobic Redemption” (by far the most amazing sounding thing Dolores has ever been on)
“Purple Heart Redemption” (very clubby)
“Trust” (a.k.a. “La Fine”)
“You Got What You Wanted” (haven’t heard it yet)
and more coming from what I hear.

So… are we gonna have an ALBUM full of Dolores’ songs with Electrons?
Time will tell, or let’s just wait another hint from Mr. Alexandrakis 😉

The Cranberries #36 in what British people love the most in Ireland

March 10, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

No, Guinness is not what British people love the most in Ireland, Irish accent is!
Guinness “only” is number 2.

The Cranberries are number 36 which 25 years after their debut is not that bad. By comparison U2 is #16, Sinead O’Connor #17 (both recently released an album) Thin Lizzy #22 and The Pogues #10 amongst many other ultimate Irish legends.

The list of the 50 greatest Irish things was made according to a survey which took into account the opinions of more than 2000 people in the UK.

No doubt all of you readers/fans would have placed The Cranberries as reason #1 to love and visit Ireland.

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Dolores O’ Riordan new live DVD (bootleg!) recorded in Basel at AVO Sessions

February 23, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan new live DVD (bootleg!) recorded in Basel at AVO Sessions  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Danila Aranha shared a couple of days ago on the Facebook page of The Cranberries Brasil a very interesting photo of a new Dolores O’ Riordan bootleg DVD sold officially in store in Salvador by the shop Livraria Cultura.

AVO Session – bootleg DVD

Recorded in Basel, Switzerland on november 15, 2007 during the second European leg of the “Are You Listening Tour”, this show is very familiar to the fans as back in the days it was broadcast on TV in Switzerland and was immediately uploaded on YouTube and still can be easily watched these days on the internet.

Even if the picture of Danila totally makes illusion, this DVD is surely a bootleg item as there are very few chances that, almost 8 years after the performance without any official release, this shop in Salvador has the legal rights to sell it. So pay attention and know what you’re buying if you plan to order it. This dvd probably is reserved to die-hard fans and collectors and not addressed to the general public as production quality may be… uncertain!

DVD is NTSC, possibly factory pressed and not cheap homemade DVD-R.
As it probably should not have ended in that kind of store where people automatically think there are only official products on sale, its selling lifetime can be very limited so if you are a real collector make it fast before it becomes unavailable!

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“You Got What You Wanted” by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis & More

February 23, 2015  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The musician/composer Eric Alexandrakis posted on Instagram today a photo in studio with a quite interesting comment:

Quite the busy week…
Steve did his bits for a new Electrons song called “You Got What You Wanted”, featuring Dolores O’Riordan on vocals.

No more explanations for now. This is possibly a second song featuring Dolores unless it is the one called La Fine” with a new title… Time will tell

Steve and Eric Alexandrakis

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