Judge rules that Joey Kramer not able to play drums for Aerosmith during upcoming Grammy performance
It appears that it will be difficult for drummer Joey Kramer to reintegrate into the Aerosmith band line-up as TMZ has reported that a Massachusetts judge has ruled that the 69-year old drummer will not be rejoining the band at least in time for the group’s upcoming performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Kramer had recently filed a lawsuit against the remaining band members complaining in essence that he wasn’t allowed to play in the band anymore.
The judge is quoted as saying: “Given that Kramer has not played with the band in 6 months and the dearth of available rehearsal time before the upcoming performances, Kramer has not shown a realistic alternative course of action sufficient to protect the band’s business interests.”
In addition, Kramer reportedly showed up at Aerosmith‘s rehearsal location for the upcoming Grammy Awards but the drummer was turned away by two security guards apparently retained by the four remaining Aerosmith band members — lead vocalist Steven Tyler, lead guitarist Joe Perry, rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and bassist Tom Hamilton. The video footage (see below) reportedly dates back to Sunday, January 19, 2020 and TMZ reported Kramer as stating:
You can read the complete article at TMZ‘s website.
Aerosmith are scheduled to resume their Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency at MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on January 29, 2020.
We’ve obtained video from over the weekend showing Joey arrive at an Aerosmith Grammy rehearsal in L.A. only to be turned away by two security guards. The guards make it clear, they were given the orders to refuse Joey’s entry by the other 4 members of the band.