Quote: "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 road thing - getting on the road - is so important because it's real." Musician Yusuf Islam, formerly known as CAT STEVENS, on launching his first concert tour in 33 years this Sunday (15Nov09).
Quote: "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 I thought let's stick to first-name terms." Singer Yusuf Islam - formerly known as Cat Stevens - doesn't want people to call him by his surname.
Quote: "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.
Fact: 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. The project is the brainchild of KLAUS VOORMANN, who worked with Harrison's former Beatle bandmate John Lennon in the PLASTIC ONO BAND and came up with the Fab Four's Revolver album cover art.