Karl Mueller has cancer.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Woodchuck, May 22, 2004.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Bassist Diagnosed With Throat Cancer
    (AP, 05/21/2004 7:57 PM)

    Soul Asylum has postponed recording while longtime bassist Karl Mueller is treated for throat cancer, the group's manager said Friday.

    Mueller, 40, is home from a short hospital stay, manager Jake Walesch said. A tumor was discovered after Mueller woke up and was unable to breathe, he said.

    Walesch said Mueller, a co-founder of the Minneapolis-based band, is doing well.

    Soul Asylum put off recording its 10th studio album until July, when Mueller will be finished with treatment.

    Soul Asylum, which was formed in 1981 as Loud Fast Rules, is known for the 1992 hit single "Runaway Train."
  2. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    That truly sucks. I was just listening to "Let Your Dim Light Shine" last night. :(

    p.s. I didn't realize they had that many albums.
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I hope he gets better soon.
  4. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Wow, that really sucks. I strongly sympathize having cancer myself. I just hope they caught it in time.