November 4, 2010
As Aerosmith mark their 40th anniversary this year, drummer Joey Kramer has a bit of news about how the band will celebrate.
“Yeah, we’re going to make an album. That would be very special,” Kramer tells Spinner, laying on the sarcasm. “I would like to see a record within a year from the Aerosmith boys,” he adds with more sincerity.” My brothers and I are destined to make another record in the next year or so
“It’s going to be an old-school Aerosmith record,” Kramer continues. “We’re going to do it the old way with the whole band [in the same room] and it should be a good one. We’re all anticipating.”
So far, Aerosmith have yet to demo any new tracks though. “I’m anxious to get back in the studio and do a record,” Kramer says. “We haven’t done a record in so long. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a nice project over the winter.”
One other thing the band is celebrating is the end of their tour, which was delayed and delayed last year after several injuries and mishaps. “It’s good for everybody to be back in the thick of things again,” Kramer says. “The band is playing great now, so it’s a good time and everything is good.” Following the final date in September, the plan was to first take a rest and “do whatever we’ve got to do individually, whatever that might be. Then we’ll all convene to do a record.”
With all of the drama, Kramer admits that there were moments in 2009 when he wondered if Aerosmith would make their 40th birthday.
“One of the things that’s great about being in this band is that I never know what’s going to happen next,” he says. “What you see in the mirror, is that really what you’re going to get or not? Really, at this point in time, the only thing that’s going to stop us is if someone out-and-out dies. Other than that, we’ve already been through what we’ve been through and stood the test of time. What else is there?”