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Yusuf Islam Caught Up In Another U.s. Immigration Mess

5th May 2009

Singer/songwriter YUSUF ISLAM has been hit with more U.S. immigration issues as he prepares for his first Los Angeles show in more than 30 years. A concert at New York's Highline Ballroom on Sunday night (03May09)...

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Islam Cuts Mccartney Detention Song From Album

5th May 2009

Folk rocker-turned-Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM has cut the song he recorded about his infamous detention in the U.S. from his new album - because it doesn't fit with the tone of the other tracks. The singer/songwriter,...

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Islam Accuses Coldplay Of Copying His Song

4th May 2009

Veteran singer YUSUF ISLAM has become the second musician to accuse COLDPLAY of stealing the melody used in their hit track VIVA LA VIDA. The star - formerly known as Cat Stevens - claims the British...

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Isaak Impressed By Fun Yusuf Islam

24th February 2009

Rocker/actor CHRIS ISAAK is convinced he'll stun music fans when his interview with YUSUF ISLAM airs on his new TV show THE CHRIS ISAAK HOUR - because the Muslim convert isn't as "stuffy" as his...

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Fascinating Fact 6703

26th January 2009

Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly knows as CAT STEVENS, has covered GEORGE HARRISON's THE DAY THE WORLD GET ROUND for a new album, which will be sold to raise cash for American Indians....

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Yusuf Returns With Mccartney And Parton

21st January 2009

Muslim pop star YUSUF ISLAM has recruited PAUL MCCARTNEY, DOLLY PARTON and MICHELLE BRANCH for his latest album. Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, returned to the music scene in 2006 after a 28-year absence, and the...

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Islam Urges Leaders To Take Notice Of What Children Want

31st December 2008

Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM has urged world leaders to pay more attention to children when making decisions in 2009 in a Christmas and New Year message posted on BONO's (RED) WIRE online magazine. The singer/songwriter,...

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Cat Stevens Wins Libel Damages Over Sexist Allegations

18th July 2008

The singer formerly know as Cat Stevens has won libel damages over claims he refused to talk to a women not wearing a veil.It was also alleged that the musician, now known as Yusuf Islam,...

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Simon Baffled By Cat Stevens Call

12th May 2008

Singer CARLY SIMON once hung up on her former boyfriend CAT STEVENS when he phoned for a chat - because he identified himself with his new Islam name. Stevens, who changed his name to Yusaf...

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Fascinating Fact 3689

6th August 2007

KIRSTEN DUNST is such a huge YUSUF ISLAM fan she named one of her cats, CAT STEVENS, after him....

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Islam's L.a. Fears

30th July 2007

Singer YUSUF ISLAM is encouraging celebrities to stay away from Los Angeles - branding the city a "stars' graveyard". The artist, formerly know as Cat Stevens, relaunched his pop career in 2006 with his first...

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Islam Receives Honorary Degree

10th July 2007

YUSUF ISLAM was awarded an honorary degree for his humanitarian work from England's Exeter University on Monday (09Jul07). The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens was praised for his charity work and efforts to improve...

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Islam Reconciles With Son's Music

6th July 2007

YUSUF ISLAM has lavished praise on his son's songs - despite renouncing guitar music when he became a Muslim. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1975 after nearly drowning in...

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Islam's Religious Epiphany After Straitjacket Gift

1st June 2007

YUSUF ISLAM decided to quit music and convert to Islam after a friend gave him a straitjacket as a joke birthday gift. The singer changed his name from Cat Stevens and walked away from his...

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Yusuf Islam 'Nervous' Of Beards

2nd May 2007

YUSUF ISLAM - the singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS - has confessed he's often guilty of stereotyping men with beards. The musician, who converted to Islam in 1978, worries facial hair on young Muslim...

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Yusuf Islam's Mother Chose His Wife

13th February 2007

Muslim musical icon YUSUF ISLAM asked his mother to choose his wife, because he couldn't decide who to spend the rest of his life with. Islam - who changed his name from CAT STEVENS and...

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Yusuf Islam 'Appalled' At Rushdie Misunderstanding

13th February 2007

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was "appalled" when newspapers accused him of calling for SALMAN RUSHDIE's head on a platter. Newspapers linked the singer to a Fatwa proclaimed after Rushdie committed...

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Yusuf Islam Honoured With Peace Prize

4th January 2007

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, is to be honoured with the Mediterranean Prize for Peace later today (04JAN07) in Naples, Italy. The MORNING HAS BROKEN singer, who quit pop music when...

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Yusuf Islam Returns To Us

20th December 2006

Muslim musical icon YUSUF ISLAM performed live in America for the first time in nearly 30 years last night (19DEC06), two years after he was refused entry to the US because his name appeared on...

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Stone Pleads For Peace

11th December 2006

Hollywood star SHARON STONE has pleaded with the US government to use more peaceful methods to solve international conflicts. The actress today (11DEC06) hosted a Nobel concert in honour of the Peace Prize laureate in...

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Islam Wants To Be A Bridge Between Islam And West

11th December 2006

Singer and Islam-convert YUSUF ISLAM decide to return from musical retirement so he could become a "bridge" between the Western and Muslim worlds. The 59-year-old changed his name from CAT STEVENS and began practicing Islam...

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Islam: 'My Son Instigated My Return To Music'

1st December 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS credits his son with reviving his musical career when he left a guitar lying around the family home. Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM retired from music in 1978...

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Gabriel Wins Man Of Peace Award

17th November 2006

Former GENESIS rocker PETER GABRIEL received the annual Man of Peace award today (17NOV06) from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader MIKHAIL GORBACHEV. Gabriel won the award for his work promoting human rights and...

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Cat Stevens Still Fears 'Journalistic Malice'

15th November 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS is so wary of the press he records every interview he conducts for fear of being misquoted. Muslim convert YUSUF ISLAM, who devoted his life to the religion...

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Islam: 'I Don't Have A Split Personality'

13th November 2006

The singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS insists his spiritual reinvention as YUSUF ISLAM doesn't mean he suffers from a "split personality". The MORNING HAS BROKEN singer turned his back on music and became a...

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Cat Stevens To Perform At Nobel Peace Prize Concert

31st October 2006

The singer formerly known as CAT STEVENS will give a rare live performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway on 11 December (06), because he's ready to sing "about life in this...

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Islam Faces Us Entry Difficulties

16th October 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS could still face difficulties entering the United States - two years after being refused entry into the country because of national security fears. In 2004, after flying to...

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Islam Hails Clinton In Comeback Performance

28th September 2006

The artist formerly know as CAT STEVENS made his live comeback on Tuesday (26SEP06) by paying special tribute to former US President BILL CLINTON. The Muslim convert, now known as YUSUF ISLAM, performed at the...

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Clinton Hails Pal Douglas

27th September 2006

Former US President BILL CLINTON deviated from a keynote address at a London fundraising dinner last night (26SEP06) to pay homage to his acting pal MICHAEL DOUGLAS. Clinton embraced the star, who introduced him at...

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Islam Slams Pope

24th September 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS has launched a scathing attack on POPE BENEDICT XVI for his recent comments about Islam. The Catholic leader sparked huge controversy earlier this month (SEP06) when he quoted...

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