Dave Grohl is gonna be busy in 2013. Not only is he working on the new Queens of the Stone Age album, it has now been announced that the Foo Fighters front man will be the keynote speaker for the South By Southwest music and media technology conference. That keynote speech will go down in mid March down in Austin, Texas. South By Southwest is a huge week-long event that brings artists from all across the country and the globe to network and get an edge on the latest technology that’s relevant to the music biz. For more details on South By Southwest, visit the website SXSW.com.
Mask on Mask
The masked men of Hollywood Undead are relying on another masked man to direct their latest video. The hip-hop rock group has tapped Slipknot’s Shaun “Clown” Crahan to direct the video for “We Are.” The tune will be the first single from the forthcoming album Notes From the Underground. There’s no word on when the video will be out, but the album is expected to drop in January.
Live album details
Just in time for Christmas, Godsmack’s Sully Erna has announced details on the release of his solo project’s live album. Avalon Live will feature 14 tracks recorded at a concert back in December 2011. The release will also feature several DVDS, including the live performance, a behind-the-scenes documentary and a disc with bloopers and outtakes. You can go above and beyond and get a package that will include a hat, t-shirt, guitar pick, coffee table book and more. Avalon Live comes out December 18th.
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