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Dublin Gig Photos
Source: E-Merge
Date: November 14th, 2000

Although they decided not to make the webcast a universal privilage, E-Merge has posted some shots of the show, and even those take some serious searching of the site to find. Thanks to Norbert Brühn of Zombieguide Germany for finding them.




















How Not to Do a Webcast
Source: Editorial
Date: November 11th, 2000

I must give my sincere applause to E-Merge for showing us today how not to do a webcast. As nearly anyone who tried to access the site today found, those interested in watching the broadcast had to fall into three strict categories:

-A resident of Ireland
-Owner of a cell phone
-Agree to use E-Merge's services

As if the show wasn't hard enough to get into, you had to be one of the "privilaged" to view the live shots. Very few people at all fall into this, and so it is clear that Ericsson was using this to gain profit rather than for good publicity. Perhaps they will be posting clips up later, but it appears doubtful.



New Song Titles!!
Source: E-Merge
Date: November 11th, 2000

During the chat yesterday, a question was asked about if any new songs are going to be played tonight. Mike responded, "analyse and time is ticking out". I overlooked this as a riddle, but now people are pointing out that these are the two new songs! Now we know that tonight, these two new titles will be played:

-"Analyze"
-"Time is Ticking Out"

Once again, the full transcript of the chat is here.



Press Conference Photos
Source: Norbert Brühn of Zombieguide Germany
Date: November 11th, 2000

We now have new photos of Dolores and the rest of the band taken from yesterday's Press Conference in Dublin, Ireland. We can see that Dolores has returned to the long blonde hair look of the early BTH era (wohoo!). No specific details yet of any info given out at the conference, but The Herald will keep you informed.














Chat Results
Source: E-Merge
Date: November 10th, 2000

The Cranberries participated in an online chat eariler today in Dublin, thier first interview in several months. Eager fans were told of more scraps of detail of both the forthcoming 5th album as well as the Dublin show tomorrow night. Those lucky enough to attend can not only look forward to older songs, but also:

-A cover of Elvis's "In the Ghetto"
-2 New Songs (!)

The band performed the cover only once before for BBC's Radio One early last year. Neither "False" nor any of the "Uncertain" tracks will be any of the older unreleased songs on the new album. The band would not reveal any of the titles of the new songs, but they did comment that the themes and styles are a mix of all the previous albums, and so far have no definite theme. The band claims that the upcoming DVD "Beneath the Skin" will have a function that will allow it to play on a normal CD player -- I'll have to see that one before I take their word for it. And lastly, the album following the new one will be a Greatest Hits album. Perhaps they will revive the cancelled "Odd Bits and Hits" from 1998? For a full transcript of the chat, click here.



Cranberries on CNN World Beat
Source: Exclusive!
Date: November 7th, 2000

The Cranberries were featured on CNN's World Beat on Sunday, as the show had a special about the current pop scene in Ireland. Interview clips from "Love & Rock 'n' Roll" of Dolores, Mike, and Noel were featured focusing on how Ireland is different from the rest of the world when it comes to music. Clips of "Ode to My Family" were also played. Other featured artists were Sinead O'Connor, Westlife, Boyzone, and others, where other artists mentioned the Cranberries as one of their major Irish inspirations.



Cranberries Chat on Friday
Source: E-Merge
Date: November 6th, 2000

E-Merge, one of the many sponsors of the upcoming Dublin gig has announced an online chat with the Cranberries on Friday. It will be hosted on the E-Merge homepage from 4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT, or 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon EST. Those (such as myself) who can't tune in for the live chat can submit questions beforehand here.


Official Page Ticket Contest
Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage
Date: November 6th, 2000

If you live close to Dublin, check out the official homepage's current contest for tickets to Saturday's gig. The contest requires a bit of creativity, as fans are asked to create a story, poem, etc. about the band. Winners will be notified on Friday, so you'd better have a clear schedule as there isn't much notice. If you don't get the tickets, you can also win some Ericsson products, or -- even better (in my view) -- a pre-release copy of "Beneath the Skin"!!



November Gig Announced!!
Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage
Date: October 28th, 2000

A press release was released yesterday on the official page announcing an intimate gig next month in Dublin for Saturday, the 11th as part of the Ericsson MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 Party. The release strongly hints at the possibility of new songs being performed, commenting that the band has just finished two months of recording and will perform a "limited" set. Tickets are extremely limited and available through many contests in Europe. Check the official page for all the info!!



Official News
Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage
Date: October 20th, 2000

The official page has updated with more news of the new album's progress, although not written by a band member. Also some more tidbits of info about the DVD release that have already been known for awile have been posted. In addition, the "Live in Paris" VHS on CDNOW seems to be the Japanese version which will go on sale sooner than the US version. To read the update, click here.


Remix Not New
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Luc Levesque
Date: October 20th, 2000

Apparently, the remix of "God Be With You" used in the film "Turks" was not brand new. Radio stations in Ottawa also broadcasted a remix of the song in 1998, so the mix can be traced back as at least two years old. Still no other info about the origin of the mix.



New "Linger" Intro
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Jesus Castillo
Date: October 14th, 2000

The Cranberries have changed the intro music for their mega-popular song "Linger", and was played earlier this year at several festivals. We have this clip of the new beginning, taken from "Les Eurockéennes de Belfort", a French festival this summer. Thanks to Jesus Castillo for the snippet!

