It wasn't the reunion he'd hope (and sued) for, but Aerosmith reunited with estranged drummer Joey Kramer onstage at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony award night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Kramer did not perform with the group for its four-song set on Friday, but joined his longtime bandmates at the podium after singer Steven Tyler called him up onstage.
In one of many dramas taking place over Grammy Week, Kramer sued the band after they determined that his playing was not up to par. The drummer, who is a founding member of the legendary Boston band but has not performed with them since he suffered an injury last year, auditioned for his old job via video, playing along with pre-recorded tracks.
Tyler gently cradled Kramer's shoulder as he made a brief statement. "Remember, people only really get interesting when they start to rattle the bars on their cages. And the best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
Australian Associated Press