Bob Mould Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Nov 10, 2023 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Apr 28, 2022
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About Bob Mould

Bob Mould has worked as a guitarist, singer, and composer.
He is a musician from the United States. He is best known for his work with alternative rock bands Husker Du and Sugar.
Bob Mould started his career in the hardcore punk scene. He has evolved into one of alternative rock's elder statesmen and still performs on stage. He has done it without sacrificing his integrity, intellect, or the ferocious intensity of his finest work over the course of many decades. Mould rose to prominence in the early '80s as a founding member of Hüsker Dü, a Minneapolis-based punk band. Keep reading to learn more about him.

Bob Mould Net Worth, Earnings And Spending Habits

What is Bob Mould’s net worth?

Bob Mould is a musician, singer, and songwriter from the United States. He was the guitarist and singer for Husker Du and Sugar. Bob Mould has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

How much does Bob Mould earn per year?

Bob Mould earns around $400,000 per year.

Height, Age And Physical Attributes

How tall is Bob Mould?

Bob Mould is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Bob Mould?

Bob Mould is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 16, 1960.

Childhood And Education

Bob Mould was born as Robert Arthur Mould in the town of Malone, New York. He learned to play the guitar in his early teens. Bob would listen to singles his father purchased secondhand from a jukebox distributor.
For his sixteenth birthday, Bob Mould received a CD of the Ramones' first album. He quickly became enamored with punk music. Mould lived in different locations during his childhood, including St. Paul, Minneapolis. There, he attended Macalester College. He met Grant Hart, a fellow music aficionado.
Husker Du was founded by Mould and Hart in 1979. Their debut album, 'Land Speed Record' was released in 1981. Mould and Hart were the main composers for Husker Du. Hart's higher-pitched vocals took the lead in some tracks. Mould's baritone took the lead in alternate songs.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Bob Mould's family?

Bob Mould was born to Willis F. Mould III and Sheila Murphy. He grew up with two siblings. He has a sister named Susan and a younger brother named Brian.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Bob Mould began his career in the punk rock band Husker Du in 1979. The band made a series of releases on the independent label SST Records. The band joined with a big record company, Warner Bros. Records, in 1986. However, their economic success was limited.
Husker Du was subsequently acknowledged as one of the key influences on bands such as Nirvana and the Pixies in '90s alternative music. They released live albums and six studio albums. Husker Du split up amicably in the late '80s. They split up due to disagreements over songwriting credits and musical direction, and the death of the band's manager, David Savoy.
After Husker Du disbanded in 1988, Mould retreated to a lonely farmhouse in Pine City, Minnesota. There, he penned the songs that would eventually become his debut solo album, 'Workbook' released in 1989 on the newly founded Virgin Records America label. They ditched Mould's typical wall-of-noise guitar in favor of a softer tone. Mould's rhythm combo consisted of drummer Anton Fier and bass guitarist Tony Maimone.
'Black Sheets of Rain' was released in 1990. It had a significantly stronger guitar sound, reminiscent of Husker Du's harsher, angrier periods. The song 'It's Too Late' reached Number 10 position on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The band 'Sugar' was created by Bob Mould, bassist David Barbe, and drummer Malcolm Travis. 'Sugar' released two albums before disbanding. 'Copper Blue,' released in 1992, was selected as NME's 1992 Record of the Year. It was Mould's most commercially successful albums.
Mould returned to solo music in 1996. Instead of utilizing a professional drummer, Mould played all of the instruments himself and coded the drums. The album charted at Number 101 on the Billboard 200.
Mould took a break from music to pursue another love of his, professional wrestling. He joined WCW as a screenwriter for a short time in 1999.
Mould left the firm and returned to music due to creative conflicts with some of the other authors. Some of the wrestlers he worked with are thanked in the liner notes on his 2002 album ‘Modulate.’
In the late '90s, Mould's preferences shifted to dance music and electronica. Those inspirations were evident on his 2002 album 'Modulate.' They contained a heavy electronica influence and received mixed reviews from critics and a dismal reception from fans.
In addition to his solo work, Mould collaborated as a live DJ with Richard Morel under the collective label Blowoff. In September 2006, a Blowoff CD was published. The album included songs that the two had recorded together.
Bob Mould is best known for his songs: 'See a Little Light,' 'Paralyzed,' 'The Descent,' 'Fort Knox,' 'King Solomon,' and 'It's Too Late.'

Charity Work

Bob Mould contributed the single 'Can't Fight It' as a solo artist. It was for the AIDS Benefit Album 'No Alternative' released by the Red Hot Organization in 1993.

Other Interesting Bob Mould Facts And Trivia

  • Bob Mould co-founded the record label 'Singles Only.' He founded it with Steve Fallon, the founder of Coyote Records.
  • From 1989 through 1994, the label released singles by Daniel Johnston, Grant Lee Buffalo, Moby, Morphine, and R. Stevie Moore.
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Bob Mould Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Robert Arthur Mould

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