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Islam Makes Peace With Coldplay

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 -...

Plagiarism Claims 'Inspire Chris Martin'

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...

By on 22 May 2009

Islam Plays First U.s. Concert In 33 Years

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...

Champion Baffled By Coldplay Plagiarism Claims

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...

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

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)...

Islam Cuts Mccartney Detention Song From Album

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,...

Islam Accuses Coldplay Of Copying His Song

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...

Isaak Impressed By Fun Yusuf Islam

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...

Yusuf Returns With Mccartney And Parton

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...

Islam Urges Leaders To Take Notice Of What Children Want

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,...

Cat Stevens Wins Libel Damages Over Sexist Allegations

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,...

By on 18 July 2008

Simon Baffled By Cat Stevens Call

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...

Islam's L.a. Fears

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...

Islam Receives Honorary Degree

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...

Islam Reconciles With Son's Music

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...

Islam's Religious Epiphany After Straitjacket Gift

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...

Yusuf Islam 'Nervous' Of Beards

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...

Yusuf Islam's Mother Chose His Wife

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...

Yusuf Islam 'Appalled' At Rushdie Misunderstanding

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...

Yusuf Islam Honoured With Peace Prize

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...

Yusuf Islam Returns To Us

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...

Stone Pleads For Peace

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...

Islam Wants To Be A Bridge Between Islam And West

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...

Islam: 'My Son Instigated My Return To Music'

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...

Gabriel Wins Man Of Peace Award

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...

Cat Stevens Still Fears 'Journalistic Malice'

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...

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

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...

Cat Stevens To Perform At Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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...

Islam Faces Us Entry Difficulties

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...

Islam Hails Clinton In Comeback Performance

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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