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Run-D.M.C. Reuniting at November's Fun Fun Fun Fest

The surviving members of the Kings of Rock, Run-D.M.C., will headline Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores, the festival announced this morning. The performance will be Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels' first since DJ/producer and founding member Jam Master Jay's 2002 murder.

DMC will also perform songs from his new album will his live band, as well as Run-D.M.C. favorites like "My Adidas," "Peter Piper," "King of Rock," "Christmas In Hollis," "Mary Mary" and, well, lots more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the JMJ Foundation for Music, which provides underprivileged children with access to the arts.

Several acts have already been announced for the festival (now in its seventh year), including Atlas Sound, Baroness, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Rakim, The Head and the Heart, Bob Mould David Cross and Against Me! The complete lineup is expected Thursday, when three-day passes go on sale.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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