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21 Covers Of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” Rated

There's a paradox with some artists -- the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would…
Ryan Leas | September 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm

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Hear Cat Stevens’ Previously Unreleased “Butterfly,” Cut From His 1978 LP Because It Was “Too Pop”

In 1978, after a near-death experience and subsequent conversion to Islam, Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam and decided to walk away from…
Peter Helman | January 30, 2020 - 2:26 pm

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – “See What Love Did To Me”

Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will release a new album this fall called The Laughing Apple. The project celebrates the 50th…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 10:37 am

Watch Chris Cornell Join Cat Stevens On “Wild World” In Hollywood

Cat Stevens has welcomed a variety of special guests to the stage throughout the course of his current tour. Jack White joined the singer onstage…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 7, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Cat Stevens Reattempting First NYC Show In 40 Years

Yusuf Islam (fka Cat Stevens) was scheduled to play his first NYC concert in 40 years at the Beacon Theater back in 2014, but he
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 9, 2016 - 6:01 pm

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – “He Was Alone” Video

Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, recently visited the camps for Syrian refugees in southern Turkey. And then he wrote "He Was…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Stream Yusuf (FKA Cat Stevens) Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

Yusuf Islam, fka Cat Stevens, will release Tell 'Em I'm Gone next week. It's his first new album in five years and features a mix…
James Rettig | October 20, 2014 - 10:45 am

Yusuf Islam – “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Procol Harum Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham)

Yusuf Islam has had a big pop cultural presence this year between being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, replacing The Simpsons'
Chris DeVille | October 14, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Last Night’s Simpsons Couch Gag Was Replaced By Cat Stevens

The Simpsons theme song has gotten increasingly experimental in the show's twilight years (see: the thoroughly weird one from the season premiere) and this week,…
James Rettig | October 13, 2014 - 10:27 am

Yusuf Islam Cancels First NYC Show In 40 Years Because Of State’s Paperless Ticket Ban

Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter once known as Cat Stevens, was all set to play his first New York concert in 40 years at the Beacon…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – “Dying To Live” (Edgar Winter Cover)

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP,…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Father John Misty – “Trouble” (Cat Stevens Cover)

Despite its modern sheen, much of Josh Tillman's exultant lounge-ready folk-rock as Father John Misty sounds like it could have been conceived and recorded in…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am

Watch Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Play Fallon With The Roots

Tomorrow night, Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will go into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And last night, as…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2014 - 11:14 am

Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and…
Scott Lapatine | October 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm