Hot Press Shortlists “Everybody Else” for Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time

November 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on Hot Press Shortlists “Everybody Else” for Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Hot Press, Ireland’s largest entertainment magazine, is compiling votes to determine the Top 100 Greatest Irish Albums of all time. They have selected “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We” in their shortlist, and also give voters the option of including write-in votes.

Click here to go directly to the voting page. You will need to register a free Hot Press voting account to access the poll. There are write-in blanks at the end of the voting page, where you can add The Cranberries’ other four albums as options. (Because you wouldn’t dare consider voting for Sinead or U2, would you?) Voters may select up to 5 albums.

Once you make your selections, voters are asked to rank their top 5 in order and then write a 400-word-max opinion on why they picked their selection for #1 album.

Source: Hot Press

Rufus Wainwright Says “Linger” Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

October 26, 2004  |  Comments Off on Rufus Wainwright Says “Linger” Doesn’t Get Enough Credit  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Popular New York-born indie singer Rufus Wainwright — of whom Sting, Diana Krall, Tori Amos and Erikah Badu count themselves as fans — recently told Mexican newspaper “Reforma” that The Cranberries’ “Linger” is one of his favorite songs and that he thinks that too many people don’t give the song enough credit. In the October 16th issue, an interviewer for the paper asked him whether there were any songs that have a particularly deep message for him:

What pop songs do you think have a deep or worthy message of reflection?

There is a lot. “Linger,” by The Cranberries, which some people might think to be a little old these days, has a story about fierce love, if you think about it, and few people truly understand it. “Boys of Summer”, by Don Henley, has a very beautiful background, and it’s only pop. When the New Radicals released “You Get What You Give,” it had a fantatstic melody with interesting lyrics and not many people got the true sense of it.

Source: Reforma (Mexico)

Thorgerson Exhibit to Travel Worldwide in 2005, Opening Night Photos

October 25, 2004  |  Comments Off on Thorgerson Exhibit to Travel Worldwide in 2005, Opening Night Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Media Contemporary Arts this week informed Zombieguide that the recently-held exhibit Taken By Storm: Art of Storm Thorgerson will be globe-hopping come 2005. Robin Headlee of Media Bitch tells us, “We will be taking the exhibition travelling in 2005. Our plans are for USA, Asia, Continental Europe, and then UK. I’ll keep you posted as the plans develop.”

An exhibit for Chicago is tenatively scheduled for April 8, 2005, with a date for New York to follow shortly thereafter (Gallery TBC). Several cross- continental dates in the USA and then to Asia, Continental Europe, and the UK will follow.

Although the London exhibit is now closed, you can still purchase signed and numbered prints from the John Martin Galleries London website or schedule an appointment at John Martin Chelsea in London by calling +44 (0)20 7351 4818.

Also, don’t forget to enter our contest to win an unsigned “Wake Up” proof, which will end on or about November 9th.

Below you can also find some photos from the opening night of the exhibition in London on September 21st. Headlee tells us, “It was a huge success with quite a few of the band members that Storm has worked with in attendance.” Guests included members of Muse, author Finlay Cowan, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, to name but a few.

Source: Exclusive!

Official Site Redesign Launches

October 22, 2004  |  Comments Off on Official Site Redesign Launches  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Site updated today with its long-promised slick redesign. The site now boasts a number of new features, including a search function and an events calendar. The new redesign links heavily to outside sites for content like reviews, interviews, and guitar tabs.

While most of the content is essentially the same, the Frequently Asked Questions section now includes two new questions, one of which surprisingly states: “No, Dolores has no plans to record a solo album.” This comes as a shocking contrast to numerous reports over the past 2 years of her intentions to do so — even from Noel himself. At the moment, Zombieguide is trying to get a confirmation from Lindsey Holmes Publicity regarding this change.

Update 10/23/04: Thomas points out that the FAQ response regarding a solo for Dolores was posted in March 2003 and is not a new update, and therefore may not be current information.

