Dolores’s “Late Late Show” interview summary

May 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores’s “Late Late Show” interview summary  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

And thankfully, it’s longer than I anticipated. Here’s the rundown, as posted on RTE’s Late Late show website:

DOLORES O’RIORDAN (The Cranberries):
The first interviewee of the evening was Dolores O’Riordan lead singer of ‘The Cranberries’. Looking fabulous three months after the birth of her first daughter Molly, Dolores was in great form and spoke to Pat about The Cranberries and life as a ‘rock star’ mother. The Cranberries next album is due out in August and for the remainder of this year they will be doing a promo tour before starting a world tour in 2002 which may last up to two years.

Dolores loves being a mum to her children, son Taylor and new addition Molly and said that there is nothing like children to keep one grounded. She doesn’t bring the children to her concerts as Taylor gets freaked out by the crowds and the noise. She loves doing concerts as it helps her get rid of all the little aggressions that build up. She really enjoys the buzz of doing a concert and spoke about the reaction of the crowds and watching people bodysurf through the audience.

Being a rock star isn’t the most important thing in her life. Friendship and family now take precedence. Having sold her quirky house in Dingle, Dolores described it as being on several different levels with a fireman’s pole down to the bar area. From her bedroom she had a view of the Blasket Islands. She now lives in Limerick near her family and described how her husband has a thing about bars and that there are at least three bars in her new abode. Her mum helps out with the children and as Taylor was born in Canada Dolores felt that Molly should be born in Ireland. Bringing the children up in Ireland is important to her.

Not a big fan of boy/girl bands Dolores cited John Lennon, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Jim Reeves as being amongst some of her favourite musical influences. Others are Led Zepplin and AC/DC. The Cranberries have just finished recording at Windmill Lane in Dublin and at the moment Dolores is very content with her life. Having gone through a bit of a low she is now back in top form and is happier than ever.

What’s this? Hello-Hello! Does that say “next album is due out in August?” I don’t know if my flabby heart can withstand a new Björk album and Cranberries album all in the same month! Also, the second to last sentence is also intriguing, as it says the band has finished up their recording sessions for the new album. If that is indeed the case, then the next step in the grueling process is mixing. The band chose Mike Plotnikoff for the mixing of the band’s last two albums, “To the Faithful Departed” and “Bury the Hatchet”, so it’ll be interesting to see if the band selects him again or moves on to a different mixer.

Source: RTE

Official album news, new song confirmed, exclusive details

May 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on Official album news, new song confirmed, exclusive details  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Webpage has updated with news straight from Fergal, and it’s all very positive. Pay attention to the slight modifications to the info given from the RTE interview.

Fergal writes, “We are back in Dublin recording the second half of the Album. We have most of the songs completed, there are just a few bits of backing vocal and percussion to be done before we start mixing. We ended up recording seven songs and yesterday we did a cover of an Elvis number called “In The Ghetto”. They all turned out better than we were expecting, and to be honest I’m blown away (goosebump-city), although now we have the awkward situation of having to choose which songs go on and which stay off the record. Not an easy decision!!

“It’s been great working with Steve again, everyone has been in great spirits and really positive, which makes recording go so much smoother.So, it’s off to London next week to mix and then we have to decide which songs are going to be singles and start choosing video directors! The album is still scheduled to come out in October this year!”

Fergal goes on to say that the band will be doing promotional work until Christmas this year, a great strategy in my opinion. This includes TV interviews, small performances, radio and magazine interviews, etc. Dolores has complained in past interviews that Universal handled the marketing of “Bury the Hatchet” terribly, to which I can only agree 100%. Then, in January 2002 the Cranberries will begin the full-scale world tour that for at least a year and a half, until about mid-2003. Wow.

The official confirmation of “In the Ghetto” comes as little suprise. The Cranberries first played the track live for the BBC Radio 1 Network in the UK, hosted by Simon Mayo in March 1999. Dolores was anxiously peppered with questions to reveal exactly which Elvis title they would be performing. Once revealed though, Dolores gives a nugget of sentiment about the track and the band’s decision to cover the song. Here we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the audio interview:

Mayo: “Now, you’ve promised that you’re going to be doing this Elvis song, so people have guessed, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ ?”

