DMC Says Run-DMC Reunion Not Happening At Roots Picnic
DMC of legendary Hip-Hop group Run-DMC has dismissed rumors that he will be reuniting with group member Run, during the Roots’ Third Annual Roots Picnic on June 5th.
This year’s annual picnic features a lineup that includes The Clipse, Vampire Weekend, The Very Best, Mayer Hawthorne, Das Racist, Tune-Yards, Nneka, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, DJ Jazzy Jeff and others will take to the stage at Festival Pier at Penns Landing.
Fans began buzzing after The Roots’ drummer ?uestlove revealed that a special reunion would take place during the picnic, sparking rumors that Run-DMC would reunite on stage.
According to reports, DMC recently said that a reunion was “not gonna happen” at Third Annual Roots Picnic, out of respect to the late Jam Master Jay, who was gunned down in his Queens, New York recording studio in October of 2002.
In April of 2009, Run-DMC even broke from tradition and refused to perform after they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"For me, I tell people, 'Do you want to see me and Run running around without Jay?' They tell me I could get Grandmaster Flash (to fill in). But I can get any DJ in the world if I want. It wouldn't be right. I can't replace my drummer,” DMC told MTV News prior to the performance in 2009.
DMC is working on a new album titled Origins of Block Music.