Joey Kramer (Drums) - Joey has steadily been laying down the beat for Aerosmith since day one. His drumming style is so clean and crisp that is sounds too easy to be true. Joey is just that damn good! When he is not playing the drums, Joey can often been seen tooling around the countryside in his Ferrari, but whatever you do don't ask him if he has a light when he is filling up that car. (Long story...)
It was Joey who named the band in 1973. Kramer briefly attended the Thornton Donovan School. According to the band's autobiography, Walk This Way, Kramer was frequently the one collecting money owed to the group. His first writing credit with the band was Pandora's Box on their second album, Get Your Wings. Of all the members of the band, Kramer has written the fewest songs. Kramer's son's Jesse also plays drums. He filled in for Joey in 2005 at several Aerosmith shows while Joey was recovering from strained muscles. During the formation of Aerosmith, it was Joey Kramer who suggested the name Aerosmith for the group of young musicians. Joey currently play DW drums.
One of Kramer's ex-girlfriends is the mother of Rob Bourdon, the drummer of the nu metal band Linkin Park. Bourdon took inspiration from Kramer, as he got to see the backstage production behind the scenes when he went to an Aerosmith concert at the age of ten. Kramer gave Rob a kick pedal.
- Joey is part owner of a car dealership in Plymouth, MA.
- Joey was the first person in North America to take delivery of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.