O’Riordan: “No…”

Mayo: “‘Way Down’?” O’Riordan: “Nope.”

Mayo: “‘Blue Suede Shoes’?” O’Riordan: “Nope.”

Mayo: “‘American Trilogy’?”

O’Riordan: “Nope.”

Mayo: “‘Crying in the Chapel’?”

O’Riordan: “No, that’s a nice one though.”

Mayo: “Let’s go with ‘Suspicous Minds’?”

O’Riordan: “No, [but] I like that one too”

Mayo: “So… what’s it gonna be then?”

O’Riordan: “It’s gonna be… ‘In the Ghetto’.”

Mayo: “From 1968. So, why, of all the Elvis tunes did you pick that one? Is it an old-time favorite or what?”

O’Riordan: “Yeah, I really like it, I mean I like it ’cause it’s quite acoustic and stuff, and I also love the lyrics, you know, the storyboard.”

Mayo: “So here we go, never ever… you haven’t done this live before, have you? Is this a special for us?”

O’Riordan: “No, no, we just kinda did it for this. Yeah, we got it together actually, the day before yesterday, we went to the rehersal room and slapped it together at the last minute, but it sounds actually pretty good ’cause it’s fresh, you know?”

Mayo: (to another person in the room) “So, tonight Matthew, you’re going to be Elvie Presley” (all laugh) “So here we go then, The Cranberries doing ‘In the Ghetto’.”

Since then, The Cranberries played the song again last November at Dublin’s Vicar Street, where they debuted two other new songs, “Analyse” and “Time is Ticking Out”. The renewal of the song was more than a covert hint at its inclusion. The full Radio 1 interview and performance is available for trading in the Trading Section. (Link no longer available)

Partial Source: Official International Homepage

MTV Latin America names Crans in “Top 5 of 1996”

April 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV Latin America names Crans in “Top 5 of 1996”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have been featured on a regularly-airing show on MTV Latin America. The show, titled “Top 5 Interactivo” (or “Interactive Top 5”) showcases a different top 5 list every show. One of the newest shows highlights the “Top 5 Female Artists of 1996.” A video was shown from each artist. The final result was:

5. Jewel
4. Sheryl Crow
3. The Cranberries
2. Garbage
1. No Doubt

Source: Exclusive

Irish Times places The Cranberries in richest “30 or under”

April 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Irish Times places The Cranberries in richest “30 or under”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Irish Times reported this week that many of Ireland’s best-known artists are accumulating gobs of cash due to a clause in Irish taxing laws. The clause, which exempts taxes from arists’ royalty fees, allows artists to keep all of the individual royalty fees from each album sold, usually about £3 (approx. $4.30) per album.

One category in the Sunday Times’ annual Richest 100 survey is richest “aged 30 or under” in Ireland, where The Cranberries place in the Top 10. The newspaper reports that each member of the band has a personal wealth of £38 ($55) million each, which would make a total of more than £152 ($218) million. This figure far exceeds Q Magazine’s £60 million estimate that we reported last week (click here). Irish people who made their wealth entirely outside the British Isles were excluded from the annual survey.

Source: The Irish Times

Dolores to appear on RTÉ1’s “Late Late Show”

April 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores to appear on RTÉ1’s “Late Late Show”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

No doubt while filming the segment for Ireland’s Greatest Hits a few days ago for the network RTÉ, Dolores also agreed to do an interview for the “Late Late Show”. The interview will air in Ireland tomorrow, April 27th, 2001 at 9:30 PM on RTÉ1.

Dolores will no doubt be discussing the new album in the interview, so it would be excellent if someone could watch the interview and give us a detailed account of it! If you’re certain that you can do so, please please email me beforehand.

In related news, the series “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” has begun airing on the Emerald Isle. Note that the series has 13 parts, and the episode with Dolores has not aired yet. The pilot episode aired this Monday and featured The Corrs, Larry Cunningham, and others. You can visit the official Ireland’s Greatest Hits page here. (Link no longer available)

Sources: Cranberries Official International Homepage, RTÉ Online

Dolores films “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” segment

April 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores films “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” segment  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In another of their mailing list exclusives, the official page has updated with the status of the current recording as well as an interview done yesterday.

