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  [The Cranberries ]
  Dolores Mary O'Riordan Burton was born September 6th, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland.

  Noel Anthony Hogan was born December 25th, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland.

  Michael Gerard Hogan was born April 29th, 1973 in Limerick, Ireland.

  Fergal Patrick Lawler was born March 4th, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland.
  [The Cranberries Biography: 2000]

  A New year for new junior Cranberries. Fergal's wife Laurie was also expecting their first child. In March she gave birth to a baby boy - Jacob.

  Back to rehearsals, and then back on the road in April, with dates in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe. Just a few hours before playing in Cadiz, in Spain a massive storm hit the venue, turning the outdoor stadium into mush and making it unsafe to play. The show had to be pulled. It was one of just a handful of gigs that were cancelled on the whole tour.

  As the tour rolled on, the band released "Bury The Hatchet - The Complete Sessions", a double CD featuring - B-sides as well as Live tracks taken from a live show in Paris. For Cranberries fans, it was a must.

  Plans were also put in the place for a new album - their fifth - to be recorded at Windmill Lane studios in Dublin - ironically, the location for their third album, "Faithful Departed," which caught them at their lowest ebb five years before. But they weren't afraid to go back to the scene of the crime.

  Just as in the old days, the band was starting to stockpile new songs. They had time to develop these off the road as the tour brought them plenty of free time in between the shows.

  Then, during the last leg of their world tour, as they were playing a show in Belfort, France, Dolores announced from the stage that she was expecting a second child. The baby is due in February 2001.

  The last four dates of the tour were cancelled on the advise of the doctor, as Dolores didn't want to take any chances during her pregnancy. The band returned to Limerick before coming to Dublin for album Number 5 in August.

  "We want to finish this record before we think about doing another tour. We should know all that sometime early in 2001," says Noel. "Sales don't reflect how good a record is really. When we finish an album we know ourselves whether it's good or not. Apart from that, what sells an album could be about what people are listening to, fashions, trends, and what kind of people are working in your record company at the time. It all plays a big role."

  The first half of the new album is in the can. The second half comes in April 2001. But before the new album, the band will release "Beneath The Skin - Live in Paris" - a DVD & VHS package featuring a spectacular show they did in Paris in December 1999. It catches the band at their very best.

  Ten years down the road for The Cranberries, and by the sounds of things there are plans being put in place for years to come.

  "As long as we're happy doing it, that's the best way to go," says Fergal.

  "People used to ask us how long we were going to stick together," says Noel. "And that was when we had just started out!

  "How long? Who knows? Ten years. Ten weeks. Who knows." " I think we enjoy it a lot more now," says Dolores. "There's a balance to it now. I put my whole life into the Cranberries. Now it is important to build in breaks that remind us how much we love performing together".


  [Albums: Stars: The Best of 1992 - 2002]

  Album Credits
  All songs written by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan except tracks 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18 written by Dolores O'Riordan.
  Produced by Stephen Street (tracks 1-6, 15-20), Bruce Fairbairn (tracks 7-10), The Cranberries & Benedict Fenner (11-14).
  Publishing administered by Universal Music Publishing, Ltd. Except tracks 19, 20 administered by Copyright Control, Ltd.
  Tracks 15, 16, 17 courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
  Tracks 19 & 20 recorded in Miami at Criteria Hit Factory Studios on June 3-6 2002 during a break in the America tour.

  [Albums: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee]

  Have you got a moment? That simple query lies at the heart of the Cranberries' WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, the Irish band's sublime MCA Records debut and first new album in two years. Over the past decade, the Cranberries have sold millions of records and won fans around the world thanks to their tight arrangements, inerrant melodic instincts, probing songs and, especially, the crystalline vocals of Dolores O'Riordan. Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Cranberries have got it down, and with their new album they make an earnest, tuneful plea to seize the day while cherishing every moment of life.

  In some ways, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE is a homecoming. The album was produced in Dublin by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur), producer of the band's first two albums. Says Dolores, "There's a sense of stability Stephen brings to this band. He used to be so paternal when he first worked with us, and he'd talk to me like I was one of his kids. This time, our relationship is more mutual." Adds drummer Fergal Lawler, "It was great to be with him again. Stephen really understands us and gets the best from every one of us." Indeed, the new album radiates a deep contentment the band members feel in their lives today, both personally and professionally. "This is the calmest we've ever been," says Dolores. "We've proven ourselves by now, so we're really relaxed and really enjoyed ourselves in the studio, totally going with the flow."

