Friday, June 17, 2005

Karl Mueller, Rest in Peace

Way too young to go. My condolences to Karl's family and friends.

From the Strib:

Karl Mueller, the longtime bass player for Minneapolis' best-known rock band Soul Asylum, died early today after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 41.

Mueller co-founded Soul Asylum in 1984 along with friends Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy. The band enjoyed several years of underground and critical success, but was best known for its multi-platinum 1992 release "Grave Dancer's Union" and the hit "Runaway Train."

Mueller was diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004 and underwent radiation treatment. The cancer was in remission when, in October, a legion of Twin Cities music scene veterans banded together for a "Rock for Karl" benefit concert at the Quest to help defray Mueller's medical costs.