The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan: ‘I once went naked with Pete Doherty for a photoshoot’

Hellraising frontman also reckons he drank Johnny Depp under the table

The Pogues‘ frontman Shane MacGowan has revealed he once went naked for a photoshoot with Pete Doherty.

The singer said fashion photographer Mario Testino took the unpublished snaps of the pair a few years ago.

He told Shortlist:

Pete didn’t want to take his trousers off, he was very embarrassed [about being naked]. I wasn’t bothered, I was going to rock festivals when I was 12 and there were naked people everywhere.

MacGowan has performed onstage with Doherty on a number of occasions in the past for a version of folk legend Ewan MacColl’s ‘Dirty Old Town’. The hellraising frontman also reckons he once drank Johnny Depp under the table, adding: “No-one’s ever beaten me in a proper drinking competition. He [Depp] has a drink but he gets wasted.”

MacGowan claims that fans often come up to him thinking he’s been dead a long time. The singer says: “‘I thought you were dead’, I always get that. ‘How come you’re not dead?'” His band are set to release a new live album and DVD entitled ‘Pogues In Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia’, which features two recent gigs in the French capital. It comes out on Monday (November 19).