  Songs like the muted "Never Grow Old" and the premiere single "Analyse" capture the struggle between head and heart, while appreciating life's simpler joys. "There was a point in the last year or so when I finally saw the beauty I had been blind to for so long," notes Dolores. "These songs say 'don't stress worrying about tomorrow, next week, next year, when there's so much beauty around.'" The haiku-like "Pretty Eyes" has a winsome 60's feel, while "Time is Ticking Out" shows that the Cranberries still retain all the turbulent political fury of albums past. The languid "Dying Inside," which describes the steady corruption of a soul, contrasts sharply with unabashed love songs like "The Concept" and "I Really Hope." The slow waltz "Carry On" and "Do You Know" both celebrate the life-force, while the harder-rocking title track throws new light on an old saying. The album closes with the hauntingly personal "Chocolate Brown," cut live with one microphone. "A few songs on the album have different vibes from anything we've done before," notes Mike. "It's nice to do different things, though it's not something we plan. It just happens naturally."

  Album Credits
  All words by O'Riordan. Music by O'Riordan and Hogan except tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 by O'Riordan.
  Produced by Stephen Street.
  Engineered by Cenzo Townsend
  Photography by Rupert Truman with Sam Brooks and Chris Jelley.
  Band photos by Andy Earl
  Record Company: MCA Record.
  Publisher: Universal Music publishing, Ltd., London
  [Albums: To The Faithful Departed]

  Album Credits
  All titles: O'Riordan, except 2, 8, 9, 12. Lyrics: O'Riordan. Music: O'Riordan/N.Hogan.
  Produced by Bruce Fairbairn and The Cranberries
  Photography by Andy Earl
  Record Company: ISLAND RECORDS INC. New York
  [Albums: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?]

  Album Credits
  All songs written by N. Hogan and D. O'Riordan, except 5, 10-11 written by D. O'Riordan.
  Produced and Engineered by Stephen Street
  Photography by Andy Earl
  Released by Island Records Inc., New York
  Published by Island/Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
  [Albums: Treasure Box: The Complete Sessions, 1991-1999]

  Disc 1: Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-93)

  Disc 2: No Need To Argue (The Complete Sessions 1994-95)

  Disc 3: To The Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996-97)

  Disc 4: Bury The Hatchet (The Complete Sessions 1998-99)

  [Frequently Asked QuestionsAlong with our friends on the Web, we've gathered together lists of the more frequently asked questions. Please look here first! Use the links below to navigate to the areas of interest.]

  Q: Are you splitting up? Now , or after the next album?
  A: No! Not at all. The band last toured in 2003 and released a collection of the hits from years past. Keep an eye on the What's New section for more updates as the become available.

  Q: Is Dolores recording a solo album?
  A: No, Dolores has no plans to record a solo album.

  Q: Will you ever release "MTV Unplugged" live performance on CD or Video / DVD?
  A: There are no plans to. It was NEVER officially released, but bootlegs are available!

  Q: What is the name of your latest album?
  A: It's called Stars - The Best Of 1992 - 2002 and it was released in September 2002.

  Q: Have any of the band ever recorded with Rammstein?
  A: Never ever!!

  Q: When will you be coming to......? (Fill in your own country/city)
  A: We are not doing any secret visits! As soon as we know where the band are playing, we always list the shows in the LIVE section!!! We post it when its 100% confirmed!! and not earlier! Click here to see where we are going!

  Q: Why is my country not listed on the World Tour?
  A: We only list live dates that are confirmed. Click here to see them!

  Q: Has the new version of the DVD Beneath The Skin - Live In Paris . 2 " been released yet?
  A: Yes! It is now available in most countries. It is called Beneath The Skin - Live In Paris Version 2. It is also available in the SHOPPING section of this website.

  Q:Do you plan to re-release the EP Uncertain again?
  A: There are no plans to re-release it.

  Q: Who actually reads the email that we send to the band?
  A: All email is printed and delivered to the band. They endeavour to read it all. In some cases they answer, in that they write an answer on the printed email, and the management administration will reply to the senders email. In cases of commonly asked questions, the bands management answer the emails. Not ALL emails are answered, but we try!!

  Q: On which album can I find the song "...........................".?
  A: The DISCOGRAPHY section of this website lists all albums and singles to date, with a track listing on each!

  Q:Was the "MTV Unplugged" gig ever released as a CD or Video, and if not, will it ever be?
  A: There are no plans officially release it that we know of. We do know that some BOOTLEG copies have been available on CD, but this is not and never was an official release!

  Q: How often do you update your website.?
  A: We try to keep it as up to date as possible, with daily updates, usually in some section or another of the website! The very front page always shows the date when last updated!