“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #4 and #5

February 3, 2014  |  Comments Off on “The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #4 and #5  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Dear all,
Sincere apologies for the delay in debriefing last week’s episode (#4) of “The Voice of Ireland”, we’ve been a little scarce lately and thought we should rather kill two birds with one stone tonight by reviewing the last two shows.

It’s fair to say that episodes #4 and #5 were rather centered on other coaches than Dolores as she obviously had the most on her team with 8 talents following the 3rd Blind Audition. Our favorite singer thus didn’t spin her chair much recently, although she did manage to add one candidate to her team at both shows:

Jamie Stanton made it through the 4th Blind Audition with his strong rock male voice which successfully convinced Dolores to turn for him. An interesting choice indeed which we approve here at CW as some of us, rock fans, enjoy the fact that Jamie will hopefully add “some decibels” to the TV show.

Jamie Stanton – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

As for tonight concerning episode #5, Dolores was the only one to turn for Nella Dwyer and her surprising cover of “Best Song Ever” by One Direction. Although one could question the choice of her song, her brilliant “quirky” rendering should make everyone eye-to-eye: Nella’s unique signature thumbprint indeed really is beautiful and interesting.

Nella Dwyer – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Congrats to both of them for joining #TeamDolores
Now, let’s show Dolores’ team is “la crème de la crème” as she rightfully stated!


Let us note that these last two shows saw Team Bressie growing stronger, especially with the notable performance of Brendan McCahey who covered David Bowie’s “Starman”:

Brendan McCahey – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

….as well as our major favorite Sarah Sylvia and her breathtaking performance of “Joga” by Bjork.
Although we do wish Sarah had followed her initial choice by picking Dolores (if ever you read this Sarah, what the hell crossed your mind ahah?) we do think the girl deserves a big shout-out on here as her blind audition will probably remain as one of the most mind-blowing of this whole season. Have a look:

Sarah Sylvia – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #3

January 20, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Episode #3 of “The Voice of Ireland” is now over and it appears pretty clearly that, once again, Dolores’ team is possibly the strongest.

Dolores only turned her chair around twice this evening and managed to convince both John Hogan Jr. and Michelle Revins to join her team following their stunning performance. Have a look below:

John Hogan Jr – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Michelle Revins – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

If John Hogan Jr. was unanimously applauded by the four coaches as well as the audience for his very original performance of one of his own song “Little Boy Blue”, Michelle Revins managed to catch Dolores & Kian’s attention with her dark and fascinating cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, which made our fav coach quite emotional.

Dolores even gave a special interview during the show to describe how moved she was by Michelle’s “raw” and “beautiful” performance.
She told the girl “I felt like you actually took your hand and you put it into my chest and you pulled my heart out […] it’s so hard to express that raw pain, but you did and it was just really beautiful, raw pain that you have to experience to be able to express“.

We do hope Michelle is going to make it as far as possible in the show as we, at Cranberries World, were lucky enough to attend her blind audition and were totally blown away by the emotion she conveyed.

To come back to Dolores, she was the trending topic of tonight’s show with everyone discussing her characteristic hand movements which led Kian to wonder whether she was casting spells or not.
Her style seems to fascinate everyone as much as the TV show launched a new expression to describe Dolores’ catchy moments: #Doloresisms and even made a video about that:

#Doloresisms – “The Voice of Ireland”

This comes as a confirmation that the new coach really is on her way to becoming the darling of the public.

Third solo album: 15 tracks done & ready to record…

January 13, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new interview entitled “Dolores O’Riordan: I’m doing The Voice because my 16 year-old son suggested it” was published today by The Independent. And title says it all. It’s pretty clear that Dolores is having quite a good laugh while working on the show as she says she’s sharing great moments with Bressie and Kian.

More strikingly, the interview sheds a light on the progress of her work on a possible third solo album. Indeed, we learn that she’s already got a bunch of new tracks and is ready to go into the process of recording:

I’ve about 15 new track done and I’m probably going to head over to Los Angeles this month and see what’s on offer.
 

“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #2

January 13, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

A late debriefing on last night’s second session of Blind Auditions.
Seems that the coaches are getting a little tougher as many more contestants left empty-handed on this second night of “The Voice of Ireland”. Six of them managed to have coaches turning their chair around though, among whom Pauric McLoughlin and Mariah Butler went to #TeamDolores. Have a look:

Pauric McLoughlin – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Maria Butler – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

This week saw coaches fighting quite hard to convince candidates to pick them, especially for Mariah whose country vocals unanimously impressed the coaches (and the audience as well) with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”. Dolores and Jamelia had to argue over who would be the best coach for her and who knew country music better so to show the young girl who was worthy of being her coach.

Mariah’s choice (who had initially told her friend she would like to join Team Jamelia) shows that Dolores keeps on imposing herself as the “talents magnet” of the show.
It appears that our favorite singer is also growing in popularity among the audience as she’s about to get the highest share of likes with her team on the official website.
Let’s all keep on supporting #TeamDolores

The Teams – Statistics

Last but not least, for those of you who’d like to attend some of the Live Shows in March & April, note that tickets are now on sale on The Helix website.

Focus on Kellie Lewis: Dolores’ reincarnation (?)

January 10, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As you might know, last Sunday’s show saw Dolores O’Riordan convince three candidates of “The Voice of Ireland” to join her team: Kellie Lewis, Sean Sunderland and Thomas Kinney indeed chose our favorite singer to be their coach.

If the performance of the three of them was noticeably good, it seems Kelly Lewis is well on the road to become the favorite of the audience, according to the number of views she got with her stunning performance of “Running Up That Hill” (by Kate Bush) at her Blind Audition on YouTube.

Kellie Lewis – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

But that’s not all: it seems Kellie has managed to have Dolores be won over by her talent!
In the below RTÉ One interview at New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick a few days ago, Dolores was asked if she had found some talents and answered “there’s a Limerick girl, and she’s like my reincarnation” explaining that Kellie is really cool and actually got her inspiration from The Cranberries who she started to listen when she was 8.

