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Soul Asylum

  • Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983.
  • Mueller was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, causing the band to organize a benefit concert on his behalf, and died a year later.
  • After playing a series of acoustic shows in the early 1990s they were picked up by Columbia Records. In 1992 they released Grave Dancers Union, which became their most popular album. On January 20, 1993, the group performed at the first inauguration of United States President Bill Clinton.
  • Soul Asylum received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for "Runaway Train." The music video for "Runaway Train" featured photographs and names of missing children in a public service video style.
  • Dave Pirner has become good friends with director Kevin Smith, a longtime Soul Asylum fan. Soul Asylum have contributed music to three Kevin Smith films, Clerks, Clerks II, and 1997's Chasing Amy (in which Pirner provided the score). Smith directed the music video for the song "Can't Even Tell," which was featured on the Clerks soundtrack.

90's Hits

Runaway Train


Promises Broken
Somebody To Shove

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