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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Unveils Run-DMC Charity Medley Featuring Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels

Members of Anthrax, Run-DMC, Volbeat and Suicidal Tendencies have teamed up for a charity medley.

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante has joined forces with Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, plus members of Volbeat and Suicidal Tendencies, for a charity medley of RUN-DMC songs.

Following DMC’s recent collaboration with FEVER 333, the legendary rapper has teamed up with Charlie, Rob Caggiano and Ra Diaz for a new Run-DMC medley, with proceeds going towards MusicUnites.org.

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“I always wanted to do a medley of RUN-DMC songs, so back in March I decided to put an arrangement together and asked these amazing people to be a part of it,” explains Charlie.

“How can you do a RUN-DMC medley without the king of rock – Darryl McDaniels DMC?! I have been a RUN-DMC fan from back when I first heard It’s Like That/Sucker MCs they had my attention immediately! It’s no secret that our I’m The Man song was inspired by RUN DMC and the Beastie Boys… that’s how much we loved them.”

Revealing how it all came about, he continues: “I asked RA once again because he has the groove and creativity to adapt to any song. I love how he placed a familiar line at the end of the song that just fit so well. I asked Rob Caggiano because I always loved his style.

“I love the way he attacks his guitar and plays the tastiest shit. He throws this great black metal riff in here that raises the tune to another level. We all came together to create this piece of music that makes us move.

“I hope it [makes] you move! Maybe it inspires you to make music, play your instrument, write lyrics…”

Check it out below:

Posted on June 16th 2020, 1:23pm
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