By Daniel Kreps and Angie Martoccio
Source: Rolling Stone
The band kicked off with their 1993 hit — with Steven Tyler running up to Lizzo so that she could help out with the chorus. The legendary hip-hop trio then joined the band for “Walk This Way,” which they rerecorded in 1986 with Tyler and Perry. They made an extreme entrance to the stage, knocking down a wall à la the original video. Later in the performance, they held up Kobe Bryant’s Lakers jersey, honoring the late basketball player who died earlier that day.
Absent from the Grammys performance and the band’s MusiCares tribute earlier in the week was drummer Joey Kramer, who accused his bandmates of excluding him from the Grammy festivities in a lawsuit. John Douglas took his place.
In a statement, Kramer — who said Aerosmith forced him to re-audition for his long-time gig — said: “I am being deprived of the opportunity to be recognized along with my peers for our collective lifetime contributions to the music industry. Neither the MusiCares’ Person of the Year Award nor the Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement honors can ever be repeated.”