The Pogues Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

24th September 2013

Fact: 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).

15th November 2012

Quote: "(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.

30th September 2011

Fact: 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 London called Slim Jim Lynch, according to Elvis Costello, who was once married to Stacy's former Pogues bandmate Cait O'Riordan, also appeared on the show and country rocker Steve Earle is a regular.

1st October 2010

Fact: The Pogues star Shane MacGowan has his sights set on the Christmas charts again - he's recording a festive tune with Irish religious trio The Priests. The singer, who penned classic 1987 holiday song Fairytale Of New York, has recorded Little Drummer Boy, which will appear on the band's upcoming album, Noel.

30th April 2010

Quote: "It's probably not suitable, but I find myself singing FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK to him quite often." Colin Farrell loves singing Irish band The Pogues' classic to his six-month-old son Henry.

26th November 2007

Quote: "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.

26th March 2007

Fact: The Pogues star Shane MacGowan and wild British rocker Pete Doherty have posed naked for a new MARIO TESTINO photoshoot.

9th December 2005

Fact: <p>Former CATATONIA singer Cerys Matthews will sing FAIRYTALE IN NEW YORK with The Pogues when the SHANE MacGOWAN-fronted band play Cardiff, Wales, on Monday (12DEC05). </p>

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