Dolores O’riordan, the Cranberries split : ‘Without her, that’s impossible,”


Dolores O’riordan, a charismatic singer of the Cranberries, was drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room in London, to January 15, 2018. For the past several months, the artist, 46-year-old worked with the rest of the group on the songs that make up In the End, the ultimate album of the Cranberries. Noel Hogan, guitarist and songwriter of the group, returns to The Parisian (Tuesday 7 may 2019) on this disappearance, and the desire of the group not continue without it.


In the End, released 26 April, is composed of the last eleven songs written by Dolores O’riordan. More than a year after this accidental death, Noel Hogan recalls his reaction : “I couldn’t believe it. For the past six months, Dolores was well. She was very excited by this new album, she did not stop to press to save it. She had to build a house in Ireland, she was upbeat, happy. His disappearance made no sense.



We view them as our little sister and we protect as much as possible of the pressure.



Noel Hogan and Dolores O’riordan met at 18, in 1990. The first disk of the Cranberries was released in 1993. The following year, their second album, No Need to Argue, the group as a global phenomenon. “She had a hard time with the celebrity that implied his status as a singer, “remembers Hogan. We view them as our little sister and we protect as much as possible of the pressure.


When Dolores O’riordan is dead, he had to decide what to make of the songs recorded since November 2017. With the support of his family, the Cranberries decide to finish this album, which marks the end of the group : “Yes, unfortunately, confirms Noel Hogan. We would have loved to play these songs on stage, but without Dolores, it is impossible. Continue without it, it has no meaning. (…) Today, we feel, without the need of discuss, that we must stop.


Dolores O’riordan had three children from her marriage to Don Burton : Taylor (1997), Molly (2001) and Dakota (2005). The couple had divorced in 2014, she was since in a relationship with Olé Koretsky. The singer rests with his father to the cemetery of Caherelly to Herbertstown Ireland.

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