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Fourth Fatality Reported in South by Southwest Tragedy

Screen Capture / thestatesman.com
Screen Capture / thestatesman.com

We're sad to report that a fourth person has died following the South by Southwest (SXSW) drunk driving incident. At the young age of 18, DeAndre Tatum passed away earlier today (March 27) after being in critical condition for two weeks.

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Third Person Dies in South by Southwest Tragedy

Screen Capture / thestatesman.com
Screen Capture / thestatesman.com

Another year of Austin's South by Southwest festival is in the books, but this one will be overshadowed by a tragic incident. A spokesperson for the Austin Police Department has confirmed that a third person has now died as a result of injuries suffered when a car plowed into a crowd of people gathered outside a venue at the South by Southwest festival.

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Two People Killed and Many Injured as Car Plows Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival

Screen Capture / thestatesman.com
Screen Capture / thestatesman.com

Update 5PM ET: A few key facts in our original story have been changed to reflect new information that has surfaced since the initial reports of the incident. Included among those is the identity of the suspect and a clarification about the two people who were killed.

Horrific news to report out of the popular South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, when a driver attempting to avoid a drunk driving stop smashed through a barricade and plowed into a crowd waiting to get into one of the many venues taking parking in the festival. More than 20 pedestrians were injured outside the Mohawk nightclub and two people traveling on a scooter were killed.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces 2014 South By Southwest Showcase

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Texas has been annexed by New England! In advance of the 2014 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival this April, organizers have invaded the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas to stage their own showcase of hard and heavy bands.

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Green Day’s ‘Broadway Idiot’ Documentary + Concert Performance Highlight Big Day at SXSW

Green Day
Reprise

Friday (March 15) was a big day for Green Day at South by Southwest, as the band had two films screening and they made a welcome return to the concert stage at the Moody Theater. While 'Cuatro,' the documentary about the creation of their album trilogy, has appeared at other festivals, South by Southwest was the premiere of 'Broadway Idiot,' their film about the creation of their 'American Idiot' stage production.

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Deliver Epic 2013 SXSW Performance

Dave Grohl
Mark Davis, Getty Images

Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players are getting into a groove. With mostly the same lineup that appeared at the Sundance Film Festival and in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year, the giant music collective took over Austin's historic music venue Stubb's Thursday night (March 14) for a truly epic set at the South by Southwest festival.

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Rob Zombie Reminisces About Smoking Crack With Ozzy Osbourne and Rick James

Rob Zombie, Rick James and Ozzy Osbourne
Rob Zombie: Official Twitter

Rob Zombie is set to have a monster year in 2013. The multi-talented artist will be releasing his latest film, 'The Lords of Salem,' on April 19, with the soundtrack for the movie dropping on April 16. Additionally, Zombie's fifth solo album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' will become available on April 23, and amidst all the excitement, Zombie recently decided to tell a fascinating story about smoking crack with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and late R&B star Rick James. 

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Iggy and the Stooges Pummel SXSW Audience

Iggy and the Stooges
Jim Dyson, Getty Images

Iggy and the Stooges came, they saw and they conquered Austin's South by Southwest Wednesday night (March 13). The band, who are currently ramping up to the release of their 'Ready to Die' album, played both new songs and classics at Austin's Mohawk club.

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Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW Keynote Speech

Dave Grohl
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

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

Dave Grohl
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

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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