Dolores O'Riordan: A Look Back

The music world was stunned on Monday when it was announced that Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of The Cranberries, had passed away at the age of 46.

O'Riordan's unique vocals and haunting songwriting powered the iconic Irish band's astonishing rise from obscurity in the early Nineties. Though their 1993 debut, Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, was slow to catch on with a mainstream audience, it—led by the smash singles "Linger" and "Dreams"—went on to sell over 40 million copies worldwide.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.