Karl Mueller (rock musician)

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Karl Mueller (July 27, 1963 in Minneapolis – June 17, 2005 in Minneapolis)[1] was an American rock musician. He was the bass guitarist and a founding member[2] of the Minneapolis alternative rock band Soul Asylum.

In May 2004, Mueller, a longtime smoker, 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. Mueller died of cancer in June 2005.[1] Mueller was subsequently cremated and his remains reside at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. 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. ^ a b Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed February 2011
  2. ^ "A Brief History of the Bands and Artists". Review of rock bands from Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.

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