Interview – NYE Concert 2013 (Limerick)

From her part, Kellie posted on Facebook a photo taken backstage during the Battles rehearsals featuring a very Rock n’ Roll Dolores with red highlights in her hair. Rock n’ Roll pose as well…

Kellie wrote: “On my 21st birthday, Dolores O’Riordan was coaching me through my battle song. She made my day so perfect, I actually got to spend my birthday with my musical idol. To top it off, Dolores gave me a pair of her own designer heels and a card, balloons the whole lot. There were tears and hugs! Thank you Queen D!  xxx

Dolores and Kellie – The number of the beast!

It really looks like these two are getting along well!

We strongly encourage you to follow this talented girl (especially if there are some Florence + The Machine fans among you cause she really reminds us of Ms Welch 😉 )  as she could well become the new Voice of Ireland.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Episode #1

January 6, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

The first session of the Blind Auditions is over and it’s pretty clear that Dolores O’ Riordan is a great addition to the show. The Irish Mirror, in an article entitled “Dolores is the real deal“, goes as far as saying that her Team is obviously going to win as her experience will enable her to accompany her talents the way everyone expect coaches to.

irishmirror.ie

One could easily notice by watching this first 1h30 series that Dolores is very picky, and most of the time she turns around the chair, she manages to have the contestant gravitate towards her without begging them to come to her team.

With 3 contestants #TeamDolores is now in pole position: Kellie, Thomas and Sean indeed chose our favourite singer as their coach. Watch their blind audition below:

Thomas Kinney – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Kellie Lewis – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

Sean Sunderland – Blind Audition – “The Voice of Ireland”

RTÉ announced some exclusive videos should be posted on their official YouTube channel in the upcoming days. Also, we strongly encourage to have a look at their Instagram account where they post backstage pictures of the show.

Feel free to let us know what you thought about this first episode and Dolores as a coach.
Note that you can also join us every Sunday on our Facebook page to discuss the show on live and share your feelings with other fans. Keep on supporting #TeamDolores by giving it a like on this page, she’s now doing better than #TeamJamelia

In the red chair during the show

Dolores during a pre-recorded interview for the show

“The Voice of Ireland” to premiere this Sunday

January 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on “The Voice of Ireland” to premiere this Sunday  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

This is the day!
Lot of things to say…

As you might all know now, the “Blind Auditions” of “The Voice of Ireland” which were recorded from October 18th to 20th will be broadcast on Irish TV “RTÉ ONE” tonight at 6:30 PM (Irish time) and every Sunday until February 9th.
The four following shows (Feb 16th to March 9th) will be dedicated to the “Battles” phase and 7 “Live Shows” will follow after that (March 16th to April 27th).

Numerous articles can be found on the internet and in the press announcing the return of the third seasons of the TV show, and it seems Dolores is likely to become the audience’s favourite coach.
The Sun wrote “newbie Dolores O’Riordan is already riling up her rival coaches — because she keeps landing the TOP acts“.

While Jamelia told Contactmusic that “Bressie Kian and I are a bit scared of Dolores” & Bressie explained “I am quite intimidated by her and her history“. Dolores indeed likes to remind other coaches during the show that she toured worldwide and sold 45 million records.

contactmusic.com

Digging articles on the Internet, we also learn that the presenter of the show, Kathryn Thomas, used to be such a fan of The Cranberries that she once asked her granny to drive to Dolores’ house in order to get a chance to catch a glimpse of the singer.
She adds “I was quite star-struck when I first met Dolores because I was such a big fan. But she’s lovely and such a sweet person […] Jamelia wasn’t intimidated at all and Kian had met her. So it was Bressie and me trying to play it cool around her“.

herald.ie

Also, some great photos appeared in the last days, most of them in HQ.
3 photos are for the official promo and 3 others were taken during a video interview to be seen possibly in tonight’s VOI episode.

Promo pic.1

Promo pic.2

Promo pic.3

Dolores interviewed for the show

Here’s a couple of photos that some CW team members took a few days ago in Dublin.
Those “The Voice of Ireland” billboards are EVERYWHERE in the city.
Great!

Billboard – The Voice of Ireland

Another billboard near Dublin’s Spire

Now watch the last video posted on the official YouTube of the TV show announcing the first day of the Series 3:

Backstage at the Blind Auditions – First day – “The Voice of Ireland”

And last but not least, we haven’t found any live stream to watch the show live outside of Ireland yet. If you do, please feel free to post the link as a comment because it seems we won’t be able to watch it on http://www.rte.ie/player/it/live/8/ without an Irish IP… but we trust it’ll be available to download as a torrent rather quickly after the broadcast. Also keep in mind that the TV show will post some exclusive videos on their YouTube every week!

… and don’t forget to support #teamdolores by giving it a like on this page!!!

Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal

January 1, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores in Limerick: interviews and rehearsal  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

During her time in Limerick Dolores did some interviews for Irish TV. Dolores spoke about her hometown and her participation in “The Voice Of Ireland” show which is going to be premiered on January 5, 2014

The first interview was recorded yesterday early afternoon and broadcast just a couple of hours after on RTE News. TV report also includes images of Dolores rehearsing with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Second interview was recorded later on the evening backstage at NYE show.

RTÉ News – TV report

Interview – Backstage at NYE Concert

Dolores rehearsing yesterday in Limerick with the ICO before the NYE concert

Happy New Year everyone!

Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve

December 31, 2013  |  Comments Off on Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Hi there,
Here is what the NYE concert stage looks like. Pretty small place!
Photos are from yesterday evening when stage was still being built.

The stage is located on Merchant’s Quay, a place surrounded by Church, Cemetery and City Hall.
Great place for sure!
Dolores should play tonight at 9:00 PM and we will try our best to live tweet from the event.
Keep in mind the concert will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ at 10:15 PM and thus Dolores’ show won’t be broadcast live.

Dolores in the free magazine of the city simply entitled “Limerick”

Flyer

As you can see on flyer, the Limerick radio live95fm is partnership to the event so the show may be broadcast on this radio, just a possibility, no exact info about that right now.
More soon…

Dolores to perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra tomorrow

December 30, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’ Riordan will join the “Irish Chamber Orchestra” tomorrow December 31st for a special New Year’s Eve celebration in Limerick.


NYE poster (part of)

The Cranberries lead singer is set to play as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The show starts at 8:30 (Limerick time zone) and will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ. Dolores will perform some of The Cranberries greatest hits in an orchestra version. Quite exciting!

Fans still remember her exciting rendition of “Zombie” in 2011 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra or the swing version of “Linger” at Concerto di Natale in 2005.

“Zombie” with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra – Warszawa 2011

Concerto di Natale to be broadcast this evening

December 24, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Remember that tonight is the broadcast of “Concerto di Natale” on TV.
The show was recorded last december 7th in Roma, Italy.
The show will be aired from 9:00 PM to midnight (local time) on Italian TV “Rai Due”.
For those of you who are not in Italy you may know that many international TV’s are partners with the event and they will broadcast the show as well.
Here is a complete list of the TV/Radio stations:

Foxtel – Australia
Phoenix Satellite TV – Hong Kong
OMNI Television – Canada
TV2 Norway – Norway
TVE – Spain
Via Film LTD – UK
Carlo Insert Ltd – Sri Lanka
ESB Educational – South Korea
VRT – Belgium
Eurokim – Bulgaria, Rep.Ceca, Romania, Croatia
Slovenska Televizna – Slovenia
RLT – Lituania
TVN – Poland
Cyprus Broadcasting – Cyprus
Tara TV – Ireland
KBC – Kenya
LBC – Lebanon
Mauritius Broadcasting – Mauritius
PT – Indosar Visual Mandiri – Indonesia

Check your TV guide for exact hours of broadcast!

And for those of you who don’t have access to any of those channels here is an internet link which should work for most of us worldwide:

Click HERE for Rai Due streaming (link no longer available)

Last, the CW team would like to wish all the readers and fans a Merry Christmas.

First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”

December 24, 2013  |  Comments Off on First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

A video teaser with Dolores has recently appeared on Irish TV RTÉ.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Teaser

Thanks to Henggo for noticing.

New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent

December 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Since her last interview with Barry Egan last november in which she confessed she was sexually abused as a child, Dolores have been entering a healing process which she explains in a new interview in The Independent entitled “Dolores O’Riordan: rock star and truth-seeker

Invited to join her in Roma, Italy three weeks ago where she performed at “Concerto di Natale”, Barry Egan thus discussed this relief with her:

It does feel good to have that off the shoulders.
You can dwell on negative stuff in the past too much and then you will never grow and you will never evolve and you never embrace the future, or life. So as soon as you can you have to learn to let it go and put it in that box or whatever.
I’m in a place of great happiness. I’ve never been happier or as calm or contented in my life.

Dolores also explains she decided not to go for a therapy as “sometimes that therapy erases the memory too much… erasing the ability to write.

In Roma where she performed for “Concerto di Natale” – Photo:  Alessandro Penso

The interviews then goes on with what has enabled her to move forward with her life, with a focus on her religious reawakening as well as on her family.
Indeed, she tells Barry how Don, her husband, has always been a great support for her, bringing her joie de vivre since they first met.

He is devoted to me and I am devoted to him.
I think he is very paternal. He really has a protective thing about him. I like that. I couldn’t really do the baby thing. You know the way some men like to be babied? And they want their wife to be their mother figure? I couldn’t do that.

A wonderful interview which enables us to understand how the Rock Star has finally managed to make a happy life for herself despite the hard roads she has travelled along.

The singer is now spending Christmas with her family in Canada and, as opposed to what was stated in the Concerto di Natale program, is not expecting any new baby but is looking forward to having grandbabies in a (near?) future.

Dolores was visiting the Vatican to meet the Pope – Photo: Alessandro Penso

The Battles of “The Voice of Ireland” in a nutshell

December 22, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Better late than never, a few words on what happened last Sunday and Monday at “The Voice of Ireland”.

The coaches: Dolores, Kian, Bressie, Jamelia

According to fans who attended the shooting, it seems Dolores is still having fun taking part to this show. Although she’s the one giving candidates the most professional advices, she’s also doing many jokes which the audience seems to appreciate a lot.

Kathryn Thomas, the host of the show, told The Independent in an article entitled “Kathryn Thomas planning a family Christmas… but without her new squeeze, Padraig” that “[Dolores] loves the audience. She has had to be reminded of the rules of the show which is pretty funny“.

In another article entitled  “I’ve lost touch with The Voice winner Keith Hanley admits Jamelia“, another coach, Jamelia (who won competition last year), explained that Dolores was a great addition: “[she] is wicked. She is as mad as a box of frogs“.

As usual during the Battle phase, each team is mentored and developed by their coach plus an adviser. Dolores’ advisor is Fiachna Ó Braonáin from the band “Hothouse Flowers, a quite famous Irish band for whom The Cranberries opened shows in 1993.

Bressie, Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Dolores’ advisor), Dolores

3 coaches wand their advisors

Last but not least, from what fans reported, Dolores said that hopefully a third album would be released, though she stated she wouldn’t tour before 2015.

We strongly advice to watch the show which will air starting from January 6th on RTÉ One, every sunday 6:30 PM. Dolores really is as Rock n’ Roll at “The Voice of Ireland” as she can be on stage.
For those who can’t access to Irish TV’s, some videos will be available on the official website of the show: http://www.rte.ie/blogs/thevoice/videos/

Thanks to Cristy PS for the pics as well as Cranberries Greece

DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…

December 13, 2013  |  Comments Off on DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear all,
Thank you so much for your contributions, we managed to gather 42% of the required amount to pay for the advert, which was really of help for us.
It seems Fundrazr allows us to keep the campaign alive for a little while, so those who want to take part in the fundraising effort can still donate money for a few days!

As for the messages, we’ll keep on posting those we receive until Saturday – 11:59 PM (GMT) so feel free to send yours to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell your message will be posted, please do send your email again as we do answer everyone!

We’re very happy so many countries are represented, people from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA sent their support messages to Dolores.

