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Yusuf Islam Addresses Salman Rushdie Controversy In New Song

27th October 2014

Music veteran Yusuf Islam has addressed the media furore over his comments about Salman Rushdie in a new song 25 years after he was accused of supporting a fatwa against the author.Rushdie went into hiding...

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Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper And Gloria Estefan Up For Songwriting Hall Of Fame

16th October 2014

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' are being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The organisation has announced its 2015 nominees and also among the performing songwriters being considered for inclusion...

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Cat Stevens/yusuf Islam Cancels New York Show After Scalpers Resell Tickets At Higher Price

By Nick Hill | 25th September 2014

Just one week after announcing his first tour of America since the 1970's, Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has chosen to cancel his New York concert in December over growing concerns of tickets...

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Scalpers Prompt Yusuf Islam To Cancel New York Show

24th September 2014

Music icon Yusuf Islam has pulled the plug on plans to perform in New York as part of his first North American tour in 35 years after becoming disgusted by greedy ticket scalpers who are...

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Cat Stevens/yusaf Islam Announces Dates For North American Tour For First Time Since 1970s

By Nick Hill | 16th September 2014

Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has announced that this coming winter he will be hitting the road in North America for the first time in 35 years, playing in six cities while also...

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Yusuf Islam To Tour North America For The First Time In 35 Years

15th September 2014

Yusuf Islam will hit the road in North America this winter for the first time in over 35 years.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, formerly known as Cat Stevens, will perform live in...

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Nivana And Kiss Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

11th April 2014

Courtney Love hugged Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (10.04.14).The Hole singer put aside her differences with late husband Kurt Cobain's former...

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'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?

By Lauren James | 10th April 2014

Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt,...

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Yusuf Islam 'Taken Aback' By Hall Of Fame Induction

20th December 2013

Singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam was "taken aback" upon learning he was one of the 2014 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The musician, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was one of nine artists to...

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Nirvana, Kiss And Peter Gabriel Among This Year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

By Joe Wilde | 17th December 2013

The inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 have been chosen, with Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt all being honoured in the latest...

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Nirvana, Kiss & Deep Purple Emerge As Early Favourites For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

By Joe Wilde | 17th October 2013

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame will induct it's class of 2014 in April next year and earlier this week the nominees for the coveted place among rock's elite was announced to the public....

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Nirvana Finally Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Honour

By Lauren James | 16th October 2013

90s rock band Nirvana are one of 16 acts nominated for entry into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Owing to the rule that only acts who released their debut album of single...

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Nirvana Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2014

16th October 2013

Nirvana lead the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014. The 'Come As You Are' hitmakers are among several acts up for the honour and should the grunge group make the cut...

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Carly Simon Confides 'You're So Vain' Secret In Taylor Swift

By Elinor Cosgrave | 30th July 2013

Carly Simon's famous 'You're So Vain' continues to raise questions 41 years after its release. Taylor Swift has revealed Simon confided the identity of the song's subject. Swift, unfortunately, is sworn to secrecy.Taylor Swift at...

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Sharon Stone To Take Part In Charity Stage Show

26th July 2013

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone will join British musician Yusuf Islam and a cast of young singers on stage at a special charity event in Switzerland later this year (13).The Basic Instinct star will serve as...

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Richard Thompson: 'My Door Is Open To Yusuf Islam Collaboration'

27th January 2012

Folk icon Richard Thompson is quietly hoping to collaborate with Yusuf Islam.Fans are often puzzled why the two Brits and Muslim converts have never hit the studio together - and Thompson insists the music world...

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Zoe Kravtiz Embarrassed By Lenny's Style

3rd June 2011

Zoe Kravitz is "embarrassed" by how her parents dress, but still steals their clothes. The 'X Men: First Class' actress is daughter of rock star Lenny and former 'The Cosby Show' actress Lisa Bonet and...

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Egyptian Peace Protest Inspired New Yusuf Islam Anthem

29th March 2011

Folk music legend Yusuf Islam has recorded a new peace anthem with the help of hundreds of fans across the globe.The Muslim convert, who was formerly known as Cat Stevens, invited fans to send him...

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Osbourne & Islam Deliver Surprise Performance At Ironic U.s. Rally

31st October 2010

OZZY OSBOURNE and YUSUF ISLAM stunned fans at an ironic, star-studded political rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (30Oct10) when they took the stage to perform a surprise show for 200,000 peaceful protesters.American comedians Jon...

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Islam 'Shocked' By Concert Backlash

18th November 2009

YUSUF ISLAM was left stunned when his fans booed him and walked out in disgust during the first concert of his highly anticipated comeback tour.The musician, formerly known as Cat Stevens, kicked off his first...

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The Things They Say 14167

13th November 2009

"I never imagined that I'd be going back on tour again... The real material stuff and the physical stuff has become so kind of virtual that it's not real, quite simply, and that's why the...

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Simon Snubbed Ex-love Yusuf

18th October 2009

CARLY SIMON snubbed ex-boyfriend CAT STEVENS when he reached out decades after their split, because she'd forgotten he'd converted to Islam and changed his name to YUSUF ISLAMThe two musicians dated for seven months in...

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Islam To Tour For First Time In 33 Years

17th September 2009

YUSUF ISLAM has stunned fans by announcing he's set to embark on a rare tour - his first in 33 years.The musician, formerly Cat Stevens, will play four dates in the U.K. and Ireland, and...

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Yusuf Returns To Los Angeles For Ashby Tribute

21st June 2009

YUSUF ISLAM is to return to Los Angeles for a rare performance to honour movie legend HAL ASHBY.The Muslim convert, aka Cat Stevens, performed his first concert in Los Angeles for 35 years last month...

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The Things They Say 12612

16th June 2009

"I find it awkward when I read articles with people referring to me as Islam. Islam says this, and Islam says that. That's quite a responsibility. I haven't got shoulders big enough for that so...

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Islam Makes Peace With Coldplay

15th June 2009

Veteran singer YUSUF ISLAM has reached out to British rockers COLDPLAY - just weeks after he accused them of stealing one of his melodies to use in their hit track VIVA LA VIDA.The star -...

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The Things They Say 12413

29th May 2009

"JOHN MAYER is a wonderful guy. He is new blood and exciting and plays the guitar great. And the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. They are amazing." Guitar legend YUSUF ISLAM picks his favourite modern artists.

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Plagiarism Claims 'Inspire Chris Martin'

22nd May 2009

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has revealed that he finds being sued inspiring.The musician, whose hits include FIX YOU and SPEED OF SOUND , said that being sued for plagiarism by guitarist JOE SATRIANI, who asserts that...

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Islam Plays First U.s. Concert In 33 Years

12th May 2009

Singer/songwriter YUSUF ISLAM returned to the U.S. stage for the first time in 33 years on Monday (11May09) when he played a set in Los Angeles. The folk star, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was due...

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Champion Baffled By Coldplay Plagiarism Claims

10th May 2009

COLDPLAY drummer WILL CHAMPION has fired back at allegations the band plagiarised music and melodies from guitar great JOE SATRIANI and YUSUF ISLAM, insisting no one owns musical notes. The rocker admits he's upset and baffled...

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