Joey Kramer is drummer for Boston, US rockers Aerosmith since Stephen Tyler moved from behind the kit to behind the mike in 1970. He started playing drums when he was fourteen years old. The reason, according to Joey himself:
"I guess it was a sign of a rebellion. The drums made alot of noise and did nothing for my relationship with my parents. Eventually I was not allowed to play at home, so I played wherever the band practiced."
Kramer may not be the most visible member of the band, but his straightforward drumming style is at the heart of Aerosmith's signature sound.
Joey Kramer is simply one of rock’s greatest drummers of all time. Anyone involved in rock music today would be hard pressed to say they weren’t, in some way, influenced by Aerosmith; one of the most popular bands of all time.
Joey’s playing defines what rock drumming is all about; a deep, solid groove, tasteful fills and rock solid time. Coming from the school of "less is more", Joey’s drumming is as much a part of Aerosmith’s sound as Steven Tyler’s voice, and Joe Perry’s guitar. Even Dennis Chambers considers Joey Kramer one of his favorite drummers.
In 2002 Joey decides to use his years of experiment and releases "Aerosmith's Joey Kramer: Drum Loops and Samples", a CD with downloadable drumloops - including the drum figures from some of Aerosmith's biggest hits.