Bad Wolves has premiered their cover of The Cranberries‘ song “Zombie” recently. The latter’s vocalist Dolores O’Riordan was supposed to have a part in the cover but she passed away suddenly recently. The band has decided to release the song with all the proceeds going to the deceased’s kids. You can check out the stream for that cover below.
Frontman Tommy Vext commented:
“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it. We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”
“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory. The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”