Soul Asylum

American rock band

Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Soul Asylum has four members in the band; the current band members are David Pirner, Dan Murphy, Michael Bland and Tommy Stinson.

Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum performing in Urbana, Illinois in 2010
Soul Asylum performing in Urbana, Illinois in 2010
Background information
GenresAlternative rock, punk rock
Years active1983-present
429 Records
Dave Pirner
Michael Bland
Tommy Stinson
Past member(s)
Dan Murphy
Pat Morley
Grant Young
Sterling Campbell
Chuck Biscuits
Karl Mueller
Joey Huffman
WebsiteOfficial website

The band was formed in 1981 and were balled Loud Fast Rules. The band was renamed Soul Asylum in 1983. They released their debut album Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck on August 24, 1984. The song "Runaway Train" from their sixth studio album, "Grave Dancers Union" won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994. The bands original bassist Karl Mueller died on June 17, 2005 from throat cancer.[1] They released their tenth studio album "Delayed Reaction" on July 17, 2012.

Band membersEdit

  • Dan Murphy - guitar (1983-2012)
  • Pat Morley – drums (1983)
  • Grant Young – drums (1985–1995)
  • Sterling Campbell – drums (1995-2000)
  • Chuck Biscuits – drums (2000-2005)
  • Karl Mueller - bass guitar (1983–2005)
  • Joey Huffman - keyboards (1993–1997, 2003–2006)


So far as of 2012, Soul Asylum have released 10 studio albums and 1 live album:


Live albumsEdit


  1. "Soul Asylum's bassist, Karl Mueller, dies at 41".

Other websitesEdit