Concert in Lublin, Poland confirmed as first gig of the tour

February 16, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to a Polish webzine, Rock Magazyn, the band will start the 2016 European tour in Lublin, Poland.

As opposed to the dates that have already been announced yet, this one will not be a festival performance. The band will indeed play in a stadium (Lublin Arena) on June 3rd.

We’ll update this post as soon as we find an official confirmation for this.


UPDATE 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

This piece of news appears to be widely shared by different Polish websites such as RMF.fm and Wyborcza.pl, which tends to confirm that this is definitely official.


UPDATE 2:20 PM (GMT+1)

Polish fan Milosz B. sent us a link towards official Lublin Arena website, that comes as a final confirmation for this performance.

Thanks a lot to all of you, guys, who help us gathering information!


UPDATE FEB.18

Now confirmed by Noel Hogan on his Tumblr account.

New dates on 2016 Summer tour…

February 12, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

For those who follow us on Facebook, we posted a link towards a Polish article yesterday about a possible date in Lublin. A Polish fan, Krzysztof S. informed us that this is only a rumor at this stage.

However, Italian fan Sara L. found out a ticket link this morning showing that the band is to play festival Cognac Blues Passion in France on July 7, 2016.
This is confirmed on the festival website.

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Let’s note the band was to play this festival the exact same day on July 7, 2012, though the band cancelled their whole summer shows, including this date.

To be continued…

Source: Festival Cognac Blues Passions


UPDATE
One-day tickets are now on sale directly on Festival’s website for €50 (€10 if you are under 12)
Source: La billeterie Leclerc

The Cranberries playing at Bospop Festival 2016

February 10, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today!
The Cranberries will play Bospop Festival in Netherlands on July 09, 2016

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Sources: Bospop Festival FBBospop website


UPDATE

Get tickets now on Ticketmaster. One-day ticket costs €67.50 (or €42.50 if you are under 16).

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Source: Ticketmaster

New album coming soon… or not !

February 9, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !

 

Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !

Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)

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If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.


UPDATE

Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn

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The Cranberries touring Europe this summer 2016… and to release a new album?

February 8, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As you all know, The Cranberries are to announce something big today.
Indeed, Noel Hogan posted on his Twitter account on February 4th that they would share some news this Monday. The official website was also updated in January with a “news coming soon” message as previously mentioned on our website.

Although no official statement has been made yet, we can nonetheless expect the band to tour Europe this summer as Swiss festival Festi’Neuch just announced its line up this morning, featuring The Cranberries who are to play there on Thursday June 9th.

More news coming up during the day, keep checking our website!

Source: Festi’Neuch


UPDATE at 11:30AM (GMT)

Festi’Neuch festival is mentioning a new album this year on this page:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises!

 

Translation : They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store!


UPDATE at 12:34PM (GMT)

Festi’Neuch date confirmed by Noel Hogan on Twitter, no word on the new album from him yet!


UPDATE at 12:50PM (GMT)

Still on Twitter Noel Hogan confirmed the European tour stating that Festi’Neuch will be part of “a few shows planned for this summer“.


UPDATE at 2:50PM (GMT)

Tickets for the festival are on sale here directly on Festi’Neuch website. You can purchase one-day-ticket for CHF64 or 4-day-pass for CHF189
(Today CHF64 = US$64 = €58 and CHF189 = US$189 = €171)


UPDATE at 3:20PM (GMT)

Now confirmed on the official Facebook of The Cranberries, still nothing on the official website still displaying “News coming soon”


UPDATE at 5:00PM (GMT)

The Limerick Leader published a great article that sums things up pretty well, reminding readers of the new publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK that Noel & Dolores signed in April 2015, and quoting the interview the band gave to “Coffee with a sign painter” last July.

Oldies but goldies… (UPDATED)

January 27, 2016  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”.  Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.

In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems!
As always click on each picture to see it full size.

