Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer to discuss memoir

Joey Kramer, drummer for the legendary rock band Aerosmith, will discuss his memoir, ?Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top? on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 9 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This is a ticketed event, and while there is no cost for tickets, they are required.

In his memoir, ?Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top,? Kramer discusses his 1997 Aerosmith world tour. He reveals his ongoing struggle with depression and the response from fans battling those same overwhelming internal demons. He tells the whole story: the early days of the band and the glamorous drug-addled events leading up to eventual sobriety. He will discuss battles among band members and also the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash endless creativity. The story of a rock star, who after years of insane wildness, became willing to accept help and finally ditch a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that terrors and hard work were still ahead.

The Penn State Berks Bookstore will hold a book signing immediately following the presentation.

Community members can reserve tickets starting on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. by calling 610-396-6076. Students, faculty, and staff can reserve tickets starting Wednesday, March 13, in room 19 of the Perkins Student Center. Community tickets will be held at a "will-call" table, which will be located in the main lobby of Perkins Student Center.

This program may contain explicit language and adult content. The presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.