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Nirvana, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees Announced

Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:35AM

Grunge, old-school rap and pyro-infused '70s rock are well represented in the latest list of nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nirvana, Kiss, N.W.A. and solo artists Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for 2014, Cleveland's Rock Hall announced Wednesday.

They are joined as nominees by Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, the Meters, Chic, Yes and the Zombies.

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Coldplay Accused of Plagiarism – Again

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Coldplay Accused of Plagiarism – Again

Originally posted 05/04/2009 10:00AM

British rocker Chris Martin is under fire again, this time over claims that his band Coldplay has plagiarized another musician's work.

Yusuf Islam, better known as '70s' rocker Cat Stevens, claims his song "Foreigner Suite" is behind the band's recent hit, "Viva La Vida," reports Britain's Sun.

"There's been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani, but, if you listen to it, it's mine!" says Stevens, 60, who now goes by his Muslim name. "It's the 'Foreigner Suite.' "

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Cat Stevens's Deportation Causes Uproar

Cat Stevens's Deportation Causes Uproar

Originally posted 09/23/2004 08:30AM

After being deported from the United States on Thursday, Muslim convert and former pop star Cat Stevens returned to Britain and said upon his arrival at London's Heathrow airport: "The whole thing is totally ridiculous. Half of me wants to smile, half of me wants to growl."

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Cat Stevens Refused Entry into U.S.

Cat Stevens Refused Entry into U.S.

Originally posted 09/22/2004 09:00AM

DIVERTED: The former Cat Stevens, the '70s pop singer now known as Yusuf Islam, was denied entry into the U.S. on Tuesday and his United Airlines Flight 919 from London was diverted to Maine, after his name turned up on a watch list, a U.S. transportation security official tells Reuters. In Maine, Islam was questioned and detained by federal authorities who planned to put him on a return flight early Wednesday, the official said. United spokesman Jeff Green said the carrier was asked by the Transportation Security Administration to divert the plane to Maine for security reasons.

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