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David Pirner is the lead vocalist for the band Soul Asylum.

He was born on April 16, 1964 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. By the time he was 17, he was living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dave taught himself how to play the drums. By age 20, Dave started his career drumming with a punk band called Loud Fast Rules as part of the Minneapolis scene, together with Karl Mueller (bass) and Dan Murphy (guitar). When Pirner switched to singing… read more

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  • Avatar for songfactslastfm
    "I don't think that anybody that really loves that song thinks about the video that much." - Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum explains to us how the iconic "missing children" video for the Grammy Award winning "Runaway Train" had very little to do with the song itself, but ended up defining it anyway:
  • Avatar for Undead000
    haha! this picture is much better. he looks almost like Axl Rose ;) oh, you're welcome. only two clicks :D
  • Avatar for Vadana
    Love him!
  • Avatar for dvoodoo
    lotsa people been defined by that...
  • Avatar for hk94
    I can't believe someone tagged him slept with winona ryder. I know it's true, but, being defined by that? Gross.

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