born on 27/6/1962 in Minneapolis, MN, United States
died on 17/6/2005 in Minneapolis, MN, United States
Karl Mueller (July 27, 1963, Minneapolis June 17, 2005, Minneapolis) was an American rock musician. He was the bass guitarist and a founding member of the Minneapolis alternative rock band, Soul Asylum.
In May 2004, Mueller was diagnosed with throat cancer, and a benefit concert was held to help him with his medical bills. In September of that year, Grant Hart and Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü reunited for the first time in seventeen years at the Rock for Karl benefit in Minneapolis. Paul Westerberg also made an appearance, as did Soul Asylum - in Mueller's last public performance. In June 2005, Mueller lost his battle with cancer. His widow, Mary Beth, resides in Minneapolis.
In July 2006, Soul Asylum released The Silver Lining, a studio album featuring Mueller's last work.
Mueller was also pictured on the cover of the EP Clam Dip & Other Delights, released on April 14, 1989.
- 1.0 1.1 Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed February 2011
- A Brief History of the Bands and Artists. Review of rock bands from Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society (2012). Retrieved on 27 June 2012.
- The Soul Asylum Band records are available for research use at the Minnesota Historical Society.
|Dave Pirner - Dan Murphy - Tommy Stinson - Michael Bland - Karl Mueller|
|Pat Morley - Grant Young - Sterling Campbell - Ian Mussington|
|Soul Asylum discography|
|Albums: Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck - Made To Be Broken - Time's Incinerator - While You Were Out - Clam Dip & Other Delights - Hang Time - And the Horse They Rode in On - Grave Dancers Union - Let Your Dim Light Shine - Candy From a Stranger - The Silver Lining|
|Compilations: Black Gold: The Best of Soul Asylum - Closer to the Stars: Best of the Twin/Tone Years|
|Live and other projects: After the Flood: Live from the Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997|