That’s me with my prized Aerosmith mug, excited to see Aerosmith perform live on the Grammy’s Sunday night. Run DMC joined them for an inspired version of the song they collaborated on in 1986, “Walk This Way.”
It was bittersweet for me. Today we found out Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others tragically died in a helicopter accident not far from where the Grammy Awards were held. That news all but dwarfed the drama over whether or not Aerosmith’s drummer, Joey Kramer, would play with the band tonight after being told by the band his drumming wasn’t good enough.
While on stage with Aerosmith, Run DMC held up a Kobe Bryant basketball jersey. Nice thought. And, drummer Joey Kramer did not play with Aerosmith at the Grammy Awards, but, he did take the stage with them to receive a band award at a benefit in Los Angeles Friday night (they played at that event too, but with a fill-in drummer).
– Chris Jackson