The other question is:

“Are you splitting up? Now , or after the next album? A: No! Not at all. The band last toured in 2003 and released a collection of the hits from years past. Keep an eye on the What’s New section for more updates as the [sic] become available.”

The “Talk” section also now contains a Discussion Board page which links toCranberries fan forums across the net.

Source: Exclusive!

Audio: Angelo Badalamenti Wants to Make “Another Kind of Dolores”

October 9, 2004  |  Comments Off on Audio: Angelo Badalamenti Wants to Make “Another Kind of Dolores”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

On Wednesday, Italy saw the release of Evilenko on double DVD, with the second DVD consisting of bonus features and production interviews

The second DVD features an interview with composer Angelo Badalamenti who co-wrote the theme song “Angels Go to Heaven” with Dolores O’Riordan. Badalamenti takes time during the interview to discuss how Dolores got involved with the project. Surprisingly, it was Dolores who contacted him first and not vice versa. Even more, Badalamenti discusses the possibility of several more collaborations with Dolores, time permitting.

The interview appears to have been recorded early on while the “Angels Go to Heaven” collaboration was still in the works and not yet recorded.

“I was telling David (Grieco, director) the other day that I received a call from the girl from The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan. She’s really very interested in getting together with me, with us collaborating on doing another kind of Dolores O’Riordan, not in the style of The Cranberries necessarily, but more of a wider world thing. So it’s just a matter maybe of schedule, of her schedule, my schedule, depending on projects. But I’d be interested in working with her, she’s got a thing [with her voice]… I remember David telling me that he was especially fond of a certain grittiness in her voice that was attractive. Maybe together with my kind of music with her we can create something di erent. When you’re constantly working on films and scores, there’s so little time for that. Every now and then, there’s an opportunity to write a song. We composers, we come in at the last minute and we gotta get the score done. If things are done well in advance, there might be time to write specific songs.”

Click here to Download MP3 of Angelo Badalamenti talking about his collaboration with Dolores O’Riordan (in English) (MP3, 1.7 MB) [LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

The interview also includes footage of Badalamenti recording the synth music for “Angels Go to Heaven,” although Dolores herself is not featured on the DVD.

Many thanks to Tipsy for the audio and news.

Noel on Unreleased Songs, Upcoming “Live” DVD

October 2, 2004  |  Comments Off on Noel on Unreleased Songs, Upcoming “Live” DVD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Speaking to Zombieguide via email on Thursday, The Cranberries’ Noel Hogan cleared up a few recent rumors and miscellaneous reports.

Noel tells us that despite a BMI catalog registration for a song titled “When I’m 21”, there is no such song with that title. He says, “I only remember one track with “TWENTY-ONE” in the title. That being the track that we all know. “When I’m twenty-one” could have been an earlier version of the track. Or sometimes when one of the crew is printing out a set list for a gig, they put down the wrong name of a song. Then it gets registered by someone in the office for performing rights.”

We then asked Noel whether fans will ever be able to hear unreleased songs like “Seven Years” and “Yesterday’s Gone.” To that, he replies, “Other songs like “Seven Years” & “Yesterdays gone”… We sometimes write songs, do them once & in time forget about them. We may not like them or just forget in time. There have been many tracks over the years that have been recorded like this. Sometimes @ a radio session or TV thing. We may start playing with something in the studio, put some of it down & mean to go back to it but run out of time and then forget about it. There are lots of bits out there, but it would take a long time to find them all. Maybe someday we might have the time.”

Lastly, Noel tells us that despite the band having left Universal Music in January of last year, the label has asked the band to get involved with the upcoming DVD re-release of “Live.” Universal has asked the band to locate video footage from the 1994 era to use as bonus features for the DVD. Noel explains, “Universal have been in touch once so far about the new DVD. They are looking for any extra footage we may have from around the time. We are trying to locate anything we might have @ the moment.”

That’s it for now, more to come…

Source: Exclusive!

