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Cat Stevens announces first U.S. tour since 1976

After a decades-long hiatus, Cat Stevens is making some stops in the U.S. on his upcoming tour that kicks off Nov. 4 in London.

Stevens last toured the U.S. in 1976 before converting to Islam and taking a break from music. During that time, he adopted the name Yusuf Islam and didn’t release another album until 2006 with An Other Cup, followed up by 2009’s Roadsinger. He last performed in the U.S. when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in April at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where he sang past hits including “Peace Train.” READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Nirvana, Kiss, chaos, and... Lorde?


At one point during his speech at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt referenced the fact that being inducted meant he was joining his heroes who had already been made immortal.

But for all its power, rock music is still made by human beings, and this year’s crop of inductees—E Street, Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Brian Epstein, and Andrew Loog-Oldham—and the presentations honoring their contributions to the pop world were defined by the various absences spread across the five hour show (which will be edited and presented on HBO on May 31).  READ FULL STORY

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