September 3, 2012 in Nation/World

Run-DMC reunite for Philly festival

From Wire Reports
 
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Run-DMC, from left, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons are shown in February 2002.
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Run-DMC performed for the first time in over a decade Sunday at the Made In America festival.

Under a video banner that read “Jam Master Jay Forever,” the Queens, N.Y., natives rocked tens of thousands of fans at the festival in Philadelphia.

The 40-minute set included “It’s Tricky,” Run putting on Adidas for “My Adidas,” and a rocking version of “Walk This Way.” Perhaps the most poignant moment came when Run talked about the group’s breakup following the death of Jam Master Jay.

“After his assassination … we put a silence on the group,” Run said.

Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC’s longtime DJ, was fatally shot in 2002.

Run introduced Jay’s sons T.J. and Jam Master J’Son, who performed “some beats.”

Russian punk band has no regrets

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says she regrets nothing about the band’s anti-government performance in a cathedral that got them convicted of hooliganism and sentenced to two years behind bars.

Tolokonnikova told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine in an interview released Sunday that her conviction with her two band mates were Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “personal revenge,” which served to put a global spotlight on his government.

“I think the bottom line is that the trial against us was important because it showed the true face of Putin’s system,” she said.

Der Spiegel said the performer’s answers to the magazine’s questions were provided through her lawyer, who is allowed to visit her in prison.

She said Pussy Riot’s goal remains “a revolution in Russia.”

The birthday bunch

Actress Anne Jackson is 86. Actress Eileen Brennan is 80. Country singer Tompall Glaser is 79. Musician Al Jardine (The Beach Boys) is 70. Actress Valerie Perrine is 69. Drummer Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 64. Guitarist Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) is 57. Actor Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”) is 55. Actor Charlie Sheen is 47. Singer Jennifer Paige is 39. Musician Redfoo (LMFAO) is 37. Actress Ashley Jones (“True Blood”) is 36. Actor Garrett Hedlund (“Tron”) is 28.

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