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Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands

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Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. Born in Malone, New York, Mould lived in several places, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul area where he then attended Macalester College. There, he formed Hüsker Dü in the late 1970s, with drummer/singer Grant Hart and bass guitarist Greg Norton.

Formed in 1979, Hüsker Dü first gained notice as a punk rock group with a series of recordings on the independent label SST Records. In 1986, they signed with the major record label Warner Bros. Records, but found only modest commercial success. However, they were later often cited as one of the key influences on 1990s alternative rock, including bands such as Nirvana and the Pixies.

In the late 1980s, Hüsker Dü broke up acrimoniously amid members' drug abuse, personal problems, disputes over songwriting credits musical direction, and the suicide of the band's manager, David Savoy. Mould and Grant Hart, the band's other songwriter and vocalist, still have lingering bitterness, though the two revisited their Hüsker Dü back catalog together at a 2004 benefit concert for an ailing friend, the late Karl Mueller of Soul Asylum.

After Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota, quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album. Signing to the newly-formed Virgin Records America label, 1989's “Workbook” eschewed Mould's trademark wall-of-noise guitar for a stripped-down, atmospheric sound featuring acoustic guitars and cellos. Drummer Anton Fier (of the The Feelies and later The Golden Palominos and bassist Tony Maimone (of Pere Ubu) served as Mould's rhythm section. The album peaked at #127 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, and the single, “See a Little Light,” reached #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

1990's “Black Sheets of Rain” had a much heavier guitar sound, recalling Hüsker Dü's loudest, angriest moments. The album peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the single, “It's Too Late,” reached #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Mould then formed the group Sugar, with bassist David Barbe and drummer Malcolm Travis. Along with extensive touring, Sugar released two albums, an EP and a B-sides collection before breaking up. 1992's “Copper Blue” became Mould’s most successful commercial album, selling nearly 300,000 copies.

Mould also co-founded a record label, Singles Only Label, with Coyote Records label founder Steve Fallon. The label released singles from bands such as Daniel Johnston, Grant Lee Buffalo, Moby, Mojo Nixon, Morphine, Nikki Sudden, and R. Stevie Moore from 1989 to1994.

In 1996, Mould returned to solo recording, releasing a self-titled album in 1996 (which is often referred to as “Hubcap” because of the cover photo) for the Rykodisc label. The album consisted primarily of four-track home demos. The album peaked at #101 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

In 1998, Mould released “The Last Dog and Pony Show,” his final album on the Rykodisc label (who had released all of the Sugar albums). The album was named as such because Mould decided that the tour that followed would be his “ast electric band tour.”

After the tour, Mould took a break from the music world to get involved with another passion of his, professional wrestling, when he joined WCW as a scriptwriter in 1999 for a brief period. Creative differences with some of the other writers led to Mould leaving the company and returning to music. The liner notes for his 2002 solo album “Modulate” thank some of the wrestlers he associated with, most notably Kevin Nash and Kevin Sullivan.

During a stint living in New York City in the late-1990s, Mould's tastes took a detour into dance music and electronica. Those influences were clear on his 2002 release “Modulate,” which featured a strong electronica influence to mixed critical reviews and poor fan reaction.

His next solo album, “Body of Song,” was originally scheduled for release at the same time as 2002's “Modulate.” Instead, Mould worked on the album for the next three years, resulting in a 2005 release. In addition to his solo work, Mould also worked as a live DJ in collaboration with Washington DC-area dance music artist Richard Morel, under the collective banner Blowoff. They frequently staged at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. A recording was released in September 2006. Mould has been asked to do remixes for a variety of dance and alternative rock artists, including a remix of the Interpol song “Length of Love.”

By this time, he had changed his mind on touring with a band, and announced his first band tour since 1998. The tour lineup included bassist Jason Narducy (of Verbow, drummer Brendan Canty (of Fugazi) and Mould's Blowoff collaborator, Morel, on keyboards. Mould’s next solo album, “District Line,” was released in 2008. Little over a year later in 2009, Mould released his next album, entitled “Life and Times.” In 2012, Mould released the first single from his first album on Merge Records, “Silver Age.” “Silver Age” was released later in 2012.

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Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands

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Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. Born in Malone, New York, Mould lived in several places, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul area where he then attended Macalester College. There, he formed Hüsker Dü in the late 1970s, with drummer/singer Grant Hart and bass guitarist Greg Norton.

Formed in 1979, Hüsker Dü first gained notice as a punk rock group with a series of recordings on the independent label SST Records. In 1986, they signed with the major record label Warner Bros. Records, but found only modest commercial success. However, they were later often cited as one of the key influences on 1990s alternative rock, including bands such as Nirvana and the Pixies.

In the late 1980s, Hüsker Dü broke up acrimoniously amid members' drug abuse, personal problems, disputes over songwriting credits musical direction, and the suicide of the band's manager, David Savoy. Mould and Grant Hart, the band's other songwriter and vocalist, still have lingering bitterness, though the two revisited their Hüsker Dü back catalog together at a 2004 benefit concert for an ailing friend, the late Karl Mueller of Soul Asylum.

After Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988, Mould sequestered himself in a remote farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota, quit drinking and drugs, and wrote the songs that would make up his first solo album. Signing to the newly-formed Virgin Records America label, 1989's “Workbook” eschewed Mould's trademark wall-of-noise guitar for a stripped-down, atmospheric sound featuring acoustic guitars and cellos. Drummer Anton Fier (of the The Feelies and later The Golden Palominos and bassist Tony Maimone (of Pere Ubu) served as Mould's rhythm section. The album peaked at #127 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, and the single, “See a Little Light,” reached #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

1990's “Black Sheets of Rain” had a much heavier guitar sound, recalling Hüsker Dü's loudest, angriest moments. The album peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the single, “It's Too Late,” reached #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Mould then formed the group Sugar, with bassist David Barbe and drummer Malcolm Travis. Along with extensive touring, Sugar released two albums, an EP and a B-sides collection before breaking up. 1992's “Copper Blue” became Mould’s most successful commercial album, selling nearly 300,000 copies.

Mould also co-founded a record label, Singles Only Label, with Coyote Records label founder Steve Fallon. The label released singles from bands such as Daniel Johnston, Grant Lee Buffalo, Moby, Mojo Nixon, Morphine, Nikki Sudden, and R. Stevie Moore from 1989 to1994.

In 1996, Mould returned to solo recording, releasing a self-titled album in 1996 (which is often referred to as “Hubcap” because of the cover photo) for the Rykodisc label. The album consisted primarily of four-track home demos. The album peaked at #101 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

In 1998, Mould released “The Last Dog and Pony Show,” his final album on the Rykodisc label (who had released all of the Sugar albums). The album was named as such because Mould decided that the tour that followed would be his “ast electric band tour.”

After the tour, Mould took a break from the music world to get involved with another passion of his, professional wrestling, when he joined WCW as a scriptwriter in 1999 for a brief period. Creative differences with some of the other writers led to Mould leaving the company and returning to music. The liner notes for his 2002 solo album “Modulate” thank some of the wrestlers he associated with, most notably Kevin Nash and Kevin Sullivan.

During a stint living in New York City in the late-1990s, Mould's tastes took a detour into dance music and electronica. Those influences were clear on his 2002 release “Modulate,” which featured a strong electronica influence to mixed critical reviews and poor fan reaction.

His next solo album, “Body of Song,” was originally scheduled for release at the same time as 2002's “Modulate.” Instead, Mould worked on the album for the next three years, resulting in a 2005 release. In addition to his solo work, Mould also worked as a live DJ in collaboration with Washington DC-area dance music artist Richard Morel, under the collective banner Blowoff. They frequently staged at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. A recording was released in September 2006. Mould has been asked to do remixes for a variety of dance and alternative rock artists, including a remix of the Interpol song “Length of Love.”

By this time, he had changed his mind on touring with a band, and announced his first band tour since 1998. The tour lineup included bassist Jason Narducy (of Verbow, drummer Brendan Canty (of Fugazi) and Mould's Blowoff collaborator, Morel, on keyboards. Mould’s next solo album, “District Line,” was released in 2008. Little over a year later in 2009, Mould released his next album, entitled “Life and Times.” In 2012, Mould released the first single from his first album on Merge Records, “Silver Age.” “Silver Age” was released later in 2012.

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  • How to book Bob Mould?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Mould for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Mould, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Mould or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Mould?

    Booking fees for Bob Mould, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Mould, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Mould?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Mould for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Mould for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Mould or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Mould or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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