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When Dolores O’Riordan was in London to record a metal version of “Zombie” with Bad Wolves. They finished it without her and released this in her memory.

The shock over the sudden death of Cranberries’ frontperson Dolores O’Riordan hasn’t gone away. Too many unanswered questions, you know?

Dolores was found Monday morning in the bathroom of her hotel suite in London. She was in the city to record a metal version of the Cranberries’ hit “Zombie” with a band called Bad Wolves, a new group consisting of former members of God Forbid, DevilDriver and This Moment.

The track had laid finished for several months before Dolores was invited to have a listen and maybe make some contributions before the song was released. Would she just listen and give pointers? Might she want to contribute some vocals? No one knew anything other than she was keen to be involved.

The night before she died, she left a voicemail for Bad Wolves’ manager, which he said sounded upbeat and full of life. A few hours later, she’d be dead.

Bad Wolves decided to release the version of the song they’d finished. The track is dedicated to Dolores and all profits from the track will go to Dolores’ three children.

Read more at Rolling Stone.


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