Joseph Simmons

  1. Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels Presenting 'Garden of Laughs' Benefit Comedy Showcase

    January 20, 2013 2:02 PM EST In 2000, at age 35, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, from legendary hip-hop group Run DMC, found himself depressed and in search of meaning in life beyond being a rap star. "Here I am sitting in Europe, depressed, getting hundreds of thousan ...

  2. Run-DMC to Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest

    July 10, 2012 1:01 PM EDT They haven't performed together in over a decade, but the surviving members of Run-DMC are set to reunite this fall at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Joseph Simmons, now known as Rev. Run, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels retired ...

  3. 'Notorious' Scribe Takes On Run-DMC

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cheo Hodari Coker is making himself quite a morbid niche: writing biopics about slain rap stars. The "Notorious" screenwriter is attached to adapt Bill Adler's "Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biogra ...

  4. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  5. R&B Briefs: Sammie, DMC, LaBelle, Cole

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Singer Sammie has parted ways with Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records. Now with independent imprint Empire Entertainment, Sammie is working on a new album. A first single from that yet-untitled project, “One Way Street,” was released this week. Manage ...

  6. Rev Run Signs To U.K. Indie

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Run DMC's Joey Simmons, better known as Rev Run, has signed a worldwide recording deal with U.K. independent Craze Productions. The new Rev Run album is being recorded in New York and is set for release in the first quarter of this year. He w ...

  7. Simmons wants to Run with biopic

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop and lifestyle entrepreneur Russell Simmons is looking at making a movie about Reverend Run of Run-DMC fame with the same team that worked on the TV series "Run's House." Simmons told the Media and Money conference in New Yor ...

  8. EMI Music Pub, T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. ColliPark Take BMI Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing was named BMI Urban Publisher of the Year at the BMI Urban Awards Friday night at New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by BMI president and CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publisher relations C ...

  9. BMI To Honor Rev Run

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Influential hip-hop artist Rev Run, one-third of Run-DMC, will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 7th Annual Urban Awards on Sept. 7. The awards are to be held at The New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Icon awards are given to songwri ...

  10. Nazareth, Reverend Run Help Dodge Re-Launch

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Acts featured in Charger campaign. Dodge is re-launching its Charger model with a new 30-second TV spot that debuts today (May 17). The first part of a multi-tiered campaign, the ad features the mashed-up sounds of rockers Nazareth and rapper Chri ...

  11. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced April 13 that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russell Simmons Music Group NEW YORK -- Island Def Jam Music ...

  12. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reverend Run, Buddafly on RSMG roster. Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced this morning (April 13) that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russel ...

  13. MTV, P.Diddy Extend Ties

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Network scores first-look production deal. MTV will announce today (March 23) a first-look production agreement with Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment. Combs will provide executive-producer services on future television pr ...

  14. Simmons, Rev Run To Host U.K. Urban Seminar

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in Lond Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the c ...