Yesterday, VH1.com reported that 20 years after the release of “It’s Tricky” (the song was released 1986) Doug Fieger and Berton Averre, songwriters of The Knacks “My Sharona”, sued Run-DMC for not having had permission to sample “My Sharona” core riff for “It’s Tricky”.
DMCs first solo album “CHECKS, THUGS and ROCK ‘N ROLL” is in stores March 14th, 2006!
The 13 track album features Sarah McLachlan, Kid Rock, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Lethal, Jam Master Jay, and Gary Dourdan of CBS’ CSI.
Check www.me-dmc.com for the “Just Like Me” and “Machine Gun” videos. Or visit www.myspace.com/dmc to listen to the songs “Watchtower” and “Machine Gun”.
VH1 has a couple of new videos you might be interested as well.
On Thursday 6th July 2006 BBC 6 Music will be celebrating 20 years since Run DMC brought Rap Music into the mainstream with the release of “Raising Hell” which became the first Rap album to go platinum.
Beginning with Breakfast with Phill (07.00-10.00) through to Steve Lamacq (16.00-19.00) they will be playing selected tracks from “Raising Hell” as their featured Album Of The Day featuring some archive clips of the band discussing how they made it.
BBC 6 Music Plays It Again (Thursday 6th July, 21.30-22.00) will be playing out the acclaimed documentary “Its Like That: The Run DMC Story”.
They will also be offering listeners the chance to win their exclusive DJ Starter Kit including decks, a mixer, needles and headphones and some exclusive DJ bags and accessories and some custom made BBC 6 Music Run DMC Day slipmats.
For more information see www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/raisinghell/.
For those who can not listen BBC 6 via radio/TV, BBC 6 offers internet live streams for Real Player and Windows Media Player – see upper right corner of the webpage accessible from the link above.
There is a new official Run-DMC home, peek www.rundmcmusic.com.
The page advertises mainly the re-released first four Run-DMC albums, plus some media, including two long Run-DMC megamixes. Plus some nice photos.
The re-released album feature the following bonus tracks additional to the original versions of these albums:
- Rock Box [B-Boy Mix]
- Here We Go [Live at the Funhouse]
- Sucker M.C.’s [Live]
- Russell & Larry Running at the Mouth
King of Rock
- Slow and Low [Demo version]
- Together Forever [Krush-Groove 4 – Live]
- Jam-Master Jammin’ [Long Version, Remix]
- King of Rock [Live, from Live Aid]
- My Adidas [A Capella version]
- Walk This Way [Demo version]
- Lord of Lyrics [Demo version]
- Raising Hell Radio Tour Spot
- Live at the Apollo Raw Vocal Commercial
Tougher Than Leather
- Beats to the Rhyme [Instrumental]
- Crack [Demo]
- Christmas in Hollis
- Penthouse Ad