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Relationship Facts of Dave Pirner

Dave Pirner is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Dave Pirner in a relationship with?

Dave Pirner is currently Single.

Dave had dated Winona Ryder, an actress. They started dating after they were introduced at Soul Asylum’s performance on MTV Unplugged in 1993.

Sadly, after three years of dating the pair broke up.

As per the sources, Dave has a son named Eli with his ex-wife.

Dave Pirner: Biography in Details

Who is Dave Pirner?

Dave Pirner is one of the top American singers, songwriters, and guitarists and is also best known as the lead vocalist for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum.

He is also an actor known for Reality Bites (1994), Twister (1996), and Chasing Amy (1997).

Dave Pirner- Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Dave Pirner was born on April 16, 1964, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but was raised in Minneapolis. He is 59 years old as of 2024. He holds an American nationality.

Who are the parents of Dave Pirner?

He was born into a musical family, his father Donald Dale Pirner, and his mother Arvilla Lynn nee Burrall. Also, he has one brother named Paul Pirner.

Dave Pirner: Educational Background

From 1979-1982, he attended East High School. Later, in 1985, he graduated from St Olaf College with a BA in political science and philosophy.

Moreover, he has a degree in political science from Rutgers University.

Dave Pirner- Professional Life, Careers

Dave started his drumming career at the age of 20, with a punk band called Loud Fast Rules, together with Karl Mueller, and Dan Murphy. They changed their band name in 1983 to “Soul Asylum”.

Later, the same year, the two became part of Twin Tone Records and released their first studio album, on August 24, 1984, titled “Say What You Will”.

The band gained more success on MTV and VH1, with the 1993 track “Runaway Train”. Dave’s debut solo album Faces & Names was released in 2002 in Ultimatum Music.

In 1994, Pirner had a small role in the movie Reality Bites. His first solo album was titled “Faces & Names” in 2002 on Ultimatum Music. He later published a book Loud Fast Words: Soul Asylum Collected Lyrics in 2020.

Some of the albums from the band, “Soul Asylum” were Candy from a Stranger (1998), The Silver Lining (2006), Delayed Reaction (2012), and Change of Fortune (2016). Their single hit was Somebody to Shove, Black Gold, Runaway Train, and Misery. 


  • Dave was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1993 for his single “Runaway Train”.

Dave Pirner- Net worth 2024, Salary

Lead singer and songwriter, Dave Pirner has accumulated a wealthy sum of money from his career. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Dave Pirner- Rumors, Controversy

Dave has not been a part of any controversy or rumors till now. He has kept his personal life away from the media or the public.

Also, he has not been dragged into any sort of controversy.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Dave Pirner seems to have an average height and weight yet their exact measurements are not available right now. Furthermore, he has a pair of blue eyes and golden-colored hair.

Social Media

Dave Pirner is not active on any kind of social media platforms like Instgaram, Facebook, and Twitter.

It seems that he is not a social media addict and prefers to enjoy his private life.


  • Dave is the lead singer for Soul Asylum.
  • Aries is the Zodiac sign of Dave.
  • As of 2024, Dave is 59 years old.

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