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Conor Oberst headlining at the O2 ABC Glasgow

Conor Oberst headlining at the O2 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Monday 21st July 2014

Conor Oberst and ABC Glasgow
Conor Oberst and ABC Glasgow
Conor Oberst and ABC Glasgow
Conor Oberst and ABC Glasgow
Conor Oberst and ABC Glasgow

Conor Oberst's Name is Cleared As Accuser of Rape Recants Story


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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 at a concert in 2003. She has now recanted that accusation.

Conor OberstConor Oberst performs with Bright Eyes in Williamsburg in 2011 (Getty/Mike Lawrie)

Admitting that her initial comments on the website xoJane – and subsequent statements made surrounding the alleged rape – were “100% false”, Faircloth released “a public apology” to Oberst, “recanting her on-line accusations of being sexually assaulted by the musician.”

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Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst Missed Out On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Lead Role


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Now this is an interesting tidbit of movie trivia: Conor Oberst has revealed that he auditioned for the lead role in folk music comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis. Although the Coen Brothers eventually cast Oscar Isaac as the titular folk singer, Bright Eyes' singer Conor Oberst was reportedly considered for the role.

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Conor Oberst Auditioned For The Lead Role In 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'

"I know I told you this when we met, but I tried out for your role in Inside Llewyn Davis," Oberst told Isaac for Interview magazine. "Thank god for everyone that I didn't get it." Perhaps one of the main reasons Oberst failed to convince the Coen Brothers that he was best suited for the role was because of his non-existent acting C.V. which could have proved risky to take on in such a challenging lead role.

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Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band, Outer South Album Review


Review of Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band's album Outer South.

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Conor Oberst, Souled Out Single Review


Review of 'Souled Out' single by Conor Oberst.

After the rhapsodic critical reception for Bright Eyes last album Cassadega, Conor Oberst might have been forgiven for succumbing to temptation and ploughing the same erudite Bush-bashing furrow; ever the contrarian he instead dissolved his nom-de-plume, relocated from New York to Mexico and recruited a new troupe called The Mystic Valley Band.

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