AEROSMITH was joined by RUN-D.M.C.‘s Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels last night (Tuesday, July 24) at its sold-out arena show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey for a performance of the legendary Boston rockers’ two-time chart-topping hit “Walk This Way” (first in 1977 as an AEROSMITH track and then again in 1986 as a RUN D.M.C. and AEROSMITH collaboration). Fan-filmed video footage of Darryl‘s appearance can be seen below.
In 1986, RUN-D.M.C. helped revitalize AEROSMITH‘s career by covering “Walk This Way”. The seemingly unlikely collaboration also helped break rap into mainstream pop music, as it was the first rap song to make the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
AEROSMITH‘s 15th studio album, titled “Music From Another Dimension”, will arrive on November 6 via Columbia Records. The CD was helmed by producer Jack Douglas, who previously worked with AEROSMITH on classic early albums like “Toys In The Attic” and “Rocks” as well as on 2004’s “Honkin’ On Bobo”.
Photo credit: Ross Halfin