Run-DMC announces reunion after decade-long retirement
ASSOCIATED PRESS July 10, 2012 11:00AM
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2002 file photo shows members of the hip hop group RUN-DMC, from left, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons creating handprints in cement as they are inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles. It was announced Tuesday, July 10, 2012, that McDaniels and Simmons, the surviving members of Run-DMC, will reunite at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on Nov. 2-4. Simmons retired from the group after Mizell was shot to death in 2002. Festival organizers say they plan to donate some of the proceeds to the JMJ Foundation for Music, which works to give youth access to the arts. (AP Photo/Krista Niles, file)
Updated: July 10, 2012 1:32PM
NEW YORK — They haven’t performed together in over a decade, but the surviving members of Run-DMC are set to reunite this fall at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas.
Joseph Simmons, now known as Rev. Run, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels retired the group after their DJ, Jam Master Jay, was killed in 2002. But it was announced Tuesday that the band will be among the performers for the Nov. 2-4 event. Festival organizers say they plan to donate some of the proceeds to the JMJ Foundation for Music, which works to give youth access to the arts.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group is best known for hits like “Walk This Way,” “It’s Like That” and “My Adidas.”