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THE CRANBERRIES Felt BAD WOLVES Released "Zombie" Cover "A Bit Too Soon" After Dolores O’Riordan's Death

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Dolores O’Riordan, vocalist of seminal 90s Irish rock act The Cranberriespassed away suddenly in January of 2018 on the day she was set to record guest vocals for a cover of the band's smash hit "Zombies," to be performed by Bad Wolves. The band ultimately finished the cover, it became a huge hit and they ended up donating $250,000 to the family of O’Riordan.

Now, in a new interview, members of The Cranberries have said they felt the track was released "a bit too soon" after O'Riordan's death.

Speaking with ABC Audio (via ThePRP), guitarist Noel Hogan shared his thoughts on the cover being released four days after her death “I think it was a bit too soon. For my liking, anyway.”

Drummer Fergal Lawler added “the whole thing seemed insensitive or something.”

Hogan clarified he wished no "ill will" onto Bad Wolves, while Lawler offered his opinion on the cover, stating “[I] didn’t really like it. It wasn’t my cup of tea.”

At the time of the release of the "Zombie" cover music video, O’Riordan’s UK Publicist Lindsey Holmes said in a press statement, “Dolores was excited about plans to guest vocal on a cover version of her all-time classic ‘Zombie’ by American rock band Bad Wolves. Although very different in style to the original, Dolores said she thought that the cover ‘was killer’ and she was intrigued by the simple but effective couple of lyric changes that make the cover version as relevant to current world events as the original was to the events that inspired her to write the song in the early nineties.”

Bad Wolves are currently touring the UK with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth.

Jan. 30 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Cardiff Arena [Tickets]
Jan. 31 – London, U.K. @ Wembley Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 03 – Berlin, Germany @ Max-Schmeling Halle [Tickets]
Feb. 04 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle [Tickets]
Feb. 06 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle [Tickets]
Feb. 08 – Oberhausen, Germany @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 09 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle [Tickets]
Feb. 10 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
Feb. 12 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar [Tickets]
Feb. 14 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena [Tickets]
Feb. 16 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatrazz [Tickets]
Feb. 17 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Feb. 19 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle [Tickets]
Feb. 20 – Budapest, Hungary @ Budapest Sportarena [Tickets]

They will be joining Disturbed this summer on their 20th anniversary tour.

July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 16 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest [Tickets]
July 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival [Tickets]
July 21 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 26 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [Tickets]
July 29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [Tickets]
July 30 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [Tickets]
August 01 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium [Tickets]
August 02 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre [Tickets]
August 04 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center [Tickets]
August 06 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]
August 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
August 10 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [Tickets]
August 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
August 13 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park [Tickets]
August 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center [Tickets]
August 16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [Tickets]
August 20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
August 21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center [Tickets]
August 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [Tickets]
August 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP [Tickets]
August 27 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [Tickets]
August 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [Tickets]
August 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
September 01 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
September 02 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre [Tickets]
September 04 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
September 05 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre [Tickets]
September 09 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [Tickets]
September 11 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater [Tickets]
September 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre [Tickets]

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