Cranberries star signs solo deal

Dolores O’Riordan’s readies new album for next year

Cranberries front woman Dolores O’Riordan has signed a solo record deal with Sanctuary Records.

O’Riordan took a break from The Cranberries in 2003 and has since been working on solo material in Dublin with local musicians including ex-Therapy drummer Graham Hopkins.

O’Riordan called the album “dark and personal” and telling Hot Press: “It’s completely different to The Cranberries. You wouldn’t have written something as dark and personal as that with the boys.”

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The album, entitled ‘Are You Listening?’ was originally planned for a summer 2006 release, but it is now set for release on May 8 through Sanctuary[/n]’s Sequel label.

–By our New York staff.

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