This collection of grooves takes you on a journey through the impressive catalogue of one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers: Kenny Aronoff. Having recorded in excess of 1,000 albums, performed on over 30 Grammy Award-nominated productions and sustained a prosperous career for close to 40 years, Kenny is not only a well-respected player in the session drummer business – he is the definition. Ask Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jon Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger or just about any of the biggest names in the past four decades of recording history and they’ll vouch for it. It there’s one thing this powerhouse of a drummer knows, it’s rock. American rock.
This massive collection of MIDI drum grooves was performed live by Kenny on an e-kit. He dove headfirst into his catalogue of nearly 7,000 songs and picked a wide variety of grooves to start from. In each song he then did several variations of every groove and topped off with a selection of his unique fills. All in all, this is not only a piece of modern rock history captured in the form of drum MIDI grooves, it’s a well of inspiration for the songs you have yet to write. Get some of Kenny’s signature mix of raw power and subtile finesse for your next track – it deserves it.
Works with EZdrummer, EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2 (optimized for 1 kick, 1 snare, 1 tom, 1 floor tom, 2 crash cymbals, 1 ride cymbal).
Having recorded in excess of 1,000 albums, performed on over 30 Grammy Award-nominated productions and sustained a prosperous career for close to 40 years, Kenny is not only a well respected player in the session drummer business – he is the definition. Some of the artists he’s worked with include: John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, Lady Ga Ga, Bruno Mars, Pharell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Chickenfoot, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Slash, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, James Taylor, Chris Cornel, Rob Thomas, Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Gibbons, Gregg Allman, Keith Urban, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, Joe Cocker, B. B. King, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Crosby Stills and Nash, Celine Dion, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, The BoDeans, George Jones, Brad Paisley, The Buddy Rich Big Band.
Here’s a short playlist of some of the amazing songs Kenny has played on through the years.