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The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Was To Record A Cover Of “Zombie” For Bad Wolves Today


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The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan‘s passing earlier today (January 15th) at the age of 46 took place just hours before she was due to enter the studio. Those sessions were to be for a planned  cover of The Cranberries‘ hit single, “Zombie“, which has been recorded by Bad Wolves. That group feature ex-members of Divine Heresy and God Forbid among others, and their frontman Tommy Vext commented on the sad news:

“We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dolores’s passing, mere hours before she was to record vocals on our upcoming version of Zombie. We have always had deep respect for her as an artist and a vocalist and she was never afraid to bare her soul in her music and lyrics.

Zombie is an incredibly personal song and although we are a hard rock band, we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to, regardless of genre. When we heard she liked our version and wanted to sing on it, it was the greatest compliment a new band, or any band for that matter, could have received.

Our hearts are broken that we were not able to see this collaboration through and our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and fans in Ireland and around the globe. We hope we can still make her proud by sharing our version of Zombie with the world.

~ Tommy Vext

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