This really is heartwarming!
Well done, guys!

“Concerto di Natale”: photos & videos

December 11, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“Concerto di Natale” posted on Facebook something like 900+ photos (some of them HQ) of the event.
Below a selection of some of the best ones featuring Dolores taken during rehearsals and backstage (in leather suit) then during the show (different suit).

Also to notice, Paolo from the website Cranberries Italia (cranberriesitalia.it) who attended the show posted his own review along with some beautiful photos which you can find at the bottom of this page. (link no longer available)

And last but not least, videos of Dolores’ performance are now available on YouTube, thanks to Irishsoul! (videos no longer available)

Ciao!

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!

December 9, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘berries fans,
We’re very pleased to tell you that the advert WILL be published in the LIFE magazine this Sunday. The CW Team paid the required amount to make it happen.
Those who are willing to support our effort still have 3 days to help us by giving money on Fundrazr.

What matters most, now, is to gather as many messages as possible to encourage Dolores.
Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com, don’t forget to include your name or username and country. They will then be published at this address:
http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.

We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 11:59 PM (GMT) to send your messages!
It’s time to give back, peeps!

“Life” front cover

Dolores sang for the Pope tonight at “Concerto di Natale”

December 7, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Earlier tonight was the recording of “Concerto di Natale” in Roma, Italy which will be broadcast on Italian TV on december 24th. This is the 5th time Dolores O’ Riordan is coming to this show. Her previous appearances were in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.

This year Dolores sang 4 songs:

  • Letting Go (performed live for the 1st time ever & with different lyrics according to fan Schizophrenic Lu)
  • Silent Night (duet with Elisa Toffoli)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Happy Xmas, War Is Over (All Artists together as final)

“Silent Night”, “Away In A Manger” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” were already performed by Dolores at some other “Concerto di Natale” through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.

The new Pope, Pope Franciscus, was in the audience as he is spending his first Christmas in Vatican after being elected last March. Seeing a Pope at the show hasn’t happened in quite a long time as the last Pope, Pope Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the “Concerto di Natale” very much and we have to go back to Pope Ioannes Paulus II to see a Pope attending the event.
This time again, Dolores had a special audience with the Pontiff earlier this week. Let’s remember she met Pope Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.

“Concerto di Natale” banner – Photo: Schizophrenic Lu

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT

December 6, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT  |  by Camille  |  Other News

TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!

It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.

Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com and tell her how important she is to you. Even a few words can be significant and will be much appreciated.
For those who are struggling with English, you can still write messages in your own language (they won’t be translated though), your contribution will still be important.

You can also contribute by giving money via Fundrazr if you want to help us buying the advert.
Let us recall you that you’re very welcome to send a message to Dolores even if you’re not contributing to the fund-raising effort!

Remember, this is your one and only opportunity to answer her call in the LIFE magazine and do something for her.
300 of you liked our post about the campaign, we should thus be able to make it all together!

Your idol is reaching out for help.
Are YOU listening to DOLORES?

PS: To all the loyal Italian fans who might be able to  have a talk with her in the upcoming days, please try not to mention it as it’d be better to let her find out by herself, cheers!

In it together 🙂

The Cranberries are still making profits

December 5, 2013  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries are still making profits  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who might have doubts, an article entitled “New album comes up ‘Roses’ for The Cranberries as profits jump to €320k” and published in the Irish Examiner today reveals The Cranberries are still making money as a band.

The article is interesting but quite technical as the journalist Gordon Deegan gives fairly precise figures earned by the band’s Curtain Call Ltd in 2012, a year boosted by the album “Roses”. All four members have a 25% shareholding in Curtain Call Ltd.
Even if the revenues are not in million(s) anymore probably due to the crisis in the music industry these last years (but which artist is not impacted!) this is still a good news.

Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores was spotted in Italy today where she’s due to perform at “Concerto di Natale” this Saturday. The photo below was taken in Città del Vaticano (Vatican City).

Dolores in Vatican City (near Rome)

An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Guitarist Noel Hogan has shared his old demo recording from 2006: a song called “Roads”.
You can listen to it on Noel Hogan Production’s Soundcloud by clicking this link. (link no longer available)

The song has vocals from a long-time Noel’s collaborator, Richard Walters, and most likely was recorded for the Arkitekt project which started to take shape at that time.

It remains unclear whether this song will see the light of day or not.

Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”

November 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Italian singer Elisa Toffoli just announced on Twitter that she will be singing a duet with Dolores O’ Riordan in Roma for the “Concerto di Natale” this December 7th.

 

Elisa parteciperà al “Concerto di Natale” il 7 dicembre all’Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma. Vi segnaliamo il duetto con Dolores O’ Riordan

 

Translation: Elisa will be attending the “Concerto di Natale” on December 7th at Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma. We point out the duet with Dolores O ‘Riordan

 


Elisa Toffoli / Dolores

Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news and picture.

A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES

November 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear Cranberries fans,

As a community, we are bound by the same passion towards Dolores O’ Riordan because her songs are our inspiration. They have provided the soundtrack to our lives. Through good times and bad they have given us something to hold on to and helped make us stronger people.

Today is the day we have to tell Dolores how much we value this and how important she is to us!

Indeed, many of us were moved by Dolores recent expose in the major Irish newspaper “Sunday Independent” where she gave a very intimate interview with the journalist Barry Egan of that paper’s “LIFE” magazine, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.
Following this publication, numerous fans expressed a desire to show their solidarity, especially as Dolores stated « if I tell my fans that this happened to me and they still love me, that’s going to make me feel good about myself ».
Our idol is reaching out for help. This is therefore the time to tell her that our love is unconditional and will never fade.

To make this happen the Cranberries World team has decided to launch a global support project:

In partnership with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE, we’re going to publish the following half page advert in the magazine on December 15th so as to answer Dolores via the same means she herself used to confess her most intimate secrets. We believe that by acting this way, we will be demonstrating to Dolores how much we love and respect her no matter what has happened in her past.
Please note that we can guarantee Dolores will be provided with a copy of the magazine.

How can you contribute to this project?