Noel Reveals 4-track Demo Tracklist

September 28, 2004  |  Comments Off on Noel Reveals 4-track Demo Tracklist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

If you’ve been conscious and reading Zombieguide often, you’ll know that last year, The Cranberries went into the studio to record a demo of four songs with longtime producing veteran Stephen Street. The band plans to use these songs sometime in the indefinite future as a basis for their sixth album, which has been put on hold.

Noel Hogan, speaking to Zombieguide in July about the demo, told us “They’re recorded, but they haven’t been mixed, so we have rough mixes of them. They’re in the bag and ready there to go. So I guess when we’re ready to go, we’ll have those four titles to fall back on.”

Earlier today, Noel emailed us the titles of the four songs: “Sorry for taking so long to get back to you with the names of the tracks we recorded with Stephen. The tracks are…”

1. Astral Projection
2. Someday
3. Raining in My Heart
4. The Fall

The band first played “Astral Projection” at the beginning of last year’s summer tour (which included dates with The Rolling Stones). Surprisingly, the other new song, “In It Together” is not part of the demo.

Longtime fans may recall an old rumor of an unreleased song from the No Need to Argue period called “The Fall.” We do not know if there is any relation between the old rumor and the new song, but we will see if Noel can perhaps shed some light on that particular point of interest.

Noel also told us today, “I have most of the track names for my own album now. If you like, I can also send them on.” He promises to send updates along as they happen, so stay with Zombieguide for the latest Cranberries buzz…

Source: Exclusive!

Burtons Buy New Home in Howth

September 27, 2004  |  Comments Off on Burtons Buy New Home in Howth  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday’s “Sunday Times” (London) published the first details about Dolores and Don Burton’s new home in Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland. The article says that the relatively new 5-bedroom home is far from the lavishness of Riversfeild Stud — no recording studio, pool, or even a garage.

Thanks to Nigel Bernstein for sending it in. Read the full article below:

Changing her tune
Why has Dolores O’Riordan bought an unprepossesing house in the Dublin suburbs, wonders Colin Coyle

Dolores O’Riordan has bought a new home in Howth, Co Dublin, and it’s . . . . well, not very rock ’n’ roll. The house, on the edge of the unassuming Thormanby Woods development in the upmarket suburb, doesn’t have a swimming pool, gym, recording studio or even a garage. The only suggestion of exclusivity is its sale price: the Cranberries’ lead singer is believed to have paid about €2m for the five-bedroom, 5,800-sq-ft property.

O’Riordan’s no-frills new home is in stark contrast to her last Irish base, Riversfield Stud in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, which she sold earlier this year.

The 150-acre estate, which fetched close to €4.5m, included all the rock- star trappings and then some: a swimming pool, gym, tennis court, bar, wine cellar, sauna, stables, enough garaging for a fleet of cars and a mini- pizzeria. A stained-glass window in the reception hall was even engraved with the lyrics to Zombie, the Cranberries’ biggest-selling hit.

The switch to Howth is largely down to its proximity to Dublin airport. O’Riordan and her husband Don Burton, who was born in Toronto, are frequent visitors to Canada and own a log cabin on Big Bald Lake in eastern Ontario.

It’s not clear whether the couple and their two children will use the Howth property as their main residence or whether they’re planning to spend more time in Burton’s native Canada. The house’s selling agent, HOK Residential, refused to comment on the sale or the couple’s plans, although the neighbourhood is already abuzz with talk of the new arrivals.

Built in the past five years, the couple’s new home is just off Thormanby Road, on the edge of a development of roomy but restrained executive-style family homes. The last house to sell in the 1980s-built scheme, a four- bedroom dormer bungalow, went for close to €1m at auction late last year.

The diminutive superstar is the latest in a growing list of celebrities to favour Howth over its mirror image on the south side, the twin peaks of Dalkey and Killiney.

O’Riordan joins Moya Doherty and John McColgan, the Riverdance duo, Larry Mullen of U2, Gay Byrne, the television presenter, and Feargal Quinn, the supermarket mogul, in the pretty fishing village.

David O’Leary, the Aston Villa manager, also recently invested in an apartment in the Howth Lodge development, while Michael O’Leary of Ryanair is building a mansion on Howth Head.

