Bad Wolves, the band featuring John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, etc.), Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, ex-In This Moment), are streaming their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” The group have released the track as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, who was planning to record guest vocals for their version on the day of her death (January 15). Proceeds from the song will go towards O’Riordan’s children.
“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it. We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”
“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory. The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”
You can read more from Vext at Rolling Stone.