Shane MacGowan's continued existence on the planet is nothing short of a miracle that would test the resolve of even the most determined atheist. I've personally witnessed the notorious Pogues front man — who'll turn 49 on Christmas Day — ingest an incomprehensible amount of booze and illicit substances, then carry on in a manner that makes the combined excesses of Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lindsay Lohan seem like a tea party in comparison. MacGowan's hard living has certainly become the stuff of legend, jokes, and even admiration, but in truth, it's a tragic tale of talent and vitality squandered, as anyone who's seen the... More >>>