Aerosmith's Helpful Book
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer hopes his new autobiography will help people struggling to cope with their problems.
Aerosmith's Joey Kramer wants his autobiography to "help people".
The drummer has penned 'Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top', which follows his struggle with substance abuse problems, difficult relationship with his father and "co-dependant battle" with singer Steven Tyler,and says he hopes it can inspire others.
He said: "I want it to be entertaining, but at the same to help people.
"My desire to help people plays a strong part in my character. Because I've been allowed to do what I've done via Aerosmith, I'd like to be able to carry it on as I get older, on another level. Whatever that may be is really unbeknownst to me -maybe some sort of a lecture series or circuit or whatever - but I know that it will come."
Bassist Tom Hamilton praised his bandmate's "amazing" story but says he has no plans to bring out a tome of his own.
He explained to Billboard.com: "Right now my passion is expressing myself through music. I think the thing to do is to be the last one to write a book. That way you can let everybody else put things in their book that are gonna make you mad, and then you can answer back and have the last word."