Present touring drummer of Aerosmith, John Douglas, just lately had an interview with Jeremy White the place he detailed touring with the band and revealed the explanation why the unique drummer Joey Kramer stop touring with the band.
Final yr, Kramer determined to take a break from the band to offer his full consideration to his household, in response to the band’s official assertion. The band referred to the drummer’s depart as a brief depart of absence and took their drum technician as their touring drummer throughout his absence.
The drum tech was requested about the actual purpose behind Kramer’s depart. He revealed:
“Initially, he bought injured the night time earlier than the present in Vegas, this was again in 2019. In order that’s what began it, after which he had some, his spouse Linda handed away immediately and tragically final yr. So there’s simply the choice he needed to make it wasn’t straightforward.”
The band is now on their farewell tour, and evidently, Douglas doesn’t really feel like making a farewell tour. He shared why whereas answering if the tour goes to be like a endless farewell tour:
“Properly, for me, I hope so. As a result of once they introduced the farewell tour, I’m like, ‘Farewell? Man, I simply bought right here!’ So, selfishly because the man honored to be taking part in with him, I’d like to go a lot, for much longer.”
He then shared his ideas as a fan of the band and resembled the farewell to the opposite bands’:
“And selfishly, as a fan, I don’t need this band to go away, or a lot the identical as I really feel about all of the traditional bands that I grew up with. There’s numerous farewell excursions happening proper now, and I hope they go on without end I hope they go on so long as The Eagles’ farewell tour which is, what, of their twentieth yr or one thing.”
Douglas additionally stuffed in because the band’s touring drummer in 2019, as Kramer had minor shoulder accidents of unknown trigger. Though the drummer wished to affix again shortly after his depart, the band didn’t let him, main him to file a lawsuit. The band then solved the problems collectively, and Kramer was again once more within the band.
Proper after Kramer’s subsequent depart, his spouse handed away, inflicting the rocker to remain on a hiatus for an extended time. It’s nonetheless unsure when, or if, the drummer is coming again.
Beneath you may see the interview.