grohl keynote speechToday, filled the big shoes of last year’s keynote speaker at South-by-Southwest, delivering a lengthy keynote speech that touched on Edgar (citing ’s iconic “Frankenstein” as the “record that changed my life”), early bedroom multi-tracking experiences at age 12, his time with and an unabashed affection for ’s “Gangnam Style”, among other topics. Unsurprisingly, given his arena rock prowess and experience playing to the masses, Grohl is quite the eloquent orator and the entire speech is filled with genuine reflections on his career and the inspirations that have driven him to this station in his career.

“I gave it all up for a f***in’ riff” – Grohl on Edgar ’s “Frankenstein”

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South By Southwest () 2013 Keynote Speech in Full