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Survivors

After years of very hard living, Shane MacGowan of the Pogues should really be dead. But he and the band are back, breathing life into their careers with a long-awaited us tour.

By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / March 5, 2006

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DUBLIN -- When Shane MacGowan lurches into the Morrison hotel on a recent Thursday afternoon, clutching a cocktail, half the people in the lobby begin to breathe again. The famously damaged frontman for the Irish folk-punk band the Pogues is usually late by several hours, but MacGowan was delayed overnight by emergency surgery on an abscess under one of his ... (Full article: 1891 words)

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