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

Green Day
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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
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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
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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
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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

Dave Grohl
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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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Corey Taylor Rallying Stone Stour Street Team Members for SXSW Support

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor may be a well-established name in the rock world, but there's an awful lot of competition for attention this coming week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference. As such, Taylor is turning to the Stone Sour street team for support during the major music week.

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Andrew W.K. Gets Party Started as Pitchman for ‘Fresh + Sexy Wipes,’ Plans SXSW Party

Andrew WK
AndrewWK.com

Rocker Andrew W.K. knows a thing or two about partying hard, and now he knows how to stay clean before and after doing it. The musician has signed on as the new pitchman for Playtex's 'Fresh + Sexy Wipes,' helping pre- and post-coital couples everywhere feel a little fresher.

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Smashing Pumpkins Aim for New Album in 2014, Book 2013 SXSW Gig

Billy Corgan
Jason Kempin, Getty Images

The Smashing Pumpkins are back at work on new music. In a new interview with Interesting People Talking Wrestling, Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan reveals that he's been working on a new book, plus a new album from the band.

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Aranda, Young Guns + More Playing Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary Party at 2013 SXSW

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A good chunk of the music community will find themselves in Austin, Texas, next week for the South by Southwest music conference and that includes the artists celebrating Wind-up Records' 15th anniversary. UK upstarts Young Guns and hard rocking Oklahoma outfit Aranda are among the acts representing Wind-up while at SXSW.

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