Tag: Joey Kramer
Aerosmith and Slash kicked off their North America summer tour announcement yesterday by rocking the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles for a six-song set that you can watch below. December 4, 1973 was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whiskey until yesterday. Aerosmith also made separate appearance on 'Ellen' and with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday mroning in regards to the announcement.
Aerosmith took the stage at The Whisky after an intro by "Uncle Joe" Benson of 100.3 FM The Sound without guitarist Brad Whitford, who couldn't attend due to his finshing up the 'Experience Hendrix' tour. Steven Tyler then announced: "Ladies and genitals! Welcome to the Whiskey! You love this band almost as much as I do?"
Aerosmith rocked through "Draw The Line," "Same Old Song and Dance," "Pink" and "Walk This Way." Tyler brought out Slash for the final two songs alongside Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer. "We’re going to bring up a friend of ours who is going to be playing on this tour. The one and only Slash!" Tyler announced to the appreciative crowd. Tyler then licked his finger, swirled it over his "Ma Kin" arm tattoo, and belted out the opening verse to "Mama Kin."
Joe Perry told the crowd at the tail end of the show: "The first time we played here was December 3, 1973. It was the first time formally here but also the first time in California. The first time west of the Mississippi was right here! That was then and this is now. And look what happened," he said as he pointed to Slash before shouting "Let’s rock!" The set then wrapped with an impressive version of 'Train Kept A Rollin.' I'm assuming we can look forward to more collaborations between Aerosmith and Slash on the tour.
"Bring it baby. Bring it! Rock and roll is forever! Come on!" Tyler shouted as he and his Aerosmith bandmates exited the stage.
Draw The Line
Same Old Song And Dance
Walk This Way
Train Kept a Rollin’
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry also made an appearance on the daytime talk show ‘Ellen.’ Tyler talked about the history between Slash and Aerosmith, saying that a drawing of Aerosmith made by a young Slash can be found on the inside of the group’s most recent album.
The tour will kick off on July 10, in Wantagh, New York and wrap up in Nova Scotia on September 12. Tickets for the 'Let Rock Rule' new tour will be going on sale on April 12 via www.livenation.com
Aerosmith and Slash Tour Dates:
Jul. 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Kitchener, ON, Canada - McLennan Park
Jul. 16 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 19 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
Jul. 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 25 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
Aug. 2 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 8 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's
Aug. 13 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion (Formerly Sleep Train Pavilion)
Aug. 16 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 22 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 25 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Sep. 3 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Sep. 6 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 - Sydney, NS, Canada - Open Hearth Park
We now know who the richest drummers in the world are, and it really should be no suprise who is #1. Celebritynetworth.com compiled all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. Check out the Top 30 below.
The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles/Solo)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo/Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot)
11. Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182/The Aquabats)
12. Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Conan O’Brien)
24. Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)
Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:
8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)
8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.
The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:
Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde
Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford
Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony
King Diamond, Mark Tremonti
In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.
Aerosmith News: Tom Hamilton talks 60 Minutes boob factor, new album pushed back to September, get a cup of Joe(y) Kramer coffee,
Bassist Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith told St. Johns, Newfoundland radio station K-Rock 97.5 in a recent interview that Lora Logan' low cut top got the band nervous in the 60 Minutes profile last month and accused show producers of carefully editing band interviews in order to trap frontman Steven Tyler.
He’s branded the people behind CBS flagship news magazine 60 Minutes as "brutal" for their work and said he and his colleagues were forced into a state of nerves because of presenter Lara Logan’s low-cut top.
The profile had Hamilton, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford listing the things they didn’t like about Tyler, who was then shown edited footage, leading him to say: "I think my busting everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is. I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good."
Hamilton said their quotes were taken out of context. "It was tough to watch. They took comments we made during very deep conversations and sort of barraged Steven with them. I thought it was a little brutal."
He also said there was another side to the conversations which producers left out. "It was the truth. It was everybody speaking what they were feeling. We talked about a lot of things involving anger – yet a lot of other things involving brotherhood. So Steven got pissed off and said a couple of things that were demeaning to the rest of us. I cringed a little bit, yet the second it was over I texted him and said, ‘You did a great job.’"
