Nearly 30 up-and-coming bands fought it out at the Metal Battle in Wacken. In the end, it all came down to five. The Canadian group Profaner ended up in second place overall.
The 1,800-person village of Wacken in northern Germany will soon be welcoming 80,000 metalheads and 160 bands for three days of headbanging and beer. Here's what's new at this year's festival.
Radio silence: Dance-music act Cascada is back. Industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten shakes up the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg. And Canadian band Profaner tear up the Wacken Metal Battle.
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To mark Rodin's centennial anniversary in France, two exhibitions in Paris featured the sculptor's work, highlighting his impact on contemporary artists.
Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.
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