AceShowbiz - Rockers Bad Wolves have donated $250,000 (£190,000) in sales from their The Cranberries cover Zombie to the children of late frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan.
The tragic singer was set to collaborate with Bad Wolves before she was found unresponsive in her London hotel room in January.
On Tuesday evening, June 19, the heavy metal stars invited O'Riordan's son Taylor, 20, step-son, Donny Jr., 27, and ex-husband, Don Burton, to join them onstage at their concert in New York City, where they presented the singer's loved ones with the cheque. The generous gift was also accepted on behalf of O'Riordan's daughters, Molly, 16, and Dakota, 12.
"Our sadness the day Dolores passed was nothing compared to that of her children and her family," Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext shared in a statement. "In light of the tragedy, donating our proceeds to her children was the only thing that made sense. 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, "The connection that people have to this song, the stories, the memories and the kids who are hearing this song through Bad Wolves for the first time - 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."
Bad Wolves released their rendition of the 1994 hit in tribute to O'Riordan earlier this year. She had been due to add her vocals to the reworked tune prior to her passing.