1. Jay Z's Birthday Gift to Yankee Investigated By MLB Players Union: Report

    November 06, 2013 12:32 PM EST Rapper and newly minted sports agent Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is being investigated by the Major League Baseball Players Association after giving his biggest client, Yankees infielder Robinson Cano, a watch worth a cool $33,900, according to an ESPN report . Cano received the timepiece, a…

  2. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  3. Jay Z on Zimmerman Verdict: 'Didn't Trayvon Have the Right to Stand His Ground?'

    July 25, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Jay Z has already made his feelings known about George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder case, attending a rally to protest the verdict in New York and dedicating a performance of "Forever Young" to the slain teen. But he further criticized the…

  4. Device, 'Penance': Exclusive Song Premiere

    March 27, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Disturbed's David Draiman talks to Billboard about his new project with Filter's Geno Lenardo. David Draiman promises that the currently on-hiatus Disturbed will rock again, but he also considers his new band Device, whose self-titled debut album drops April 9, to be an equally…

  5. A$AP Rocky, Reps Talk 'Long.Live.A$AP' Album & Success

    January 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST It has taken remarkably little time for A$AP Rocky to ascend to the throne. Tuesday (Jan. 15) -- the release date of "Long.Live.A$AP" (Polo Ground Music/RCA Records) -- finds him onstage taping "Late Show With David Letterman," sitting on a golden throne with a mic stand…

  6. Motown Royalty Turns Out For Stubbs Funeral

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A full complement of the Motown family -- including company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and stars such as Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Dennis Edwards -- turned out today (Oct. 27) in Detroit to pa A full complement of the Motown family -- including company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and…

  7. Bandcamp

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST This week's travels inlcude Philly and the requisite cheesesteak experience, which does not disappoint. MATT So we finished last week out with shows in Connecticut and Philly. The place in CT was called the Space and had the coolest vibe. It was like a huge bedroom with records…

  8. Elton To Lead Philly HIV/AIDS Fundraiser

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elton John will stage a July 4 concert in Philadelphia in a bid to raise $2 million for HIV/AIDS awareness and research. Elton John will stage a July 4 concert in Philadelphia in a bid to raise $2 million for HIV/AIDS awareness and research. The Philadelphia Freedom Concert is expected to…

  9. Filter Completes Evolution

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com "I am the boss -- I have to admit that," Richard Patrick, founder of Filter, says. "But I always wanted to be in a band. After 22 years of looking, I finally feel like I'm in a band, with the four guys I'll be with for a…