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Well known musician Philip Chevron, who was also a long time guitar player with the Irish folk punk band The Pogues, has passed away following a long fight with cancer. The fifty six year old musician dies earlier on Thursday. He had performed some of The Pogues’ top hit albums known as including If I Should Fall From Grace With God, Sodomy And The Lash and Rum after he joined the band in the year 1984.
The website of the band announced the news. A statement stated: ‘After a long illness Philip passed away peacefully this morning. We all send our sincere condolences to his family.’
Philip Chevron’s real name is Philip Ryan. He had performed with the Irish punk band The Radiators From Space. Later he joined The Pogues, led by Shane MacGowan.
Philip was treated for neck and head cancer in the year 2007 and later he was given a clear bill of health. Next year, the musician embarked on a United States tour with the well known band and he also sung Thousands Are Sailing in all the shows. The track was penned by Chevron. In his career, he has always proved his ability as a songwriter and singer.
In 2013’s May, it was revealed that Philip’s cancer had came back and it was severe after he had been informed that surgery on hie tumour carried a great risk. His very last appearance in public was at Olympia Theatre in August for a fundraiser of the same year. Philip has also contributed mandolin to Pogues recordings.
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Recently, US actor Johnny Depp said that Shane MacGowan of the The Pogues is one of the most important poets of twentieth century. The actor spoke about his relationship with music as well as how it influenced his movie career. Shane MacGowan worked with Johnny Depp on the soundtrack to the film The Lone Ranger.
Johnny Depp told that Shane MacGowan is really unpredictable. He is really not boring. He is a magnificent person. He is a special being. For him, MacGowan is one of the important poets of twentieth century.
He also spoke about recording Be Here Now with Oasis and Deep’s friendship with Keith Richards of Rolling Stones. He said that his days with Oasis were “high velocity”. Depp said that Noel and he recorded most of that stuff on an island in Mustique. It was not a bad way to record.
Depp also mentioned that he was not asked to be a part of Rolling Stones’ fiftieth anniversary shows, but liked it better in that way only. He told that he was not asked to perform at their recent shows, no. It is one of those things, he would not expect an invitation to go as well as perform with Rolling Stones. Even the idea of that would make him melt. Hw would crumble.
Some bad news has come out from the Pogues. Founding member and guitarist Philip Chevron has been battling with neck and head cancer since 2007, but doctors have deemed his newest tumors unserviceable.
The Pogues member Shane MacGowan is looking for a top dentist to fix his infamous bad teeth. The teeth of the The Pogues frontman have mostly fallen out and rotted after several years of substance abuse and heavy drinking. Shane had dentures that was fitted in the year 2009, but he has now opted not to sport them.
Recently, Victoria Mary Clarke, his girlfriend, has announced an appeal Twitter for his teeth to be fixed, assuring that he would front an advert run in exchange for the job. She tweeted: “Shane is keen to find a dentist, so he can start in Hollywood film,”
“Pogues/Shane fans who are great dentists please apply!” and later she also added: “Shane promises to do advertising campaign for the winning dentist!!!”
The official Twitter page of The Pogues also backed this project. It tweeted: “ALERT! Job offer of lifetime. Any Pogues/Shane Mac fans who are great dentists please tweet @Victoriamary to work on the great man himself!”
Recently, Shane MacGowan stated that one time drank Johnny Depp under the table, and some of his fans had thought that he was actually dead.
Strummer of Love festival is all set to adorn the countryside of Somerset on the weekend of 17 th to 19th August, marking the tenth anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer, The Clash frontman . Music groups will assemble at the secret location to watch a long list of music artists at the event that even include The Pogues. Other top acts include Basement Jaxx, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg and KT Tunstall.