2fm is marking the first anniversary since the death of Dolores O'Riordan by airing a special unplugged session The Cranberries recorded for The Gerry Ryan Show 17 years ago.
In September 2002, The Cranberries came in to 2fm to record an unplugged Studio 8 session as they prepared to release their greatest hits album Stars: The Best of 1992–2002.
Dolores, Noel, Fergal and Mike were in studio with Gerry Ryan for an hour during which they performed eight songs and spoke about their music and career to date.
A year gone but never forgotten.— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) January 15, 2019
Today we remember #DoloresORiordan x 💜
We've found a lost 2FM session recorded with the late Gerry Ryan in 2002.
Chats & 8 unplugged tracks!
We'll be playing them throughout the day.https://t.co/d0lef3IyMB
Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene will play two songs, Zombie and Animal Instinct, from this special recording, and in an Irish exclusive, Tracy Clifford will play the band's new single All Over Now on 2fm at 1.30pm.
From 4.00pm on The Eoghan McDermott Show, further songs and excerpts from The Gerry Ryan Show interview will also be broadcast.
In the interview, the band discuss who is the "boss" of the band, how they nearly broke up, and the highs and lows of being on the road. Dolores also talks about what she was thinking about when she wrote some of the songs.
"This one Chocolate Brown is a song that I wrote and recorded while I was pregnant with Molly who is now one and a half", she said.
"But it was kind of about when my little boy wanted me to go out and play with him, but I couldn't and I felt really guilty because I tour a lot and I travel a lot and then I was at home for a long period, as in months, but then ironically enough I couldn't really go and play with him because I was pregnant, so I felt really bad.....that parental guilt."