Cranberries Guitarist Emotionally Reveals Final Conversation With Dolores O’Riordan


Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan discussed his late bandmate Dolores O’Riordan in a new Rolling Stone article.

“She was so disappointed when we had to cancel the last tour. She had looked forward to it for so long. She did everything in her power to fix the back problem, but it persisted and won in the end. 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.

I spoke to Dolores last Friday and she was great. 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.

Dolores had a lot of things going on in her life over the past 10 years – good and bad. But she was like a sister to me, and like any family member you would worry and try to be there for them when they need you. It was hard at times, but at the end of the day we would always end up staying in touch. It was a friendship for 29 years.

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.”