Aerosmith drummer: “We play so much better” than Rolling Stones

It doesn’t sound like Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is a huge fan of The Rolling Stones.

In speaking to Classic Rock magazine for an upcoming feature, Kramer reportedly said he puts his band above the Stones, at least in a live setting, and emphasized he’s not a particular fan of the band or their drumming.

“First of all, as far as Aerosmith goes there is no band that has been around for almost 50 years that still has the original five guys in the band,” Kramer said, per “Everybody is always raving about the Stones, saying the Stones this and the Stones that. I’ve never cared for the Stones. They never had anything to offer me musically, especially in the drumming department.

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“The Stones is not the original band and I do not care for them. I think if you came to see an Aerosmith concert, people would realize that we play so much better than them that it’s silly because they’re not so good live. Yeah, they are what they are and all of that, but I don’t think there’s a band out there today that does what we do.”

What do you think? Do you agree with Kramer? Does he have a legit gripe over the fact The Stones are not the original lineup? What about his comments pertaining to the drumming?

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2 comments to “Aerosmith drummer: “We play so much better” than Rolling Stones”
    • I’m sure this doesn’t bother Charlie or the other members in the least. After all they’ve been around longer than Aerosmith so change happens sometimes.
      It would be great if Bill was still playing bass for the RS but you have to respect him what he’s doing now and having no regrets about leaving in 93. He’s a happy man.

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