ROCK NEWS REPORT 21 JUNE 18

BAD WOLVES GIVE CHECK FOR $250K TO FAMILY OF LATE DOLORES O'RIORDAN

Bad Wolves have presented a check for $250,000 to the family of late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan. The band scored a massive hit with its cover of the Cranberries hit "Zombie," for which O'Riordan was slated to record vocals on the day that she died in a London hotel this past January. The band decided to release the song in her honor with all proceeds going to her children.

The band made good on its promise by inviting O'Riordan's family onstage Tuesday night (June 19th) at New York's Gramercy Theatre and presenting them with the quarter-million-dollar check. O'Riordan's two sons, Donny Jr. and Taylor Burton, alongside their father Don Burton, were on hand to receive the gift, which O'Riordan's accepted on behalf of their younger sisters, Molly and Dakota Burton.

Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext said, "The ultimate goal is to present them with a $1,000,000 check -- and the fact we're a quarter of the way there is beyond incredible." He added, "It's a true testament to the timelessness of their mother's songwriting that will live on forever, and we are so grateful to be able to do this for them."

"Zombie" can be found on Bad Wolves' debut album, Disobey, which arrived earlier this spring.

Story source: Blabbermouth

FAST FACTS:

  • The original version of "Zombie" was released by the Cranberries in 1994 and became a worldwide Number One hit.
  • The video for the Bad Wolves version has garnered more than 83 million views in four months on YouTube.
  • Bad Wolves will tour the U.S. this summer with Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch video of Bad Wolves presenting the check to the children of Dolores O'Riordan:

 


BLINK-182'S TRAVIS BARKER READMITTED TO HOSPITAL

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was readmitted to a Los Angeles area hospital on Tuesday morning (June 19th), after being released on Monday night (June 18th). According to TMZ, Barker is now battling a staph infection and cellulitis -- an infection of the skin -- in addition to blood clots in his arms that were the original reason for his first trip to the hospital.

Doctors are said to be monitoring Barker to see how he responds to blood thinners, and to make sure the clots don't travel to his heart or lungs. Sources say the drummer is keeping a positive attitude.

It was revealed last week that Barker had been diagnosed with clots in each of his arms. Blink-182 subsequently postponed last weekend's Las Vegas residency shows and have now shelved several upcoming dates there as well.

The band issued a statement on Tuesday in which it said, "(Barker) has been ordered by the doctors to refrain from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel. As it stands now, he will be prevented from playing until the beginning of July when everything will be re-evaluated.”

Story source: TMZ

CHECK IT OUT: Here is the latest statement from Blink-182 on Travis Barker's condition:

 

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