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 1992:

 

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, December 25, 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, sorry, The Cranberry Saw Us  Niall Quinn on 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

Bury The Hatchet

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 Cranberries World always tried to relay and among them, musical excerpts (instrumental only) and a partial visual of the possible LP with Dolores:

electronsLPThese 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

 

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


Their shyness is not only painful, but infectious too.


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


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

 

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

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

2015.07.20 Fort and Firkin in Windsor (The Old Trout)

The Old Trout is now called Fort & Firkin

Sources: Melody Maker, Dolores picture by Pete Grant

Brand new interview of The Cranberries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster”

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

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

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

Soundwave poster – Linger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by Cranberries Box on Montag, 22. Juni 2015

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

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

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

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

3min version by The Cranberries Brasil


UPDATE – JUNE 23 – 11:30 AM (UTC)

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

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

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

Full Cranberries appearance – 720p – 3:15


UPDATE – JUNE 23 – 3:00 PM (UTC)

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

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

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

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

A post shared by Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) on

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

“The Bachelorette” new spoilers/photos (UPDATED)

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

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

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

“The Bachelorette” – Episode 1106

wetpaint.com


UPDATE – JUNE 21

2 more photos on the website Buddy TV:

The Cranberries and the 2 candidates – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

buddytv.com

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

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

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The Cranberries Press