BRIGHT EYES star Conor Oberst has apologised to fans who were offended by
comments he made about the late British DJ John Peel and the Make Poverty
History campaign while performing at last weekend's (24-26JUL05) Glastonbury
Oberst was headlining the event's John Peel Stage - named after the
legendary disc jockey who died of a heart attack last year (04) - when he made
a number of rude remarks that angered his audience.
But Oberst claims he was so intoxicated during the show he can hardly
In a statement, he says, "I would like to express my sincerest apology to
the friends and family of Mr Peel for anything I said during our performance at
"I truly don't remember much of the show but have been informed since of
what I said and it was way out of line and far from my real feelings.
"I have nothing but respect for John Peel and his beautiful gift for
sharing music. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but by all accounts he
was an outstanding man and deserves much more respect than I showed. I am very