RIP Zombieguide.com

July 21, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As some of you may have noticed, last week the most important international and unofficial website from the late 90’s and 2000’s about The Cranberries went definitely offline.

As announced in May by its webmaster Alex Kraus, the website was supposed to go offline early june but for some reason had an extended time until mid-july. Even if the site officially closed in the fall of 2007 it stayed online until last week, enabling fans to keep on checking old pages. Let’s thus hope everyone had enough time to save those precious pages for personal archive or later use. Anyway now it is gone, so… rest in peace ZG and thank you Alex for all those great years.
Now it’s part of History in The Cranberries world.

Dolores O’Riordan to produce Kellie Lewis’ first EP

May 28, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

We’ve reported previously that Dolores O’Riordan is going to help her favorite The Voice Of Ireland contestant Kellie Lewis with the recording of her new songs, and now, according to Kellie’s twitter, we know that Dolores will produce Kellie’s first EP.

Kellie wrote that today is the first day of recording her debut EP:

“En route to studio-This is day 1 of recording my E.P with Dolores as the producer and I’m so excited!!”

Good luck, Kellie! And we can’t wait to hear more from you and Dolores!

Source: Kellie Lewis’ Twitter

Dolores O’Riordan to work with Eric Alexandrakis

May 28, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan to work with Eric Alexandrakis  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to a Facebook page of Eric Alexandrakis, he is currently working with Dolores O’Riordan on some new music!
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Exclusive Mono Band t-shirts on eBay

May 26, 2014  |  Comments Off on Exclusive Mono Band t-shirts on eBay  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Great news for the Mono Band fans: Noel Hogan is selling some pretty cool original Mono Band t-shirts on eBay. All size Medium in both men’s and women’s.
If you ever wanted to enlarge your collection of the Cranberries-related t-shirts, here’s your chance! 😉

Mono Band T-shirts
Source: Noel Hogan’s Tumblr page

Zombieguide.com To Fully Go Offline In June

May 21, 2014  |  12 Comments  |  by Shannon  |  Other News

Next month, the popular fan site www.zombieguide.com will no longer be available online.  Website creator and owner, Alex Kraus, will allow the site, as well as all of its archived content, to go offline in June of this year.  The popular website was a mecca of Cranberries news and information and was home to the most active forums for fans of The Cranberries in the history of the internet.

Most fans and visitors to the website will remember that in September of 2007, zombieguide.com became inactive when its creator was threatened with legal action by Dolores O’Riordan’s attorney.  Though, as a result of legal issues, the website was no longer active after the autumn of 2007, the web files from zombieguide.com remained online in an archived status.

In June of 2014, the archived files on zombieguide.com will no longer be accessible.  Visitors to the website are encouraged to take this opportunity to browse through the catalog of information stored on zombieguide.com before it is removed from the World Wide Web.

You can visit zombieguide.com through the end of May here.

You may also save files from the website for your personal use before they are taken offline.

You may also read through the forums, also available until the end of May, at http://www.zombieguide.com/forums/

On behalf of all of us at Cranberries World, we would like to thank Alex Kraus for his creation of and years of service to www.zombieguide.com.

Dolores to work on Kellie Lewis’ EP

May 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores to work on Kellie Lewis’ EP  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

According to a new  interview by Kellie Lewis, Dolores O’Riordan wants to help her favorite The Voice of Ireland contestant with the recording of her debut EP.
“Dolores now wants to work with me on my original music. That wouldn’t have been possible if I had won, so I am really happy,” Kellie explained in the interview for Limerick Leader. “I feel free at the moment. I feel really lucky. The be-all and end-all was getting to work with Dolores so now getting to work with her even further, after the show has finished, is my dream come true.”

Kellie Lewis of Team Dolores took second place in The Voice of Ireland final, losing out on the top spot to Brendan McCahey from Team Bressie.

Source: Limerick Leader

Fellow Voice of Ireland Coach, Jamelia, Responds to Dolores’s Take on Feminism

April 29, 2014  |  Comments Off on Fellow Voice of Ireland Coach, Jamelia, Responds to Dolores’s Take on Feminism  |  by Shannon  |  The Voice

Over the course of her participation in The Voice of Ireland, Dolores has been outspoken about her disapproval of the use of “erotic dancing” in some of the performances on the program.  Dolores recently told journalist Barry Egan, in an interview for The Independent, that women “should not have to fall prey to the victimization of being some kind of sexual piece of stuff.  We are people and we should have equal rights.”

Dolores also criticized fellow Voice of Ireland coach, Jamelia, personally, stating that Jamelia was “intimidated by the beauty” of Team Dolores contestant, and second place finalist, Kellie Lewis.

Jamelia has now publically responded to Dolores’s comments, saying that she disagrees with Dolores’s opinion on feminism.

“I think that any woman who chooses to be unashamedly who she is, is a feminist and that goes from a stripper to a nun”, Jamelia was quoted as responding, according to Herald.ie.

She went on to explain: “Being a feminist means it’s OK to be my version of a woman and that’s who I am. But everyone’s entitled to their opinion and as you know, we all have very strong ones.”

