The Video for The Cranberries’ “Zombie” Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

The Cranberries have long been synonymous with their biggest hit, 1993’s single ‘Zombie’ has now hit 1 Billion views on YouTube. They are the first Irish band ever to hit this milestone. The bands original label UMe/Island Records, ‘Zombie’ joins a small club of iconic artists to reach this landmark and the video is the fifth most viewed rock video of all time globally according to Louder Sound. From their album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and written by Dolores O’Riordan as a protest song after IRA bombings in Warrington killed two children and injured 56 others in March 1993, “Zombie” was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and was produced by long time Cranberries collaborator Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). The official video directed by Samuel Bayer – who now notches his second billion viewed clip following Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. O’Riordan passed away in 2018. ‘Zombie’ went on to top the singles charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland and was #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US. In 1995 it was awarded ‘Best Song’ at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and was voted #1 on Australia’s Triple J Hottest 100 chart in 1994. On January 16th, 2018, Colin Parry – father of Tim Parry, the twelve-year-old victim of the Warrington bomb – thanked Dolores O’Riordan for the ‘majestic and (also) very real lyrics” in the track. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Share Brutal New Single, “I’ll Be There”

Bad Wolves have shared the first new music from their upcoming sophomore album. ‘I’ll Be There’ is crushing from beginning to end with no let up. For those waiting for another ‘Zombie’, this ain’t it! The track is available to purchase and stream on DSPs and from Eleven Seven Music Group.  Continue reading

Bad Wolves Set To Release Their Next Album In Late 2019

In a series of posts to his Instagram account, Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext has revealed the band will enter the studio in a few weeks to record their second album. The follow up to 2018’s Disobey will release on Eleven Seven Music GroupDisobey earned platinum album status on the strength of three hit singles, including the million-selling single of their cover of ‘Zombie’.  Continue reading

Bad Wolves Forced To Perform Without Tommy Vext

As we reported yesterday, Bad Wolves Singer Tommy Vext remains in the hospital with an illness in the UK. The band was forced to perform last night in Birmingham with fill-in singers, Eleven Seven Music Group labelmates As Lions frontman Austin Dickinson, and Stars of Bang Bang Romeo. The band didn’t want to disappoint fans hoping to see them open for Three Days Grace on their current tour. Tommy Vext wanted to convey this message to his UK fans to assure them he will re-join the tour as soon as permitted, and likely as soon as tonight. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Singer Tommy Vext Hospitalized In The UK

Bad Wolves are currently on their first tour of Europe, opening for rockers Three Days Grace. Sadly things are not going according to plan as Frontman Tommy Vext has been hospitalized in Nottingham UK for the last two days with “a severe viral bronchial infection.” The band is waiting to hear if the have to cancel any dates. We wish Tommy a speedy recovery. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Starts Crowdfunding Campaign For Documentary

Bad Wolves has started an Indiegogo campaign to create a documentary about the story of the bad from their formation through their meteoric rise to fame. They are just under $15,000 of its $65,000 goal. The band also shared a teaser for their brutal new single ‘No Masters’ which you can check out below. The track is the third single from Disobey out now on the Eleven Seven Music label after ‘Hear Me Now’, and ‘Zombie’. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Joined By Singer’s Mom At Hometown Show

There is likely no better feeling than a hometown show for a band. Bad Wolves knows this as they played New Jersey this past weekend, home state to several members of the band. They were joined by Singer Tommy Vext’s mom, and guest shred guitarist Angel Vivaldi for their mega-hit cover of “Zombie”. Watch the performance below. Continue reading

Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves Talks “Zombie”, Dealing With Fame, And More

Unlikely stars Bad Wolves, have a platinum record, a worldwide number 1 hit song, two YouTube videos with millions of views, and more success than they ever dreamed of when the band was formed as a side project several years back. Even though all this has happened and more accolades are on the way, frontman Tommy Vext keeps things at an even keel by staying humble. We caught up with Tommy at the headquarters of Eleven Seven Music Group to discuss the debut album Disobey, the pressures of having a “hit”, whether or not his band is a “supergroup”, practicing self-care on the road, what happened to all the old music clubs in New York, and whether or not modern hardcore bands are real tough guys or not. Also appearing, Tony the stuffed Tiger! Thanks to Tommy, Eleven Seven, and Bad Wolves for their time. Interview by Keefy with videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Live Bad Wolves photos by BunnySyn Photography for Ghost Cult. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Announce Their First Ever European Tour With Three Days Grace

Riding high on a wave of successful hits and tours, Bad Wolves has announced their first ever European tour, alongside of active rock band Three Days Grace. Tickets are on sale now from See Tickets. Watch a trailer for the tour below. Continue reading