Juliette Lewis compares working with Dave Grohl to ‘being next to Zeus’

Foo Fighters frontman played drums on the Licks' 2006 album

Juliette Lewis has described what it was like working with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

Lewis worked with Grohl for 2006 Juliette and the Licks album ‘Four on the Floor’, recording drums for the LP. Speaking to Rolling Stone recently, Lewis compared Grohl to the Greek god Zeus.

Asked what he learned from Grohl, Lewis replied: “So much. I cannot find another word to describe how much he helped, other than to say ‘mentor’.”

“We all met the Foo Fighters early on in the band, at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in, I think, 2004 or 2005,” she explained. “Dave was just really supportive of us, and I felt could talk to him about anything.”

“Then later on when we were looking for a new drummer, he said, ‘I’ll do it!’ He just dug into the songs, and he has such power and is so dynamic. To be next to that kind of powerhouse of a player, I always joke like it was being next to Zeus.”

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Juliette Lewis recently worked on a rock documentary called Hard Lovin’ Woman. The Michael Rapaport-directed short film recently premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in New York and will be available on Red Bull TV from April 23.