First, you can encourage Dolores and express your love by sending your support messages together with your name/username and your country to supportdolores [at] cranberriesworld.com. Collective messages are also welcome. Please don’t be shy, show her that her revelation will in no way affect our respect or feelings towards her.
We will then publish all of your messages on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores in order to show Dolores that fans from all over the world are supporting her.

Secondly, we’re asking help from all of you to finance that advert as we need to raise €2,500 for a half page in “LIFE” magazine (27x14cm). We believe this opportunity is unique, and we can only make it happen if we all contribute. Let’s tell the Irish people and the entire world that The Cranberries fans are passionate and devoted. Let’s show them how strong we are when it comes to supporting the woman who gives us so much. You can donate via the donations platform FundRazr which accepts secure payments with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and other cards.

 

We’ve got less than 3 weeks to act, deadline for messages and fundraising is December 13th!

Thank you to all those who have supported us thus far and those who plan to support us in the near future. We know your support will be of great encouragement to Dolores and help her move forward with her life.
Thank you as well to photographer Mattia Sarzi Madidini who allowed us to use his wonderful picture of Dolores for the ad.

We’d also like to give a big shout out to Barry Egan and Eoin Healy of The Independent for the confidence and trust they have placed in us so that our ambitious project may see the light of day.

Last but not least, spread the word! Tell your Cranberries mates about our campaign.
Let’s make it huge and important, for us the fans and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)

November 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Noel Hogan informed us on Tumblr that he was giving one of his personal award for charity auction with no more explanation.
We do not know where this “To The Faithful Departed” Argentinian Gold Award will be auctioned, let’s hope we’ll get a clue soon for those who’d like to get their hands on such a pretty rare item.


Disco de oro presented to Noel Hogan –  Argentina


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 4

The award is actually on eBay. (link no longer available)

The Burtons to return to Canada

November 16, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In an online article entitled “Cranberries star Dolores to linger in Canada”, the “Irish Daily Star” revealed that Dolores O’ Riordan and husband Don Burton were to come back to Canada.

As you might remember, the singer and her family had decided to move back to Ireland this summer and rented a house near Dublin for a trial period but it seems her children are homesick and want to go back to Toronto.

We can thus imagine that Dolores will probably not take part in the fourth series of The Voice of Ireland next year (2014-2015).

(The “Irish Daily Star” article is no longer available)


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 18

According to the Independent.ie article published today, the journalist Barry Egan confirms the Burton family has already left to Canada explaining that Dolores & Don, their children, as well as their two dogs took a plane last Tuesday. Dolores has already planned to be back in Dublin mid-December for The Voice Battles.

It was too built up for us. Too many people and cars and it felt like being in a box
[…]
We missed the wilderness. You get used to the great outdoors.
[…]
From my window at home in Canada with the heavy snow on the trees, I can see people fishing through the ice. Doesn’t that sound enticing?
[…]
I’m looking forward to peaceful silence at last!

Dolores O’ Riordan to headline New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick

November 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Mono Band, The Cranberries

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!
The Irish city is indeed officially declared “National City of Culture” for the whole next year.

If you read Noel Hogan’s messages on Tumblr,  you may have already seen his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” and followed his collaborative production projects for the town.

And here comes the next step today, the Limerick Leader just announced that Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick. Something quite obvious when we all know that The Cranberries are still the biggest hometown band to this day!

Immediate notice: why Dolores solo and not The Cranberries?
No answer to that yet, anyways…

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.

Dolores will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as National City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The show will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ.

Dolores praised for her courage

November 11, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores praised for her courage  |  by Jury  |  Other News

A new article today by the Irish Independent featuring an interview with Ellen O’ Malley-Dunlop (CEO of the Irish Rape Crisis Centre) praising Dolores O’ Riordan for her “tremendous courage” in speaking out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered. Ms Malley-Dunlop thinks that Dolores’ admission would inspire countless victims to seek help around the country.

I think she’s shown tremendous courage and great generosity in speaking out, because when people like her talk about the terrible trauma inflicted upon them, it encourages others to come forward.

 

It is one of the most horrific crimes in our society and all the things Dolores said – like feeling ashamed, the aftermath of the trauma on her life, the lack of self-worth, the anorexia and the suicidal thoughts – they are all common feelings.

 

They are feelings that people have who have not been able to talk about the awful experiences they endured and it is never, ever the victim’s fault, particularly a child victim who is groomed.

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores sexually abused as a child

November 10, 2013  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As we all noticed recently, since Dolores O’ Riordan has been taking part to the reality television singing competition “The Voice of Ireland”, Irish medias keep on digging information about her.

After revealing that she was about to launch court action against Noel Hogan about two weeks ago, the Independent.ie (as well as Irish Mirror) shed a light today on her childhood in a most unexpected interview in which she confesses that she was sexually abused as a child.

The full interview will be available in a few hours this Sunday (it’s almost 3:00 AM Irish Time right now) in the Sunday Independent’s Life Magazine. The ePaper version can already be downloaded for €2.80


Dolores on the front cover of “LIFE”

This is obviously the first time Dolores explicitly mentions such a fact:
Even though she had already spoken about the trauma she suffered from during her relationship with Mike Mahoney, the abuse she recently spoke of “started when she was 8 and continued until she was 12“, which shows this has nothing to do with the physical violence her domineering boyfriend used to impose on her.

Regarding from what we understand of the song “In The Garden off the album “Are You Listening?” released in 2007, it seems that Dolores had tried to speak indirectly about what she calls her “little dirty secret” before. Indeed, back in 2007, some of us, fans, analysed the lyrics and suggested the following lines could refer to some of her childhood memories which pointed to such a possibility:

I see her playing in the garden
I was once like her, you did this to me
I don’t remember, when this offence begun
I don’t remember, I can’t undo what’s done

The theory could never be confirmed, even though the song “Skeleton” off the album “No Baggage” released in 2009 provided more clues with lines such as:

I tried to face it
I can’t erase it
So I must face it
I must embrace it
[…]
I have wasted my time
Dwelling in the shadows from the past
[…]
In the corner of the room
I tried to face it

It seems that Dolores has been pondering over what she considers as a “skeleton” a lot recently, hence the revelation that came today. Indeed, she explains she hadn’t seen her abuser for years until she saw him at the funeral of her father two years ago, which brought back the demons of the past as she was about to start a new tour. Dolores then emphasizes the depression she went through on the 2012 world tour, saying “I worried that I might not make it through it“, some facts that created a special atmosphere at these gigs that some of us, fans, could unfortunately feel.

