He doesn't seem to share my enthusiasm...
Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top by Joey Kramer
I've been looking forward to reading this book since I learned of its release (not long ago, actually - how was I so out of the loop?!) I absolutely love Joey Kramer. I used to have a silly fan page for him on Geocities back when I was 14-16. Thank god THAT'S gone! (Strangely enough, my Aerosmith site is still up... and it's way more embarrassing...)
As much as I think Steven Tyler is the biggest and best rock star in history, and as hot as Joe Perry is, I've always been drawn to the LI3 (Less Interesting Three, as they dubbed themselves). Brad's a great guitarist, Tom is absolutely hilarious, and Joey- I'm not sure exactly what drew me to Joey. My secret desire to be a drummer? He's a goof, and he seems very real. I loved how silly yet serious he'd act in the Aerosmith documentaries.
When I saw Aerosmith back on 12/4/02, I was lucky enough to have a spot at the catwalk. The band played three opening songs on a little platform at the end of the catwalk, then went to the main stage. As they were walking, everyone was trying to touch them. No band members touched back except Steven, who was eating it up. Then Joey Kramer walks by, AND GIVES ME FIVE! I shit you not. I was the only person he touched. Sure, it might have been because I was the tallest girl around, and was able to practically lay across the catwalk until someone noticed me. But the whole night, even when Steven took my hat, even when I "jacked off" his ankle (what my bf at the time called it, anyway), even when I was blatantly ignored by Joe, all I could think was "Joey Kramer high-fived me!"
The book is supposed to be a very open and honest account about his depression. I can't wait to find out what makes this man tick!