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Yusuf/cat Stevens Has Enjoyed Doing Zoom Concerts

Yusuf/ Cat Stevens has gotten used to doing Zoom concerts from his living room.The 72-year-old music legend - who re-recorded 'Tea For The Tillerman' to mark its 50th anniversary this year - has admitted he's...

Yusuf/ Cat Stevens And Jesse Royal Join Peace One Day Line-up

Yusuf/ Cat Stevens and Jesse Royal have joined the line-up for Peace One Day.The 72-year-old singer and Jesse, 31, will be contributing Peace One Day's Live Global Digital Experience on 21 September, which is also...

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Is Re-recording Tea For The Tillerman To Mark 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is re-recording 'Tea For The Tillerman' to mark its 50th anniversary.The legendary singer has announced he will be releasing the multi-platinum album for a second time, this version re-imagined with the...

Oscar Isaac Tried To Learn 'All Of The Words' To Cat Stevens' Wide World

Oscar Isaac tried to learn ''all of the words'' to Cat Stevens' 'Wild World' when he was younger. The 38-year-old actor has admitted the first song he remembers hearing is the 1970 track from his...

Cat Stevens On His Comeback

Cat Stevens says it was challenging coming back into the music industry in the Beyonce and Amy Winehouse era.The 68-year-old singer/songwriter - who now goes by the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam -...

Jay Z Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame next year. The 46-year-old rapper - who will be the first ever rapper to be selected for the honour - is among 24 other...

Natalie Imbruglia Releasing New Album

Natalie Imbruglia has announced a new album.The 40-year-old singer is returning with her first record in six years, titled 'Male', while will feature a selection of covers all originally performed and written by men including...

Stars Turn Out For Folk Awards

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were dished out at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and former Catatonia frontwoman Matthews took to the stage to offer a tribute to late music historian...

Get Ready For The 2015 Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards With The Nominee Compilation

Folk lovers everywhere get ready for an exciting new release ahead of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards as a new two-disc compilation CD featuring some of the nominees will hit shelves later this...

Yusuf Islam To Receive Lifetime Achievement Honour

The folk star, formerly known as Cat Stevens, will be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award along with singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who will also be honoured for his success. Islam will perform...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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....

Nirvana Finally Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Honour

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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,...

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...

Dolly Defends Yusuf Islam

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...

Hendrix Saved Humperdinck By Playing Behind Curtain

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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