The differing viewpoints between coaches Jamelia and Dolores created banter that quickly became a hallmark for series three of The Voice of Ireland.

Source: Herald.ie

Seems that it’s time for O’Riordan to take a break from The Voice…

April 29, 2014  |  Comments Off on Seems that it’s time for O’Riordan to take a break from The Voice…  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A new Dolores O’Riordan interview was published today on Sundayworld.com showing that the coach did overall enjoy her experience on the TV show but is quite happy that it is now reaching an end.

She reveals that it was all about doing something different to have a good laugh – which got her closer to Kian Egan with whom she should stay in touch – but in no way to make money nor to promote herself to a new, younger, audience.

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O’Riordan to collaborate with the Smiths’ Andy Rourke

April 27, 2014  |  Comments Off on O’Riordan to collaborate with the Smiths’ Andy Rourke  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

In an interview on RTÉ 2fm on April 18, Dolores O’Riordan told Nicky Byrne that she is to collaborate with Andy Rourke (The Smiths, Morrissey).

“I have written a bunch of new stuff”, told O’Riordan.

She also told Byrne that she’ll go to Los Angeles to meet some casting agents as she is interested to get some cameos or small roles there. For O’Riordan, her experience on The Voice was to see if she liked doing some TV. And she did.

O’Riordan indicated there is no plan for a Cranberries reunion right now. “You know I just did a reunion tour a couple years ago, and then I did another album, Roses. It just started to be predictable again. It’s nice to move on, different shores, different expriences…”

O’Riordan and ex-Westlife member Byrne also remembered about their duet in 2001 at the Vatican Christmas Concert with “Little Drummer Boy”.

You can listen to the interview on our Interview page. Dolores interview starts around 1:36:00.

New Barry Egan interview on music industry & The Voice

April 27, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

Seems like Dolores O’Riordan doesn’t choose any journalist to speak about her old demons: Barry Egan just published a new interview of our favorite singer this morning in which the Limerick woman and her mother Eileen discussed the music business pressure Dolores had to handle in her career back in the 90s.

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It’s one of the first interview of this kind, with Eileen explaining how worried she was for a daughter back then :
“I was very worried about her. She was unable to tell me or explain or communicate very well” adding that she once told a prominent music business executive “if anything happens to her, I will kill you.

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A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend

April 23, 2014  |  Comments Off on A quick report of The Voice of Ireland semi-final last weekend  |  by Axl  |  The Voice

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Last weekend some members of the CW team went to The Voice of Ireland semi final.
It was quite an interesting show even if Dolores didn’t perform with her team as all other coaches did the weeks before. Of course, Kellie being the only one left in the team, it would have been reduced to duet instead of a team performance, but we were secretly hoping that the 2 girls would perform Zombie together, which would have been quite enjoyable, don’t you think? This didn’t happen anyway and it seems it won’t be happening either next Sunday as some unofficial sources mentioned Dolores should not be performing AT ALL on the show.

 

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Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news

March 22, 2014  |  Comments Off on Noel’s collaboration with Zerova… and other Noel news  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

As we reported in January, a few years ago Noel played guitar as a “guest guitarist” on a track by Polish band Zerova.

As it turns out, the track is actually called Józiu. It is the first single from Zerova’s album Gombrowicz which is going to be released this month.

Zerova is a Polish experimental music band “combining soft electronic sounds with a
variety of traditional instruments,” according to their bio on Discogs.com.

You can watch full video for Józiu below:

Also, it looks like Noel is still working on his solo project(s). This is what he posted on his Tumblr page on March 18th:

Last week
It was a busy week, some of the new tracks came back from the vocalists. Really sounding great.
Went to LIT [Limerick Institute of Technology] for and gave a short lecture on Writing/recording.
New tracks for the City Of Culture album have been coming in, some very interesting stuff.”

Sources: Noel Hogan Production Facebook page, Noel Hogan’s Tumblr

The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Voice of Ireland Battles: The Review  |  by Jury  |  The Voice

The Battle stage of The Voice of Ireland is over and here’s our review of Team Dolores performances!
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“Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts

March 15, 2014  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The biggest Cranberries hit, Zombie, is back on the iTunes charts… thanks to the US version of the popular talent show The Voice!
On March 3 episode of The Voice, one of the contestants, Clarissa Serna, performed Zombie during the Blind Auditions. According to HollywoodLife.com, she “prompted an elusive four-chair turn with her haunting, original take on The Cranberries’ Zombie. Clarissa definitely made a bold song choice — and her risk paid off! Adam [Levine] said her deliciously ’90s performance made him nostalgic and it appeared he wasn’t the only one. Each one of the judges wanted Clarissa on their team, but she ultimately decided to go with her “Latina soul sister” Shakira.”

As a result, Clarissa Serna’s performance put The Cranberries’ Zombie back on the iTunes charts, with the peak of #33 according to our reader Ben.

Huge thanks to Ben for the heads up!

Sources: Headlineplanet.com, HollywoodLife.com

Dolores to join Zucchero on stage in New York

February 20, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores to join Zucchero on stage in New York  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

It seems that Dolores O’Riordan will be joining Zucchero on stage in New York at the Madison Square Garden on April 23rd.

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