Cranberries singer dies, Neil Young releases new music

The AM Show 16/01/2018

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London aged 46.

The Irish musician lead the band to international stardom in the 1990s with hit singles like 'Linger' and 'Zombie'.

RadioLIVE's Weekend Variety Wireless host Graeme Hill joined The AM Show to reflect on her career.

Graeme Hill says while the cause of death isn't yet known, O'Riordan did have a couple of health issues last year.

It happened suddenly seemingly out of the blue,

"We don't know if it's related but she's had to cancel a tour with The Cranberries and she's had something to do with her back, a real problem," he said.

"It's really, really sad."

A statement from her publicist reads.

"Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old," a statement from her publicist reads.

"The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time.

"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."

Neil Young. Credit: File.

Graeme Hill also talked about music legend Neil Young, who after more than half a century of making music has released new music.

"He's got two albums out," Graeme told The AM Show.

The new album is called The Visitor and Graeme is quite a fan.

It's really good. It's got a bit of ferocity with it that you want

Listen to the album below.

Watch the full interview with Graeme Hill above. 

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