Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer with Irish rock act The Cranberries, passed away suddenly yesterday (January 15) at the age of 46. She was in London, England for a quick recording session. The Cranberries had multi-million selling albums, including 1993’s Everybody’s Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and 1994’s No Need To Argue. Their biggest singles included ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie.’ The band went on hiatus in 2003 and O’Riordan would go on to release two solo albums, before the Cranberries reunited in 2009.
Royal Blood will perform on CBS-TV’s The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight (Tuesday, January 16). The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher are appearing on the program to promote their latest album, “How Did We Get So Dark?” They will open for Queens Of The Stone Age at The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas on February 16 before heading out on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in late April.
Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell has revealed that he and drummer Mikkey Dee plan to regroup with a lineup of special guests to perform a series of tribute concerts in honor of the band’s late founder Lemmy Kilmister, who died in December of 2015 from prostate cancer, a cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure at the age of 70. No word yet on when or where the shows will take place.