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King of Rock" is a 1985 single by Run–D.M.C. and the title track from their album . It was featured on the video games King of Rock , Guitar Hero: Aerosmith , and is a downloadable track on Thrasher: Skate and Destroy . The song was sampled for Rock Band 3 Michael Jackson's song "2 Bad" and was performed by the group at the 1985 Live Aid concert. Eddie Martinez is the song's lead guitarist and appears in the video.
It reached no. 108 on the
. Billboard Hot 100 [1 ]
The music video featured
Calvert DeForest as a security guard.
References in popular culture [ edit ]
"King of Rock" is heard in the
2010 movie . Cop Out The
Beastie Boys' song "Shame In Your Game" from the album includes the lyrics " Hello Nasty I'm the king of ," a reference to the opening lines of "King of Rock." Boggle, there is none higher/I get eleven points from the word quagmire
Track listing [ edit ]
7" - Profile (US)
"King of Rock" – 4:38
"King of Rock (Instrumental)" – 4:10
12" - Profile (US)
"King of Rock" – 6:15
"King of Rock (Instrumental)" – 6:34
Chart positions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]