Later in 2009, he released the album Roadsinger. Yusuf toured often in the years after its release, and in 2010 he appeared at "The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," an event hosted in Washington, D.C. by American satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
; Yusuf sang "Peace Train" as a counterpoint to Ozzy Osbourne
's "Crazy Train," while both were topped by the O'Jays
' performance of "Love Train." The year 2012 saw the premiere of Moonshadow, a stage musical built around Cat Stevens' best-known songs, which opened in Melbourne, Australia. In April 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In October of 2014, a third album under the Yusuf name appeared, entitled Tell 'Em I'm Gone. The album, produced by Rick Rubin
and featuring guitar work from Richard Thompson
, saw Yusuf returning to the early blues and R&B that had inspired him as a young man. In 2017, as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of his first Cat Stevens' single, he brought out a new album, The Laughing Apple. A collection of new songs, uncompleted tunes from the past, and new versions of numbers from his early career, the album reunited Yusuf with producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist Alun Davies
, both of whom worked with Stevens on his major hits in the '70s. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi