The Cranberries have marked music legend Dolores O’Riordan’s 50th birthday with a special playlist and music video.
Dolories O’Riordan died in 2018. Her death was also ruled as accidental drowning in a bath following alcohol intoxication.
The “Remembering Dolores” playlist will be available across all streaming platforms. You can also check it out below.
Announcing this news via Twitter, the band said that this playlist is also a celebration of “all that she inspired and the joy that she has given…”.
“Happy 50th Birthday Dolores”, the band wrote.
“In order to celebrate all that she inspired and the joy that she has given on her 50th Birthday, her bandmates, friends & family have pulled together a brand new playlist, ‘Remembering Dolores’”.
Happy 50th Birthday Dolores 💖 In order to celebrate all that she inspired and the joy that she has given on her 50th Birthday, her bandmates, friends & family have pulled together a brand new playlist, ‘Remembering Dolores’: https://t.co/jQ8PUUBq1K
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— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) September 6, 2021
Other events to celebrate Dolores
The playlist is also one of several ways that Dolores O’Riordan will be celebrated today. A special livestream event will also take place this evening.
This event starts at 7pm and you can catch it on the band’s Facebook page.
Hosted by Hotpress’ Stuart Clark, “Remembering Dolores” will be streamed live from Limerick. It will also include fellow band members Fergal Lawler along with Noel and Mike Hogan.
“As you may know, Dolores would have been 50 next Monday”, Lawler said.
“We decided to mark this special occasion by organising a live stream to chat about our memories of Dolores with an old friend of the band, Stuart Clark. We would love it if you send us any questions on social media that you would like us to answer”.
Also available for pre sale is WHY CAN’T WE? The Story Of The Cranberries And The Band’s Iconic Frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan As Told Through The Pages Of Hot Press.
The book is backed by the Dolores O’Riordan Estate. It also includes contributions from Simon Le Bon, Michael Stipe and Stephen Street.
Award winning author Kevin Barry will also feature, as does “Linger” video director Melodie McDaniel, Zucherro and Dolores’ boyfriend and collaborator in the band D.A.R.K, Olé Koretsky.
“Never Grow Old”
The band have also released a music video for the playlist’s opening track “Never Grow Old”.
The song featured on the Cranberries’ fifth studio album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. Both the track and album will mark 20 years since their release this October.
The video includes previously unseen archival footage featuring O’Riordan. It shows Dolores wearing an apron and a pair of rubber gloves, as the rest of the band sits behind her.
As she is polishing the beam, Dolores looks to the camera and says, “Sorry we can’t be with you but, as you can see, we’ve got work to do”.
Check it out here.
Last October, the band also hailed Miley Cyrus’ cover of “Zombie”. They called it “one of the finest covers” they ever heard. More on that here.