O’Riordan’s decision to swap a gated estate for a house where passers-by can sneak a peek in the window is all the more surprising given that she sold her first Irish home to escape prying eyes. Following the initial success of the Cranberries, the feisty rock star built a hill-top mansion, with a slated round tower at its centre, in Dun Chaoin in west Kerry.

Set on 16 acres and with four bedrooms, a bar, wine cellar, gallery, office, recording studio and guest apartment, it seemed the perfect retreat for O’Riordan and Burton. Dubbed Dolly’s Folly by locals, the multi-millionairess decided to sell the property in 1997, complaining that she was “plagued” by sightseers. Apparently, tour buses headed for the Ring of Kerry would stop for a photo opportunity outside the contemporary cut-stone construction.

While O’Riordan hasn’t lingered longer than a few years in any of her homes, all her property investments have yielded a profit. While it’s not clear how much she paid for the 16-acre site and the construction of her Kerry mansion, she is likely to have made a profit from its €1.3m sale in 1997. She is likely to have made even more on the sale of her Co Limerick stud farm. Bought for €2.5m, it recently sold for close to its €4.5m asking price.

No stranger to moving house, the 33-year-old’s childhood home in Patrickswell in Limerick burnt to the ground when she was seven. By the time she was 14, she had lived in three different houses in Limerick.

The Cranberries have been on a two-year break since the release of a best- of compilation in 2002.

The singer spent the early part of this year locked in a bitter legal battle with her former nanny, Joy Fahy. In April, the High Court dismissed Fahy’s claims that she and her husband had falsely imprisoned her and broken the terms of her contract.

Her latest home, unsurprisingly, has no separate accommodation for a nanny.

Source: Sunday Times

“Live” DVD is Now “Live in London”

September 27, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live” DVD is Now “Live in London”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Scandinavian online retailer CDON.com has begun listing the upcoming “Live” DVD re-release with a slightly modified title: “Live in London”. The change suggests that Universal will release the DVD under the new title to avoid confusion.

Additionally, the site lists a catalog number, UNI-982335 -7, and a preliminary price of €20.80. The release date is still set at November 29th.

Source: CDON.com

“No Need to Argue” Cited in Australian Lawsuit Against KaZaA

September 21, 2004  |  Comments Off on “No Need to Argue” Cited in Australian Lawsuit Against KaZaA  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Australia yesterday revealed its list of 100 top songs that it will pursue in a lawsuit against Sharman Networks, makers of the peer-to- peer file sharing software KaZaA. Universal’s laywer, John Nicolas, presented the list yesterday, which includes songs from the Universal catalog that seem to have been picked for their ironic titles — among them, The Cranberries’ “No Need to Argue” and Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.” The prosecution will focus on these 100 songs as the primary evidence during the trial.

The Universal parties were forced to compile the relatively select list of 100 songs after the prosecution was asked earlier this year to reduce the scope of their proceedings. Even still, this case will mark one of the largest music copyright infringement cases that Australia has ever witnessed.

One of the case’s main goals is to uncover the identity of the owner and corporate structure of Sharman Networks, which remains a well-guarded secret, despite legal scrutiny. In a preliminary hearing, Nicolas asked the judge, “So we will at some time have to make an application, your Honour, for an order that those documents (relating to the identity of Sharman’s owner) be produced. They are not going to be volunteered and despite the best will in the world as between my learned friend and myself, that’s not going to bring them out.”

More hearings on the case will occur before November 29, the date when the main part of the trial, regarding the 100 key songs from Universal’s catalog, will begin.

Thanks to Cold Winter for the tip.

Source: ZDNet Australia

Evilenko Soundtrack to Release October 5th in Italy

September 20, 2004  |  Comments Off on Evilenko Soundtrack to Release October 5th in Italy  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Record label Minus Habens emailed Zombieguide today to state that the CD soundtrack for Evilenko will release in Italy on October 5th, just one day before the film’s double DVD release. Assuming that there are no changes in the tracklist, the soundtrack should contain two versions of Dolores O’Riordan’s “Angels Go to Heaven”: a synth mix and a full band mix.

