Guess what: another “NNTA” colored vinyl reissue

January 2, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Incredible but true!
Still the same news over and over again…
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again, this time PURPLE and limited to 1,000 units. Release date is 16 February 2018, the same date as the green reissue just announced a couple of weeks ago.

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

…and a Happy New Year

January 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Olé Koretsky posted on Instagram a brand new photo from New Year’s Eve:

NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻
Happy new year ❤️❤️❤️

 

A second brand new photo today!

December 26, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, Other News

After D.A.R.K. on Instagram earlier today, Dolores just published on Twitter a second photo. How cool!!

Heading to YYZ to see my babies
happy new year everyone!

 

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today

December 25, 2017  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, December 25, 2017
Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan who turns 46 today!

And a Happy Christmas to you all.


Rockhal – May 7, 2017 – Photo: Claude Piscitelli

HO HO HO… it’s “Angela’s Christmas” (UPDATED)

December 24, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

H-1 before the Irish TV premiere of the animated short film “Angela’s Christmas” featuring a brand new song recorded last month by Dolores O’ Riordan as revealed on The Cranberries Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 2 days ago.

Facebook post

For those outside of Ireland, you can watch RTE One on FirstOneTV by clicking here, the link might work worldwide (no garantee!!). Let’s hope many of you will record and share for all those who can’t access/watch or just in case there’s no replay or OST available afterwards.
See you after the broadcast later today/tonight for a brief recap!


UPDATE – 9:00 PM (UTC)

The film aired 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

This is the story of a little girl named Angela who, on Xmas Eve 1914, “steals” Baby Jesus from the Nativity Scene in a cold church in Limerick because she thought he was cold and wanted to warm him home… and eventually bring him back.

Baby Jesus being stolen

Back to church

At home Angela sings a few lines of the song simply called “Angela’s Song”. Obviously this is Angela’s voice (Lucy O’Connell) singing these few lines, not Dolores’.
You can hear Dolores singing the (full?) song during the end credits. It’s approximately 1 minute long. It’s interesting to notice that Dolores only performed the song and did not write it as it’s written and produced by Darren Hendley.

irishsoul just shared it on Vimeo, many thanks to her.
Happy Christmas!

“Angela’s Song” performed by Dolores O’ Riordan

Rest with me
We’ll be warm and free to dream
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Lay with me
Let us sing a sweet melody
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me 
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

A message from Dolores

December 20, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Earlier today or very late at night yesterday in the USA (if she’s still in NYC), Dolores posted a brand new message both on The Cranberries Facebook and Twitter:

Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo

“Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries

December 18, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries among other artists filling the soundtrack of the new TV series “Derry Girls” on Channel 4 (UK) starting Thursday, January 4th.

Trailer below, “Dreams” inside:

“Derry Girls” – Trailer

“No Need To Argue” to be reissued on vinyl again and again…

December 17, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In the series guess the next color, the album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on GREEN VINYL on 16 February 2018 still by the same label, Plain Recordings.

As you all remember, the label already reissued the album 4 times (180 grams, cranberry, plum and turquoise) these last 2 years.

This new reissue will be limited to 660 units (666 would have been a bit more rock n’ roll)

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

“Linger” and “Zombie” performed at Billboard Party yesterday

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Linger” and “Zombie” performed at Billboard Party yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As revealed earlier today Dolores performed at “Billboard Holiday Party” in New York City yesterday. Singer Emily Afton just shared on Instagram 4 photos and 2 small videos of the evening in one single post (swipe to see all pics and vids). 2 of them concerning Dolores.
“Linger” – a bit out of key as you can see on video below – and “Zombie” were performed.

Brb jumping back in time to tell my 16-year old self what I did last night… We played the @billboard holiday party and I got to sing with Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Chris Baron (the Spin Doctors), Dolores O’Riordan (the f$*%ing CRANBERRIES), Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), and Sophie B. Hawkins. IT WAS SO COOL (just realized the sugar ray song is in there twice but I can’t delete it so YOLO)

“Linger” – December 14, 2017 – NYC

Dolores’ new song for “Angela’s Christmas” now online

December 15, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The wait wasn’t so long, Dolores’ original song for “Angela’s Christmas” is out today and a glimpse have just been published on Facebook and YouTube
Now guess the song title…

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

Seems like Dolores performed at some Billboard Xmas party last night

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on Seems like Dolores performed at some Billboard Xmas party last night  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Big news!
According to Mark McGrath’s tweet it seems like Dolores O’ Riordan performed/appeared at some Billboard Xmas party last night in New York City. Hope we’ll have more information soon.
How great!

“In Your Head” by Eminem

December 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on “In Your Head” by Eminem  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Eminem released today a new album called “Revival” which includes a track called “In Your Head”. Yes it is about “Zombie”. Not really a cover but a (rap) song that samples Zombie’s chorus and guitar.

Usually we never talk about cover songs/bands but as Eminem is quite famous and as The Cranberries even shared the news on their socials, this one is an exception.
Well… to be honest we should make no exception and no difference between famous and anonymous people but that’s the way it is. At least the man allows The Cranberries to be recalled to a larger and different audience and that’s always a good thing.

