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Art Garfunkel: 'I Only Became Friends With Paul Simon Out Of Pity And I Created A Monster'

In one of his most candid interviews, the Bright Eyes singer tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph he initially quit Simon & Garfunkel and turned his back on showbusiness to become a teacher because he...

Conor Oberst's Name Is Cleared As Accuser Of Rape Recants Story

For around 6 months, Conor Oberst has been at the centre of a rape accusation stemming from North Carolina resident Joanie Faircloth, who had asserted that the Bright Eyes frontman assaulted her 11 years ago...

Conor Oberst's Rape Accuser Admits She Lied About Sexual Assault

A woman who accused Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of raping her at a concert in 2003 has publicly retracted her statements, admitting she "made up those lies" for attention.The singer/songwriter hit headlines in December...

Conor Oberst Demanding Summary Judgement In Rape Defamation Case

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is requesting a summary judgement in his defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused him of rape in 2003 after the defendant failed to respond to the legal action.The singer/songwriter...

Bright Eyes Star Conor Oberst Sues Fan Over Rape Accusation

Bright Eyes star Conor Oberst has followed through on his threat to take legal action against the woman who accused him of raping her as a teenager.Last month (Jan14), the singer/songwriter announced he was considering...

Conor Oberst Auditioned For Inside Llewyn Davis

Bright Eyes star Conor Oberst has revealed he auditioned for the lead role in The Coen Brothers' new movie Inside Llewyn Davis.The folk frontman was hoping to land his first acting role in the film,...

Conor Oberst Opening A Bar

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is set to become a landlord after opening his own bar.The singer is setting up the venue in Omaha, Nebraska - his home state - along with his pal and...

Zooey Deschanel To Feature On M. Ward's New Album

Zooey Deschanel is set to feature on M. Ward's next album.The singer-and-actress will lend her vocal talents to her She And Him bandmate's sixth solo record 'A Wasteland Companion', which was recorded with 18 different...

New York's Music To Know Festival Axed

A New York music festival set to feature indie rockers Vampire Weekend and Bright Eyes has been cancelled.The Mtk: Music To Know event on Long Island was due to be held on 13 and 14...

Rockers Bright Eyes Not Splitting

Rocker Conor Oberst has brushed off rumours Bright Eyes are set to split.Fans of the American indie rockers were left aghast when Oberst told Rolling Stone, "It does feel like it needs to stop at...

Paul Simon Can't Wait To Resume Old Friends Tour With Art Garfunkel

Paul Simon can't wait to get back on the road with longtime partner Art Garfunkel, insisting the tour the duo was forced to cut short in 2010 when the Bright Eyes singer fell ill was...

Vanessa Hudgens Used 'White Substance' At Coachella

Vanessa Hudgens - The 22-year-old American actress Vanessa Hudgens was photographed licking a "mysterious white substance" off her finger at the Coachella Music Festival, reports OnTheRedCarpet.com. Hudgens was attending the festival in Indio, California, with...

Coachella 2011 Announce Lineup Featuring Kanye And The Strokes

COACHELLA 2011 will be headlined by KANYE WEST, THE STROKES, ARCADE FIRE and KINGS OF LEON after the festival announced its official line-up last night (19th January 2011). Guitar bands will dominate the stages at...

Nebraska Musicians To Help Fight Immigration Law

Nebraska music acts including BRIGHT EYES and CURSIVE are teaming up for a fundraising concert to help fight a new state law which will crack down on illegal immigrants.The legislation will require employers to use...

Nebraska Native Oberst Opposes State Immigration Initiative

BRIGHT EYES star CONOR OBERST is spearheading a new campaign to protest a controversial new immigration law in his native Nebraska.The singer/songwriter, who is part of the celebrity boycott of Arizona following state immigration legislation,...

Oberst Responds To Arizona Promoter's Economic Concerns Of Boycott

BRIGHT EYES frontman CONOR OBERST has written an open letter to a concert promoter in Arizona defending his decision to support a boycott of the state in protest of its controversial immigration laws.The singer is...

Corey Feldman Devastated By Divorce

Corey Feldman is heartbroken about his impending divorce.The 'Lost Boys' actor insists he doesn't want to split from his wife of seven years, Susannah, after she filed papers last week.His representative said: "Corey is deeply...

Corey Feldman To Divorce

Corey Feldman's wife has filed for divorce.The 'Lost Boys' actor's spouse of seven years, Susannah, cited "irreconcilable differences" in the papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on October 22.Susannah has requested legal and physical...

Bright Eyes To Split After One More Album

Rockers BRIGHT EYES will split after one more album, the band's record label boss has revealed.Frontman Conor Oberst has been spending most of his time working with new folk rock supergroup Monsters of Folk and...

V Kicks Off In The Sunshine

V festival 2007 kicked off in Essex and Staffordshire today, with fans enjoying a happily rain-free start to the two-day event.The festival has been hit by a number of big-name withdrawals, with Amy Winehouse, The...

By on 18 August 2007

V Festival Shuffles Line-up

V Festival organisers are busy trying to shuffle the line-up for this year's event after high-profile pulls-outs from Amy Winehouse, Bright Eyes and the Bravery.After it was revealed that Mexican acoustic duo Roderigo Y Gabriela...

By on 17 August 2007

Bright Eyes Cancel V Festival Slot

US group Bright Eyes, comprising singer-songwriter Conor Oberst and his band, have pulled out of V Festival due to illness.In a statement posted on the group's website, the band blamed an unspecified "illness" on the...

By on 15 August 2007

Benicassim To Get Underway

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

By on 19 July 2007

Oberst Loses Temper, Throws Equipment At Gig

BRIGHT EYES frontman CONOR OBERST stunned fans at a show in London on Tuesday (03Jul07) when he lost his temper during the finale and hurled an amplifier and a guitar across the stage. The 27-year-old...

Bright Eyes Scores Highest Us Chart Place

Bright Eyes has entered the US Billboard 200 at number four this week, the highest entry yet for a Bright Eyes album.Cassadaga is singer-songwriter Conor Oberst's most successful effort to date after his previous double...

By on 19 April 2007

Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

Kelly: 'Coachella Is Better Than Ozzfest'

KELLY OSBOURNE has upset her parents by insisting their OZZFEST touring festival is the second best rock show in America. The reality star-turned-pop singer insists California's COACHELLA FESTIVAL is the best show in the...

Cocteau Twins Ditch Coachella

Eighties pop icons THE COCTEAU TWINS have abandoned plans to reunite for a headline slot at California's COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL. The Scottish stars were set to reform at the festival's opening night (30APR05),...

Chesney And Rimes Add A Country Flavour To Us Album Chart

Country music is back on top of the US album charts thanks to KENNY CHESNEY and LEANN RIMES. Both acts have crashed into the BILLBOARD chart top three with new albums; Chesney has scored...

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