Former The Pogues frontman SHANE McGOWAN has blasted Robbie Williams, dubbing the pop hunk a "clown".

The hard-living singer insists, despite his chart success in Britain and Europe, Robbie has yet to create any original music.

Shane says, "He's been clowning around. But he hasn't produced anything exciting. I think his day is done."

29/09/2003 13:54