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Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer


1970- Aerosmith - drums (as Joey Kramer)  

Guest musician

1989 Alice Cooper - drums  

Personal information

Also known as: Joey Kramer
Born on: 21.06.1950

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Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer (born June 21, 1950, The Bronx, New York City, United States) is the drummer for the American hard rock band Aerosmith.

Kramer's book, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top, about his career and struggles with depression, was released on June 30, 2009.

Joey married his girlfriend Linda in 2009. They currently reside in Austin, Texas.

A powerful drummer, Joey has been known to amuse concertgoers during his drum solos by striking the drums with his arms, elbows and even his forehead.

He made a guest appearance in the 22nd season of The Simpsons in the episode The Ned-Liest Catch as a former partner of Bart's teacher Mrs Krabappel, as told in the 3rd season episode Flaming Moe's, which featured the whole of Aerosmith, the first band to guest star on the show.

In June of 2011, Joey did a fan Q&A and said that he liked outside writers because he does not care about it as long as it's all 5 members playing.