Hamilton added, "Lara Logan, the correspondent, had a very low-cut top on. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is sort of, get the band nervous with your cleavage and make them say stuff.’ And if you watch the interview you won’t see that. That’s how they do it: they show their boobs and get you to talk about stuff. It works every time."
The question I have is haven't the band and Tom seen an uncountable amount of boobs over the years? Lora Logan's sure shouldn't fluster anybody.
Hamilton also revealed in the radio interview that their long-awaited studio album which has been pushed back to September. The album would be "just about done" by the time Aerosmith plays the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Grand Falls Windsor on July 14th. That show marks one of the biggest concerts in the history of Newfoundland. The Global Warming tour will kick off on June 16th in Minneapolis with Cheap Trick opening most of the shows.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has created his own brand of organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee called Rockin’ & Roastin'. The beverage comes in both regular and decaf, medium and dark and Ethiopian and Guatemalan roasts. Somebody was in the rhyming mood as the description on his website says, "Rockin' & Roastin' - Music To Your Lips: Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer, a coffee loving Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, has pounded the skins since his early teens fueled by love for music and spirited beans.
Cups big and small filled right up to the rim were never quite worth that last lick of the rim. So he set out on a search fearing chances were slim that he'd find the ripe bean that would satisfy him.
Seeking perfection, organic and true - a coffee to move you just right the day through - Joey had done what he set out to do. Rockin' & Roastin'...his own special brew. A taste of the rock star life." Based on the description alone, I gotta try this coffee. You can get yours to try at Joey's official coffee site: www.rockinandroastin.com
Aerosmith News: Joe Perry talks new album with Rolling Stone, will appear on Discovery Channel’s ‘Sons of Guns’ tonight
Joe Perry of Aerosmith will will guest on a new episode of the Discovery Channel reality series 'Sons of Guns' tonight (Apr. 4) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show focuses on Red Jacket Firearms LLC, a business that sells and builds custom-made firearms and other weapons in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Tonight's episode, 'World's Largest Machine Gun,' will feature the Red Jacket staff trying to get a 70-year-old 40-millimeter Bofors cannon and an 1855 Volcanic Pistol in working order.
In a post on his Twitter account, Perry seems to suggest that he may also make future appearances on the program, writing, "Don't miss an episode, you may miss something else."
Rolling Stone recently talked to Joe about the band's first album in eight years, which is almost complete and scheduled for release this summer.
RS: Was it tough rebuilding the bridges to get everyone back in the same place?
JP: No, because the music does that. After a band's been together as long as we have, everybody just gets into their own rhythms. You can't force shit. People do what they're going to do outside of the band, whether it's Steven (Tyler) wanting to put his name on motorcycles or doing American Idol, or Joey (Kramer) writing a book or me putting out a solo record. But the five of us always have this band, and we're constantly amazed that it's still happening.
RS: You worked with producer Jack Douglas through the Seventies and then again on your last album, Honkin' on Bobo, in 2004.
JP: Honkin' on Bobo was supposed to be this record. As it turned out, the energy around the band wasn't right, but we needed to put something out. We did it in a room not much bigger than this, everybody set up and playing live. And that was what we carried into this record: live, in-the-room excitement.
I don't spend much time listening to the records when they're done. Usually I let go of it. Especially in the Eighties and Nineties – they were like product, almost. (There were) so many people involved, I felt like you lose ownership of the record. But I remember listening back to the tracks in the Seventies a lot, just for the fun of it. And this record, for some reason, I found myself doing that.
RS: Are there any songs left over from Honkin' on Bobo?
JP: Well, there are riffs. It's funny, because some riffs have popped up in different songs that we've tried over the years. One riff on this record has to be at least 20 years old. It's been percolating, waiting for its time. It may end up turning up in a couple of songs on this record, in a mini-opera kind of way.
RS: On recent Aerosmith tours, you've had lots of band injuries. Are you snake-bit?
JP: Hey, man, if you snow-ski, you're going to fall down once in a while. The longer you ski, the more your chances are of falling down. There were years where we never had cancellations. I guess we're just saving it up for the end.