Zombieguide will soon receive the o cial release sheet for the CD’s release and will have more details when it arrives.

Source: Exclusive

Evilenko, Zu & Co. Live at Royal Albert Hall DVDs Get Release Dates

September 19, 2004  |  Comments Off on Evilenko, Zu & Co. Live at Royal Albert Hall DVDs Get Release Dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Online retailer DVDLand.it is now listing the DVD of Evilenko to release on October 6th in Italy. The movie’s theme song is Angelo Badalamenti and Dolores O’Riordan’s “Angels Go to Heaven.” The 2 DVD set is priced at €17.99, no word yet on what extras are contained on the second DVD. Is it too much to hope for a making-of bit for the soundtrack?

The release status of the Evilenko soundtrack is still unknown. Italian independent label Minus Habens, who picked up the rights to the soundtrack’s distribution, has been quiet about any release, even after emails from Zombieguide. Since this is the case, the release of the DVD will be the first time the full song will be available to the public, as a full version of “Angels Go to Heaven” has yet to surface. Thanks to Berryman for the tip.

Another of Dolores’s side projects is getting released on DVD next month. As we told you earlier, Zucchero moved up the DVD release of his Royal Albert Hall multi-artist extravaganza to an October release. It’s now o cial, according to Universal Music Finland’s website, Zu & Co Live at the Albert Hall (as it is now o cially titled), will release on October 18th for much of Europe. No word yet on extras, but you can be sure to expect lots of behind-the-scenes footage.

Source: DVDLand.it, Un Po’ di Zucchero

Sunday Independent: “Lots of Solo Projects in the Pipeline” for Dolores

September 12, 2004  |  Comments Off on Sunday Independent: “Lots of Solo Projects in the Pipeline” for Dolores  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In today’s issue of Ireland’s “The Sunday Independent,” Dolores tells a reporter for the paper that she does indeed have “lots of solo projects in the pipeline,” though no specifics are mentioned in the article.

The Sunday Independent reporter relates that Dolores spent her 33rd birthday with an intimate dinner at an unnamed “Limerick five-star country house hotel with a chosen few friends and husband Don.”

Most importantly, Dolores mentioned that she and “her family are ready to move back to Ireland” full-time after spending the past year in Toronto.

Source: The Sunday Independent

Tripomatic Fairytales 3003 Gets Australian Release Date

September 12, 2004  |  Comments Off on Tripomatic Fairytales 3003 Gets Australian Release Date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Several Australian online CD retailers, including HMV.com.au and Sanity.com.au, are listing Jam & Spoon’s “Tripomatic Fairytales 3003” for an October 4th release in Australia. The CD was originally released in June in Jam & Spoon’s native Germany, but until now has not seen any international releases. As you should well know, the CD includes a collaboration with Dolores O’Riordan on the song “Mirror Lover.”

Zombieguide will keep you updated if other international release dates are announced!

Source: HMV.com.au and Sanity.com.au

Universal to Re-Release The Cranberries’ “Live” on DVD!

September 10, 2004  |  Comments Off on Universal to Re-Release The Cranberries’ “Live” on DVD!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the latest promotional materials sent out by Universal Music in Europe, Universal will be re-releasing The Cranberries first video release, “Live,” on DVD later this year. The latest issue of “Universal News” highlights releases for the upcoming autumn-Christmas season and lists “Live” for a possible November 29th release in Spain. Other details are still “TBC.”

No word yet on any bonus features, or on any other international release dates. You can expect Zombieguide to have the very latest when we know it.

Thanks to supervago for the news!

Source: Exclusive

The Western People Interviews Dolores’s Father

September 8, 2004  |  Comments Off on The Western People Interviews Dolores’s Father  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A news story posted today on the website for the Irish newspaper The Western People includes some quotes from Dolores O’Riordan’s father, Terry O’Riordan, on the subject of the 125th anniversary of an apparation of the Virgin Mary at Knock Church in east Mayo.

