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Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor

Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor
  • Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor FWC: Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor

    Germany’s ruling conservative party Friday elected a protege of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s as its new leader, pushing back strong challenges from rivals who apparently were considering ousting Merkel before her term ends in 2021. The Christian Democrats, whom Merkel has led for 18 years, elected…

  • Ice Cube Returns with New Album ‘Everythangs Corrupt’ FWC: Ice Cube Returns with New Album ‘Everythangs Corrupt’

    Ice Cube is back. The rap icon continues his legacy with Everythangs Corrupt, his first studio album in eight years. From the politically-charged “Arrest the President” to the G-funk banger “That New Funkadelic,” O’Shea Jackson stays true to his gangsta roots on the 16 tracks, which include a lone collaboration with Too $hort (“Ain’t Got No Haters”). “I try to…

  • 2019 Grammy nominations revealed: Kendrick, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Childish Gambino lead the way FWC: 2019 Grammy nominations revealed: Kendrick, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Childish Gambino lead the way

    Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 61st year, the ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year (Oct. 1st, 2017 – Sept. 30th, 2018). This year brings several new changes to the category structure, most notably: the number of nominees in Album, Song, Record, and Artist of the Year have been…

  • Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Brady Corbet on the complex portrait of modern celebrity in 'Vox Lux' FWC: Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Brady Corbet on the complex portrait of modern celebrity in ‘Vox Lux’

    “Vox Lux” is a movie full of big ideas. So big and so full, in fact, that the movie requires a secondary title, “A 21st Century Portrait.” Meaning, it is both a portrait of a character from the era and, in many ways, a portrait of our no longer quite so young century. Written and directed by Brady…

  • Badflower unveil stirring video for new song “Heroin”, featuring Johnny Galecki: Watch FWC: Badflower unveil stirring video for new song “Heroin”, featuring Johnny Galecki: Watch

    Los Angeles rock act Badflower are set to release their debut full-length album, OK, I’M SICK, on February 22nd, and the band is joining forces with Consequence of Sound and Heavy Consequence to bring you the exclusive premiere of the music video for the new song “Heroin” (watch below). The band has already topped the active rock radio chart with…

  • 2019 Grammy Award nominations: Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the pack; Taylor Swift and the Carters snubbed FWC: 2019 Grammy Award nominations: Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the pack; Taylor Swift and the Carters snubbed

    Santa Fe Opera stages classical/electronica composer Mason Bates’ “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” Shown is Edward Parks (Steve Jobs). (Ken Howard /Santa Fe Opera) Despite the push toward streaming services and the race to the bottom of the sales charts for CDs and DVDs, there is still an awful lot of classical product being released on shiny discs. So much…

  • CamelPhat & Cristoph Straight Up Dazzle with New Collab “Breathe” [LISTEN] FWC: CamelPhat & Cristoph Straight Up Dazzle with New Collab “Breathe” [LISTEN]

    A notable release of the past month comes from CamelPhat and Cristoph, which has quickly cemented itself as one of the best releases of 2018. Grammy nominees CamelPhat know exactly how to work the dance floor and it shows with this new collaboration. Swiftly rising UK producer Cristoph brings a newfound energy to the duo’s widely appreciated sound and together they dazzle…

  • RL Grime’s Eargasmic ‘NOVA’ Remix Pack (Vol. 1) Is Finally Here [MUST LISTEN] FWC: RL Grime’s Eargasmic ‘NOVA’ Remix Pack (Vol. 1) Is Finally Here [MUST LISTEN]

    One of the most anticipated and very best releases of the entire year, RL Grime‘s NOVA, is totally reimagined with the first of two remix packs. Personally commissioned by the man himself, these 11 remixes offer a diverse perspective from a mix of established and buzzing artists alike. The list of interpreters runs deep, featuring Said the Sky, k?d, 1788-L, MYRNE, Hex Cougar,…

  • 2019 Grammy Award nominations: Why this might be the best Grammys ever for movie-related music FWC: 2019 Grammy Award nominations: Why this might be the best Grammys ever for movie-related music

    Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in a scene from the movie “A Star is Born.” (Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Pictures) In terms of sheer breadth and impact, there’s likely never been a better year for movie music at the Grammys than the upcoming 2019 awards. Two films, “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther,” have soundtracks or singles contending…

  • Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s onetime love nest lists in the Hollywood Hills FWC: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s onetime love nest lists in the Hollywood Hills

    Tucked into the Hollywood Hills, a Mediterranean-style residence once shared by Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio is on the market for $2.695 million. Monroe’s connection to the property is tied back to a $237 check she signed in 1953 to lease the property. The check came to light three years ago…

  • 2019 Grammy Snubs: Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Taylor Swift shut out FWC: 2019 Grammy Snubs: Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Taylor Swift shut out

    The 2019 Grammy Award nominations were announced this morning. Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Childish Gambino led the pack nabbing the most and biggest nods, while Greta Van Fleet, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Travis Scott, and Drake also pulled in noteworthy mentions. Conspicuously snubbed, however, were three of music’s most popular artists: Ariana Grande, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift. Although…

  • Jessie Reyez Murders Eminem in Violent New “Good Guy” Video FWC: Jessie Reyez Murders Eminem in Violent New “Good Guy” Video

    An intense visual from Eminem’s latest album Kamikaze