On tour possibly in 1993:

 

Dolores with her mother and grandmother:

 

1991:

 

Trowbridge concert, September 1992:

 

2 more early years:

 

Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:

 

Dolores promo shot in better quality:

 

Dolores 2007:

 

Dolores December 2008:

 

Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:

 

The Pigtown Fling 2014:

 

Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:

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Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, 25 December 2015:

 

Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:

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So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, well – The Cranberry Saw Us – Niall Quinn on 23 December 23 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):

 

And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”

Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.

Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (2 UPDATES)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to 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 to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE JANUARY 03

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 04

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas

December 27, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !!
News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.


More details by clicking here.

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Source: Hot Press

In the Irish press today

December 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on In the Irish press today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:

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Dolores appearing in court today (UPDATED)

December 16, 2015  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores has arrived in Ennis to face charges of assault following an alleged air rage incident last year.
Here below are probably the first public pictures of her since the TV show The Bachelorette as She and Olé are entering court in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court where she has been charged over an incident on a flight from New York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. See PA story COURTS Cranberries. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court where she has been charged over an incident on a flight from New York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 16, 2015. See PA story COURTS Cranberries. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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16122015 Cranberries Lead Singer Delores O'Riordan arriving at Ennis Court house on Wednesday to face charges in relation to an air rage incident in November 2014. She is accompanied by her mother Eileen. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Photo: Eamon Ward

UPDATE
Dolores was supported for the hearing by her mother Eileen, one of her brothers and Olé Koretsky. She was dressed all in black and wearing black sunglasses on her arrival at the courthouse.

O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell did not contest any of the evidence given to the court and said the marriage break-up put Dolores under huge emotional stress. She was going through a very difficult time having recently separated from her husband of 20 years. She moved to New York City and hadn’t seen her children for two months who live in Canada and was living out of a suitcase in New York City.

The court was told the incident began shortly before landing when O’Riordan’s behaviour became erratic and later as the plane came in to land in Shannon when she got out of her seat and tried to open the overhead luggage bins. The captain called in airport police to meet the plane.

O’Riordan twice tried to flee custody after being arrested at the airport, once from an ambulance and once while in a patrol car. Garda Shane Dawson revealed that the singer managed to free herself of one handcuff and forced open the door of a Garda car while he wrote up his notes on the airport apron. Airport police believed her behaviour was irrational but could not identify an explanation.

Mr O’Donnell said that there was no intention by Dolores to commit the actions on the day and she doesn’t remember what fully occurred. He said that she has no previous convictions, had travelled around the world with her career since she was 18 and never had an incident on a plane before November last year. O’Riordan was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.

Dolores admitted four offences including assault and obstructing a Garda. The lawyer said the singer is remorseful and regrets the incident and offered apologies to all those affected.

Judge Patrick Durcan ordered O’Riordan to write letters of apology to all those affected in the incident while he considers sentencing. He said : “It is important that the victims of crime know that the perpetrator apologises for the crime that was committed.”

Judge Patrick Durcan adjourned the case for mention to the January to fix a date for sentence.
The assault charges O’Riordan admitted can result in up to 6 months in jail or a maximum fine of €1850
The case will be mentioned in Ennis District Court on January 20.

O’Riordan left the court grounds in a blacked-out off-road vehicle without commenting.

A lot more details can be found in the Irish Independent, TheJournal and Belfast Telegraph articles.

Sources: UTV, Vinny Broderick, Irish Independent, Limerick Leader, Belfast Telegraph, TheJournal, RTE

TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming

December 14, 2015  |  Comments Off on TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Taken by Storm is an essay / film / documentary about the album cover design work of Storm Thorgerson. As you might know Storm Thorgerson did several designs for The Cranberries and Roddy Bogawa, the film director, was able to interview Noel and Fergal several years ago in New York and they appear in the film.

You can watch a 30 seconds teaser especially focused about The Cranberries
and/or watch the official 5 minutes trailer mostly focused about Pink Floyd.

Taken by Storm is available on a 3 panel gatefold Digipak DVD for $25.
One panel concerns The Cranberries and the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Bonuses include outtakes from the film, several Storm’s film school project, a video of riding in a taxi with Storm in London and more.
DVD is NTSC region free.
You can order it directly on this link

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The other way to watch the film and bonuses is streaming on the internet.
3 packages are available depending on what you’d like to watch:

The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – $5.99
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Deluxe Package – $10
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Digital Special Features – $5.99

Sources: Roddy Bogawa, The Art of Storm Thorgerson Facebook

“Like A Puppet Show” available tomorrow only !

November 26, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

LAPS

Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :

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The Ultimate Live Collection: The wait is over

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

After more than 3 months the wait is finally over.
The boxsets have been shipped last week as promised by Concert Live and some have been received.
This is a large box (29 x 23 x 12cm) with magnet closure.
The color is a clear allusion to The Cranberries and is a great choice. Don’t pay attention to photos below, they don’t do justice to the exact color.

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Merry Christmas

Inside you can find 5 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour:

  • 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

Once opened and the wrapping material removed, the box seems it bit (too?) large for only 5 albums.

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The artwork is similar to the one used in the multi-other pressings already released.
This time the inner picture of the band is reversed. Which one is the correct one, probably this new version.

tulc5Here below the difference between 2 London albums.
(The different colors on cd’s are only due to the flash, there ‘s no difference!)

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The back cover of the new version. Nothing really changed there except the catalog number.

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CW definitely have to complete The Cranberries discography one day to compare all the versions.
Quite a lot of work to do and those live albums by Concert Live are not the easiest part.

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Maybe the reason of this quite empty and too large box is to fit all of their different versions. Genius!
A great box and a great item to own if you are a serious collector.
Still available on their website for £30 plus shipping.

“Bury The Hatchet” to be reissued on 180g vinyl on Jan.15, 2016 (3 UPDATES)

October 29, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After No Need To Argue reissued this year on 180g vinyl, now it is Bury The Hatchet’s turn.
The album will be released early next year on January 15, 2016 as announced by Amazon USA.

You can pre-order it now for $34.48

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Great news!
Thanks to Richard Ortiz and Elio O’R Jr for the info.

Source: Amazon


UPDATE NOV. 02

Price just decreased on Amazon. Now $29.99


UPDATE NOV. 21

The double LP can also be pre-ordered directly at Runt for $31.98

Source: Runt


UPDATE DEC.02

More than a month before expected Bury The Hatchet 2LP is now in stock!
Only at Runt for $31.98
Not in stock on Amazon yet (still pre-order).

“La Fine” full instrumental demo periscoped by Eric Alexandrakis

October 22, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
The video Eric just broadcasted was black screen and we could only hear the audio. The song is approximately 4 minutes long. He broadcasted it twice as some people who missed the first broadcast asked for a repeat. Some of you managed to record it and emailed us the file but for copyright reasons and also to respect Eric and his collaborators work we can not broadcast it here. Sorry for that.
Ask Eric directly again, maybe he will accept another replay. It is worth it!

2015.10.23 La Fine periscoped

Source: Eric Alexandrakis Twitter

The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest

October 6, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you ordered more than 2 months ago now The Ultimate Live Collection boxset and still haven’t received it, do not panic it is normal. It seems nobody received it yet. No your package is not lost, it is not even shipped!

Ultimate Live Collection Boxset

These past days we’ve had quite a few messages and emails from fans worried as they had not received their item. They also were complaining about the lack of communication of Concert Live and were wondering if any other people were in the same case.
So yesterday our webmaster decided to ask Concert Live directly, here below is the reply:

Hi,

We are just waiting on one more title to be produced as soon as we receive it we will be packaging up the box sets and dispatching them, by the end of this month at the latest, hopefully sooner. I apologise for the delay and lack of communication.

