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Shane Macgowan Says He's "Fine" With 'Fairytale Of New York' Censorship

Amid the newly re-triggered controversy over the lyrics of Christmas classic ‘Fairytale of New York’, the song’s writer Shane MacGowan has said that he’d be “absolutely fine” with the word “faggot” being censored on the...

Shane Macgowan Performs Wonderful Duet Of 'Summer In Siam' With Nick Cave

Shane MacGowan celebrated his 60th birthday in style this week with a concert that featured a number of seminal performers from Bono to Johnny Depp. Perhaps the most stand-out moment of the evening, however, was...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Shane Macgowan Eyes Retirement From Performing

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...

Johnny Depp Plays 'Surprise' Show

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...

Stars To Honour Maccoll With Charity Gig

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...

Macgowan, Depp And Cave Team Up For Haiti Charity Song

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...

Simon Cowell's Aid Song Goes Global

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...

Macgowan And Doherty Pose Naked

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...

Macgowan Spent Best Night Ever With Waits

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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