Rocker-turned-Muslim convert Yusuf Islam is planning a musical comeback after teaching his son to play guitar.

Islam, who was formerly known as CAT STEVENS before giving up his name and his music in 1977, was on his way to Nashville, Tennessee, for career negotiations last month (SEP04) when he was denied entry into the US.

But, despite the controversy, which thwarted his plans, he's determined to press on with his musical plans after admitting he has only picked up the guitar again in the past four years after refusing to play a musical instrument for 23 years.

He says, "My son's got a guitar and I have played a few things and you know what, it sounds very good. I've written some really nice songs."

04/10/2004 21:05