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Watch David Grohl Deliver SXSW 2013 Keynote Address

For a guy whose band has been (sort of) on hiatus, Dave Grohl has been in the news a lot lately—from his consistent outspoken-ness in favor of old-school analog recording, to his recent quasi-Nirvana reunion (with Paul McCartney) at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, to his indie documentary “Sound City”, for which he assembled an all-star soundtrack and now-touring supergroup Sound City Players.

And now, he follows in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen, as this year’s keynote speaker at SXSW in Austin, Texas. And you can watch the entire thing below.

Grohl’s address gears around “the musician’s voice.” Much of it is a heartfelt retelling of his personal musical journey—but it also serves as one of the most solid love letters to rock and roll that you will probably ever hear, and his personal story should serve as inspiration to DIY musicians everywhere. I don’t know how long this speech will be available online, but it is definitely worth the fifty minutes to watch it. Enjoy!


(Photo credit: Lindsay (filmsical)/Wikimedia)

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About the Author


David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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