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The Route Roundup – Community Events Around Town

The Route Roundup for the week of Monday, November 24 to December 19, 2014.
Here’s what’s going on around town:


Prince (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Prince Decides He Doesn’t Want an Internet Presence Anymore

Two weeks after gifting us with his first-ever selfie, Prince has taken it back, along with deleting his social media accounts and removing his music from YouTube.


Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc)

Joni Mitchell Nixed Biopic Because of Taylor Swift’s Involvement

Joni Mitchell is no Swiftian—that much was confirmed when a new interview with the legendary singer-songwriter described a failed attempt to make a movie about her, Carole King and Carly Simon.


Aretha Franklin (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin Says Unauthorized ‘Respect’ Biography is ‘Full of Lies’

Almost 50 years later, Aretha Franklin is still demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T.


Brian Johnson, Angus Young of AC/DC (Photo by Donald Weber/Getty Images)

AC/DC’s New Album, ‘Rock or Bust,’ Is Now Streaming

In an era where some of music’s biggest artists drop albums out of nowhere, the release of the new AC/DC record has seemed like a marathon to get to this point.


Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend of The Who (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The Who Get Explosive in ‘Be Lucky’ Video: Watch

In the old Batman, there were these epic fight scenes, where each punch was punctuated with an explosion graphic and the words“bam!” or “pow!” printed in the explosion.


Bob Dylan (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

Bob Dylan Played a Show for 1 Fan Yesterday

Dylan played a short set Sunday (Nov. 23) in Philadelphia at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Rolling Stone reports. And he had only one audience member.


Bryan Adams (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Bryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper & More to Play GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert

Bryan Adams, Willie Nelson and Cyndi Lauper are among the mix of artists coming to the GRAMMY Foundation’s upcoming Legacy Concert.


Peter Gabriel (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Peter Gabriel Debuts New Song ‘What Lies Ahead’ Live in Italy: Watch

While fans can indulge in his box collection Real World 25, a three-CD set celebrating a quarter century of his Real World record label that was released earlier this fall, there has been no new music to be heard from Peter Gabriel in quite some time.
That is, until this past week.


Robert Plant (Photo by Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images) Minimation: Robert Plant on What To Do With the Money You Save From Quitting Drugs

On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. In this 1988 interview, Robert Plant talks about kicking drugs and cigarettes. Of course, there were other parts of the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” equation that he didn’t want to quit.



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