I was so sad to hear of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer with The Cranberries.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious, Scotland Yard has said. The Irish musician was found dead at the Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London on the morning of 15 January. A report has been compiled for the coroner.
O’Riordan had been in the capital to record a cover of Zombie, one of her group’s biggest hits, with the hard rockers Bad Wolves.
I was a fan of The Cranberries. When their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was released in 1993, I was working for the now-defunct music store Our Price. I remember the demand for the record was so huge that we had trouble ordering more stock.
‘Dreams’ remains one of my favourite songs.
Back in 2009, before the release of the singer’s second – and final – solo album, No Baggage, I interviewed Dolores for my evening show on GaydarRadio.