Dolores yesterday filmed a segment for the television station RTE (Irish National Television). You’ll recall station created and first aired the “From a Whisper to a Scream” documentary last year (now on DVD in the US). The new special, however, is titled “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” and will showcase the biggest international hit singles from Irish artists. The Cranberries segment will feature “Zombie”. Currently, the program is only scheduled to air in Ireland. Airing dates will be announced at least two weeks in advance.

And now… on to the new that’s on everybody’s mind — the fifth album. As promised, the band entered the studio on Monday. Thus far, the group has recorded backing tracks for four new songs at Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios.

And lastly, the page has posted a new picture of the band from 1996 taken from the “Free to Decide” tour rehersals in Santa Monica, CA.

“Free to Decide” tour rehersals – Santa Monica, CA

Source: Cranberries Official International Homepage

Crans invited to perform at Dublin AIDS Benefit

April 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans invited to perform at Dublin AIDS Benefit  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Irish News, a leading Belfast newspaper, reports that The Cranberries, among other gigantic Irish acts have been invited to perform this September at a charity benefit gig in Dublin.

The list of bands is still tentative, but current hopefuls are the Cranberries, George Michael, and the Hothouse Flowers. For those who know their trivia, the Cranberries were the opening act for the Hothouse Flowers’ tour in 1993. Yet the committee is still attempting to sign on the biggest Irish act of them all, yes, U2. But there are a few snags in U2’s schedule — the demand for the band is so high that a nearby show in late August had already sold out in 45 minutes. To compensate, U2 has scheduled a second date on September 2nd, which still must be approved by the Meath County Council. The new date may compete ticket sales for the AIDS benefit.

If all goes as planned, the benefit will take place at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland on September 8, 2001. The date, which was reported by the Sunday Business Post, is still tentative. If the Cranberries do decide to attend, it will coincide conveniently with the band’s August-September media tour. According to the Irish Times, “The Phoenix Park date will be one of the biggest events of its kind in Ireland.” A spokeswoman for U2 commented that nothing has been confirmed yet.

Source: Irish News

“Q” reports Cranberries’ £60 Million fortune

April 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Q” reports Cranberries’ £60 Million fortune  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The British press are many times known for their controversial “news”, and this article is no exception. In a recent issue, the prominent British music magazine Q reported that the band’s cumulative fortune now tops £60 million, or about $86 million US.

The last time the magazine made such a statement was in April 1999, when it said that Dolores’s own personal wealth was over £30 million. Dolores, in typical style, discounted the claim as “exaggerated” in the same article.

So it’s no suprise to hear the band’s official reaction. In an interview, Noel laughed at the question, “Why aren’t you living like millionaires?”. He quipped in response, “If it was true we would!” Then, after a break for laughing, “I don’t know where they get these figures from — they’re too fuzzy.”

Fergal, alongside Noel, quickly explained, “Even if it was true, it wouldn’t make a difference at the end of the day. What would you do? Sit at home and do nothing? We enjoy our lives, we enjoy making music, we enjoy making new records. The money isn’t why we started doing it, it’s just an added bonus.”

Partial Source: Q Magazine

The Cranberries say new album is “Like Moving On”

April 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries say new album is “Like Moving On”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As the second recording session for The Cranberries’s yet unnamed fifth album goes underway, Dolores recently gave some insight into the new recording to MTV Italy prior to the last leg of the 2000 Loud and Clear Tour.

Dolores, seated alongside drummer Fergal, sat comfortably in front of a quaint old-world style brick oven. Her hair, as random as the weather, was a natural dark brown, extending all the way to her shoulders while she fashioned rather depressive yet striking black eyeliner.

“We’ve got a few shows lined up for the summer [2000], but it’s kind of an exciting time because we’re starting to create the new album, the next album. So it’s a lovely time whereupon you don’t know what’s around the corner, you don’t know what kind of songs you’re gonna write. Like, we have a few, but it’s very exciting ‘cos it’s kind of like moving on and starting a whole you thing, you know? So it’s kind of like beginning again in a way.”

Fergal, chiming in beside her, noted that just like before, family is still priority. Half of the time with the band, half of the time at home.