On August 21, 1879, fifteen people witnessed an apparition of Mary, Joseph, and John the Baptist at the Knock Church. Since then, the church has become the largest attraction in Ireland, drawing in nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. From August 14th to the 22nd of this year, it is estimated that nearly 100,000 pilgrims visited the shine, including Terry O’Riordan, Dolores’s father.

O’Riordan, who had a debilitating motorcycle accident earlier in his life, believes that the miracle at Knock has blessed his recovery: “I’ve had a few bad crashes and if it weren’t for Knock, I wouldn’t be here today.” According to reporter Marian Harrison, O’Riordan also said that he thanked God for his daughter’s success.

Source: The Western People

Cranberries Spokesperson Confirms 40 Million in Worldwide Sales

September 8, 2004  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Spokesperson Confirms 40 Million in Worldwide Sales  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Speaking to Zombieguide today, Cranberries spokesperson Lindsey Holmes confirmed an earlier unconfirmed report The Cranberries’ album sales have topped over 40 million copies to date. In a message this morning, Holmes stated, “To the best of my knowledge total sales have surpassed 40 million.”

The last official total of the band’s album sales put them at 38 million in November 2002, with nearly 2 million of those sales comprising of special and limited editions. (Sales were at 28 million just before the release of Bury the Hatchet, and 33 million before the release of “Wake Up.”) Note that these figures do not include singles such as “Linger” and “Zombie,” which have sold millions on their own.

Source: Exclusive

Major Storm Thorgerson Expo to Premiere in September

August 31, 2004  |  Comments Off on Major Storm Thorgerson Expo to Premiere in September  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

London’s John Martin Gallery and Media Contemporary Arts are jointly preparing for a major exhibition of Storm Thorgerson’s art to open next month. This will mark Thorgerson’s first public exhibition since he suffered a stroke last October.

Thorgerson’s surrealistic album covers are some of the most easily recognized in rock ‘n’ roll history. His credits include Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” “The Division Bell,” Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy,” and Audioslave’s self-titled CD. Of course, Cranberries fans will recognize him most for his work on the art for “Bury the Hatchet,” “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris,” and design elements of theCranberries Official Website.

The exhibition will be held from September 21th until October 9th at the John Martin Gallery in in Chelsea at 6 Burnsall Street, Off Kings Road, London SW3 3ST. The exhibition will be free to enter.

Robin Headlee, Director of Media Contemporary Arts, confirmed to Zombieguide that Thorgerson’s work for The Cranberries will be a definite inclusion at the exhibition. “We will definitely have Bury the Hatchet and we [will] do a special large edition of [Wake Up and] Smell the Coffee.”

Headlee told Zombieguide last Saturday, “We will definitely be doing a special exhibition print of Wake Up. It will be larger than the other prints with an image size of 30 inches square and a 5-6 inch border. It will be signed and archivable… I’m hoping to get the first proof done by the end of next week. No doubt it will take a few proofs until it is accepted; Storm is incredibly fussy – which is good – about his work.”

Beginning on September 1st, the John Martin Gallery Website will have prints all of the exhibition’s featured work available for viewing and purchase. Headlee confirmed to Zombieguide that the massive special edition “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” print will also be available for purchase online, although it may not ship immediately due to its late production: “We will though start taking orders from the website www.jmlondon.com from 1st September, there just may be a slight delay (1-2 weeks) on printing until Storm is happy with the quality.” Headlee adds, “Although not limited, it is a special edition only for sale in conjunction with our exhibition … so limited in that only for sale from September 1st until December 31st at John Martin Chelsea or on www.jmlondon.com. They are all archivable and signed by Storm Thorgerson. The price is £175 plus VAT (but anyone outside the EU doesn’t have to pay VAT). That is approximately $315… Larger than others but less expensive than others, as it’s not limited in number just limited in time on sale.”


