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Joey Kramer

Background information
Birth name Joseph Michael Kramer
Born June 21, 1950 (1950-06-21) (age 59)
Origin The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hard rock, Blues-rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician
Songwriter
Instruments Drums ,Vocals.
Years active 1970 — present
Labels Columbia
Geffen
Associated acts Aerosmith
Website JoeyKramer.com

Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer (born June 21, 1950, The Bronx, New York City, United States) is the American drummer for the hard rock band Aerosmith. It was Kramer who named the band in 1970.[citation needed] Kramer briefly attended the Thornton Donovan School. According to the band's autobiography, Walk This Way, 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 his father in 2005 at several Aerosmith shows while he was recovering from strained muscles.

Kramer's nickname with his band members is 'Krame Dog'.

He teamed up with James Montgomery and David Hull to form the blues rock, The Kramer Montgomery Blues Explosion, and performed at Martha's Vineyard for the first time in July 2008.

Kramer is estranged from his wife, April, and 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, Massachusetts that he shared with his ex-wife April was placed on the market for sale on July 1, 2008. He had constructed a new home on the 17-acre (69,000 m2) property in 2003, which was added to the existing home with detached recording studio.

Kramer's book, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top, about his career and struggles with depression, was released on June 30, 2009.[1]

On February 26, 2010, Paid, Inc. released the first version of the Joey Kramer Hit Hard iPhone Game to the iTunes store. It is Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.[2]

He was also the first person in North America to take delivery of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

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