Throwback Video: Aerosmith Meets RUN-DMC for the First Time

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When Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. joined forces in March 1986 to collaborate on an updated version of the rock band's 1975 hit "Walk This Way," they couldn't have been at further points in their music careers.

Aerosmith guitartist Joe Perry says he heard a RUN-DMC song coming from his son Aaron's room. "They were new to me, and I liked it -- the sound was like a freight train. A month later, I got a call from Run-D.M.C.'s producer, Rick Rubin, who said he wanted [Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell] to rap over our song."

The rest is history!! WATCH below as RUN-DMC talks about adding their voices to the song and how they thought Aerosmith was The Rolling Stones! 

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