Kinks' guitarist Dave Davies has revealed that himself and Dolores O'Riordan had planned to collaborate on music together before she died.
Davies was close friends with the late Cranberries star and he revealed they had discussed working together on a song called Home before she died after drowning in the bath of a London hotel in January.
Quoted in The Observer, he recalled: "We had a mutual respect. We talked about writing together - I had an idea for a song called Home, about being home again, and she understood what I was trying to say.
"But we never sat down to do it, and that makes me really sad. She was very kind to me, too. We said we'd meet when she was next in London, and that was that."
Davies also praised her voice and said he admired her distinctive talent from the outset, when The Cranberries first appeared on the music scene in the early 1990s.
He said: "Dolores hadn't had a great time in her life. But the music that came out of her despite everything was incredible. I remember first hearing Zombie in the 1990s - that was the first time I was aware of her.
"Her voice caught me straight away. The way it went from this beautiful, soft whisper with this real Celtic vibe, to this huge rock voice, was fabulous, really unique. She didn't get enough credit for that."