Nuno Bettencourt stands up for Joey Kramer who joined Aerosmith last night to accept MusiCares award
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer attended the Grammy‘s 2020 MusicCares event last night (on January 24, 2020) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA and accepted — along with his Aerosmith bandmates, Steven Tyler (lead vocalist), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Brad Whitford (guitar) — the event’s 2020 Person of the Year Award. Unfortunately, Kramer did not perform with Aerosmith after the five band members accepted the award (as reported by USA Today).
Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt apparently attended the event as well and posted a message on Facebook where he stood up for Kramer and dismissed the recent issues that Aerosmith are going through.
The following message was posted in part on Bettencourt‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“Here at Grammy’s Music Cares… backstage with the one and only JOEY KRAMER!!!
The backbone that is Aerosmith. He IS being honored tonight along with with the bad boys from Boston.
Unfortunately… today’s Supreme Court…. Social Media… started ripping the band, and all artists associated with honoring these guys, after seeing a pathetic TMZ… showing the private trials and tribulations that bands go through.
50 years these guys have survived EVERYTHING… more than ANY band on this fucking planet. And yes, bands, we fight, we breakup, we reunite… but it’s nobody’s business to judge. As none of us are on the inside. So when you see a clip that’s out of context… of their true reality from a network who makes their money basically stalking and making fun of celebrities and artists in their weakest periods and lows of their personal lives…. just know that JOEY KRAMER is here… why? Because THEY ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE BROTHERS. regardless if they sometimes have to be pulled apart like family and can’t rehearse and play together… for now.”