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee cover, high-resolution, .JPG format, 109k, courtesy of Storm Thorgerson (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

The normal-sized “Bury the Hatchet” is already available for purchase fromwww.jmlondon.com. A 19″x19″ design is silkscreened onto a 33″x25.5″ paper by Coriander Studios. The “Body Series” print is limited to an edition of 125. Cost for the “Bury the Hatchet” print is £300.00 + VAT (UK only), or about $540.

A press kit for the exhibition describes now now-classic Cranberries cover: “The Cranberries cosmos is reflected beautifully with the diptych images used for ‘Bury the Hatchet’. Two themes are represented in this picture: that someone may always be watching (eg big brother, surveillance, terrorist measures) and the internal eye of guilt and paranoid (one’s conscious). In this particular image, the ‘dreaded eye of paranoia’ is hovering over the naked and vulnerable figure. Afraid and pressing down on him with nowhere to escape, the figure covers his head to hide but the eye is still watching. The second image (not shown) illustrates the same figure standing facing the eye, screaming in retaliation and fighting back. We may not be able to escape the all-seeing eye, but we can tell it to fu*k off when we want to!”


Bury the Hatchet cover, high-resolution, .TIF format, 4mb, courtesy of Storm Thorgerson (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

In his 1999 book, “Eye of the Storm,” Thorgerson narrated the snags that his crew went through in photographing the cover for “Bury the Hatchet”: “When we arrived in Flagstaff [Arizona] it actually snowed. Couldn’t believe it. Miraculously the weather cleared further north, providing two glorious days of perfect winter light. On location on the first morning our truck broke down in the middle of nowhere. We got the Navajo heebie jeebies about working on what might be the sacred land, and with what exactly? An evil eye and a naked man! Should be easy to explain (especially to a Navajo). And then we were caught speeding twice.”

Source: Exclusive

Aslan: Dolores a “Pale Imitation” of Sinead

August 25, 2004  |  Comments Off on Aslan: Dolores a “Pale Imitation” of Sinead  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Irish rock group Aslan recently went on record for a bit of mud-slinging at fellow Irish artists The Cranberries and The Corrs, claiming the two are only “pale imitations” of fiery songstress Sinead O’Connor. In an interview with month with the Galway Advertiser, Aslan guitarist Billy McGuinness had this to say:

“We just got a call last week about Sinead. EMI are releasing an album of duets Sinead O’Connor did throughout her career and we’re hoping they’ll include one of the two tracks she sang on our album. She sang on the single ‘She’s So Beautiful’ and sang a duet with Christy called ‘Up In Arms’. Sinead retiring is a major loss because when she came in to sing on our album the hairs were standing up on the back of our necks – her singing in that session was just so beautiful. Sinead is without doubt the best female singer Ireland has ever produced. Dolores O’Riordan or The Corrs or any of them are just pale imitations.”

Source: Galway Advertiser

Burtons Sell Riversfield Stud

August 25, 2004  |  Comments Off on Burtons Sell Riversfield Stud  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

After nearly four months on the market, Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton have found a buyer for their Kilmallock home, Riversfield Stud.

While the details to the sale are still private, the August 22nd issue of London’s Sunday Times reports that the Burtons agreed to an amount that is “close to its asking price of €4.5 million.”

When the couple put their home up for sale in April, it originally had an asking price of €3 million. After the home attracted substantial interest, Dolores and Don decided to briefly take it o the market to readjust the price. Weeks ago, they bumped up the price by 50% to the final price of €4.5 million.

The home contains a long list of lavish features including a swimming pool, gym, tennis court, bar, wine cellar, mini-pizzeria, pool table covered with pink felt, childrens’ bathroom with a mini-jacuzzi, and a stained glass window with the lyrics of “Zombie.”

Source: Sunday Times (London)

“Dreams” in New Payless Commercial

August 20, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Dreams” in New Payless Commercial  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new TV comercial for Payless Shoes airing in North America features The Cranberries’ “Dreams” as the backing track. The TV spot shows women plucking clouds out of the sky and then sticking them on their Airwalk fleece boots. The ad is currently airing on several major stations in both the US and Canada.

Thanks to several readers for the tip!

