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Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

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Dave Grohl is taking over Austin this week as one of South by Southwest's most prominent figures. The musician just had a chance to show off his 'Sound City' documentary for the Austin denizens and is heading to the Austin Convention Center today to give his keynote speech for the music conference. The speech itself will stream live online courtesy of NPR and SXSW at noon ET / 9AM PT and you can catch it right here in the player below.

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Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Confident About 2013 SXSW Keynote Speech

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This is a big week for Dave Grohl, who is not only bringing his 'Sound City' documentary and a Sound City Players concert to Austin's South by Southwest, he's also delivering the music conference's keynote speech. The rocker tells USA Today that he feels confident in the speech he's ready to give and part of that comes from his upbringing.

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Dave Grohl on Performing Nirvana Material Live: ‘It Just Hasn’t Felt Right’

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When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.

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Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor + Josh Homme Let Music Do Talking During ‘Mantra’ Studio Session

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Jonathan Wood, Getty Images

In the Foo FightersDave Grohl, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, you've got three of rock's great frontmen, yet with their 'Sound City' soundtrack collaboration the three musicians chose to let their instruments do the talking on a new song called 'Mantra.'

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Confirm South by Southwest Performance

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

One of the worst kept secrets of South by Southwest has finally been confirmed as Dave Grohl will bring his Sound City Players to Austin for the South by Southwest music conference.

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Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’ Soundtrack Streaming in Full

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Now that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has introduced his 'Sound City' documentary to the world, the film's soundtrack has become available for streaming in full. Consisting of experimental collaborations with musical giants such as Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor and many more, the transfixing 11-track 'Sound City: Real to Reel' album is now yours to experience (listen below).

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Dave Grohl on Directing Soundgarden Video for ‘By Crooked Steps’

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Soundgarden: Official Instagram

Foo Fighters have had their fair share of humorous, lighthearted videos over the years, but Dave Grohl took advantage of a break in his schedule to try to bring some of that same levity to one of his favorite bands -- Soundgarden.

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Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic + Pat Smear, ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ – Best 2013 Rock Songs

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic
NBC / SNL

Debuted during the '12-12-12' benefit concert in December, 'Cut Me Some Slack' emerged as one of the most discussed collaborations in years. But once the novelty of Nirvana's surviving members playing together again with the legendary Paul McCartney on vocals wore off, there was still one hell of a rock song.

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Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Are Beginning Work on New Album

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

So much for that Foo Fighters hiatus announced in October 2012! According to frontman Dave Grohl, work on a new Foo Fighters album is set to begin this week.

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Dave Grohl Performs With Stevie Nicks and Sound City Players on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

Dave Grohl-David Letterman
CBS

Dave Grohl is making the talk show rounds this week, hitting up 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Late Show With David Letterman' to discuss and promote his 'Sound City' documentary. After an appearance on 'Colbert' earlier this week, last night (Feb. 14) was Letterman's turn.

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