Yet the phrase “moving on” holds promise to all those fans who were even slightly disappointed with “Bury the Hatchet”. But exactly what kind of sound can we expect? Last year’s audience-recorded sound clips were but a mere blurred snapshot of a big picture. However, the official page notes that “Pretty Eyes”, one of the few announced titles will be a slow ballad compared to other “fiestier” pieces on the recording. And lets not forget that the band promised a string quartet will be included, as was done on the band’s early works, which hints at an orchestral quality of sorts.

But to truly know, patient fans will have to wait a few months to find out.

The 2001 Cranberry award nominations

April 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on The 2001 Cranberry award nominations  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The nominees for the 2001 Cranberry Awards have been announced, and Zombieguide is once again nominated in several categories!
Zombieguide USA is currently nominated in the following categories:
Best Cran-Web in World, Best Cran-Web in America, Best Cran-Web in English, and Cran-Web with Best Contents. Zombieguide Europe is nominted in the Best Cran-Web in Europe category. Also, Zombieguide South America is nomited in the category for Cran-Web with Best Contents. We were quite pleased with last year’s results — we won the “Blue Berry” for Best Cran-Web in World and the Best Cran-Web in English, while Zombieguide South America won the Cran- Web with Best Contents. So show your support for Zombieguide and vote now at the 2001 Cranberry Awards. Voting is open until November.

More on the LAM article

April 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on More on the LAM article  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It’s not a whole lot, but The Herald has scrounged together a tad of information regarding the “Living Abroad Magazine” article reported yesterday. In addition to the article about the one and only Cranberries, the write-up also includes a black and white photo of the band.

If you’ve got any information about this or any other recent magazine/newspaper article about the band, or any other Cran news for that matter, don’t hesitate to e-mail The Cranberries Herald. As always, you’ll be credited for your submission!

Rehearsals begin for second recording session

April 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on Rehearsals begin for second recording session  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to Fergal on The Cranberries Official Site, the band has now begun rehearsals for their second and final recording session for their upcoming fifth album, still untitled. Guitarist Noel, who was absent for the rehersals in late March, returned to Ireland on the 2nd of this month to join the band. Recording is scheduled to pick up again on Monday.

On a site note, Fergal also noted that he attended a concert of The Stereo MC’s two weeks ago in Limerick. “It was their second gig in seven years (the first being the previous night in Galway) although going by their performance you wouldn’t suspect it. Well worth checking out if you are in the mood for a good boogie!”

Also, if you’ve got a band that you’re trying to publicize, Fergal’s also got some tips on sending out demo tapes, so check out the official page if you’re interested.

Source: Official Cranberries Homepage

The Cranberries featured in UK’s “LAM” magazine

April 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries featured in UK’s “LAM” magazine  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are featured in the March 16th issue of the UK magazine LAM, “Living Abroad Magazine”. The ‘Berries are part of a cover article on Irish music. The Corrs have stolen the cover image with a very large color photo, but the inside article features U2, Morrissey, The Cranberries and others.

We will have more info about the actual content of the article if and when it’s made available. If you have scans or info about the article, please drop us a line!

You can also visit the uninformative LAM Online website if you’ve got too much time on your hands.

Timbaland expresses interest in working with The Cranberries

April 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on Timbaland expresses interest in working with The Cranberries  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

After being named Top R&B/Hip-Hop Producer in Billboard’s year-end 2000 issue, the magazine recently sat down with Timbaland to discuss his current projects and aspirations. The producer has a long list of titles, including production, remixing, and writing credits.

Timbaland, aka Tim Mosely, can be found gracing the liner notes of some of the largest R&B and Rap artists, such as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, and Magoo. But more recently, he has been eyeing the rock scene. He has recently worked with Beck, Limp Bizkit, and No Doubt, three widely diverse rock acts indeed.

“I want to work with rock artists,” he says. “No Doubt, Metallica, The Cranberries — her [Dolores O’Riordan] voice is so gorgeous. I would work with Björk too. I can do them all. It’s where I’m at right now, creatively.”

To make things more interesting, The Cranberries too have recently considered the possibility of a remix album. Drummer Fergal Lawler commented last November, “We have talked about doing a remix album at some stage in the future, it would be an interesting experience.”


Album recording to restart in 2 weeks

April 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on Album recording to restart in 2 weeks  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’s official page has updated, relaying the current status of the album-in-progress. As planned, the band minus Noel met last week with producer Stephen Street. Dolores and the rest of the band have been writing several bits and pieces since the group adjourned their last recording session in September. Street says that he “loved” the new pieces, which is a good sign for us all.

