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Shane Macgowan Sold T-shirt To Paul Weller For $850

3rd July 2014

Rock wildman Shane Macgowan once sold Paul Weller a tramp's old T-shirt for $850 (£500).The Pogues frontman was a familiar face on the U.K. punk scene in the 1970s before finding fame, and he was...

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Shane Macgowan: '2014 Will Be Pogues' Last Year'

3rd July 2014

Rocker Shane Macgowan is preparing to call time on his band The Pogues, insisting their huge concert in London this weekend (05-06Jul14) will be one of their last.The Fairytale of New York hitmakers reformed in...

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Shane Macgowan Set For Pre-christmas Coronation Street Cameo

23rd October 2013

The Pogues star Shane Macgowan is to make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of beloved British soap Coronation Street.The Fairytale of New York singer's longtime partner Victoria Clarke broke the news by posting...

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Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Of Cancer, Aged 56

By Lauren James | 9th October 2013

Philip Chevron, guitarist with The Pogues, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. The group confirmed the loss with a statement on their website reading "After a long illness Philip passed away peacefully...

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Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Aged 56

9th October 2013

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron has died aged 56.The 'Fairytale of New York' hitmaker lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday (08.10.13) after being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in August 2012.A statement read on...

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Irish Stars Rally Together For Christy Dignam Fundraiser

22nd June 2013

Irish rockers U2 and Shane Macgowan were among the acts who took the stage on Friday (21Jun13) for a fundraiser benefiting cancer-stricken Aslan frontman Christy Dignam.A Night for Christy at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin...

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Shane Macgowan Seeking Teeth Treatment

13th May 2013

The Pogues star Shane Macgowan is seeking professional help to replace his rotten teeth in a bid to embark on a Hollywood film career.The singer's partner Victoria Mary Clarke took to her Twitter.com page over...

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Shane Macgowan Had To Be Propped Up By Dillon

24th December 2012

Shane MacGowan was so drunk while filming the video for 'Fairytale of New York' that Matt Dillon had to hold him up.The Irish hellraiser enlisted the Hollywood actor to star as a policeman in the...

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Hillsborough Charity Single: Odds On For Number No.1?

By Hayley Avron | 17th December 2012

The Justice Collective - featuring stars like Robbie Williams, Shane MacGowan and Paul McCartney – are amongst the favourites to get to number one in the UK this Christmas. Over the last few years. the...

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Shane Macgowan Found 'Female Side' On Fairytale In New York

14th December 2012

Shane MacGowan displayed his ''female side'' when writing 'Fairytale of New York'.The singer worked on the words for The Pogues Christmas hit - about a down-on-their-luck couple arguing - for two years, and can see...

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Ghosts Help Shane Macgowan Write Songs

27th November 2012

The Pogues frontman Shane Macgowan has revealed ghosts help him write his hits.The boozy singer has confessed he often sees dead people - and they dictate lyrics and song ideas to him. He tells...

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The Things They Say: 3375329

15th November 2012

"(People say), 'I thought you were dead'. I always get that - 'How come you're not dead?'" The Pogues star Shane Macgowan's fans often believe the heavy-drinking rocker has passed away.

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Shane Macgowan Eyes Retirement From Performing

13th November 2012

Irish rocker Shane Macgowan is turning his back on touring after growing tired of life on the road.The Pogues frontman is a prolific live performer and has often played more than 300 gigs in a...

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Johnny Depp Plays 'Surprise' Show

26th October 2011

Johnny Depp played a surprise concert in Texas.The Hollywood heartthrob is currently in Austin to promote new movie 'The Rum Diary' and stunned the crowd at the Continental Club by performing an impromptu set with...

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Steven Tyler Hits The Studio With Johnny Depp

10th May 2011

Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith singer and current American Idol judge, is writing songs with the Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. Steven Tyler and Depp recently hit the studio to work on a new collaboration but there...

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Alan Mcgee's Drug-hazed Deal For Mcgowan

3rd May 2011

Creation Records boss Alan Mcgee knew his substance abuse problems had spiralled out of control when he flew to America and landed Shane Macgowan a lucrative record deal - without realising the Irish rocker wasn't...

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Shane Macgowan Up For Classic Brit

8th April 2011

Shane MacGowan is unexpectedly in line for a Classic BRIT award.The Pogues frontman, famed for his gravelly voice, is nominated by association, as he contributed vocals to 'Peace on Earth/Little Drummer' on 'Noel', a Christmas...

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Fascinating Fact 10067

1st October 2010

THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN has his sights set on the Christmas charts again - he's recording a festive tune with Irish religious trio THE PRIESTS. The singer, who penned classic 1987 holiday song Fairytale...

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Stars To Honour Maccoll With Charity Gig

27th July 2010

Rockers including SHANE MACGOWAN, BILLY BRAGG, and JOHNNY MARR are set to mark tragic singer KIRSTY MACCOLL's birthday with a concert in aid of her charity fund.The Fairytale of New York vocalist died in 2000...

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Macgowan, Depp And Cave Team Up For Haiti Charity Song

4th February 2010

THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN, JOHNNY DEPP and NICK CAVE have teamed up to record a charity single for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.The trio has recruited Primal Scream star Bobby Gillespie, Chrissie Hynde and...

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Simon Cowell's Aid Song Goes Global

3rd February 2010

Simon Cowell's Helping Haiti single will be released globally.The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts' - will be available to download worldwide from Sunday (08.01.10) to help boost sales and raise relief...

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Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

28th January 2010

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

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Macgowan's Guinness Baldness Cure

19th January 2010

Hard-drinking THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN has turned to alcohol to make sure he always has a full head of hair - he regularly washes it in Guinness.The Irish singer insists men losing their hair...

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The Things The Say:

18th January 2010

"I generally stay awake for about a week. I get catnaps, and then when I'm really exhausted I crash out for a good long while and carry on." THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN on his...

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Macgowan Doesn't Sleep

6th January 2010

Hellraising Irish folk-rocker SHANE MACGOWAN parties so hard he often goes a whole week without sleep.The Pogues frontman admits he can survive for seven days without going to bed, and will only "crash out" for...

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Macgowan Becomes Tv Gardener

3rd December 2009

Irish folk-rocker SHANE MACGOWAN is embarking on a bizarre new career change - he's hosting his own TV gardening show.The dentally-challenged Pogues frontman and his partner, Victoria Mary Clark, will present Victoria And Shane Grow...

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Macgowan In Gig Row

13th March 2009

Former THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN has been caught up in a row over a gig in Scotland - with the star insisting he was never booked to play the concert. Hundreds of fans arrived at...

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Macgowan Hits Back Over Illness Rumours

11th August 2008

LATEST: THE POGUES frontman SHANE MACGOWAN has dismissed rumours he is seriously ill - insisting he is fit and well. The Fairytale of New York hitmaker has long struggled with drug and alcohol addictions and...

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Macgowan's Father Issues Warning To Son

5th August 2008

SHANE MACGOWAN's father has issued a stark warning to his troubled son - urging him to give up alcohol or he will die. The Pogues frontman - who recently revealed he is suffering from liver...

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Triumphant Return For Liberated Doherty

14th May 2008

Pete Doherty has performed in public for the first time since being released from jail ahead of schedule.The 29-year-old's band Babyshambles played to a packed The Forum in Kentish Town, north London, last night.Last week...

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