Source: Exclusive

Zucchero Expects Royal Albert Hall DVD “in October”

August 17, 2004  |  Comments Off on Zucchero Expects Royal Albert Hall DVD “in October”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In a recent interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Zucchero told the newspaper that he expects the DVD release of his extravagant Royal Albert Hall concert to be released in October. A DVD video of the concert has been planned since it took place in May, where Zucchero performed with a number of artists from “Zu & Co.,” including Mousse T, Dolores O’Riordan, Solomon Burke, Tina Arena, Brian May, Luciano Pavarotti and Eric Clapton. This news moves up the previously-scheduled date of a December release.

In the same interview, the reporter asked Zucchero to describe each of his collaborators with one word and then explain. When asked up sum up Dolores O’Riordan in one word, he replied, “Heart. Her voice goes down to the bottom of your soul.”

Thanks to Boris of Un Po’ di Zucchero for the tip.

Source: Zucchero O cial Site

Westlife Explain How Dolores Saved “Little Drummer Boy”

August 9, 2004  |  Comments Off on Westlife Explain How Dolores Saved “Little Drummer Boy”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In a new interview entitled “It’s a Drum Do for Pope, Idols Westlife” from the July 30th issue of Plymouth, UK’s “Evening Herald,” Irish boyband Westlife explain how Dolores O’Riordan rescued their performance of “Little Drummer Boy” at the 9th Vatican Christmas Concert. Nicky Byrne explains in the interview:

“But the single biggest plus for me was being invited over to the Vatican to perform in person for the Pope, even though the experience didn’t go quite as planned.

“We had to perform two songs, live on TV as part of the deal, one of which had to be a carol. We chose Little Drummer Boy, but unfortunately they pitched it in a key that was too high.

“We tried to do it in rehearsal and couldn’t pull it o . The music director didn’t speak English and we had an hour before we were due to perform live for the Pope in a packed arena of 10,000 for a show going out live on TV.

“Fortunately the day was saved when we managed to recruit the lead singer with the Cranberries, who were also there to perform [sic], to help us out.”

Source: Evening Herald

Dolores Raises Price of Riversfield Stud

August 8, 2004  |  Comments Off on Dolores Raises Price of Riversfield Stud  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Anyone who was hoping to grab Dolores O’Riordan’s Kilmallock home, Riversfeild Stud, at the bargain price of €3 million has now lost their chance; according to the August 1st issue of London’s The Sunday Times, Dolores and Don have raised the price of their Kilmallock home and stable to €4.5 million.

Several newspapers and tabloids have taken a gander at the home, which includes everything from tennis courts to a stained glass window displaying the lyrics of “Zombie,” since it went up for sale in April. According to the latest Sunday Times article, the new price is a “correction,” and more accurately reflects the true value of the estate. The article states that the home has generated lots of interested parties, but has yet to find a committed buyer. The Burtons are looking to settle into a home closer to Dublin in order to make it easier to travel to Canada.

If you’d like to see more of the former O’Riordan home, there is an “online brochure” available over at MyHome.ie.

Source: The Sunday Times

“Zu & Co.” on the Charts and on CNN

August 4, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Zu & Co.” on the Charts and on CNN  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Thanks to steady high chart positions across continental Europe, Zucchero’s duets CD “Zu & Co” (featuring Dolores O’Riordan on “Pure Love”) has now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. To date, “Zu & Co.” has achieved multi-platinum status in Italy, platinum in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, gold in France and is very nearly gold in the Netherlands and Belgium. The CD still has Top 10 status on the charts in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. There are still no plans to release it here in the USA.

In other Zucchero news, both Zucchero and Dolores were featured briefly in this past week’s edition of CNN International’s “The Music Room” show. The segment was on Italy’s Fesitivalbar in May. The show aired a short interview with Zucchero, then played a clip of Dolores and Zucchero performing “Pure Love” at Festivalbar, then aired a short interview clip with Dolores. Dolores told CNN that after doing the Cranberries for 13 years it’s now fun to work with other people.

Source: Un Po’ di Zucchero

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