New "Linger" Intro (MP3, approx. 500k)



"God Be With You" Remix in Movie
Source: Johannes Schmidt
Date: October 8th, 2000

Those in Australia got the chance to see a made-for-TV movie that aired last night titled "Turks". It appears to have been American-made. The movie follows a character named Sergeant Turk and his son, which is where the title comes from. In one scene, an innocent man is charged with a crime that occured 18 years before. Meanwhile, in the background plays a newly-mixed version of "God Be With You", the song Dolores originally recorded for "The Devil's Own" in 1997. I will see if I can find more info about the movie itself -- any other info appreciated.



"Live in Paris" Aired Globally
Source: Exclusive!
Date: October 6th, 2000

Over the past week, several TV stations across the globed have aired the entire unabridged "Live In Paris" (December 9th, 1999) concert that will be released on VHS and DVD. One such station, located in Australia, was Fox8 which ran the 90 minute show on Tuesday. This comes as no surprise, as some stations in Asia were able to broadcast the concert as early as April. In addition, the ending credits served as a major advertising space for the VHS and DVD, informing viewers about its January release. The easy capability of home-recording the show suggests that Image Entertainment is relying heavily especially upon the DVD extras to sell the show.


Exclusive: "Les Eurockéennes de Belfort" Details
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud
Date: October 6th, 2000

As announced earlier, French channel MCM aired highlights of the summer festival "Les Eurockéennes de Belfort" on Wednesday. Two songs were broadcasted:

1. Promises
2. Loud and Clear

Although short, it was described as "very electric" and also showcased Dolores's new green guitar.



"Beneath the Skin" Videoclip
Source: DVDPlanet.com
Date: October 4th, 2000

Zombieguide is pleased to present a steaming video clip of the upcoming VHS & DVD "Beneath the Skin", provided by DVDPlanet.com. The 2-minute clip of "Zombie" is encoded in Real Video Sure Steam to ensure the optimum video stream for your internet connection, anywhere from 28.8k to 100k a second quality.

"Zombie" live, from "Beneath the Skin" (Real Video Sure Stream)

This clip is courtesy of Click to visit


"Beneath the Skin" Preorders
Source: DVDPlanet.com
Date: October 4th, 2000

You are now able to preorder both the VHS and DVD of "Beneath the Skin" through DVDPlanet.com and receive a whopping 30% off of the retail price.

Preorder DVD Retail: $24.99 DVDPlanet: $17.49
Preorder VHS Retail: $19.99 DVDPlanet: $13.99

Also, the release has now officially been pushed back to January 2nd.


MTV Europe Special to Air
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Jesus Castillo
Date: October 4th, 2000

Once again, for those in Europe, there will be yet another Cranberries TV special airing. MTV Europe will be airing "All Time Top 10: The Cranberries", which will feature the best video clips of the band. It will first air next Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 PM and again on Sunday, the 16th at 1:00 AM. These times apply to most of western Europe, but be sure to double-check your listings locally.



Exclusive: DVD & VHS Cover, New Info.
Source: Exclusive!
Date: October 3rd, 2000

The first images of the upcoming DVD and VHS release have been released. Check out these exclusive high-res scans, with some gorgeous Storm Thorgerson art:

DVD Image

VHS Image

Included with these shots are some new info. Unfortunately, the release has been pushed back a week, making the new release date Janurary 2nd, 2001. However, to compensate, there have been even more extras added to the DVD! Including the previously announced stuff (see below), the omake section will include:

-"Technician's Documentary", showing all the steps that went into creating the DVD
-"How", peformed live, 1993

In addition, the "Screensaver" extra announced previously has now been renamed as a "Looping art gallery". This clarifies it a bit, as it will probably be album art as well as a variety of Thorgerson art from the BTH singles. This should assure people that this is not the "Salvation" screensaver found on the US "When You're Gone/Free to Decide" single.

Once again I remind webmasters that if they borrow these images, please credit Zombieguide.com -- I no longer tag pictures or use scripts, but they can be reinforced if needed. Please, don't ruin it for everyone.

Coming Soon: Pre-orders for the VHS and DVD at 30% off!



Czech Unplugged Show to Air
Source: My Cranberries
Date: October 2nd, 2000

For those who get the Czech TV Program CT2, there is yet another Cranberries special this week. An unplugged Cran performance will be broadcasted this Friday, October 6th at 23:05, local time. (Hopefully this is not the MTV Unplugged show, but a new show instead).



Exclusive: Dolores Announces First 2001 Gig
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud
Date: September 29th, 2000

During the recent European tour, the Cranberries performed at the French festival "Les Nuits de Fourvière". During the show, Dolores announced to the crowd that the band will be returning for sure to the 2001 Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival next year. An official date has not yet been announced, but the festival will probably take place sometime between July 10th - 30th, 2001.


Exclusive: Dolores' Latin Hymn
Source: Exclusive!
Date: September 29th, 2000

Earlier this year, Dolores appeared on the show "Select" on MTV Germany. Besides discussing the video for "You and Me" (released only in Europe) and touring plans for the band, Dolores treated the audience to a short Latin hymn that she learned when she was younger. Zombieguide presents an exclusive capture of the song for your enjoyment:

Dolores' Latin Hymn for MTV Germany (WAV, approx. 5 megs)

Apologies for the slightly-less-than-CD quality, but my original was not perfect either. If anyone can help me out with the exact title of this, it would be appreciated.







Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Alex Kraus


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