Joey Kramer

Joey Kramer

Infobox musical artist

Name = Joey Kramer
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Joseph Michael Kramer
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1950|6|21
Died =
Origin = The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Instrument = drums
Genre = Hard rock, Blues-rock, Rock
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1970 — present
Label = Columbia
Associated_acts = Aerosmith
URL = []

Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer (born June 21, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, United States) is the drummer for the Hard rock band Aerosmith. It was Kramer who named the band in 1973. Kramer briefly attended the Thornton Donovan School. According to the band's autobiography, "", Kramer was frequently the one collecting money owed to the group.

His first writing credit with the band was "Pandora's Box" on their second album, "Get Your Wings". Of all the members of the band, Kramer has written the fewest songs.

Kramer's son's Jesse also plays drums. He filled in for Joey in 2005 at several Aerosmith shows while Joey was recovering from strained muscles. During the formation of Aerosmith, it was Joey Kramer who suggested the name "Aerosmith" for the group of young musicians.

Joey Kramer's Nick Name with band members of Aerosmith is "Krame Dog". Joey has recently teamed up with James Montgomery and David Hull to form a Blues Rock band named "The Kramer Montgomery Blues Explosion" and performed at Martha's Vinyard for the 1st time in July 2008.

Kramer is estranged from wife April Kramer & is currently in divorce proceedings. He has been seen throughout Boston with his girlfriend shown pictured with him at the grand opening of the Apple store.

Kramer's long time home in Marshfield that he shared with his ex-wife April was placed on the market for sale July 1st 2008.He had constructed a new home on the 17 acre property in 2003, which was added to the existing home and detached recording studio.

Kramer is currently writing a book due out sometime next year.


* One of Kramer's childhood friends is the mother of Rob Bourdon, the drummer of the nu metal band Linkin Park. Bourdon took inspiration from Kramer, as he got to see the backstage production behind the scenes when he went to an Aerosmith concert at the age of ten. Kramer gave Rob a kick pedal.
* Kramer owns part of a car dealership in Plymouth, MA.
* Kramer was the first person in North America to take delivery of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
* As of June 27th, 2007, Kramer has listed a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 on eBay. []
*Kramer's newest addition to his car collection is a 2008 Audi R8
*During concerts and tours, Kramer will often throw his drumsticks out in the crowd in unusual ways, such as, throwing his drum stick against a cymbal where it bounces into the anxious crowd.
*Kramer's drum stick isn't signed by him but his name is printed on each drum stick.

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