Posts Tagged ‘Dolores O’Riordan’

January 25, 2018

Like many of you, I was totally gutted when I found out about Dolores O’Riordan’s sudden passing. The Cranberries music, and that extraordinary voice, will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Many artists and bands we adore were much inspired and influenced by The Cranberries. As expected, many covers and tributes have begun to surface, and we’re truly digging this cover of Linger by soulful Londoner Moncrieff. It’s an understated and austere ode to the classic hit, a poignantly stripped down dirge dedicated to Dolores. Re-visit Moncrieff’s debut single Symptoms via our feature from a few months ago, here.

January 20, 2018

Like you, I’ve been mourning the sudden passing of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan all week long. Songs like Linger, Dreams, Zombie, and so many more are timeless classics, and they’ve inspired so many other artists and bands we love today. Her voice was a blessing, one of the most extraordinary and unique rock voices to have graced our existence. Dolores O’Riordan was about to hit the studio with Los Angeles alt rockers Bad Wolves to re-record a new version of hit single Zombie, but we’ll never get to hear how that would’ve sounded. We do, however, get to listen to Bad Wolves’ cover of Zombie, which they’ve now released in her memory, with all proceeds going to O’Riordan’s three children. 

“It was the greatest honor to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it,” says Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext. “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.” Bad Wolves’ electrifying nu-metal styled rock cover emphasizes the original’s sheer power and ferocious strength. Stream/purchase and support the track, here. Bad Wolves will be releasing a debut album later this year.