- 20 Oct 20
Cyrus is one of many artists who’ve covered the iconic song in recent years.
The Cranberries have praised Miley Cyrus for her recent cover of the band's 1993 single 'Zombie', saying they believe frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away in 2018, would be "very impressed".
Cyrus performed a rendition of the song from LA venue Whisky A Go-Go for the virtual #SaveOurStages (#SOS) Fest, a fundraiser to preserve grassroots music venues affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
She also covered The Cure‘s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and closed out the set with her latest single ‘Midnight Sky’.
The Cranberries wrote to their Twitter followers today to approve of Cyrus’ version of the hit:
“We were delighted to hear of Miley Cyrus’ cover of Zombie at the Whisky a Go Go #SOSFEST in LA at the weekend,” they wrote. “It’s one of the finest covers of the song that we’ve heard. We think Dolores would be very impressed!”
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! Check it out here: https://t.co/ysFxUZLKnl
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) October 19, 2020
Cyrus never shies away from performing popular renditions of other artist’s songs and making them her own.
The musician has appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform Billie Eilish’s ‘My Future’ in the last month, covered Hall & Oates’ ‘Maneater’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and took on Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ at the iHeartRadio Festival.
The Cranberries paid tribute to O’Riordan on what would have been the singer’s 49th birthday last month, writing a touching message on their social media pages:
“Happy Birthday Dolores, you’re in our thoughts and in our hearts, always."