AEROMITH’S JOE PERRY EXPLAINS WHY DRUMMER JOEY KRAMER WILL NOT BE ON THE BAND’S FAREWELL TOUR
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was a recent guest of Byrd of 97.1 FM The Drive, where he explains why drummer Joey Kramer, will not be joining the band on their upcoming Peace Out farewell tour.
Perry said (via blabbermouth.net), “His heart’s in the right place, but, listen, playing the drums is an athletic event. And there’s a certain point where you’re just kind of, like,… every joint starts to give out, man. So, at this point we’re not thinking he’s gonna be there. We’ll see.”
When the band announced its farewell tour earlier this week, they released a statement, that said, “While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health. Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”
For the past year, the band’s longtime drum tech John Douglas has been filling in on drums for Kramer.
Jeff, I agree. “His heart’s in the right place”. Meaning he wanted to, but was told no. Am I wrong, but wasn’t it a few days ago the reason was to spend time with family? Smells like Sabbath/Ward.
Some of this sounds shifty , but 70 plus years old having to bang out those songs with energy and drive… it makes sense he might not be up to the task
Hope he was not forced out though , it sounds like a little of both , I’m sure we will.hear from Joey soon enough …
…unless he signed an NDA.
In retrospect after his wife passed away, I thought this was a situation like Steve Morse and Deep Purple and made a little sense. Soon as I started hearing tour I was keeping my eyes peeled for news about Joey…….sadly he won’t be there and like everyone else, I wonder what’s really going on.