Shane MacGowan Gives An Arresting Performance in Liverpool

December 10 [16:00 EDT] -- Former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan was arrested this weekend (December 7) at his concert at the Liverpool University for allegedly throwing a mike stand into the audience and injuring a fan according to a report on the BBC.

The hard-drinking, snaggle-toothed, tousle-haired frontman was in the middle of a U.K. tour with his band The Popes. He was arrested and taken to a Liverpool police station and released on bail. No charges have been laid pending further investigation.

MacGowan, who was turfed from the Pogues in 1991, released a new album with the Poplast month called "Crock of Gold." He was also recently the subject of a BBC documentary called "The Great Hunger" featuring Sinead O'Connor, Bono and Christy Moore singing his praises.

The Irish singer-songwriter, who turns 40 on Christmas day, will, as usual, be prominently featured during the holiday season. His Pogues hit, "Fairy Tale of New York," sung with vocalist Kirsty MacColl,

has become a season staple.