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Shane Macgowan Thanks Fans For Support After Mother's Shock Death

Therese MACGowan, 87, was killed on New Year's Day (01Jan16) after the vehicle she was driving hit a wall near her home in County Tipperary, Ireland. After news broke of the tragic...

Shane Macgowan Breaks Silence On Mother's Death

Shane MacGowan has thanked his fans for their support following the death of his mother in a tragic car crash.The 'Fairytale of New York' hitmaker's girlfriend, Victoria Mary Clarke, has written a touching message on...

Shane Macgowan's Mother Killed In Car Crash

Therese MACGowan, who was in her late 80s, died when her car collided with a wall near the village of Silvermines, County Tipperary on Sunday afternoon (01Jan17), according to Irish broadcaster RTE....

The Pogues Mourn Manager Frank Murray

The Irishman started out in music management by running tours for star acts including Thin Lizzy, Elton John and The Specials, before watching the unruly Shane MACGowan-fronted band perform in London pub the...

Shane Macgowan Stars In Dental Documentary

The Irish singer's partner Victoria Mary Clarke took to social media in 2013 asking for any dentists who would undertake the challenge of transforming MACGowan's infamous rotten teeth into a Hollywood smile....

The Pogues Frontman Shane Macgowan Gets New Teeth For Christmas

For decades Shane MacGowan has been famous for his less than pearly smile, but now The Pogues’ singer is a new man with a whole new set of teeth. MacGowan treated himself to a new...

Spandau Ballet Star Revamps Pogues Christmas Hit With Italian Eurovision Singer

The True singer hit the studio with Zilli, who represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, earlier this year (15) as he recorded tracks for his first holiday release, The Christmas...

Shane Macgowan Breaks His Pelvis After Performing 'Complicated Dance Move'

The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan is recovering after breaking his pelvis last Wednesday (August 25th). The 57 year old was reportedly rushed to hospital after a fall, according to The Irish Mirror, with his partner...

Shane Macgowan Breaks Pelvis

The Irish singer, who is renowned for his boozy antics, was rushed to hospital for treatment to the painful injury on Wednesday (26Aug15). The incident was announced by his partner Victoria Mary...

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

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,...

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

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...

Pogues Search For Hero Fan After Heart Attack Drama

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...

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

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....

The Libertines Halt Set Due To Crowd Fear

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...

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

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...

The Pogues Musical In The Works

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...

Shane Macgowan Set For Pre-christmas Coronation Street Cameo

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...

The Pogues Pay Tribute To 'Remarkable Colleague' Chevron

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...

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

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...

Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Of Cancer, Aged 56

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...

Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Aged 56

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...

The Pogues Guitarist Phil Chevron Loses Battle With Cancer

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...

The Pogues Star Philip Chevron Loses Cancer Battle

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...

Philip Chevron Has Inoperable Cancer

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...

Shane Macgowan Seeking Teeth Treatment

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign

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...

Ghosts Help Shane Macgowan Write Songs

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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