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# the-pogues - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Jon Bon Jovi changes a few lyrics and 'loses all his swagger' in Fairytale of New York rewrite
# 'tis The Season
# 'tis The Season

Jon Bon Jovi changes a few lyrics and 'loses all his swagger' in Fairytale of New York rewrite

Dec 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 96,370 Views 103 Comments

Bon Jovi penned an alternative version to get around any words or phrases that might be deemed offensive.

# the-pogues - Saturday 8 December, 2018

From Baby It's Cold Outside to Fairytale of New York, should old classics be censored?
# Classics Debate
# Classics Debate

From Baby It's Cold Outside to Fairytale of New York, should old classics be censored?

Dec 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 41,585 Views 149 Comments

A debate has been ongoing all week over what old Christmas songs are acceptable to play.

# the-pogues - Friday 7 December, 2018

'Not all characters are angels': Shane MacGowan responds to Fairytale of New York controversy
# Statement
# Statement

'Not all characters are angels': Shane MacGowan responds to Fairytale of New York controversy

Dec 7th 2018, 12:25 PM 48,350 Views 158 Comments

The Pogues frontman has explained why he included offensive terms in the song.

# the-pogues - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'Johnny Depp tried to do A Rainy Night in Soho': Shane MacGowan ties the knot with long-term partner
# Fairytale Of Copenhagen
# Fairytale Of Copenhagen

'Johnny Depp tried to do A Rainy Night in Soho': Shane MacGowan ties the knot with long-term partner

Nov 27th 2018, 1:27 PM 61,326 Views 20 Comments

MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke tied the knot in a civil ceremony in Copenhagen.

# the-pogues - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The Ultimate Fairytale of New York Lyrics Quiz
# NYPD Choir
From The Daily Edge
# NYPD Choir

The Ultimate Fairytale of New York Lyrics Quiz

Dec 1st 2016, 6:03 PM 8,698 Views 8 Comments

It’s a Christmas quiz, babe.

# the-pogues - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Shane MacGowan's after breaking his pelvis doing a 'complicated dance move'
# The Pogues
From The Daily Edge
# The Pogues

Shane MacGowan's after breaking his pelvis doing a 'complicated dance move'

Aug 29th 2015, 2:27 PM 7,340 Views 3 Comments

We’ve all been that soldier.

# the-pogues - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Behind the scenes at the country's festive HQ: Christmas FM
# Elf-m Radio
# Elf-m Radio

Behind the scenes at the country's festive HQ: Christmas FM

Dec 14th 2013, 8:30 PM 14,874 Views 14 Comments

The charity radio station will be providing the soundtrack to thousands of drinks parties and present-wrapping sessions this December. But what’s it like to work there? TheJournal.ie goes behind the muzak…

# the-pogues - Sunday 1 December, 2013

It's December 1st babe... and for radio listeners, there's no escaping the 'Fairytale'
# Christmas Radio
# Christmas Radio

It's December 1st babe... and for radio listeners, there's no escaping the 'Fairytale'

Dec 1st 2013, 10:15 AM 11,980 Views 37 Comments

Ireland’s radio stations begin blasting The Pogues, Band Aid and the like in earnest from today. A little early? You asked for it, apparently.

# the-pogues - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Fans mourn death of Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron
# RIP
# RIP

Fans mourn death of Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron

Oct 8th 2013, 4:08 PM 13,434 Views 42 Comments

The musician announced earlier this year that he was terminally ill with cancer.

# the-pogues - Friday 17 May, 2013

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron: 'This time the cancer is lethal'
# The Pogues
# The Pogues

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron: 'This time the cancer is lethal'

May 17th 2013, 1:09 PM 14,505 Views 14 Comments

The position of his cancer means that treatment is seriously ill-advised and would almost certainly “cause a stroke or worse”.

# the-pogues - Monday 31 December, 2012

Fairytale of New York breaks the one million mark
# Million Seller
From The Daily Edge
# Million Seller

Fairytale of New York breaks the one million mark

Dec 31st 2012, 2:29 PM 14,365 Views 28 Comments

The 25-year-old song has now sold more than one million copies in the UK.

# the-pogues - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Column: I found the heart of Ireland in the Fairytale of New York
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I found the heart of Ireland in the Fairytale of New York

Dec 18th 2011, 6:00 PM 106 Views 38 Comments

Englishwoman Sarah Franklin had heard the classic Pogues song many times – but she had never truly experienced its magic until she saw it performed by a club full of emotional Irish people at Christmas.

# the-pogues - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Irishman attempts Guinness World Record of playing the guitar for 101 hours straight
# Guitar Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Guitar Hero

Irishman attempts Guinness World Record of playing the guitar for 101 hours straight

Jun 12th 2011, 6:13 PM 4,075 Views 13 Comments

Dave Browne has begun his world record attempt in Dublin this afternoon and says the hardest challenge will be to stay awake for the next four days as he strums his heart out.