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05th Apr 2019

The Cranberries make a statement on replacing Dolores O’Riordan

They will never replace her.

The lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, passed away on January 15, 2018.

The remaining members of The Cranberries honoured her earlier this year by releasing a new song All Over Now which features vocals from O’Riordan that were recorded before her death.

Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler and Mike Hogan said that they had long considered the most appropriate way to honour their bandmate and friend, and said the process over the past year was very difficult.

Many people questioned whether Dolores would be replaced, however her band members said there is “no way” that would happen.

According to The Sun, the band said: “We’re not going to be getting another singer and doing the Queen thing. No way. No way.”

However, they did admit that they thought the band would “always come and go… like the Irish Rolling Stones.”

Speaking about the new song and album in January, they said: “We remembered how Dolores had been so energised by the prospect of making this record and getting back out on the road to play the songs live, and realised that the most meaningful thing to do was to finish the album we had started with her.

“We felt that this is what she would want. We spoke with Dolores’ family and they agreed.”