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Run-DMC not reforming

By | Published on Tuesday 20 April 2010

Today’s reunion that’s not happening is Run-DMC. So that’s exciting. ?uestlove of The Roots recently sent out some mysterious messages about a festival organised by the hip hop combo, saying this year’s event would include “a reunion we thought we would never get”. That led to speculation that Run-DMC would reform for the event, the first time Joseph ‘Rev Run’ Simmons and Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels would have performed together since the death of their DJ Jam Master Jay back in 2002.

But McDaniels has denied any such reunion is on the cards and has said that, while he may perform with his former bandmate again in the future, he wouldn’t do so under the Run-DMC banner.

He told BoomBox: “That’s not gonna happen. For me, personally, I’ll put it like this… As of now, a reunion is possible, but it’s really got to make bigger sense, because a lot of people say Run-DMC was much more than just a rap group to them. People hit me with all the groups that did get back together after death, but I just feel I can’t replace my drummer. Do you really want to see me and Run running around without Jay back there? With some other DJ? It’ll be disrespectful”.

He concluded: “We can probably get back together, but it’s got to be in a different form. So it’s not going to happen yet”.