RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Music news, rumors, what you're listening to, how you're listening to it and whether it's all on the up-and-up.
Ned Flanders
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 15769
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2001 2:48 pm
Contact:

RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:08 pm

"Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish musician who fronted ’90s superstars The Cranberries, has reportedly died at the age of 46.

“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement to the BBC. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

O’Riordan is survived by her three children, 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.
http://people.com/music/dolores-oriorda ... ries-dead/

Shorty
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 4978
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:53 pm

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:40 am

Too young but she was a one hit wonder with Linger. Zombies song was awful.

massimo
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 2188
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:52 pm
Location: Madison

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby massimo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:30 pm

The Cranberries as one hit wonder. That's an... innovative take.

BobbyB
Forum Addict
Posts: 499
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:40 pm

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby BobbyB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:22 pm

Shorty wrote:Too young but she was a one hit wonder with Linger. Zombies song was awful.


I was never a huge Cranberries fan, but in calling them a one-hit wonder, you listed two hits.

Shorty
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 4978
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:53 pm

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 pm

Zombies may have been a hit but it shouldn't be. Their only good hit was Linger.

Prof. Wagstaff
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 11091
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:35 pm
Contact:

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:37 pm

Shorty wrote:Zombies may have been a hit but it shouldn't be.

I don't think you understand how either pop charts or opinions work.

BobbyB
Forum Addict
Posts: 499
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:40 pm

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby BobbyB » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:40 pm

Shorty wrote:Zombies may have been a hit but it shouldn't be. Their only good hit was Linger.


Is that all it takes? OK, you're welcome everybody, Britney Spears had no hits!

jman111
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 5547
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:43 pm
Location: Dane County
Contact:

Re: RIP Dolores O'Riordan

Postby jman111 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Shorty wrote:Zombies [sic] may have been a hit but it shouldn't be.


The tragedy that inspired Zombie - The Cranberries' biggest hit

Her pain was real: Zombie was a visceral response to the death of two children in an IRA bombing in the Cheshire town of Warrington.

Three-year-old Johnathan Ball was killed when two bombs hidden in litter bins detonated on a busy shopping street in March 1993. Tim Parry, aged 12, died five days later.

O'Riordan, who was on tour at the time, found herself deeply affected by the tragedy.

"I remember seeing one of the mothers on television, just devastated," she told Vox magazine in 1994.


"To me, the whole thing [terrorism] is very confused. If these adults have a problem with these other adults well then, go and fight them. Have a bit of balls about it at least, you know?"


Return to “General Music”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests