Bad Wolves Release Their Version Of ‘Zombie‘ In Dolores O’Riordan’s Memory
The Cranberries Singer Was Set To Re-Record ‘Zombie’ With Bad Wolves On The Day She Passed
Proceeds Will Go To O’Riordan’s Three Children
Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext Discusses Decision To Release The Track With Rolling Stone Magazine
Listen to the track on Spotify / YouTube
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was set to record vocals for hard rock band Bad Wolves’ cover of ‘Zombie’ this past Monday, January 15th, the day of her tragic passing. Today the band release their version of ‘Zombie‘ in her memory, with proceeds going to O’Riordan’s three children.
“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it,” says Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext. “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”
“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory,” he continues. “The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”
Vext further discusses the decision to release The Cranberries’ genre-defining in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone.
Listen to Bad Wolves cover of ‘Zombie’ HERE.
Read the band’s original statement on Facebook and Twitter.
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Ladies and gentlemen, we have another band on our hands!
After an incredible run on ABC’s Boy Band, Jaden Gray, Mikey Jimenez and Marcus Pendleton made it to the top 8, where they fell short of the final band. BUT, never fear, we all knew their talent was far too great to have it end there. With the help of another strong voice from the show, Camry Jackson, the guys formed a new band and announced their name today via newsletter–4th Ave!
After weeks and weeks of speculation, the guys had announced that they would be providing back up vocals for Charlie Puth on an episode of NBC’s The Voice this past season. It was their first TV spot since Boy Band ended and, to be honest, they felt like a band. For them to be back up for an established artist and still have a strong stage presence says so much about these guys. It speaks volumes for what’s sure to come.
In the newsletter, the guys revealed the band name and a first run for merch. They’re releasing it in limited quantities each time a run is out. So, for RUN 1, they’ll have limited quantities and then that design will be thrown out and replaced with a new design for RUN 2. They’re also including a free download of their first single (which I believe will be released on February 9, 2018) with each purchase from RUN 1.
I may be in my thirties, but I’m really excited about this band. Their voices are absolutely incredible on their own, but together they’re about to blow minds. Not to mention the fact that they’re working with some incredible people: Tim Davis and Adam Blackstone.
Head over to 4thavemusic.com to shop the merch in RUN 1. You can also find them at the following links:
4th Ave – Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | SnapChat: fourthavemusic
Cam – Instagram | Twitter
Jaden – Instagram | Twitter
Marcus – Instagram | Twitter
Mikey – Instagram | Twitter
RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ WATCH HERE
UK rockers The Struts’ have just unveiled the video for their US hit single ‘One Night Only’. Directed by Ryan Hunter Phillips the video captures the band’s high energy, colorful and captivating live performance. Hunter Phillips has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and many more.
‘One Night Only’ is the first single off the band’s forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants, released on Interscope / Polydor Records.
The video follows their critically acclaimed sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom in September. Kerrang! described the gig as “a real turning point in the glistening rockers’ career”, while the Daily Star said that “Singer Luke Spiller certainly does have moves like Jagger, and gave him a run for his money in the costume change stakes too.”
The Struts are currently on tour throughout the U.S. supporting the Foo Fighters, after having recently performed in Europe with The Rolling Stones. The band have been on the road nonstop since their formation in 2012 including worldwide headline shows, prestigious festival slots and supports for The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers.
The Struts are Luke Spiller, Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).