Talking about the song well… no comment!
Have your own opinion for example on Spotify by clicking this link
“In Your Head” is track #17


Eminem’s new album includes a track called “In Your Head”

“Angela’s Christmas” featuring an original song from Dolores

December 14, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Angela’s Christmas” featuring an original song from Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Finally a piece of news concerning Dolores O’ Riordan. The CG animated film “Angela’s Christmas” features an original song from the singer. The information was revealed by iftn.ie in the article entitled “Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special ‘Angela’s Christmas’ to Premiere in Ireland this Christmas on RTÉ One”

“Angela’s Christmas” is a half hour film based on the children’s book by Frank McCourt and already received an exclusive screening on December 2nd at Light House Cinema in Dublin. It will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20 pm and will receive a 2nd broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50 pm.

In the USA, “Angela’s Christmas” will be screening at Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles from Friday, December 8 for a limited theatrical run.

Angela’s Christmas – Trailer

iftn.ie

And another nice drawing by The Hand today

December 9, 2017  |  Comments Off on And another nice drawing by The Hand today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The very inspired The Hand published on Instagram another nice drawing today, this time the whole band:

Last night I dreamt this…
#cranberries

 

Recent photo of Noel Hogan shared on Instagram today

December 8, 2017  |  Comments Off on Recent photo of Noel Hogan shared on Instagram today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

A recent photo of Noel Hogan was published on Instagram today by user dine_officiel
Noel is supporting dinewear, a streetwear shop located in Toulouse France, and this is possibly the first time you can see publicly all Noel’s brand new tattoos with a wide view of his arms.

This is Noel Hogan of the Cranberries ladies and gents.
Thanks for your support @noelhogan
One of my fave artist on this planet…
feel special & proud today.

DINE

New drawing of Dolores by The Hand

December 8, 2017  |  Comments Off on New drawing of Dolores by The Hand  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Another great drawing of Dolores published today by the cartoonist The Hand on his socials.

#Leonardolores

Uomo Vitruviano – Leonardo da Vinci

“No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl – HQ images

November 23, 2017  |  Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl – HQ images  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

FRONT – SEALED WITH STICKER



BACK – SEALED

TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE VINYL – SIDE 1

TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE VINYL – SIDE 2

INNER SLEEVE (with lyrics) – RECTO

INNER SLEEVE (with lyrics) – VERSO

INNER

“No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl reissue – 1st image – (UPDATED)

November 19, 2017  |  Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” turquoise vinyl reissue – 1st image – (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below the very first image of the “No Need To Argue” Turquoise vinyl reissue published on Instagram today by user electro1979
Not the best photo to clearly see it but more should appear pretty soon as first customers are receiving their order these days.

“No Need To Argue” – Turquoise vinyl reissue


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 21

2 more photos this time on eBay, sealed with sticker, front & back covers:

Sealed front cover with sticker

Sealed back cover

Another 2 new oldies

November 18, 2017  |  Comments Off on Another 2 new oldies  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another 2 rarely seen photos on socials.
First one, probably from a meet and greet in 2002, was published today on Instagram by user n.i.c.k_1979 with the hashtag #momentofalifetime

Second photo was published on November 26, 2012 on Johnny’s Kitchen Facebook. Johnny’s Kitchen is an Irish Pub located in Lyon, France. The Cranberries were playing in Lyon on November 20th so the photo was then published a few days after, when the band was not in the city anymore.

Delores from The Cranberries in for a cup of tea and a chat!

 

 

Note: English natives will definitely never know how to write Dolores correctly!

2 new old photos of Dolores

November 10, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 new old photos of Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Two photos appeared these last 24 hours on Instagram. Both posted by Joseph Agrimando who seems to be working as a top colorist hairdresser at Sassoon Salon in New York City.

Sassoon Salon – 32 west 18 street, NYC

The first photo was posted yesterday without explanation but clearly is an old one probably from late 2014 judging by the look of Dolores similar to the one on the photo posted on Dolores’ Facebook on October 17, 2014. Also there’s no “Terry” tattoo on her arm.

Today the guy posted a second photo which is a bit more intriguing and more difficult to comment. And still no explanation/comment with it. Is it just another photo taken the same day or same period or a more recent one, that is the question.


Maybe one can imagine the first photo taken in a club somewhere and the second one in a taxi going to or back from the club that same day/night.

RIP Myles Lawler, Fergal’s Father

November 9, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News, The Cranberries

Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.

He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.

He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.

Our sincere condolences to Fergal and his family.

Myles Lawler – Fergal’s Father

limerickleader.ie

“Xiaoshuo” behind the scenes photos

October 31, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people.
As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.

Dolores, Gao Xiaosong and Noel

Recording “Xiaoshuo” – September 3, 2017

Source: weibo/Gao Xiaosong

Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)

October 23, 2017  |  Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.


sino.co.uk

Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.

Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong

It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.

irishtimes.com

2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille

October 16, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:

The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!

2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”

October 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!

1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:

“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer

2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:

“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer

Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:

Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”

The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!

Thanks to Mark for the info.

The Cranberries Press