Yesterday morning, Dave Grohl gave the keynote speech at SXSW. Although the Foo Fighters frontman went about this in a humorous, entertaining way, he went on to called the moment, “without a doubt, my musical life’s greatest honor.”
One of the main statements he conveyed in his speech was that “The musician comes first.” He went into great detail about the early stages of his interest in music, comically relating his musical obsession for Edgar Winter to goats yelling like humans in a YouTube video. However, it was the time he met his older cousin, who introduced him to The Misfits, The Ramones, Bad Brains and DRI, just to name a few, that he described as “the first day of the rest of my life.”
Dave Grohl continued discussing his years with Nirvana, starting over with the Foo Fighters and led into his experience at Sound City, the main reason he was at SXSW (later that night, he and the Sound City Players performed in support of his documentary about the fame studio). As Grohl’s heart wrenching yet comedic keynote speech came to an end, he ended with a story about his daughters, the next generation, stating that “You can find your voice” just as he had. Watch Grohl’s entire keynote speech in the video above.
[footage via NPR]