DMC & The Hellraisers’ David Filice: “Amateurs learn something until they can play it right – professionals learn something ‘til they can’t play it wrong”

David Filice
(Image credit: William Greenberg)

DMC & the Hellraisers is a band led by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from hip-hop legends Run DMC. The group also features Veronica Bellino from Life of Agony on drums and vocals; Rich Devletian, formerly of Ours, on guitar; and DJ Charlie Chan Soprano, who came in after the passing of Jam Master Jay in Run DMC when they started touring again. The music is a fusion of hip-hop and hard rock.

Here, bass player David Filice presents the story of his involvement with the project in his own words.

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