Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries were 'working on' new studio album

Alan Owens

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Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler have paid tribute to lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died this Monday

The Cranberries were working on a new album in recent months before her death this week, it has emerged

DOLORES O'Riordan and The Cranberries were working on a working on a new album in the months before her sudden death this week, it has emerged.

The late singer's publicist has this Friday night confirmed that, while the primary purpose for Dolores' trip to London where she died this week was to record a new album with her D.A.R.K. collaborators, she was also due to meet with record label executives to plan the release of a new Cranberries album.

The spokesperson said: "Whilst the primary purpose of Dolores’s trip to London last Sunday evening was for a studio mixing session on Monday and Tuesday with Martin “Youth” Glover on a recently recorded D.A.R.K. album, it has emerged that while in London she was also due to meet with The Cranberries record label, BMG to discuss plans for the release of a new Cranberries studio album that she had been working on with the band in recent months."

The spokesperson said they did not wish to discuss matters further at this sensitive time.

Meanwhile, funeral arrangements for the Limerick rock star's funeral have been announced, with the Ballybricken native to lie in repose at St Joseph's Church on Sunday ahead of Requiem Mass at St Ailbes’ Church on Tuesday, followed by private burial.