Aerosmith Blocks Joey Kramer

2020-01-24 by Fernando Alves CONTRIBUTOR | 37 Comments
Joey Kramer was blocked by security from entering Aerosmith's rehearsal for the Grammy Awards to be held next Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

According to a source, the band sensed Kramer wasn't capable of performing at a level their fans demand. "They had been inviting him to come back for the last six months since he's been away for whatever medical situation he's been dealing with", the source continues "He said, 'Yes, I'll come and rehearse' and kept not showing up. On the eve of the Grammys and MusiCares, he wanted to be back."

Kramer sought the court's intervention, but Judge Mark Gildea decided against him, stating: "Given that Kramer has not played with the band in six months and the dearth of available rehearsal time before the upcoming (Grammy) performances, Kramer has not shown a realistic alternative course of action sufficient to protect the band’s business interests. It is hereby ordered that the plaintiff's request for injunctive relief be denied."

Joey Kramer issued the following statement:
"Although I'm extremely disappointed by the Judge's ruling today, I respect it. I knew filing a lawsuit was a bit of an uphill battle considering that the corporate documents don't reference any process for a band member returning from an injury or illness. However, the band waited until January 15th to tell me that they weren't letting me play at the awards ceremonies this week. I can hold my head high knowing that I did the right thing — to fight for my right to celebrate the band's success that I have dedicated the better part of my life to helping build."

"The truth speaks for itself. Ever since I injured my foot last August and went through many hours of physical therapy to heal, not once did the band in its entirety offer to rehearse with me. That is a fact. I was also sent the full rehearsal schedule on January 18th and flew to LA the next day to rehearse and have many texts and emails stating the band can't wait for my return. That's also a fact. When I showed up to rehearse, I was greeted by two security guards who prohibited me from entering."

"The band's offer to allow me to participate in this week's MusiCares and Grammy celebrations for red carpet photo ops only, is appreciated; however, with a fill-in drummer playing on stage at two events honoring our collective musical contributions, it is extremely hurtful to me. I am a professional musician who is eager to return to my rightful place with Aerosmith."

Aerosmith later responded, in a statement to People, saying Kramer "has not been emotionally and physically able to perform with the band, by his own admission, for the last 6 months. We have missed him and have encouraged him to rejoin us to play many times but apparently he has not felt ready to do so. Joey has now waited until the last moment to accept our invitation, when we unfortunately have no time for necessary rehearsals during Grammys week. We would be doing a disservice to him, to ourselves and to our fans to have him play without adequate time to prepare and rehearse."

Kramer last performed with Aerosmith in April 2019 before experiencing what was described as a shoulder injury. Other reports indicated that he also injured an ankle. In recent months the band has played with Kramer's drum tech John Douglas.

Watch the video, posted by TMZ, showing Kramer arriving at Aerosmith's Grammy rehearsal:



For more detailed information:
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/video-joey-kramer-blocked-from-entering-aerosmith-rehearsal-by-security-guards/

Tagged: Aerosmith

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TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2020
14948 Comments


There's more to this than meets the eye

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Darius The Imposter
January 24th 2020
22511 Comments


Aerosmith is gay lol

Sinternet
January 24th 2020
23040 Comments


shite band

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BigHans
January 24th 2020
30936 Comments


Damn, thats cold. Band should have retired in 1989.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2020
8856 Comments


Management saw an opportunity in squeezing more money out of the Aerosmith franchise and the rest is fodder for the gossip outlets.

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tectactoe
January 24th 2020
3365 Comments


lmao Aerosmith. who gives a fuck about this musty sack-of-shit band?

BigBlob
January 24th 2020
5554 Comments


"who gives a fuck about this musty sack-of-shit band?"

dads?

Willie
Moderator
January 24th 2020
18816 Comments


Not even dads. This band is like grand dad status.

tectactoe
January 24th 2020
3365 Comments


'Not even dads. This band is like grand dad status.'
Can confirm. Am a dad and could not give two shits about these geriatric has-beens.

Larkinhill
January 24th 2020
7109 Comments


Hate me some Aerosmith.

lecolumbus
January 24th 2020
213 Comments


He's been in the band for basically 50 years and this is how they treat him? What a bunch of cunts.

