Grunge band Soul Asylum has postponed recording on their new album after bassist KARL MUELLER has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The guitarist, 40, was rushed to hospital earlier this month (MAY04) when he woke up to discover he couldn't breathe and doctors soon discovered a tumour.

The Runaway Train group's manager JAKE WALESCH said Mueller was back at home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a hospital stay and is doing well.

Walesch says, "He's got a lot of energy. He's feeling pretty good."

The band have postponed recording their 10th disc until July (04).

23/05/2004 21:16