Issue: December 19, 2000
After a delay of more than a year, RUN-D.M.C.'s sixth album, "Crown Royal," is finally scheduled for release on Feb. 13, the rap duo's first release in seven years. The cameo-packed album will feature appearances by KID ROCK, METHOD MAN, EVERLAST, LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST, and THIRD EYE BLIND's STEPHAN JENKINS. The album's first single, "Rock Show," was co-written and produced by Jenkins. RUN told Rolling Stone that Kid Rock and Aerosmith joining Run-D.M.C. to perform "Walk This Way" at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards triggered the guest spots. "It was like God and the angels was hanging over that place," he said. "This [album] is the same type of thing."