Dolores O’Riordan Was Working On New Cranberries Tracks Before Her Death

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January 18, 2018 | 11:10am EST

Dolores O’riordan was working on new tracks for The Cranberries just before her death.
The Irish singer was found dead at the age of just 46 in a London hotel room on Monday. Police officers have since confirmed they are not treating her death as suspicious.
Her bandmate Noel Hogan, who co-wrote many of The Cranberries’ biggest hits with O’Riordan, has penned a moving tribute to his late friend in Rolling Stone magazine, in which the guitarist revealed she had sent him new music hours before she passed away.
“I spoke to Dolores last Friday and she was great,” he wrote. “We spoke about getting back to work – recording and new tracks we were working on. She sent some of those tracks to me by email on Sunday morning.”
The Cranberries released their first album in five years in February last year, but were forced to cancel touring plans as O’Riordan was suffering from back problems.
Revealing the band had planned to hit the road again in March, Horgan added: “We were about to start the next album in the coming months – along with some shows we were looking at. We had hoped the first of these would have been this March.”
Concluding his moving tribute, the musician wrote: “Dolores’ legacy will be her music. She was so passionate about it. There are songs I hear today that we wrote over 20 years ago, and I see and hear people singing along with them. There are only a few artists who get to have maybe one song they are remembered by. Dolores has so many. It’s a great legacy.”
When she died, O’Riordan was in London to record a new version of her band’s 1994 hit Zombie with the metal band Bad Wolves and was described as sounding “full of life” by her friend, music label boss Dan Waite, who received a voice message from her just before she passed away.
Sales of the band’s music have surged in the wake of her death, with their tracks soaring up streaming and download charts around the world.

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