Posts tagged "Run-D.M.C."

R.I.P. Larry Smith

Wondering Sound reports that the pioneering rap producer Larry Smith, the man responsible for Run-D.M.C.'s simple and crushing sound, has died. The longtime rap insider Combat Jack spread the word on Twitter after speaking with Smith's family. Smith was 63. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

Watch The Trailer For Underground Christmas Music Documentary Jingle Bell Rocks!

Jingle Bell Rocks! is a new documentary about intense record-collector nerds who scour the earth for interesting Christmas novelty records, and it's also a movie about the people who have tried to make those novelty records. Mitchell Kezin directed the movie, and it's got appearances from people like Run-DMC's Rev. Run, the Flaming Lips'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014

Ghostbusters Theme Gets 30th Anniversary Marshmallow-Scented Vinyl Reissue

Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and Legacy Recordings has decided to commemorate the occasion by putting out the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition. It's a 12-inch that contains the theme song by Ray Parker Jr. and Run-D.M.C.'s version that was made for the sequel. (Fun side note: Lindsey Buckingham wa… More »

By: James Rettig / October 13, 2014

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, was not one of the them. Joining Fallon was the dangerously overexposed triple threat Justin Timberlake. It was the highest rated SNL in years, though,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest: 10 Must-See Sets Plus Nite Highlights

Starting sometime today, and growing tomorrow, some 20,000 people will converge on Austin, TX for Fun Fun Fun Fest. If you're not one of them, you have every right and reason to be very, very jealous. Now in its seventh year, FFF is presenting one of the strongest bills in recent memory: Over three day… More »

By: Stereogum / November 1, 2012

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Santigold, Drake and many more. While there was potential for disaster -- a Philly-native friend told me that this was the first ticketed event Philly has ever held… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012

Run-D.M.C. To Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest

According to the Associated Press, Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels will reunite for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival, which goes down 11/2-11/4. The band retired as a group in 2002 after Jam Master Jay was killed, so it's set to be their first show in ten years. Some festival… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012

Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Tim Harrington, Doug E. Fresh, The Cool Kids, Delorean & Dominique Young Unique Close Out The JellyNYC Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/29/10

And so ended the Pool Parties, at least in the form in which we know them. That is to say, they ended with fun and sunny sets from the previously confirmed Florida booty rap party starter Dominique Young Unique and Barcelona's blissed out dance rock blog-beaters Delorean, and a series of special guests that ra… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2010

Metallica Play With Two Bassists, But Not Eminem, At Rock Hall Induction

The Rock Hall shifted gears this year for its induction ceremony, trading the swanky/stuffy hotel cocktail soiree of years past for a return to Cleveland, home to the hall since 1995. It was the second time the city hosted the event, and rather than an audience exclusively comprising ungracefully aging industry suits, this weekend's festivitie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2009

Eminem, RHCP Invited To R&R Hall Of Fame Inductions

At the 2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductions next month, Marshall Mathers will induct Run-D.M.C., Jimmy Page will induct Jeff Beck, Ron Wood will induct Bobby Womack, and Red Hot Chili Peppers will induct Metallica. No word on who will pay tribute to Little Anthony & the Imperials. Hopefully Eddie Vedder. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 20, 2009

Rock Hall Welcomes Metallica And Run D.M.C. Into Its Class Of ’09

Adidas and Armani all around: Seminal rap and influential metal outfits Run D.M.C. and Metallica have officially achieved their music-history artifact status, confirmed as inductees in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame's Class of 2009. But the R&R HOF's idea of fun is, once again, taking a pass on the Stooges. It'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 14, 2009

Rock Hall Nominates Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Stooges

The 2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees were announced this morning, and again prog get no respect. However, cheers to The Stooges for finally getting the nod (Iggy Pop's Madonna tribute put him in the Hall's good graces) along with Metallica, who we haven't heard from in a while. Also nominated: Jeff… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 22, 2008

Video Hangover: Run-D.M.C. – “Christmas In Hollis”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks 'em down for you. This week: we stay in the holiday spirit with the best hip-hop holiday video of all time. More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2007

“On 5150, the new Van Halen gambles and wins”: An Issue of Rolling Stone Turns 21

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like. A recent weekend in Long Island turned up this now-legal issue of Rolling Stone that dates back to May 22nd, 1986, the spring of Chernobyl, Geraldo opening… More »

By: Stereogum / May 21, 2007

The Knack Sue Run DMC

Knack members Doug Fieger and Berton Averre filed a copyright infringement suit against Run DMC on Friday. Apparently, the two just discovered that twenty-year-old rap hit "It's Tricky" samples "My Sharona." Rolling Stone has details. Is there no statute of limitations on this shit? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 19, 2006