Looks like more drama in the Aerosmith camp. After a few good years within the Boston bad boy's club — trouble has reared its head in the apparent ousting of drummer Joey Kramer. TMZ broke the report that Kramer was filing suit against the band for forcing him to audition to re-join the band following what he describes as “minor” shoulder surgery last spring. In his absence of the end run of the band's Las Vegas shows, his drum tech, John Douglas, sat in for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
The report stated that Kramer's bandmates forced to him to perform along with a click track to see if he was “able to play at an appropriate level” — something the drummer maintains none of the other members were forced to do upon returning from medical leave.
Upon listening to Kramer's performance, the band claimed he, quote, “did not have enough 'energy' in the recordings.” Kramer claims he has been forced out of the band — including appearing at such high-profile upcoming gigs as the group's MusiCares honor and a Grammy performance.