Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer strolled into his neighborhood Barnes & Noble on Wednesday night and signed more than 200 copies of his new "Hit Hard" book for fans who began lining up at 3:30 in the afternoon to wait for the musician's 7 p.m. book-signing.

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer strolled into his neighborhood Barnes & Noble on Wednesday night and signed more than 200 copies of his new "Hit Hard" book for fans who began lining up at 3:30 in the afternoon to wait for the musician's 7 p.m. book-signing.

By 6:30 p.m. the line wrapped halfway around the building.   Accompanied by his fiance, Linda Pappan, and a few friends, Kramer allowed groups of about 50 to enter the store at a time, giving each gathering the opportunity to ask him questions as a combined group before they formed a line to have their book signed and have a photo-op with the drummer.   Though the crowd was primarily comprised of men and women in their 30s through 50s, there were a few senior citizens in line, along with some in their teens and 20s, as well as a few young ones tagging along with their parents.   Even a few members of the Weymouth kids' band Barroom Heroes waited for the drummer to sign their books.  

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