By opening up to her fans via this interview, Dolores hopes that she’ll be released from this trauma, hence the necessity to speak about it and justify some of the songs she wrote in order to heal and move forward.

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album, new clue!

November 8, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new homepage appeared today on the official website of the Concerto di Natale and it now includes a brief biography of Dolores. The big surprise comes from the very last line where it says she is “currently working on her long-awaited third solo album slated for 2014“.

Last month we reported the interview of Marco Mendoza where he revealed that he was working with Dolores and that there were some songs done but couldn’t really say if it was for an album, a movie or anything else. Cranberries World suggested that those songs could be for a 3rd solo album for the reasons we exposed (please re-read) and today this new small biography for the Concerto di Natale seems to go in our way even revealing that the album is for 2014!

Wait and see!


Dolores biography – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores O’Riordan , oltre ad essere un’artista solista acclamata dalla critica, è la cantante leader dei The Cranberries, band irlandese amata a livello internazionale. Con The Cranberries, O’Riordan ha raggiunto ottimi risultati come quattro album nella “Billboard top 20”, 8 singoli di successo mondiale, inclusi Linger e Dreams, e oltre 30 milioni di album venduti in tutto il mondo. Nel 2011, dopo oltre un decennio, la band è tornata sulle scene con Roses, il suo primo nuovo album studio. Da solista, O’Riordan ha pubblicato due album molto acclamati dalla critica, Are You Listening? (2007) e No Baggage (2009).  Inoltre è famosa per il suo contributo a colonne sonore cinematografiche, avendo collaborato tra l’altro con Angelo Badalamenti alla colonna sonora del film Evilenko. O’Riordan si è anche esibita numerose volte in Vaticano ed è madre di tre bambini. Al momento sta lavorando al suo atteso terzo album da solista, la cui uscita è prevista per il 2014

Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO for noticing!

Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s new EP

October 30, 2013  |  Comments Off on Matt Vaughan to work on Noel’s new EP  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As reported before, The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan is working on a new EP, most likely the new Mono Band EP. And according to his latest Tumblr post below, one of the tracks is going to be produced by an old friend.

Mr. Vaughan working on a new track for me.
This is part of the new ep, more soon.

“Mr. Vaughan” is obviously Matt Vaughan, producer and programmer who briefly worked on The Cranberries’ 6th album demos in 2003. He also worked with Dolores O’ Riordan and Noel Hogan on their first solo demos in 2003-2005.

All in all, this means that Mr. Vaughan is no stranger to the Cranberries world so we can expect some really exciting material from the new Mono Band EP.

Dolores O’ Riordan to launch court action against Noel Hogan

October 25, 2013  |  8 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

A weird piece of news to wake up with this morning as we find out in the Irish Press (Irish Independent & Limerick Leader) that Dolores O’ Riordan is about to launch court action against Noel Hogan.

According to these articles, the “cause of action in the filing is listed as a declaration” but no other details have been given as the singer, her spokesperson and Noel remain quiet about the matter.

This, of course, is quite unexpected as The Cranberries have been stating since their reunion tour in 2009 that they’ve always been in good terms and that both Dolores and Noel had even kept writing for each other during the band’s hiatus.

Let’s hope for more news to understand what’s happening exactly and see if that can affect the future of the band as this is quite worrying and shocking for us, fans.
Let’s also note that both articles seem to be repeating the content of a press release without clearly understanding what’s at stake as they’re using the same exact terms.

independent.ie

limerickleader.ie

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album (?)

October 22, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Glide Magazine just published a long interview with Marco Mendoza where the guy declares to be working with Dolores O’ Riordan from The Cranberries on her possible 3rd new album. He says that he doesn’t know at this point if it’s going to be an album or not:

There’s some songs, some movie possibilities, a lot of things cooking in her world so we’re working on that right now

 

Macro Mendoza

For those of you who may not know Marco Mendoza, the Glide Magazine article is a very good start to have an idea as he is a musician that doesn’t stick to one singer or one band but has always been involved in many different music projects.
As for his collaboration with Dolores, the man already worked on her 2 solo albums and went on tour with her on the “Are You Listening Tour” in 2007 during which he was playing bass guitar.

No doubt that we can take the guy very seriously when he says he is working with Dolores.
Not to mention that right now our favourite singer just became a new judge at “The Voice of Ireland” so it all makes sense: indeed, mostly all coaches who took part to this TV show until now saw their popularity and career coming back in force and the music business naturally asked them to release something shortly after (usually when they reach the next season of the show). The Voice of Ireland may definitely be a marvellous way for a 3rd solo album.

Nevertheless we all have to be very careful with that news and we don’t have to expect too much yet as all those different projects are just at the start, but a good start what ‘ya think?

The Voice of Ireland’s Blind Auditions

October 20, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As promised, here’s some news from the Blind Auditions of “The Voice of Ireland” TV show where Dolores just appeared as a coach for the first time this year.

Dolores’ seat

Some members of our team were on site and were quite surprised to see how easily Dolores plays the game, almost stealing the show from Kian Egan, one of the 4 original coaches and superstar of the show. She seems to be taking her role very seriously and is probably the most professional coach on the set, giving candidates technical advices, as well as entertaining everyone with numerous jokes. Looks like people in the audience have been enjoying her speeches as much as they often ended up encouraging candidates to choose her as their choach.

A candidate is singing

Dolores revealed during the show that she will sing at Concerto di Natale this winter in Italy.
More to come tomorrow…

New EP from Mono Band (?)

October 16, 2013  |  Comments Off on New EP from Mono Band (?)  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

According to the new message posted by Noel Hogan on Tumblr on October 11th, The Cranberries guitaris is working on a new (Mono Band?) EP.

