Bob Mould developed his deep love of music as a child when his father, who owned a small grocery store, would bring in boxes of singles on 7-inch vinyl. While attending Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mould formed the hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü in 1979. While never attaining large-scale commercial success, Hüsker Dü left an indelible imprint on rock music. Mould, who’d been a heavy drinker most of his life, decided to sober up at the same time that Hüsker Dü was falling apart. After the band’s breakup in 1988, he hid himself away in a cabin and writing softer songs on acoustic guitar. He released two solo albums, ‘Workbook’ and ‘Black Sheets of Rain.’ In 1992, he formed the power-pop trio Sugar, releasing two albums, ‘Copper Blue’ and ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ before disbanding. Mould has continued, albeit sporadically, to release solo albums. In 1999, he stopped playing music and began working in another field of great interest to him: wrestling. Mould wrote and coordinated matches for World Championship Wrestling for two years. In 2002, he returned to music, recording the questionable ‘Modulate,’ a dance/electronica album. Since then, he’s released numerous albums, the latest being 2014’s ‘Beauty & Ruin.’
Bob Mould Posts Tribute to 'Frighteningly Talented' Grant Hart
Bob Mould shared his memories of the nine years he spent with the late Grant Hart in Husker Du.
25 Years Ago: Bob Mould Finally Finds Deserved Commercial Success With Sugar's 'Copper Blue'
Nirvana arrived and Bob Mould said he knew, right then, that guitar records were back.
15 Years Ago: Bob Mould Embraces Electronica on ‘Modulate’
After a four-year absence, Bob Mould returned in March 2002 with the electronica-influenced 'Modulate.'
Five Years Ago: Foo Fighters Release the Rapturous 'Wasting Light'
Dave Grohl knew from the start what he wanted the Foos' 2011 album to be: a pure and simple rock statement that cuts straight to the pleasure center.
Husker Don’t: Bob Mould Squashes Husker Du Reunion Rumors
“I never want to take advantage of the fact that I was in [Hüsker Dü],” Mould said of reunion rumors. “Nor do I ever want to get in the way of its legacy."
Bob Mould Announces 'Works In Progress' Solo Electric Tour
After a whirlwind 2014 which saw the release of Beauty and Ruin, his highly-acclaimed return-to-form album, Bob Mould has announced his plans for this year.
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