The band will once again return to Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios on April 16th to record the second batch of tracks for the yet-unnamed fifth album. As you will recall, the band’s first batch of songs were mixed last December in Dublin.

In other news, congratulations to guitarist Noel Hogan on the delivery of his second daughter, Sophie Hogan, on March 26th, 2001, in London. As you probably know, Noel was absent from last week’s rehersal due to his wife’s pregnancy.

And finally, we have a photo of Stephen Street from last week’s session.

New band photos

March 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on New band photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries made their last public appearance last November at Dublin’s MTV Europe Awards Preshow, and we have seen little of them since. And for good reason — they’re in the studio, recording an album, after all.

But that doesn’t keep the Official Page from rolling along. The page has posted three new pics of the band. Dolores has once again changed her hair back to the long bleached look that she had nearly two years ago when “Bury the Hatchet” hit store shelves.

“Whisper” features 1st “Dreams” video

March 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Whisper” features 1st “Dreams” video  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“From a Whisper to a Scream”, a DVD that documents the history of Irish rock was released last week in limited distribution. However, it seems that the DVD does contain some rare footage indeed.

Unfortunately, The Cranberries segment is very very short. However, the segment does manage to feature an extended clip of the very first “Dreams” video. The astute fan can tell you that there were three videos made for “Dreams”, the second being the blue-green watery scene, and the third being Dolores running with the white horse. However, the first video has been very elusive, and virtually no one has seen it.

The first video, probably made in mid-1992, is described as very low- budget, and the band is quite young. The majority of the video simply features the band’s heads superimposed over each other on a black background — not to mention Dolores’ teeth were still in the Austin Powers stage.

Because of the limited distribution, it’s been very hard to find a copy except by special order, but The Herald hopes to have its own copy within the next few days.

Thanks to Paul for the info.

“The Complete Sessions” released in the US

March 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “The Complete Sessions” released in the US  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Nearly a year after the European and Asian release of “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions”, the double-disc set was released today in the United States, with an MSRP of $19.99. The US release is nearly identical to the European release, except for the added link of “” to the very bottom of the back. No variation in the track listing is to be found.

The Cranberries appear on Ovation interview

March 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries appear on Ovation interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries recently held an interview with the specialty arts television network, Ovation. They appeared on the show “Music Express”, a half-hour show dedicated ot one artist.

The interview was recorded last summer, and as Dolores discusses the band’s European festival tour. Dolores also disucsses the troubles the band had in late 1996, when it was almost certain that the band would have broken up. Other parts of the interview revolve around one of the band’s recent European tours (uncertain whether it was 1999 or 2000). However, most interestingly, Ovation also broadcasted an extended clip of the band’s 1991 title “Uncertain”. The video for this is quite rare, and only a 30-second clip of the video is readily available.

For those that receive Ovation, but missed the interview, it will reair again in a month. The Cranberries episode of “Music Express” reairs Saturday, April 21st, 2001 at 6:00 PM EST (3:00 PM PST).

Thanks to DIver5532 at for the news tip!
If someone receives the Ovation channel and can record and trade this, please email me and let me know. relaunches

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on relaunches  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official US headquarters for The Cranberries,, has relaunched with a slightly simpler look, promoting next Tuesday’s release of “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions”. There’s not a whole lot to see, but it’s worth the look anyway. The site had not been updated previously for nearly a year and a half.

However, there is a major point of interest under “Current Album”, where information about “Complete Sessions” is listed. Firstly, the “frontal” image is not the same as the cover of the import version — this image was inside. Seconly, the track list neglects “Delilah” live, one of the live tracks also featured on the import. Does this suggest that the US version is different from the import?
We will have a full report on the US release on Tuesday.

