(July 27, 1963, Minneapolis
– June 17, 2005, Minneapolis) was an American rock
musician. He was the bass
player and a founding member of the Minneapolis Alternative Rock band
, Soul Asylum
In May 2004, Mueller was diagnosed with throat cancer
, and one benefit concert was held to help him with the 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.
- The Soul Asylum are available for research use at the