|Full Name||David Anthony Pirner|
|Birthdate||April 16th, 1964 (50 years)|
|Position||Frontman; lead vocalist, guitarist|
|Instruments played||1982 Fender Telecaster, acoustic guitar, saxophone, trumpet, harmonica, piano, drums, kazoo|
|Duration in band||1983–present|
- Wrote a song entitled Soul Asylum (not the one on Time's Incinerator) which came from a dream he had. Nobody in the band (then Loud Fast Rules) liked it, but they liked the title and took that as their new name.
- His entry into music was in the third grade playing trumpet for the school band.
- The first band he was in was called "The Shitz", a punk rock band which he sang and played guitar.
- Originally started out as drummer for Loud Fast Rules.
- Was in a shortlived supergroup, The O'Jeez; which also featured Kraig Jarret Johnson and Jessy Greene.
- Spends a lot of time in New Orleans, where he recorded his solo album Faces & Names.
- Sang Black Star with Minneapolis songwriter Wain McFairlane on his 2001 album That Was Then This Is Now (which also incuded Wain singing Dave's solo song I'll Have My Day).
- Did the score to the 1997 film Chasing Amy.
- Is a good friend of actor/director Kevin Smith.
- Once dated actress Winona Ryder (who also starred in the Without A Trace music video).
- Has a small part in the 1994 movie Reality Bites (starring Winona Ryder), where he plays the character Phineas.
- Played hockey in grade and high school.
- Lent his voice as Paul McCartney's for the 1994 movie Backbeat.