Aerosmith finally played a show with Joey Kramer.
Just a few weeks ago, Aerosmith wouldn't allow their drummer Joey Kramer to come to Grammy rehearsals.
However, Monday night, they played a full set with him their ongoing Deuces Are Wild residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Last month Kramer tried to force his way back into the band by taking the band to court. “This is not about money,” Kramer said in a statement. “I am being deprived of the opportunity to be recognized along with my peers for our collective lifetime contributions to the music industry."
The lawsuit revealed that Kramer was forced to play along to a click track in rehearsals to prove his abilities and that the band voted four to one to keep him out. As Rolling Stone writes, they also made him pay for his replacement, John Douglas.
“Joey Kramer is our brother; his well-being is of paramount importance to us,” the band said in a statement. “However, he has not been emotionally and physically able to perform with the band, by his own admission, for the last six months. We have missed him and have encouraged him to rejoin us to play many times but apparently, he has not felt ready to do so.”
Despite all this, it looks like the band managed to save the line up once again.