Aerosmith is facing a lawsuit from one of its members.

TMZ reports that drummer Joey Kramer is suing the band for allegedly not letting him back into the band after he took time off for temporary disability from minor injuries suffered in 2019.

Rather than allow him back, the band allegedly said he would need to audition in order to prove he was “able to play at an appropriate level.”

Kramer has been a member of Aerosmith since the band formed in 1970.

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The musician also alleges that the band asked him to perform his rehearsal solo against a “click track,” instead of playing live with the other four members.

After completing the audition, Kramer was prohibited from rejoining the band, who told him he “did not have enough ‘energy’ in the recordings.”

As a result, Kramer claims he will not be included in a number of upcoming major events, including a performance at the 2020 Grammys.

A source close to the band told TMZ that Kramer had been given multiple opportunities to rejoin Aerosmith, but continually backed out, opting instead to record a tape for the other members.

TMZ also reports that the band is still open to Kramer returning provided his drumming skills are at “full potential.”

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The rest of the band responded to Kramer’s lawsuit in a statement to People.

“Joey Kramer is our brother; his wellbeing is of paramount importance to us,” Tyler, Perry, Whitford and Hamilton said. “However he has not been emotionally and physically able to perform with the band, by his own admission, for the last 6 months. We have missed him and have encouraged him to rejoin us to play many times but apparently, he has not felt ready to do so.”

“Joey has now waited until the last moment to accept our invitation when we, unfortunately, have no time for necessary rehearsals during Grammys week,” the statement continued. “We would be doing a disservice to him, to ourselves and to our fans to have him play without adequate time to prepare and rehearse.”

It concludes, “Compounding this, he chose to file a lawsuit on the Friday night of the holiday weekend preceding the Grammys with total disregard for what is our limited window to prepare to perform these important events. Given his decisions, he is, unfortunately, unable to perform but of course, we have invited him to be with us for both the Grammys and our MusiCares honour.  We are bonded together by much more than our time on stage.”