AEROSMITH Drummer JOEY KRAMER: 'I'm Feeling Better Than Ever'

AEROSMITH Drummer JOEY KRAMER: 'I'm Feeling Better Than Ever'

Massachusetts hard rockers AEROSMITH will resume their in-progress "Let Rock Rule" tour on Saturday, August 16 at the Gorge in George, Washington.

Earlier this week, AEROSMITH canceled its concert at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California so that drummer Joey Kramer could undergo a minor medical procedure. The musician, who has no history of a heart condition, said, "I'm feeling better than ever and I’ll be back sitting in the best seat in the house, hitting it harder than ever for our amazing fans. My gratitude and thanks for all the love and support showered on me during this time."

AEROSMITH's "Let Rock Rule" tour with opening act SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS is scheduled to run through September 12 at Cape Fest 2014 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A couple of weeks ago, Kramer gave an interview to Smashing Interviews magazine in which he stated about how he prepares for the rigors of the touring lifestyle: "I'm in the gym every day on off days, and I just make sure I eat right and sleep right. That pretty much takes care of it. After doing it as many years as we've done it, it comes as second nature, so you just have to take care of what comes naturally."

He elaborated on his tour preparations in a November 2013 interview with the WAAF radio station. He said: "I'm in the gym every day, Monday through Friday. And I train really hard to go out and do a tour. So that, basically, what I'm doing with my trainer is that I train harder in the gym than the amount of energy that I expend on the stage. So by the time I'm ready to go out on the road, doing a show is a whole lot easier. And at the end of a show, or at the end of a tour, I feel really good."

Guitarist Joe Perry told The Pulse Of Radio that he and the rest of the guys in AEROSMITH realize that age is a tremendous factor in the professional decisions they make. "You realize you're not an immortal, and you don't have this 22-year-old feeling of 'this thing can go on forever,' and y'know, 'I can do whatever I want, I can go for three nights without sleep and everything will be fine,'" he said. "You start to realize that it's a very delicate thing, life is a delicate thing, and being able to perform at the top of your game is a delicate thing. And it's one of those changes, y'know, that comes over. I'm still amazed that we can put on the kind of show that we put on. Every night could be our last."


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