Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.
You know that one with that guy who was in that movie that came out 20 years ago? Well, its soundtrack is finally being released on vinyl for the first time ever.
Soul Asylum Then
Soul Asylum were kicking around the Minneapolis punk scene since the mid '80s. But in 1992, thanks to alternative music's new domination of the mainstream, they scored a major hit with their sixth album, 'Grave Dancers Union,' which just missed the Top 10 and spawned four modern-rock hits, including 'Runaway Train,' their only Top 10 pop hit. They followed up three years later with 'Let Your Dim Light Shine,
Soul Asylum, who enjoyed massive success in the 1990s on the back of their hit 'Runaway Train' and its accompanying video highlighting missing and at-risk youth, are a man down. Lead guitarist and founding member Dan Murphy has issued a lengthy, detailed and heartfelt post on the band's website, revealing that he is stepping down and leaving the grunge/alt rock band that he, Dave Pirner and the late Karl H. Mueller founded 31 years ago. He will no longer tour or record, effective immediately, and for a simple variety of reasons.