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Aerosmith went into the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year gala on a wave of controversy due to drummer Joey Kramer‘s lawsuit against the band, but the night went off seemingly without a hitch.

Multiple outlets including Billboard, USA Today and Yahoo were on hand for the event which saw multiple acts perform covers of some of Aerosmith’s biggest songs. Many of those outlets mentioned that it was the covers sung by women that stood out the most due to their ability to tackle some of Steven Tyler‘s broad vocal style.  A full setlist from the event is listed below.

When it came time for Aerosmith to accept their MusiCares honor, they did so with Kramer, and understandably, it was slightly awkward. Tyler and Kramer both spoke during the band’s acceptance speech, which was captured by Yahoo Music’s Editor-in-Chief Lyndsey Parker.

#joeykramer speaks at #musicares with #aerosmith. He was the only one besides #steventyler who gave a speech.

109 Likes, 10 Comments - Lyndsey Parker (@lyndseyparker) on Instagram: "#joeykramer speaks at #musicares with #aerosmith. He was the only one besides #steventyler who gave..."

2020 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala – Setlist

“Rats in the Cellar” – Cheap Trick
“Crazy” – Jonas Brothers
“Angel” – Luis Fonsi & Emily King
“Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” –  Ashley McBryde
“What it Takes” – Gavin DeGraw
“Janie’s Got a Gun” – Kesha
“Cryin'” – Yola & Gary Clark Jr.
“Livin’ on the Edge” – LeAnn Rimes
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – John Legend
“Home Tonight” – Jessie J
“Walk This Way” – Melissa Etheridge with Nuno Bettencourt
“Back in the Saddle” – Sammy Hagar with Orianthi
“Let the Music Do the Talking” – Foo Fighters
“Toys in the Attic” – Foo Fighters
“Big 10 Inch Record” – Aerosmith
“Dream On” – Aerosmith with H.E.R.
“Sweet Emotion” – Aerosmith
“Train Kept A-Rollin'” – Aerosmith with Alice Cooper & Johnny Depp

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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