Cranberries lead singer passes away

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan passes away at 46, today, 1/15/2018.

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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the cranberries

This makes me sad. The Cranberries were a groundbreaking band in the early 90’s and a breath of fresh air when there was mostly garbage in the music world.

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.

Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” Lindsey Holmes, the publicist, said in an emailed statement, adding that Ms. O’Riordan had been in London for a recording session.

The statement said that family members are “devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on Monday that the police were called to a Park Lane hotel in Westminster at about 9:05 a.m., and that Ms. O’Riordan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death is being treated as “unexplained,” the spokeswoman said.

Ms. O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often music for the Cranberries’ 1990s hits, including “Linger” (which remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 24 weeks) and “Dreams,” which proclaimed both vulnerability and steadfastness. She was the sole writer of the noisier, angrier “Zombie,” a response to an Irish Republican Army terrorist bombing in 1993.

She was so young with so much more to give. Dolores’ passing today makes me think of my very good friend Suzi. Suzi was one of the most amazing vocalists I have had the pleasure of working with and having as a friend. I had so much fun recording her band’s demo’s. Suzi never had to do more than one take on vocals, she was that good. I may still have her master recording tracks from those recordings in the mid 2000’s. I think I’ll have to record guitars to them and have a little jam session with her.

RIP girls.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Steve

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