“1st ep track almost done.”

Last June Noel revealed demo samples of new songs recorded with Fin Chambers, “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars.” It remains unclear whether these songs will be featured on this upcoming EP or not.
To be continued…

Dolores in the press, first articles…

October 13, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

As we get closer to the first shootings of “The Voice of Ireland” which will take place on October 18th, 19th and 20th, numerous articles related to Dolores appear on the Irish Press. Her participation to the TV show will expose her to a new audience of young people who do not necessarily now much of The Cranberries career.

As a consequence, in the article entitled “Dolores is back in the limelight and bidding to find a new voice“, the Irish Independent decided to introduce the singer in a pretty harsh article which tends to emphasize the fact that The Cranberries’ worldwide success has a bitter-sweet taste for Irish people. Let us recall that the band didn’t play a single concert in their home country on their 32 dates European Roses Tour in 2012.

Let’s get prepared to read lots of similar articles in the following months.

independent.ie

Dolores to perform at “Concerto di Natale 2013” (2 UPDATES)

October 12, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you might remember, Dolores was due to perform at “Concerto di Natale” in Italy last year but her name was taken off the official website (concertodinatale.it) at the last minute.

According to the RomaToday (romatoday.it), Dolores should be part of this year’s edition which will take place at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma.

romatoday.it – screen capture

As for the official website of Concerto di Natale nothing has changed yet and their homepage’s banner still does not include the name of Dolores.
Hopefully soon…

Homepage banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Thanks to Irishsoul for the info.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 23

CONFIRMED. As reported 3 days ago (October 20th) in our news about The Voice, Dolores will sing at “Concerto di Natale”. It is now officially confirmed on the Facebook page of the event but not yet on their website! Probably just a question of time as nowadays only Facebook seems to count!

As usual the show will be pre-recorded (Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00pm-10:30pm) for a later TV and Radio broadcast in Italy. All those who’d like to go can get tickets on the official website.


UPDATE – OCTOBER 31

Finally Dolores O’ Riordan appeared today on the official website… and it was worth the wait!
The homepage slides 2 brand new banners: one with all the artists’ names including Dolores’ and another one entirely dedicated to her. Have a look:

All artists banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores banner – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores to take part in “The Voice of Ireland” as judge

October 4, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Dolores appeared tonight on the TV show ‘The Late Late Show” broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ One. She revealed that she is now the new judge/coach of the famous TV show “The Voice of Ireland” replacing Sharon Corr who decided not to take part in the singing competition this year.

It’s great to be back in Ireland and to be taking part in one of Ireland’s most popular TV shows at same time. I know a good voice when I hear one and I am out to find the best star in the country.

She is now back in her home country to record the third series of blind auditions and the shooting should start on October 18th, 19th & 20th. Dolores will have to choose ten contestants to work with and lead the best of them to the final.

Watch “The Late Late Show” interview on this page (Dolores starting at 1:39:30)
The news was also published on independent.ie

Dolores at “The Late Late Show”


Arriving tonight at RTÉ in Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins


UPDATE – OCTOBER 10

contactmusic.com put online 6 different preshow photos of Dolores arriving at RTÉ studios in Dublin for “The Late Late Show” last Friday, October 4 (and not Saturday 5 as written on their website) as well as other guests appearing on the show that night like Sinead O’ Connor, Laura Whitmore and more.

Demo samples of the new Mono Band songs

June 16, 2013  |  Comments Off on Demo samples of the new Mono Band songs  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan made available demo samples of the new Mono Band songs recorded with Fin Chambers in May. Demos are called “Waking Up All Over” and “Start & Scars”.
Check them out on Noel’s Soundcloud page:

LINKS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

As a side note, Noel has a Tumblr page now so you can check his activities there http://noelhogan2.tumblr.com

Noel Hogan heads back to studio

May 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan heads back to studio  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan plans to enter recording studio for his Mono Band solo project next month.
The Cranberries’ guitarist posted a short message on his Facebook production page yesterday, saying that he is set to record some drums and bass for two tracks he did with vocalist Fin Chambers. One of the two titles was already revealed by Hogan in 2011, “Waking Up All Over”, while it is the first time we hear about “Start & Scars”.

Noel has also been doing some production work for other acts for a few weeks.
Senakah‘s “Human Relations” (for which Noel worked as a producer) was released last month.
Take a look at the video below:

Senakah – “Human Relations”

Storm Thorgerson dies

April 19, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

The Cranberries album designer Storm Thorgerson passed away yesterday, April 18th, at age 69. The English graphic designer, mainly influenced by surrealism, is best known for his work on many music album artworks, including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Storm Thorgerson in 2009

In The Cranberries world, Thorgerson designed “Bury The Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. He also created artworks for these two album’s singles and “Beneath The Skin”.

“Bury The Hatchet”

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

Source: The Guardian

Curtain Call made good profits in 2010-2011

April 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

A year before the release of their first album in 10 years, The Cranberries made good profits through their own company, Curtain Call Ltd.

According to the Irish Times, the band’s company recorded well-deserved profits of €71,973 in 2011 and €248,183 a year before, mainly with their Reunion Tour, while music sales continues to decline in the entertainment industry for a decade or so.

Each of the band’s four members has a 25 per cent stake in Curtain Call.

With the release of “Roses” in 2012, followed by short tours in Asia and North America and an extended one in Europe, 2012 must have been a good year for the band, financial-wise.

A new old and unusual recording of The Cranberries to surface

March 30, 2013  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday a new bootleg of The Cranberries surfaced on the internet. It is almost 11-year old as it was recorded live in concert on June 1, 2002 in Pompano Beach, USA (near Miami) during the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee World Tour ’02”.
We usually don’t write any news when a new bootleg comes out and we simply add it to our bootleg database (which is small for now but is bound to grow over the coming months and years).

This new old recording is an exception as it is quite special and deserves a few explanations.
Why?
Because we usually know 2 ways of recording a concert: Professional made by professional and authorized people and Audience made most of the time by fans in the crowd and unauthorized.