Also Steven Tyler abused underage girls and was on Jeffery Epstein's flight logs.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2020
5215 Comments


So dumb

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StrizzMatik
January 24th 2020
3949 Comments


They haven't put out anything listenable since that blues cover album they did.

Nomos2
January 24th 2020
688 Comments


Steven Tyler is a pedophile

tinathefatlard
January 24th 2020
1762 Comments


pwnt

Green Baron
January 24th 2020
25108 Comments


Steven Tyler adopted a 14 year old girl so he could fuck her. Then he got her pregnant and forced her to have an abortion.

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2020
12155 Comments


This dispute is a good argument for a mandatory retirement age in rock music.

WhiteNoise
January 25th 2020
3716 Comments


Even at the absolute height of my classic rock worship, teenage me knew that Aerosmith were shit.

withateethuh
January 25th 2020
370 Comments


Well learning about that whole impregnating a teenager thing really put a damper on the one or two aerosmith songs that doesn't make me instantly want to die.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2020
8856 Comments


Even at the absolute height of my classic rock worship, teenage me knew that Aerosmith were shit.

Toys in the Attic and Rocks are huge, but leaving aside a short-lived resurgence during the late '80s - early '90s, agreed.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2020
14948 Comments


I always thought they were highly respected in the United States, but judging by the feedback I see around here, I was wrong. It seems the new generations don't care less about these old rockers.

GrandpaFred
January 25th 2020
29 Comments


Aerosmith slurps shit through a flavor straw, but even still this seems like a dick move.

iambandersnatch
January 26th 2020
1866 Comments


they're pretty respected in the US, it's just this site is not a good representation of the average american (should be obvious, but I guess it needs to be said).

not a huge fan myself, but a lot of people still like them

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2020
12155 Comments


"judging by the feedback I see around here"

Lol yeah. There's a reason why they've sold more records than nearly any other American rock band. The reason is that there are people who live outside the sputnik bubble. It's shocking, I know.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2020
14948 Comments


I didn't know there was a life outside the sputnik bubble, but if that's true it must be a wasteland.

BlondeGuardian
January 26th 2020
36 Comments


Aerosmith is great (70s Aerosmith, anyway) AND Steven Tyler is a monkey man who is incompatible with civilization

lecolumbus
January 26th 2020
213 Comments


"There's a reason why they've sold more records than nearly any other American rock band."
yeah it's because Americans have fucking terrible taste
Eagles have 2 of the highest selling albums of all time

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2020
12155 Comments


"I didn't know there was a life outside the sputnik bubble, but if that's true it must be a wasteland."

Lol, it is. But the people are generally less obnoxious.


"Americans have fucking terrible taste"

Maybe you should have stayed home then, columbus.

TheMrAlexK
January 27th 2020
11841 Comments


lmao

what I don't get about this story is... how much fucking rehearsal time does he really need to be able to perform "Dream On" or whatever the fuck they're gonna play? he's been in the band for like half a century and Aerosmith isn't exactly BTBAM

lobstah
January 27th 2020
81 Comments


Aerosmith was a great band, but have been going downhill steadily since 1977.

TheEnygma
January 27th 2020
105 Comments


blocking him for "not playing up to level" is pretty ironic considering how shit Joe Perry was at the Grammys

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2020
14948 Comments


When bands become highly profitable institutions, boys go from being bandmates to executive business partners. And things like this happen.

BigHans
January 27th 2020
30936 Comments


band was atrocious last night. They probably could have used him.

asanisimasa
January 28th 2020
60 Comments


yea like a rehearsal is so necessary

Nomos2
January 28th 2020
688 Comments


hahahahah a monkeyman

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 11th 2020
8856 Comments


Kramer is back in the band, guess Aerosmith finally figured out it's not in their best interest to have the entire rock fan ecosystem telling them off.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joey-kramer-to-perform-with-aerosmith-at-tonights-concert-in-las-vegas/

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
February 11th 2020
14948 Comments


I'm glad the guys found common ground.



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