Pop Evil with DMC in ‘Trenches’ Remix [Video]
Late last year, Grand Rapids' own Pop Evil teamed up with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rapper Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. to give their chart-topping single 'Trenches' a spiced up remix.
Now the pair has filmed a video for the popular remix.
As can be seen in the gritty, performance-based video above, the chemistry from Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty and DMC is undeniable and the bond they've created from working together on the remix spilled over onto the Rock on the Range Stage in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.
In a powerful moment, Pop Evil not only performed 'Trenches' with DMC, but also brought up 13 U.S. Marines showcasing the 'Lima Company of Eyes Freedom Memorial' to stand behind them during the performance. The Marines held full-sized plaques honoring the 23 fallen men who served in the U.S. Marines Corps' Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines.
"The guitar riffs screamed in my ear as the song started," Staff Sgt. Tony Storey said. "The crowd seemed to be a rolling mass of people, jumping in unison, fueled by the energy of the band."
As Storey and the other Marines entered the stage, they were greeted with overwhelming cheers and praise from the audience and were greeted warmly by the band and crew as well.
Storey added: "In my mind, I thought, 'People thank us for serving, so that they can enjoy times like this, but it's because they enjoy times like this that we willingly fight for them. I see the rowdy crowd rocking out with Pop Evil, with DMC, being watched over by United States Marines, it personified this idea."
Watch Pop Evil and DMC Perform 'Trenches' at Rock on the Range 2014
Pop Evil, DMC + the Members of Lima Company With the Lima Company Eyes of Freedom Memorial