It’s easy to forget just how massive The Cranberries were in the 1990s, rising to international fame with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which became a huge commercial success, on the way to the group selling more than 40 million records worldwide. The band achieved four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?; No Need to Argue, To the Faithful Departed and Bury the Hatchet) and eight top 20 singles on the Modern Rock Tracks chart (“Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie”, “Ode to My Family”, “Ridiculous Thoughts”, “Salvation”, “Free to Decide”, and “Promises”).
On January 15, 2018, lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died unexpectedly in London, where she had arrived for a recording session. Let’s take a look, and listen back, to the band performing at NPR for a Tint Desk Concert.