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Islam To Make Live Comeback In Front Of Stars

19th September 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS will stage his live comeback next week (begs25SEP06) in front of an audience including former US President BILL CLINTON, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES and SIR RICHARD BRANSON. The...

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Islam Returns To Acknowledge Cat Stevens' 40th Anniversary

7th September 2006

The artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS is timing his longawaited musical comeback to tie in with the 40th anniversary of his first release. The Muslim convert, now known as YUSUF ISLAM, has signed a...

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Dylan Saved Matthews From Heroin Death

28th July 2006

Welsh singer CERYS MATTHEWS credits a telephone conversation with BOB DYLAN with giving her the strength to beat her heroin addiction. The former CATATONIA frontwoman was slowly killing herself by taking the dangerous drug, because...

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Simon Makes Labour Of Love Album A Family Affair

6th July 2006

CARLY SIMON has re-recorded ex-husband JAMES TAYLOR's track YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES with their son BEN for a release dedicated to her other famous ex, CAT STEVENS. The YOU'RE SO VAIN singer will call...

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Stevens Makes Comeback

18th May 2006

YUSUF ISLAM is set to release a new album, almost three decades since he was in the musical limelight as CAT STEVENS. The singer-songwriter converted to Islam and changed his name before quitting the music...

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Yusuf Islam Explains Musical Comeback

18th May 2006

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, insists the increasingly volatile political climate has inspired his comeback. The star converted to Islam in 1977 and quit the music industry two years later. But...

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Yusuf Islam Returns With New Album

20th March 2006

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, has recorded his first pop album since 1978. The MORNING HAS BROKEN singer, who converted to Islam in the late 1970s and turned his back on...

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Parton Outraged By Islam Deportation

21st February 2006

Country singing sensation DOLLY PARTON has blasted United States authorities for failing to apologise to her singer friend YUSUF ISLAM, following his wrongful deportation from the country in 2004. Parton and WILD WORLD hitmaker...

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Watts Feels Her Father's Presence

3rd January 2006

Actress NAOMI WATTS is convinced her late father is always present for her biggest moments because she often hears his favourite song, MORNING IS BROKEN, playing in the background. The CAT STEVENS classic was...

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Islam In Centre Controversy

17th November 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM is struggling to realise his plans for an Islamic community centre, and he blames the September 11 (01) terrorist attacks for turning investors against the scheme. Islam, formerly known as...

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Islam Criticises Earthquake Relief Effort

7th November 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM has criticised the international relief effort to last month's (OCT05) earthquake victims in Pakistan, saying more should have been done. Islam, formerly known as CAT STEVENS before he became a...

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Dolly Defends Yusuf Islam

22nd October 2005

Country superstar DOLLY PARTON was thrilled when YUSUF ISLAM agreed to collaborate with her on her new covers album because she wanted to show fans he's a "really sweet man." Parton has been a...

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Parton Reconsiders Dylan Tribute Album After Snub

19th October 2005

Country star DOLLY PARTON is reconsidering the idea of recording an album of BOB DYLAN songs after the rock 'n' roll icon refused to join her for a version of his BLOWIN' IN THE WIND...

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Islam Praises Prince Charles

13th October 2005

Singer YUSUF ISLAM has praised PRINCE CHARLES after the British royal expressed his desire to help the relief effort in Pakistan in the wake of Saturday's (08OCT05) earthquake. The musician, who recorded under the...

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Yusuf Islam Slams British Foreign Policy

21st September 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM believes UK foreign policy played a role in motivating the 7 July (05) London bombings. The PEACE TRAIN singer, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, says an al-Qaida video claiming responsibility...

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Punks, Davis And Mellencamp On Hall Of Fame Shortlist

20th September 2005

JOHN MELLENCAMP, jazz legend MILES DAVIS and punk icons BLONDIE, the SEX PISTOLS, THE STOOGES and the PATTI SMITH GROUP are among the acts under consideration for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of...

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Cat Joins British Government In Fight Against Extremism

2nd September 2005

YUSUF ISLAM is to act as an advisor to the British government, as part of their desperate bid to stamp out Muslim extremism. The MOON SHADOW singer, previously known as CAT STEVENS and a...

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Johnson's Punk Start

11th August 2005

JACK JOHNSON had to keep his folk ambitions secret when he first started playing music - because he was in a punk band. The singer eventually managed to break away to make the more...

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Yusuf Islam Honoured For Humanitarian Work

20th July 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM will be honoured for his humanitarian and charity work by a British university later this year (05) - less than a year after he was deported from the US when FBI...

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Hendrix Saved Humperdinck By Playing Behind Curtain

24th February 2005

Legendary rocker JIMI HENDRIX once filled in for ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK's unwell guitarist - but hid behind the stage curtains so the audience wouldn't realise who was playing. The late PURPLE HAZE star was touring...

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Cat Stevens Awarded Libel Damages

16th February 2005

Singer YUSUF ISLAM has announced he's won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged he supported terrorism. The British star, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was travelling on a flight from London to...

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Islam Visits Tsunami Victims In Banda Aceh

31st January 2005

Singer/songwriter YUSUF ISLAM visited tsunami survivors at tent camps in Indonesia's stricken Banda Aceh province earlier today (31JAN05). The British-born star, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, announced plans to open a branch of his...

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Islam Plans Song And Concert For Tsunami Victims

28th January 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM has recorded a charity single and arranged a concert in Indonesia to raise money for victims of last month's (26DEC04) tsunami. The PEACE TRAIN hitmaker, formerly known as CAT STEVENS,...

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Keating To Play Islam In Movie

11th January 2005

Irish singer RONAN KEATING's fledging quest to launch a successful movie career has been dealt a major boost - courtesy of his FATHER AND SON collaborator YUSUF ISLAM. Muslim convert Islam - formerly CAT...

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Islam Remains Barred From Us

7th January 2005

British singer YUSUF ISLAM remains barred from America, as US authorities insist he is still a security threat. The PEACE TRAIN hitmaker, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was removed from a London-to-Washington flight in...

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X Factor Winner Reaches The Top

3rd January 2005

The winner of British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR has ended BAND AID 20's four-week reign atop the UK singles chart with a cover of PHIL COLLINS classic AGAINST ALL ODDS. Proceeds from...

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Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

27th December 2004

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

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Band Aid 20 Single Is UK's Christmas Number One

19th December 2004

BAND AID 20's charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has claimed Britain's Christmas number one slot after topping the UK singles chart for a third week. The track - featuring stars including ROBBIE...

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Keating And Stevens To Donate Single Proceeds To Band Aid

10th December 2004

Irish pop star RONAN KEATING and singer CAT STEVENS are donating all the proceeds from their new single together to the Band Aid Trust. Former BOYZONE star Keating and Muslim convert Stevens, who now...

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Stars Unite With Mandela For Book Launch

25th November 2004

ANNIE LENNOX and CAT STEVENS have teamed up with former South African president NELSON MANDELA to help him promote a new book documenting last year's (03) 46664 charity concert. The 29 November (03) event...

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