Kenny Aronoff is one of rock's most in-demand drummers. While this DVD is ideal for beginning/intermediate drummers, it also offers valuable tips for the advanced player. Topics include creating a drum part, keeping steady time, making the beat groove and developing the beat creatively. Special features include footage from a drum clinic in San Luis Obispo, California, footage from Melissa Etheridge's tour, 2004 recording session footage from Indiana, an awards gallery, and a photo gallery.
"(Laying It Down: Basics of Rock Drumming) has just been re-released on DVD and holds up well after 20 years. Aronoff's premise of stamping your own style on a simple rock beat is the foundation for Laying It Down. So while the music has dated, the concept has not. Less experienced players could learn a lot here."
- Paul Burke, Rhythm Magazine