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Hall and Oates, Nirvana, Kiss among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The final choices for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced Tuesday and this year six performers made the cut.
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Nirvana, Cat Stevens to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Cat Stevens to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS and Nirvana will be among the inductees enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at an April ceremony in New York.
Obama's misguided Tehran-bound 'Peace Train'

Obama's misguided Tehran-bound 'Peace Train'

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Iran’s mullahs believe Allah placed a 21st-century Neville Chamberlain in the White House at a most critical time. Unfortunately, they may be right.
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Kiss, Nirvana, LL Cool J nominated for Rock Hall induction

Kiss, Nirvana, LL Cool J nominated for Rock Hall induction

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nirvana, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Kiss and LL Cool J are nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
'You're So Vain' duet by Taylor Swift, Carly Simon is Internet hit

'You're So Vain' duet by Taylor Swift, Carly Simon is Internet hit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 30 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift and Carly Simon performed Simon's classic 1973 breakup anthem "You're So Vain" during Swift's weekend concert in Foxborough, Mass.

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Report: Michael Jackson converts to Islam

Report: Michael Jackson converts to Islam

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson has converted to Islam at a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by Yousef Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, sources say.
Cat Stevens' Israel gig canceled

Cat Stevens' Israel gig canceled

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A concert featuring Cat Stevens, a British singer who follows Islam, was canceled in Israel because of security concerns, organizers said.

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Analysis: DHS rolls out no-fly list change

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Thursday rolled out a plan for implementing the controversial air passenger watch-list screening system called Secure Flight -- dropping plans to mine commercial databases as part of the checks.
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Cat Stevens denies death endorsement

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Folk singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has claimed he never supported the Iranian death sentence issued against writer Salman Rushdie.

Cat Stevens slated for Nobel Prize show

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Cat Stevens will make a rare appearance next month at a concert in Norway to be held in connection with the Nobel Peace Prize. Stevens, who was popular in the 1970s and now goes by the Muslim name Yusuf Islam, will appear at the Dec. 11 Nobel Peace Concer

Former Cat Stevens returns with new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Yusuf Islam, once known as British singer Cat Stevens, is set to release his first modern pop album in 28 years as part of a deal with Atlantic Records.

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Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, (born 21 July 1948) originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam.

His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for four different artists.

Stevens converted to Islam in December 1977 and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. In 2006, he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. He now goes professionally by the single name Yusuf. His newest album, Roadsinger, was released on 5 May 2009.

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