Miley Cyrus might have made a bold move taking on The Cranberries’ iconic hit Zombie for a performance in LA recently, but it paid off with the Irish band heaping praise on the singer.
The Wrecking Ball hit-maker chose to perform a cover of Zombie for the Save Our Stages benefit festival held at Whiskey a Go Go.
She gave it her all channelling her inner rocker, with The Cranberries publicly giving Miley their seal of approval, as they called her rendition ‘one of the finest covers of the song’ that they have heard.
The band even said that they believe their lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died in 2018, would be seriously impressed.
Sharing Miley’s performance to their official Twitter page, The Cranberries wrote alongside it: ‘We were delighted to hear of Miley Cyrus’ cover of Zombie at the Whisky a Go Go #SOSFEST in LA at the weekend.
‘It’s one of the finest covers of the song that we’ve heard. We think Dolores would be very impressed!’
Dolores died two years ago, aged 46, during a trip to London, with reports later confirming her death was caused by accidental drowning following alcohol intoxication.
She had joined The Cranberries in 1990 to replace Niall Quinn as the band’s lead singer and led the rockers to worldwide success for 13 years, before the band took a break in 2003.
Their number one single Zombie was listed on The Cranberries’ second album No Need To Argue, released in 1994, along with tracks I Can’t Be With You and Ode To My Family, with the album going on to become a global hit and the band’s best-selling record.
The Cranberries reunited in 2009 and released their final album, titled In The End, in April 2019.
Last month, the band’s members – Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler – were seen paying tribute to Dolores on what would have been her 49th birthday.
‘Happy Birthday Dolores, you’re in our thoughts and in our hearts, always. Ferg, Mike & Noel,’ the band, who are gearing up for the release of a special 25th anniversary edition of their album No Need To Argue, wrote on their official Facebook page alongside a picture of her.
Miley, meanwhile, also performed a cover of The Cure’s Boy’s Don’t Cry for the LA fundraiser and a rock version of her new track Midnight Sky.
The Save Our Stages event saw artists perform in independent venues across the US over a period of three days, with Miley taking to the stage at famous Hollywood spot Whiskey a Go Go.
The festival was streamed via YouTube to raise donations for the National Independent Venue Association’s emergency fund amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the music industry and its venue staff, touring technicians and crew members have been hugely impacted by lockdown restrictions in place.
Credit: Original article published here.