Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Discusses Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Future of Band
A couple of months after Steven Tyler hinted about the end of Aerosmith, drummer Joey Kramer talked about what's in store for the band in the near future. According to Kramer, the current status of the band's members, such as Joe Perry's health condition, could affect the upcoming activities of Aerosmith.
Kramer talked about the future of the band during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview, the 66-year-old drummer discussed the effects of Tyler's solo career on the band after the vocalist moved to Nashville, Tennessee to record and release his latest album We're All Somebody From Somewhere.
In June, following the release of the country album, Tyler told Howard Stern about the possible farewell tour of Aerosmith.
Despite Tyler's solo career and what he said a couple of months ago, Kramer believes that Aerosmith will not breakup because of the singer's projects outside the band.
"It's something he needed to get out of his system," he told Rolling Stone. "He can put that notch on his pistol as long as it doesn't interfere with what he's doing in [Aerosmith]."
Kramer noted that the one aspect that could ultimately end the band's touring days would be the health of his bandmates. Aside from Tyler's physical condition, the drummer also centered on Perry, who collapsed onstage in July during a concert with Hollywood Vampires.
"It surprised the sh*t out of me when it happened," he said. "I exercise every day, I'm conscientious about my health. I thought it was heartburn or indigestion. We're not 25-year-olds anymore - we can't play as many shows as we used to."
"Steven can't sing two nights in a row or three to four nights a week - it's physically impossible," he added. "So it becomes a question of going out [on tour] less than we used to, or not doing it at all."