Kramer attended the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1970 , but left it without a degree. Aerosmith emerged from a loose acquaintance with Steven Tyler , Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton in late 1970. The idea for the band name is attributed to Kramer. In 1971 Brad Whitford replaced the second guitarist Raymond Tabano and thus completed the formation of the band that is still valid today. While Perry and Whitford left the group temporarily for a few years in 1979 and 1981, respectively, Kramer, like Tyler and Hamilton, has been a member of Aerosmith without interruption since its inception.
Kramer has a son and a stepdaughter from his first marriage (1979-2007) to April Kramer. He has been married to Linda Kramer (née Linda Pappan) since 2009 and now lives in Georgetown, Texas. He is the owner of Joey Kramer's Rockin 'and Roastin' Cafe in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, which opened in 2016 .
- Joey Kramer: Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top ( ISBN 0-061-56662-4 )
- Stephen Davis: Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith ( ISBN 0-380-97594-7 )
- Brenda Pike: Aerosmith Drummer Returns to Berklee ( English ) Berklee College of Music. November 6, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
- Jon Solomon: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer on Music From Another Dimension! and Rockin '& Roastin' ( English ) Westword. July 31, 2012. Accessed December 24, 2016.
- Aerosmith ( English ) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
- Modern Drummer May 2013 ( English , PDF; 49.1 MB) Accessed December 24, 2016.
- Aerosmith - Family Tree ( English ) Rock This Way. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
- James Aldridge: Aerosmith drummer debuts Rockin '& Roastin' line of coffee in Texas ( English ) Austin Business Journal. September 21, 2015. Accessed December 24, 2016.
- Sarah Grant: Joey Kramer on Aerosmith's Future, Quest for 'Quality' Coffee ( English ) Rock This Way. September 12, 2016. Accessed December 24, 2016.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kramer, Joseph Michael|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 21, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City|