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'The Wire' Creator Writing a Pogues Musical

December 26, 2013

David Simon, creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme, has reportedly finished the first draft of a musical based on the music of British-bred Irish rockers the Pogues. He has been working on the production with the understanding it will be produced...


Philip Chevron, Pogues Guitarist, Dead at 56

October 8, 2013

Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron died this morning of cancer, the band announced on its website. He was 56. Chevron was first diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2007, and was declared cancer-free in April 2012 after undergoing treatment....


Pub-Crawl Playlist

March 17, 2011

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let us raise a dirty glass to the spirit of Irish music, wherever in the world it shows up. And like the Irish people themselves, Irish music shows up everywhere, usually a few moments after the bottles get opened. There's...


The Pogues Play Raucous Irish Wake at Last U.S. Show

March 18, 2011

Halfway through the Pogues' St. Patrick’s Day show at New York’s Terminal 5, the band kicked into “London Girl,” a bouncy bonus track off 1985’s classic Rum Sodomy & the Lash. Frontman Shane MacGowan, wearing a black...


The Pogues Say Upcoming U.S. Shows Will Be Their Last

February 28, 2011

The Pogues are about to embark a 10-date, six-city tour that is likely to be their final run of concerts in the United States. "I think we are basically pretty certain this is the last tour of this type we'll be doing in the States," band co-founder Peter...