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'A Fairytale Of New York' Is The Most Played Christmas Pop Song Ever

By Ed Biggs | 26th December 2014

The myriad polls of Christmas pop music tend to throw up the same results year in year out, with the “nation’s favourite” usually turning out to be as predictable as the contents of supermarket crackers.But,...

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Did You Save A Man's Life At A Pogues Gig?

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th July 2014

A Pogues fan is trying to get in contact with the man who may have saved his life at a gig on July 5. When Andrew Plank collapsed with a heart attack while watching the...

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Pogues Search For Hero Fan After Heart Attack Drama

8th July 2014

The Pogues are backing a search for a heroic fan who saved a man's life during the band's gig in London over the weekend (05-06Jul14).Shane MACGowan's group stopped its set at Hyde Park on Saturday...

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The Libertines' Highly Praised Hyde Park Gig Interrupted By Surging Fans

By Elinor Cosgrave | 7th July 2014

The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London....

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The Libertines Halt Set Due To Crowd Fear

6th July 2014

The Libertines were forced to halt their set in London's Hyde Park after just two songs last night (05.07.14).The reformed rockers had blitzed through opener 'Vertigo' and were midway through 'Boys in the Band' when...

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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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The Pogues Musical In The Works

27th December 2013

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron had reportedly been working with The Wire creator David Simon to write a musical based on the songs of the folk rockers before he died.Chevron lost his battle with cancer...

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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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The Pogues Pay Tribute To 'Remarkable Colleague' Chevron

11th October 2013

Guitarist Philip Chevron's former bandmates in The Pogues have released a heartfelt tribute to mark the musician's death.Chevron died on Tuesday (08Oct13), aged 56, just over a year after he was diagnosed with an inoperable...

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Gone But Never Forgotten, Philip Chevron Leaves Legendary Pogues Behind In His Passing

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th October 2013

Has there ever been a better sing-a-long band than The Pogues? Probably not, and you can bet there’ll be many a drink raised and many a sing-a-long sung tonight as the news that the band’s...

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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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The Pogues Guitarist Phil Chevron Loses Battle With Cancer

By Joe Wilde | 9th October 2013

The guitarist for The Pogues, Phil Chevron, has tragically passed away following a long-fought battle with cancer. The 56-year-old was initially led to believe, after intensive treatment, that his illness had subsided last year, but...

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The Pogues Star Philip Chevron Loses Cancer Battle

8th October 2013

Former The Pogues star Philip Chevron has lost his battle with cancer, aged 56.The guitarist passed away on Tuesday (08Oct13), six years after he was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007. He also suffered...

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Fascinating Fact: 3879866

24th September 2013

Folk-rockers The Pogues are to perform their landmark 1985 album Rum, Sodomy & the Lash in its entirety at four U.K. shows this December (13).

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Philip Chevron Has Inoperable Cancer

17th May 2013

The Pogues star Philip Chevron is battling inoperable cancer.The guitarist, who also plays with punk band The Radiators from Space, received treatment for head and neck cancer in 2007, and doctors gave him a clean...

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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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Fairytale Of New York Is 2012'S Most Played Christmas Track

24th December 2012

The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll's Fairytale Of New York is the U.K.'s most played Christmas track of 2012.The 1987 festive favourite has had the most radio plays from December 2011 to this month (Dec12), according...

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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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Mariah Carey Sings 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' On Jimmy Fallon; Plus, Our Top 5 Christmas Songs

By Contributor | 5th December 2012

Mariah Carey ruddy loves reminding us that she sang one of the best known Christmas pop songs of all time. Just in case her original version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' wasn’t...

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Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign

By Holly Williams | 4th December 2012

Kate Bosworth has become the new face of Topshop with a glamorous video showing the star singing 'Winter Wonderland'.The 'Superman Returns' actress was chosen by the Philip Green brand to don a glitzy, dark red...

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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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Strummer Of Love Single Day Tickets Now On Sale

10th August 2012

The Strummer of Love festival organisers have now released the day tickets for this special event commemorating 10 years since the passing of legendary punk singer Joe Strummer.Standard weekend tickets for this family friendly event...

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We Are Scientists Back In The UK For Five 2012 Festivals

16th May 2012

We Are Scientists will be playing live in the UK this year for the first time since the release of their last album 'Barbara' in 2010 in five summer festivals plus a UK tour.After performing...

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Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival

18th April 2012

The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Badly Drawn Boy and Basement Jaxx are among the acts who have signed up to perform at a festival in honour of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.The new Strummer of...

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The Pogues Ban Comedian From Mocking Festive Classic

14th March 2012

Irish rockers The Pogues have banned British comedian Michael Mcintyre from mocking their hit song Fairytale Of New York in his stand-up routine.The band's tune hits the airwaves every festive season, and MCIntyre incorporated the...

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Smith And Burrows Wrote Their Own Christmas Hits

24th November 2011

Smith and Burrows wrote their own Christmas songs as there were "very few" traditional hits they felt comfortable covering. Tom Smith from Editors has collaborated with former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows for their festive album,...

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30th September 2011

The Pogues star Spider Stacy has landed a role in cult TV drama series Treme. The folk rocker will appear on the New Orleans-based show in November (11) and play a tin whistle player from...

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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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