Cris Cohen: You said the producer often influences what you create. That makes me think of “The Grohl Sessions.” When the producer is Dave Grohl, when the producer is a noted drummer, did that change how you played? How did you guys communicate?
Chris Fryar of the Zac Brown Band: So working with a producer that is a drummer is a much different experience. He could talk to me in drummer speak and he wouldn't have to say a whole lot. He would just say, “Hey man, can you do blah blah?” And I knew, even though it wasn't specifically a rhythm that he wanted, I understood.
Working with Dave Grohl was probably one of the most enjoyable experiences I've ever had. As a drummer, as a producer, as a human being… one of my favorite people on earth. He's incredible.
Cris Cohen: What makes him so good in your opinion?
Chris Fryar: He is a fan of music. That's what makes Dave Grohl so great at what he does as a drummer, as a guitar player, as a singer, as a writer, as a producer. He's a fan of music.