On the 12th, the Cranberries frontwoman and her longtime bandmate, guitarist Noel Hogan, spoke by phone about a March tour and starting their first studio album in six years. Sadly, those plans never came to be. She was
Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan – a life in pictures
He had agreed to do an interview with a Chinese journalist: the band are huge in China, apparently, and had a run of arena gigs booked there. She was in good spirits, although ongoing back problems — a slipped disc, from picking up a guitar — had led to a cancelled tour that summer. Christmas came and went, but the Cranberries were still recording. On 14 January, she emailed him new songs: she had flown to London to mix an album with her side project D. At 2am, she spoke to her mother. Later that night, she died. I meet the band four days before an inquest ruled that the year-old had drowned accidentally in the bath, with high levels of alcohol in her blood. Hogan looks around the lobby and says it is hard to believe that the last time he saw her it was somewhere so mundane.
Quinn was replaced as lead singer by Dolores O'Riordan in In early , after a six-year hiatus, the Cranberries reunited and began a North American tour followed by shows in Latin America and Europe. Something Else , which covered many of the band's most popular songs along with new orchestral accompaniments provided by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, was released in April We don't want to do this without Dolores. So we're going to leave it after this.