Joey Kramer talks with Westword.com about the new record, working with Jack Douglas and his new coffee company, Rockin' & Roastin'.
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What can fans expect for this leg of the tour?
Well, a song or two from the new record. We got a couple of surprises up our sleeves to change things around a little bit. I think everybody's going to be happy with what it is we'll be doing, because I know we are, and we're excited about taking it out, and we look forward to coming to Denver.
I know there are a few rumors floating around regarding the origin of the band's name, but from what I gather you were the one who came up with Aerosmith, right?
Yep. That is correct. That's the definitive answer. Joey thought of it.
I guess you were writing it on a book in school, right?
Yeah, I used to scribble it all over my books in high school. I came up with it with another friend of mine in high school, and you know, I kind of had it tucked away for a long time.
I have to talk about my new coffee company, you know? It's called Rockin' & Roastin'.
When did you start that?
It's been up and running for about five months and right now you can get it online at www.rockinandroastin.com, and we hope to be in the supermarkets soon. It's gourmet coffee from Sumatra, Guatemala and Ethiopia. It's really good gourmet coffee. For those of us who love coffee, you'll love it.
Are you a long-time coffee aficionado?
Oh yeah. Years and years.
Was this something you'd been thinking about doing for a while?
Yeah, I was thinking about it for a long while, and then it took about eight or ten months to put it together. We're just starting now, but all good things take time. But this is some of the best coffee I've tasted. So I hope everybody enjoys it.
Any idea when it will be in the stores?
It probably won't be for a while because we're working on the deals now. But if you order it online, it gets sent out right away, and you get it really quickly.