Yusuf/Cat Stevens desires to function an unlikely collaboration with Green Day.

The 74-one year-faded musician – who’s is also called Yusuf Islam – has excellent presented he’s bringing out his seventeenth studio LP ‘King of a Land’ on June 16, the week earlier than he performs Glastonbury’s legends slot, and he’s published he’s an unlikely fan of the US pop punk veterans and would take to work with them as he thinks they were inspired by his 1971 track ‘Bitterblue’ on their 2010 suppose song ‘Know Your Enemy’.

Requested if he’s in the loop with pop track this repeat day, he told NME: “Not very necessary. I came from no doubt one of pop’s pinnacle eras when there’d be a novel milestone a week, so I have a tendency to listen to to that duration most. But I enjoy Green Day due to the their message. ‘Know Your Enemy’ is an phenomenal song with a message in regards to the Iraq war that became once excellent on time.”

Requested if he’d take to collaborate with Billie Joe Armstrong and co, he answered: “Yeah! Wow, that’s a factual advice. I heart of attention on they listened to my song ‘Bitterblue’ earlier than making ‘Know Your Enemy’, as I will hear tiny titbits of it in the chords and one of the indispensable indispensable phrases. I reckon shall we for lunge accumulate it on.”

Cat is releasing his novel document on the late Beatle George Harrison’s Dim Horse Records and labored on the songs on the studios on the track epic’s home, Friar Park, in Henley-on-Thames, England, which his widow, Olivia Harrison, 74, owns.

And he admitted he felt the guitarist’s “spirit” whereas making the document.

He acknowledged: “Oh, George’s spirit became once there, unnecessary to explain. George left his spirit in so many places, alongside with clearly his track. His son Dhani is the provider of George’s legacy, and he protects it fantastically. Friar Park is admire it’s imprint novel, as every little thing in the studio works so fantastically. It became once a joy and a privilege to work there. Walking all the plot by the grounds, there’s fields and lakes, phenomenal rock preparations. It’s excellent gleaming.”

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