Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Talks About His Upcoming Book ‘Hit Hard’


May 11, 2009

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer talked about his upcoming book ‘Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top’ in the video below. The 256 page book is due for release on June 30th through Harper Collins and can be pre-ordered at

In 1997, amid Aerosmith’s sold-out world tour and number one album release, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity.

Hit Hard unpacks the history of a rock star who became willing to accept help and finally kick a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that the real terrors and hard work were still ahead. Ultimately, Hit Hard is about how Joey recognized his confusion between love and abuse, awakening to the kind of self-acceptance and compassion that make relationships possible in the “real world” as a member of the biggest band in American history.

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