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12th Mar 2018

WATCH: A new cover of The Cranberries’ hit ‘Zombie’ has been topping charts around the world

Michael Lanigan

Dolores O’Riordan had been due to record vocals for the cover of The Cranberries song.

A new version of the Cranberries’ iconic protest song ‘Zombie’ has been topping charts the world over since its release in late February.

Recorded by the US metal band, Bad Wolves, the group were originally supposed to collaborate with the Cranberries’ late-lead vocalist Dolores O’Riordan. Sadly, O’Riordan passed away on 15 January, the day she was scheduled to record her vocals.

The cover was first shared on 22 February via YouTube, since when it has garnered over seven million views. What’s more, it has managed to top 23 charts across 16 countries, while also getting the #3 slot on Spotify’s Global Top 50.

Originally inspired by the 1993 Warrington bombing by the IRA, the updated version readjusts O’Riordan’s lyrics from 1994 to fit the current political climate.

Although O’Riordan was never able to record her vocals, the band says she described their cover as “killer”.

In addition, they announced that all of the proceeds from the song would go to her children.

Clip via Eleven Seven Music

The song will be featured on Bad Wolves’ upcoming debut album, ‘Disobey’, which is due out on 18 May.

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