Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels Added To “I Want My ’80s” Lineup

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, formerly of Run DMC, has been added to the “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies” lineup. Also featured are Taylor Dayne, The Waitresses guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler, Grammy winner Rob Fusari, and emcees Mark Goodman and Lori Majewski. 

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the 2017 “I Want My ’80s” show.

McDaniels performed at the 2017 show and brought energy and inspiration that impressed even the most close-minded college student when he performed his big hits “It’s Tricky,” “Sucker MC’s,” and “Walk This Way.”

What you need to know about the show is right here:

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tickets: $25/$20 for WPU community & Senior Citizens/$10 for non-WPU students/$0 for WPU students
Benefit: William Paterson University Music Scholarships


Professor David Philp

DMC sings “Walk This Way” with Music Director Rob Fusari at the 2017 “I Want My ’80s” fundraiser.

In addition to performing, we’ll also auction off a DMC comic book, autographed by Mr. McDaniels.  You won’t want to miss this chance, so go!

DMC holds up an autographed copy of his comic book in 2017. Mark Goodman, on your right, will help auction it off on April 6th. The guy in the pink is your Professor David Kirk Philp. He’s the handsome man writing what you’re reading right this very second.


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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at or find him on LinkedIn HERE.


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