Dolores O'Riordan Poster

Quotes (5)

  • You don't always have to have long blonde hair and big huge knockers to be nice!
  • (on Adele) She's a voice and she's classic. Like the fact that she doesn't peel them off, 'cause all the other broads are like 'here's me bum' and whatever. I find it kind of aggravating 'cause I always think 'Just 'cause we're women, why do have to have our boobs and butt hanging out?'
  • It's fun and games for a while, but then you're burned out and it's 'Can we turn it off?' But you can't and when you want to go back to normalcy, that's impossible. In 1997 we took time off and that's when Oasis broke and Princess Diana died and I was home with my baby, hating the music industry. People asked me what I thought about the Spice Girls and I was so happy to tell them I couldn't be bothered to care.
  • You get older and come to the conclusion that it's a great gig making music. Even if you turn into an old gnarly fart, no one cares what you look like if you write good songs. The only gig is to sing well and perform.
  • You hear all sorts of things about famous people, and have all sorts of preconceptions and biases. Dolores had been caricatured in the press for years, since the beginning in some ways; I won't demean her memory by listing it all here. Suffice to say, the grab-all term "difficult" was often used. In reality, as it turned out, she - and Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan - were two of the nicest people it's ever been my pleasure to interview. Not just nice: the woman was funny, smart, honest, self-deprecating, generous with her time and memories.