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Macgowan Is 'Unfairly' Labelled A Drunk - Bandmate

17th March 2008

Hellraising rocker SHANE MACGOWAN is unfairly labelled a shambling drunk, according to his THE POGUES bandmate TERRY WOODS. MACGowan was recently accused of taking his love of alcohol too far at a concert in Chicago,...

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Radio 1 Reverses Pogues Decision

18th December 2007

BBC Radio 1 has reversed its decision to censor the Pogues' 1987 Christmas hit Fairytale of New York.The song, in which the late Kirsty MacColl trades insults with Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, had been edited...

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Radio 1 Censors Pogues Song

18th December 2007

BBC Radio 1 has censored the Pogues' 1987 Christmas hit Fairytale of New York to avoid causing offence.The song, in which the late Kirsty MacColl trade insults with Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, has been edited...

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The Things They Say 6271

26th November 2007

"No disrespect to him, man, but I'd be on the piss if I was that ugly." OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER justifies THE POGUES' frontman SHANE MACGOWAN's love of liquor.

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Macgowan: 'Moss And Doherty's Relationship Was Down To Sex'

1st October 2007

The bond between supermodel KATE MOSS and rocker PETE DOHERTY was all down to great sex, according to POGUES frontman SHANE MACGOWAN. The catwalk beauty split from drug addict Doherty in July (07) after he...

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Fascinating Fact 3039

26th March 2007

THE POGUES star SHANE MACGOWAN and wild British rocker PETE DOHERTY have posed naked for a new MARIO TESTINO photoshoot....

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Bowyer To Join Elvis Tribute

17th March 2007

Veteran entertainer BRENDAN BOWYER will pay tribute to late rock legend ELVIS PRESLEY on a new duets album, marking the 30th anniversary of the star's death. The former frontman of THE ROYAL SHOWBAND - who...

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Pogues Stall New York Return After Macgowan Falls From Stage

16th March 2007

THE POGUES were forced to pull the first of three shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday night (14MAR07) to allow frontman SHANE MACGOWAN to recover from a stage fall. The FAIRYTALE OF NEW...

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Macgowan And Doherty Pose Naked

23rd December 2006

Hellraising rockers SHANE MACGOWAN and PETE DOHERTY have posed nude together for a photoshoot. The pair were tempted out of their clothes by celebrity snapper MARIO TESTINO. THE POGUES rocker MACGowan reveals, "I had my...

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Macgowan Loses Two More Teeth In Drinking Mishap

5th November 2006

Former POGUES frontman SHANE MACGOWAN has lost two more teeth after falling over a wall in Limerick, Ireland. MACGowan, who is well-known for his love of alcohol, has already lost the majority of his teeth....

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Geldof Honoured

1st April 2006

SIR BOB GELDOF has been honoured with a prestigious IRMA award for his contributions to music - and he hopes the accolade will force the world to "take Irish people seriously". The Live Aid/Live 8...

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Pogues Sell Out In New York

21st December 2005

Reformed Irish rockers THE POGUES have stunned promoters in New York City, after selling out three of four nights at the new Nokia Theatre almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The March...

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Melua Terrified Of Singing Pogues Duet

19th December 2005

LATEST: Jazz singer KATIE MELUA was terrified singing alongside THE POGUES in a televised duet of FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK, because the 21-year-old knew she could never re-create the epic vocals of late singer KIRSTY...

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Macgowan Spent Best Night Ever With Waits

15th December 2005

Hard-drinking rocker SHANE MacGOWAN made a longtime drinking friend in reclusive singer TOM WAITS after the pair embarked on a booze-fuelled binge nearly 20 years ago. THE POGUES frontman MacGowan has since always tried...

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Melua To Sing Maccoll's Lines

30th November 2005

Jazz singer KATIE MELUA is set to sing KIRSTY MacCOLL's lyrics from FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK in a televised duet with THE POGUES. The 21-year-old Georgian-born star will perform the 1987 Christmas classic with...

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Depp Praises Pogue Poet

27th November 2005

Screen star JOHNNY DEPP has hailed alcohol-fuelled punk singer SHANE MacGOWAN as a poet of our time. The POGUES frontman, famed for his rotting teeth and drunken rampages, has charmed the movie icon with...

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Moss To Sing For Maccoll

20th November 2005

Supermodel KATE MOSS will record a duet with THE POGUES' frontman SHANE MacGOWAN of his classic Christmas anthem FAIRYTALE IN NEW YORK. The collaboration will raise money for Justice For Kirsty, in honour of...

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Madonna's Belly Button Tops Body Parts Poll

30th August 2005

MADONNA's belly button has topped a quirky new music poll of the Most Incredible Rock Star Body Parts. The singer's navel beat KEITH RICHARDS' liver, MICHAEL STIPE's skull and POGUES star SHANE MacGOWAN's teeth...

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Ryder Waves Goodbye To Drugs And Greets Fitness

15th August 2005

HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER has denounced his former drug-taking lifestyle and adopted a keep-fit regime as part of an all-body make-over. The 43-year-old STEP ON singer, who has had a well-documented battle with...

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Doherty Ditches Fashion Shoot

23rd June 2005

British rocker PETE DOHERTY left VOGUE magazine editors fuming when he failed to attend a London fashion shoot. The troubled BABYSHAMBLES singer was due to be photographed alongside his former THE LIBERTINES bandmate CARL...

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Davies Slams Drunken Doherty

13th June 2005

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES has blasted BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY for spending most of his time in the pub, instead of working with his new band. The YOU REALLY GOT ME singer is...

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Macgowan To Buy New Teeth

31st January 2005

Hellraiser SHANE MacGOWAN is so sick of being famous for his toothless mouth, he's undergoing surgery to convert his gum-revealing smile into a gleaming white one. The Irish frontman of THE POGUES - whose...

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Macgowan Kicked Out Of London Hotel

7th October 2004

Rock badboy SHANE MacGOWAN was thrown out of London's prestigious Connaught Hotel on Wednesday (06OCT04) after his friend allegedly urinated on an antique chair. The former POGUES frontman and a bearded pal had been...

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Man Jailed For Attacking Macgowan

25th August 2004

Irish rocker SHANE MacGOWAN is breathing a sigh of relief after an English scaffolder has been jailed for three years for attacking the former POGUES frontman. LIAM McINERNEY, 23, from Forest Gate, east London,...

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The Pogues Reform For Christmas

23rd July 2004

Irish party band THE POGUES are to reform for a British Christmas (04) tour - six years after they split. The group reformed for a brief tour in 2001, but the new dates could...

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Moss And Knoxville Enjoy Gig - And Kisses

4th July 2004

Supermodel KATE MOSS was spotted kissing JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE at a London gig on Thursday night (01JUL04). The British beauty, 30, was seen "all over" Knoxville at a private concert featuring SHANE MacGOWAN...

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Pogues Star Injured In Bar Fight

21st April 2004

Former POGUES frontman SHANE MacGOWAN has sustained serious facial injuries - after being beaten up by two metal bar wielding men in a London pub. The FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK singer, 46, was drinking...

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Shane Macgowan To Rejoin Pogues?

19th March 2004

Rock hellraiser SHANE MacGOWAN is reportedly planning to rejoin his former band THE POGUES. Although neither singer or group have confirmed the move, BILLBOARD magazine claim MacGowan will join the group for their upcoming...

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Kerr Loses Teeth On Stage

3rd March 2004

SIMPLE MINDS frontman JIM KERR almost choked on his two front teeth - after accidentally knocking them out with his microphone on stage. The DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) singer was getting into his...

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