South by Southwest, a musical festival and conference held in Austin, Texas has announced that Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures and former Nirvana) will give this year’s keynote speech. The festival consists of an assortment of international artists performing on over 80 stages, with over 100 speakers weighing in on current topics. SXSW 2013 will take place from March 12-17, with Grohl’s speach on Thursday, March 14th at the Austin Convention Center.
Past keynote speakers have included Neil Young, Quincy Jones and Bruce Springsteen. Dave Grohl is currently working on a film about LA’s famous Sound City Studios and drumming on the new Queens of the Stone Age album after the Foo Fighters announced an indefinite hiatus.
Bruce Springsteen’s Speech from last year: