Bad Wolves’ ‘Zombie’ Becomes 2018’s First Platinum Rock Song
This year, 2018, is the Year of the Dog, but it's looking more and more like the Year of the Wolves. Of course, we're talking about Bad Wolves, who just secured the first RIAA platinum certified rock song of 2018 for their cover of the Cranberries' "Zombie."
"We are deeply humbled and overwhelmed by the continued success of our rendition of ‘Zombie,’" says singer Tommy Vext. He added, "For many artists, reaching platinum status in and of itself is a dream come true. But the greater story here is YOU. All the fans on every single continent--without your passion and enthusiasm none of this would be possible.”
“This year the global rock community came together to support our efforts to turn a tragic loss into something hopeful," the singer continues. "This resounding effect with music fans around the world for the better part of a year now is a strong testament of Dolores’ timeless songwriting and the message of the song being as relevant today as it’s ever been," Vext said, concluding, "We are truly grateful.”
Bad Wolves originally intended to track the cover with the Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, but she passed away just hours before the recording session was set to take place. In June, the band presented the O'Riordan family with a check for $250,000. The single has been a smash success around the globe, ascending to No. 1 in over 17 countries.
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