August tour for media promotion

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on August tour for media promotion  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We have word that the the previously-announced tour scheduled for August will not be a “world tour” as previously reported. Instead, the tour will be for promotional interviews and appearences on TV networks, for radio stations, etc…
Here’s the message we received from Rainer, the official page webmaster:

While looking through your site (and many others) we noticed that there is a misbelief that the band are doing a worldwide tour in August 2001. The band will be starting a media tour, that means just things like tv shows and press meetings. A full scale live tour has not been planned as yet, and will most likely come after the release of the new album.
We hope that this is helpful to you!
Webmaster –

“From a Whisper” cover art, info

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “From a Whisper” cover art, info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As previously reported, a new DVD title will be released on Tuesday, titled “From a Whisper to a Scream”. The documentary covers over thrity years of Irish music history, including of course, The Cranberries. We now have the self-description of the release, from its back cover:

“Ireland in the 1950’s was a gray and conservative place. Elsewhere, it was the decade that heralded the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. But as the ’50s accelerated into the ’60s, an emerging generation began to turn on to the revolutionary sounds that were changing musical expectations and values around the globe. Irish songwriters and musicians embarked on an adventure that, in time, would lead to an explosion in creativity and achievement unparalleled anywhere in the world.

“Ireland, a small country off the Western coast of Europe, has succeeded in producing some of the most popular and acclaimed music of recent decades. It has done so to an extent that is completely out of proportion to its size. From a Whisper to a Scream focuses on the extraordinary individuals behind this story. It traces the evolution of the music, from its humble beginnings in overcrowded dance halls and beat clubs to the glittering venues where it is performed today. Featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and live performance clips, this electrifying film presents thrilling highlights from over 30 years of Irish popular music.”

The documentary appears to be a limited release, so if you’re eager to watch it, you may want to try some online retailers.

The Cranberries donate poster to charity

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries donate poster to charity  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have donated an autographed poster to the Great Daffodil Day Internet Auction to aid the Irish Cancer Society.

The poster is a lithograph of the “Bury the Hatchet” cover and back artwork. The litho is autographed by the artist, Storm Thorgerson, as well as the band. The auction is being hosted by The bidding began at £5 (about $7.20 US) and is currently at £180 ($260 US). The auction ends on March 23rd.

The Irish Cancer Society, founded in 1963, is the national charity dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and improving the lives of those living with cancer through patient care, research and education. All of the funding to the organization comes from public donations.

New world tour to kick off in August !

March 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on New world tour to kick off in August !  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have begun scheduling for the new world tour to launch later this year. The new tour, to coincide with the band’s 5th album, will kick off in August and last until the end of this year. Venues are currently being planned for Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. At the moment, the tour will most likely begin in Asia.

In other news, the yet-untitled fifth album is still on schedule for October 2001, while the first single has been confirmed for a September release. It will begin airing on radio stations in mid-August. (No title has been selected for the first single release.)

Source: Official Cranberries Homepage

New official site brings hoardes of news

March 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on New official site brings hoardes of news  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Just when you thought things were getting boring. The brand new, gorgeous Official Cranberries Site has hit the internet and with it come tons of news.

Dolores and he new baby girl Molly are in the best of health. Today Molly turns 5 weeks old. Dolores hasn’t been able to leave the house much, as she is nursing Molly herself. Noel, on the other hand, is currently in London, as his wife is carrying their second child, due in about three weeks.

And now on to the new album and tour (drumroll please!). As you know, the band finished up the first half of the album in August and September of last year. “The new stuff sounds very cool,” said Dolores. “Real music I’d say. Doesn’t all that manufactured stuff sound sooooo the same really?” Indeed it does. She went on, “Well that’s all I can think of for now except I’m totally looking forward to the next album and tour.”

The band got a chance to do some rehersals last week and write some new material, according to Fergal. The band will return to Windmill Lane Studios in April to resume recording of the fifth albu. As you will recall, Windmill Lane was the same studio where “To the Faithful Departed” was recorded five years ago. Also, the news section now states that album has been moved up to a September release!! Previously, the album was slated for October.

The new biography section is extremely well-written (yes, it rivals my own Biography here). In fact, the intro gives us much insight to the August and September sessions of Album #5 (still untitled). The new tracks have “a unique sound that has lost none of its character” from the band’s previous works. Here’s a very informative excerpt:

“One song, ‘Pretty Eyes’ slips out between the more feisty numbers, a soft lulliby ballad that blends the talents of band and producer into one soft, lucious performance. A hint of things to come.”

Anyway, that’s the new site, and it has met and exceeded my expectations. For those of you having trouble accessing the new flash site at the, try here for a direct link. (Link no longer available)

Source: Official Cranberries Site

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