The bootleg that surfaced yesterday belongs to a another category as it is an IEM Feed source and this is the first ever IEM recording of The Cranberries known to date for now. Many of us just have no idea what an IEM Feed is and what it means. IEM is for In-Ear-Monitors. Let’s make it simple, it is the headphones that all musicians have on stage nowadays. And each musician have its own mix inside, for example a bass player might want to hear the bass louder than the other instruments etc…
Datfly (the uploader -and maybe taper?- of this new bootleg on dimeadozen.org) tells us, in file description, that the recording features very heavy Dolores vocals so there are good chances that the IEM Feed recorded here is Dolores’ one.

There we have a professional source recorded by a non-professional and probably non-authorized person. The result is kinda unique and everyone will have its own opinion on the quality and interest of the thing. It’s up to you to listen. Hear the accuracy of Dolores singings like rarely heard before. Anyway what is for sure, The Cranberries Fans Community definitely have a new collector piece!

more details:
Audio/Video recordings (2002.06.01)

“Raining In My Heart” to be licensed for TV and movies (?)

March 9, 2013  |  7 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

According to a very intriguing promo CD that has surfaced on eBay, The Cranberries’ song “Raining In My Heart” might have a chance to be featured on some TV shows or movies.
The promo CD is called “Music Alternatives January 2013” and it features songs from various artists including The Cranberries. The CD is released by Music Alternatives and, according to the company’s website (musicalternatives.com), it specializes in “placing their artists’ music in film, television, commercials, video games, trailers, soundtracks and special markets.


“Music Alternatives January 2013” promo CD includes “Raining In My Heart”

Songs from Music Alternatives’ artists were placed in many popular TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Criminal Minds”, “Supernatural”, “Castle”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Bones” and many many more….

“Raining In My Heart” was the second promo single from “Roses” in some countries, so who knows, maybe Cooking Vinyl didn’t give up on a promotion of the latest album? Placing new songs in popular TV shows is quite a common practice. For example, The Cranberries’ songs “Analyse” and “Never Grow Old” were placed in “Smallville” and “Alias”.
Maybe in few weeks we’ll hear “Raining In My Heart” in some TV show or commercials?

No Cranberries at Zacatecas

March 8, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Zacatecas Festival seemed to have announced their 2013 line-up prematurely last month: there never was an agreement for a show between The Cranberries and the festival. We can only assume that the rest of the rumors about Dolores are also unfounded.

About the rumors…

March 6, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Rumors  have been spreading around about Dolores health for a few days now, since Zacatecas Festival canceled The Cranberries gig originally scheduled for March 25th.

Our fansite has chosen not to contribute to the rumors and not to put a name on whatever possible reason the gig was cancelled.  Remember that the band has not announced anything about this, so we can only presume that these are speculations. We would also like to point out that some statements by the Zacatecas representatives include some inaccurate information about Dolores’ previous health condition. The only known health problem that Dolores suffered from over the last few years was some vocal cord nodules.

The current rumor could be a simple misunderstanding.

Whether or not Dolores is afflicted by a health problem, we feel that she should be the one announcing it publicly if she wants to, not some concert promoter. We feel that the last days’ statements were inappropriate.

The CW Team

BREAKING NEWS: Zacatecas festival cancels Cranberries gig

March 4, 2013  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Zacatecas festival announced that The Cranberries will not attend their festival according to DireccionesZac. The band had not confirmed its presence to this festival nor decline it on their official website.

Last week, the Zacatecas festival included The Cranberries on their official program.

Let’s hope that everything is alright with the band and that their silence is only due to some [well-deserve] time off, even though everyone misses them already.

Thanks to Cranberries Mexico for the news.

“Live 2012-London Edition” in store today in the UK

March 4, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live’s CD release of The Cranberries London 2012 concert is now available in UK music shops and web vendors.

The show was previously available to purchase in CD format exclusively on the Concert Live website since October. It was also released digitally last December.

Now available in UK shops and other vendors

Windmill master tapes might be Universal-Island’s property

March 2, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Master tapes recorded at the Windmill Lane Studios might be Universal and Island’s record property, as the record label probably paid for the recording sessions back then.

Tony Perrey from Windmill Lane Studios was interviewed today on RTE radio and explained that in many cases, records labels have the rights on these master tapes. No words on The Cranberries in this interview though…

You can listen to the interview HERE.

Thanks to the Dave Fanning Archives for the info.

20 years ago: Everybody else was doing it… and so did they!

March 2, 2013  |  Comments Off on 20 years ago: Everybody else was doing it… and so did they!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ debut album turns 20 this week-end… and sounds as fresh as if it was recorded yesterday! Released on March 1, 1993 in Europe and March 2nd in North America, “Everybody Else Is Doing  It, So Why Can’t We?” was recorded at the mythical Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland

Last Thursday, we learned that the mater tapes of this album, which could include possible outtakes and unreleased tracks, are facing destruction as Windmill Lane Studios appealed to musicians who have worked there to collect them before next May or else they’ll be destroyed.

The Cranberries began the recording of their first album in January 1992 with Pearse Gilmore who previously worked with them on their Xeric label material. However, the band was not happy with the results and the work was scrapped. “Unhappy with the results – Gilmore had cluttered the mixes with dance beats and industrial-style guitar – and barely on speaking term with each other, the band scrapped the tracks and fired Gilmore” (Rolling Stone Magazine, March 23, 1995, page 60). After hiring a new manager, the band started working again on the album, this time with producer Stephen Street.

Everybody Else… peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on this chart for 130 weeks (more than 2 years!). After a rough start in the UK, the album reached #1 of Album Charts and stayed in chart for 86 weeks. The album sold almost 8 millions copies worldwide, making it the second best selling Cranberries album after “No Need To Argue”.

The album was reissued in 2002 with its singles’ b-sides as bonus tracks.
Check out our Everybody Else… album page for more details about this record.

Also, two nice recent reviews of the album, one written last year and the other just a few days ago. They look back at the album which became a 90’s classic:

The Cranberries Press