5 SXSW Keynote Speakers Who Would Be More Fun Than Dave Grohl

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3. Axl Rose
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Like Prince, Axl Rose rarely chooses to speak to the media, but we all lap it up when he does choose to come down and bestow upon us some kind of words of wisdom. He's elusive, he's possibly nuts, he's possibly a genius, and he's possibly an asshole, which is why we're all so damned captivated by him all the time.

If nothing else, Axl could offer his insights on why Chinese Democracy took so long and why he believes it didn't sell as well as he had hoped it would. If he even accepts that it didn't sell that well, in his Axl version of reality. Again, that's why he'd be an interesting choice.

2. Kanye West

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Any time Kanye West opens his mouth, it's a show. The man oozes controversy with every word he speaks. He's also just damned entertaining to listen to. He's been in the music industry on both sides of the pop world as it stands today: Performer and producer. He's also seen every evolution in the past decade take place while remaining on the cutting edge.

So not only would Kanye probably have some interesting insights into the state of the music industry, but he would also be edgy and unpredictable. You never know with Kanye when he's just going to pop off with a "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment or a strange comparison between himself and Hitler, and that's what makes him so much fun to listen to.

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Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

Yeah let's just all be glad it isn't Morrissey & move along...

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