Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Rips On The Rolling Stones: 'We Play So Much Better Than Them'

February 28, 2017

In an interview with Classic RockAerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer pulls no punches when it comes to his distaste for The Rolling Stones. "First of all, as far as AEROSMITH goes there is no band that has been around for almost fifty years that still has the original five guys in the band."

He continues, saying, "Everybody is always raving about The [Rolling> 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."

"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," says Kramer. 

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton however disagrees with Kramer on his stance towards the Rolling Stones. He wrote on his Twitter page, "I love Joey but I also think the Stones are one of the bands that define ROCK! Been a fan since I was twelve."

When asked if there is any group or artist he feels could take Aerosmith's place headlining festivals and filling stadiums, Kramer responded with, "I don't. When the bands that are around now are finished, I think it will be the end of a very long era. I'm talking about bands like us, AC/DC and Van Halen."

(source: Blabbermouth)