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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Drummer Joey Kramer got to accept the MusiCares Person of the Year award with the rest of Aerosmith Friday night, but he wasn’t allowed to play with them. 

Joey was with the rest of the band when they accepted the MusiCares Person of the Year Award Friday night . . . and he even got to speak.

Tyler even kept a hand on Kramer’s shoulder as he spoke.

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But that was about all Joey got.  He STILL wasn’t allowed to join the band as they played “Big Ten Inch”“Sweet Emotion”, and “Dream On”.

Or when they were joined by Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, from Joe Perry’s side band The Hollywood Vampires, for the song “Train Kept A-Rollin'”.

When it was over, Tyler gave Joey a shout-out, saying, quote, “Joe Kramer where are you?  We love you, man.”

But they didn’t love him enough to let him onstage at the “Grammys” last night, when they played “Walk This Way” with RUN D.M.C.

Kramer took several months off due to injury, and when he was ready to rejoin, the rest of the guys made him audition.  And he FAILED.  He actually sued Aerosmith to force them to let him play this weekend, but he lost.