The 2001 Cranberry award nominations

April 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on The 2001 Cranberry award nominations  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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.”

Source: Billboard.com

Album recording to restart in 2 weeks

April 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on Album recording to restart in 2 weeks  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 “www.islandrecords.com” 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 News Archive  |  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 aol.com for the news tip!
If someone receives the Ovation channel and can record and trade this, please email me and let me know.

Cranberries.com relaunches

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on Cranberries.com relaunches  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The official US headquarters for The Cranberries, www.cranberries.com, 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 News Archive  |  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 – www.cranberries.ie

“From a Whisper” cover art, info

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “From a Whisper” cover art, info  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  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 News Archive  |  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 EBid.ie. 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 News Archive  |  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

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