‘We did drugs, drugs - and more drugs’ ... and then?

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‘We did drugs, drugs - and more drugs’ ... and then?

After 49 years of battling snobbery, addiction and each other, Aerosmith remain America’s greatest rock band

Ian Winwood

In the autumn of 1972, Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer was walking in the group’s adopted home city of Boston. With work finished on the quintet’s eponymous debut album, the drummer was in a sunny mood. He spotted band mate Joe Perry on the other side of the road and crossed over to be with him.

“Hey Joe, how you doin’?” Kramer said. “Can I walk with you?”

“Yeah, sure,” the guitarist replied...

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