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Feature Article
Dave Pirner | Soul Asylum

Dave Pirner

The Heart of Soul Asylum

by Brian McKinny, senior editor, Music Insider Magazine

Most people dont know that Dave Pirner started his career as a drummer in a punk band. A native of Green Bay, Wis., he moved to Minneapolis, Minn. as a teenager. By age 20, he had started playing drums in Loud Fast Rules, together with Karl Mueller (bass) and Dan Murphy (guitar) in the Minneapolis sub-punk scene. When Pat Morley joined the band and took over on drums, Pirner moved from the back line to singing and playing rhythm guitar. After Morley was replaced on drums by Grant Young, the band changed their name to Soul Asylum.

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Editorial Corner

The Heart of Soul Asylum | Hitting it Big in a Saturated Market | Writing Primer

Teri Doty

On the gloriously illustrated cover, you will be pleased to find the feature article, Dave Pirner The Heart of Soul Asylum taken from an in-depth interview with the outspoken and charming front man of the iconic 90s alt-rock band, Soul Asylum.

Other delectable morsels of musical knowledge and insight include advice for Hitting it Big in a Saturated Market, by Chris Hulbert. Its an article that every up-and-coming band or artist should read.

And for those up-and-coming bands and artists, a writing primer by Tamara Halbritter on Writing Primer is just the ticket to keep you from falling into some of the more common pitfalls of the music business that should be avoided at all cost. This article could literally save your musical life.

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