Bad Wolves: "For us, it’s more important to be a powerful rhythm duo than a lead duo"

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Often referred to as the breakout band of 2018, Bad Wolves’ ascent to the top of the charts, and their first taste of significant success, came via their cover of The Cranberries’ Zombie, from their debut album, Disobey.

The story behind the song has been told an infinite number of times: Dolores O’Riordan, vocalist for The Cranberries, was scheduled to sing on the track, but tragically passed away before the recording session could take place. In turn, Bad Wolves released their version as a tribute to her, with all proceeds going to her children. 

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including,, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer,, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.