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End of an Era

The Cranberries will release a final album featuring Dolores O'Riordan

The Cranberries announced Wednesday they will release a new album early next year, the band's last record to feature late singer Dolores O'Riordan.

"After much consideration, we have decided to finish what we started," the group said in a statement. "We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it." O'Riordan, who died in January at age 46, completed her vocals last year.

The band said it hopes to have the new album out early next year, and also plans on releasing a 25th anniversary reissue of its debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We. Last week, Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan told Rolling Stone that O'Riordan's legacy "will be her music. She was so passionate about it. There are songs I hear today that we wrote over 20 year ago, and I see and hear people singing along with them. There are only a few artists who get to have maybe one song they are remembered by. Dolores has so many."