In a year of some of the arts world’s most coveted creatives passing, another dismal death has shadowed our hearts. This past week the world experienced the passing of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. In support to her family and friends in response to her death many people of the world have expressed their condolences and own personal experiences with the late singer. In fact, right before she passed, O’Riordan was scheduled to re-record “Zombie” with the hard rock band Bad Wolves. On a darker note, the day of recording was set on the day she died. However, Bad Wolves have announced through a press release that they continued on with the recording without Dolores O’Riordan and released a cover of The Cranberries’ song “Zombies”. They have stated all proceeds of the ‘cover will go to the three children of the late singer. Click here to see Bad Wolves’ version of “Zombies”. They have also released a statement on their Facebook page following the death. Scroll below to see their words in its entirety.
“We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dolores’s passing, mere hours before she was to record vocals on our upcoming version of Zombie. We have always had deep respect for her as an artist and a vocalist and she was never afraid to bare her soul in her music and lyrics. Zombie is an incredibly personal song and although we are a hard rock band, we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to, regardless of genre. When we heard she liked our version and wanted to sing on it, it was the greatest compliment a new band, or any band for that matter, could have received. Our hearts are broken that we were not able to see this collaboration through and our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and fans in Ireland and around the globe. We hope we can still make her proud by sharing our version of Zombie with the world.”
~ Tommy Vext