Kind Regards,
CL

“Like A Puppet Show” vinyl featuring Dolores O’ Riordan to be released Nov.27

September 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis just revealed today via his Twitter and Facebook accounts the release of “Like A Puppet Show”, a brand new project in collaboration with the actor John Malkovich and featuring a lot of artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan and more.

cddaefdd It’s a 11-track vinyl and it will be out for the next record store day/Black Friday event on November 27 followed by two more releases to retailers and direct to consumers via the web for the Christmas holidays and “won’t be available on iTunes” said Eric Alexandrakis yesterday on twitter!
Considered by Eric as “Super cool, and never been done before in such a way” the project is offically described as various remixes of John Malkovich reading an interpretation of Plato.
Sounds kinda weird at first!
Concerning Dolores she ‘s done the last track called “Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)”. For now it’s probably too early to know exactly what it is but if it’s in the same spirit as the track called “Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)” that you can listen on the Pitchfork’s page, there are very few chances to hear our favorite rock star singing (or maybe just a little?!) on the “track” or “reading track”, “remix”, “interpretation”, “effort” or whatever it is.

A lot of Dolores fans will/might be disappointed to learn about this project as most were expecting the release of the “Electrons” LP where she is supposed to sing at least on one track. The fault is probably Eric’s who during the past 16 months was quite active on social networks and posted a few teasers that CW always tried to relay and among them, musical excerpts (instrumental only) and a partial visual of the possible LP with Dolores:

These last days things became very serious. On September 14, Eric Alexandrakis posted a message:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/17”.

Then the Spanish fansite DO’RSpain asked a question in a very smart way:
“Hmmm… as cool as the weather in Ireland?”

At this point if you follow Eric on the internet you probably know he is a nice guy and most of the time replies to people. So the question got a reply:
“Cooler…with a touch of Ireland”

As this answer exactly matched to that was known of the Electrons project, fans from the 4 corners of the globe quite immediately concluded it would be the announcement of this very LP and thought the release day was close.

On September 17 and a few hours before the supposed announcement Eric was… let’s say playing with fans (some said torturing) posting a countdown:
“..4……….3………..2……….1………..”

and even:
“…..1/2….”

To finally reply to fans who were saying Come on Eric it’s time now. It is Sept 17. Please tell us. Etc… :
“We’ve delayed it a day just to keep the torture going:)”

For sure an answer quite familiar to all The Cranberries/Dolores O’Riordan fans!
Then Eric edited his original message on Facebook into:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/18”

and continued to reply to questions the whole evening / night assuring it was worth the wait:
“Let’s hear what you all think it entails. You’ll either be elated, or terribly disappointed.”
“It’s super cool, and never been done before in such a way.”
“It’s F*CKING AWESOME”

Today, September 18, the wait is over and it is not the Electrons LP. Instead, a John Malkovitch and collaborators project that nobody could have ever imagined. What will be Dolores’ fans reactions, will “Like A Puppet Show” be interesting, good, bad, sucks, anybody will debate about that now and will definitely know on November 27 when the LP is out but one thing is for sure “Never been done before”.

Like a Puppet Show:

01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Twitter, Facebook, Pitchfork

New photo-shoot with Dolores from February 2015 by Andrzej Liguz

September 10, 2015  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found today a website called More American Dreams with 5 amazing pictures of Dolores taken on February 26, 2015. According to the photographer Andrzej Liguz, a friend of Andy Rourke, the photo-shoot was made in Dolores apartment in Los Angeles close to Marina del Ray/Venice Beach and it was Dolores’ will.
Brilliant!


UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016:
Photographer Andrzej Liguz asked us to remove his pictures for copyright reasons.
So you won’t see those pics anymore here. 🙁
Now click on the above link to see the pics directly on photographer’s website.

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

 

 

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 13 July 1991. She went to see The Cranberries live in concert in a pub called The Old Trout in Windsor (UK) on 28 June 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 about The Cranberries published in a mainstream musical media.
And not bad for a first!

Full review available on the dedicated concert page here.

2015.07.20 Fort and Firkin in Windsor (The Old Trout)

The Old Trout is now called Fort & Firkin

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!

2015.07.14 starrstudiostx2

 

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 (UPDATED)

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 two 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. However, still according to Fanberries, it is worthwhile.

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

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.

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

Later at night, Andrew Kimmel producer of “The Bachelorette” published on Instagram a photo with Dolores, and a few words:

…and Chris Harrison, the host of the show, published a 13-sec video on Instagram, with a few words as well. Obviously he was one of the few people allowed inside the cathedral during the recording. 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.


UPDATE – JUNE 23

The full appearance broadcast on abc is now available on YouTube.
Thanks to Pep Vila for sharing.

“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 here, media recently revealed that The Cranberries would appear on the US TV show “The 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.

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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NNTA180G-02Back sealed

NNTA180G-03Front and back unfolded

NNTA180G-04Inner unfolded

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Inner sleeve 1

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Inner sleeve 2

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Side 1

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Side 2

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Close-up Side 1

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Close-up Side 2

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.


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



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



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



27 Oct. 2014 – New York City
Credit: Dmitry Kuprin – Instagram (@dolphin1414)



21 Nov. 2014 – Dolores and Olé – Medieval Banquet, Bunratty Castle Co. Clare, Ireland
Credit: James Lee Swenson – Twitter (@1ufdaKind)





15 Dec. 2014 – Dolores and Andy – The International Bar, Dublin
Credit: Phil McAndrew – Twitter (@Phil_McAndrew)



24?/25? Dec. 2014 – Dolores – New York City
Credit: Instagram (@thevixes) + Instagram (@flexinsession)



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



7 Jan. 2015 – Dolores and Andy – NYC
Credit: Jetlag NYC – Twitter (@JetlagNYC)



14 Jan. 2015 – Dolores – “Elevate Restaurant & Lounge”, Wyndham Garden Chinatown, NYC
Credit: Elevate Restaurant & Lounge – Instagram (@elevate_restaurant) + Facebook (@elevate93)



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



4 Feb. 2015 – Dolores – Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Credit: Instagram (@slammingdabs)



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



7 May 2015 – Dolores – Treyvaud’s, Killarney, Ireland
Credit: Treyvaud’s – Facebook (@TreyvaudsRestaurant)



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

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, 62 High Street, in Killarney, Ireland. Is this a coincidence? BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachelorette 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

…and about an hour later, still on Facebook, posted a photo with Dolores and the message “Hanging with Dolores!!

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 performance 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

runtshop.com

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.

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.

independent.ie

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!

livrariacultura.com.br

“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

Dolores spotted on Venice Beach today

February 4, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

2 new photos of Dolores taken on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, USA appeared on Instagram today. Thanks to user slammingdabs for sharing these gems.
No idea if temperatures are warm in L.A. these days but it sure looks like it is summertime in February!

Photo 1 (link no longer available)
Photo 2 (link no longer available)

Barry Egan reveals that Dolores O’ Riordan has moved to NYC

January 12, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In a new article entitled “Dolores makes a transfer to Manhattan” published on independent.ie, we learn that Dolores “is in the middle of putting down roots by buying a new home in the city that never sleeps” as she’s looking for an apartment in New York City, East Village.

I love New York […] I guess I was captive for so long. So I love it here. The people are so nice in New York. I have tons of fans here and they’re polite and discreet.
[…]
I spent Christmas here in New York with Andy, his wife and Ole. It was nice and quiet. New Year’s Eve is mad here but really cool. It’s so nice to be alive.

independent.ie


Dolores O’ Riordan pictured during the interview with Barry Egan


UPDATE – JANUARY 14

And as often when Dolores is in NYC, photos are flooding social medias as you can see with this new one posted today on Instagram by Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, a restaurant located in Chinatown.

Dolores at Elevate Restaurant & Lounge, NYC

Sweet picture from NYC

January 7, 2015  |  Comments Off on Sweet picture from NYC  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A sweet picture of Andy and Dolores was posted a few minutes ago on JetlagNYC’s Twitter without any comments. It was taken in NYC, possibly today, this evening and it’s warming hearts up.

Andy and Dolores in New York City tonight

Dolores O’ Riordan spending Christmas in NYC

December 29, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Social medias reveal one more time that Dolores O’ Riordan is back in NYC for Christmas where she probably flew with her band co-members Andy Rourke & Olé Koretsky (JetlagNYC).

On Dec 26th, a fan posted a photo with her on Instagram which you can see below.
(direct Instagram link no longer available)

Dolores and a fan – Xmas day

And yesterday, another new photo of Dolores was posted (still on Instagram) by user msccustoms_nyc.
“MSC Customs” is a bike store located in Little Italy, NYC and their photo shows the singer in front of the store with her latest “MSC” acquisition.

msccustoms_nyc:
Dolores O’Riordan from @thecranberries instantly fell in love with our store and this teal bike!
#msccustoms
#mottstreetcycles
#cycleclub
#happyholiday

New Barry Egan article: Dolores banishing the darkness

December 21, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows”, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article entitled “Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light” published online and in print in the newspaper “Sunday Independent”.

independent.ie

Barry Egan appears to be relieved to see his long-time friend Dolores O’ Riordan finally taking the road to recovery. Indeed, after admitting that he thought “Dolores wouldn’t make it out of the darkness she seemed so engulfed in last November when she was arrested on an Aer Lingus plane” especially as she had told him she was “not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that. People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole” Barry Egan seems to be much more relaxed after meeting the singer last Tuesday.

From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (JetlagNYC) who have travelled from NYC to Dublin to spend the week with her.
She tells Barry:

I am just really grateful for the support I have received from my friends, […] I am well again now. I have had great help and support from people who love me. My mom has been great. My brother PJ – he’s my little angel. I had a lot of help from people. I don’t think I ever felt so cared for before. I always felt like this meal ticket.

“[…]no matter what happens I’ve got great friends who love me for me, not the fame bullshit. You really see who gives a shit. It’s cool but I’m still a bit crazy . ..good crazy though!

She admits nonetheless that she is not “100% better” than what she was following the Aer Lingus incident, but affirms she’s working on it, making huge efforts to heal herself, taking meds and trying to be “somewhat normal in a mad world“.

Spending Christmas far from her children who she “[misses] more than words can say right now” should be the next challenge for her.

Again, we can only hope that Dolores will find the love she needs and will manage to step forward on the road of recovery.

Dolores with her new bandmates, DJ Olé (left) and Andy Rourke (right) – Photo: David Conachy

Possible short clip of “La Fine” a new song by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis (3 UPDATES)

December 17, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Composer, songwriter and producer Eric Alexandrakis who collaborated with Dolores few months ago has posted on Facebook a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.

Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press.

Posted by Eric Alexandrakis on Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press” wrote Eric

Attentive CranFans may remember that Irish press indeed reported about “La Fine” a new song recorded by Dolores and Eric. So this short clip could be a little piece of guitar part of “La Fine” (or not)… we just have to wait and see.


UPDATE #1

One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this: “It is! I’m one of Eric’s friends and can attest that it’s La Fine. It’s an amazing track, edgy, dark, killer. Perry Bamonte from The Cure is playing lead guitar, Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is playing drums, bass player Mark Egan on bass and Eric on everything else!


UPDATE #2

The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on Facebook was later deleted so we guess this information was a little bit too confidential.


UPDATE #3

CONFIRMED, this is “La Fine”
In the comments on Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook people kept asking if the video was “La Fine” and Eric replied: “I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”

Comments regarding Eric Alexandrakis’ video

 

The Cranberries still making profit in 2014

December 9, 2014  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries still making profit in 2014  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Like every end of year new figures and balance sheets in the music business appear in the medias. Today the independent.ie published some of them about The Cranberries in an article entitled “No squeeze as Cranberries enjoy profit of €333,000“. No need to say the amounts given in this kind of articles are never clearly sourced and have to be taken very carefully.

independent.ie

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