Meat Puppets ‘On The Rise’ Video

Meat Puppets are out with the video to their new single ‘On The Rise’, from the Austin, Texas based alternative rock band’s eleventh full-length studio album ‘Rise to Your Knees’, out now on Anodyne Records. Watch it below.

Meat Puppets Bassist Pleads Guilty, Faces Time For Assault

Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood is looking at a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to an assault charge in a Phoenix courtroom Monday. Kirkwood, 43, entered his plea in U.S. District Court, where he stood accused of assault with a dangerous weapon. The charge stemmed from an incident in December that left the bassist with a bullet in his belly after he hit a post office security guard. Read more.

Ex-Meat Puppets Bassist Remains In Jail

The Associated Press reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia Mathis ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence to try Cris Kirkwood and to hold him in jail without bail, because the Meat Puppets bassist is a flight risk and a danger to others.

Ex-Meat Puppets Bassist Shot By Guard

Former Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood was shot Friday after an altercation with a security guard at the downtown Phoenix post office. Kirkwood, 43, was taken in critical condition to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and whisked into surgery for an abdominal wound.

Kirkwood Fumes American Sh**s On Its Old People

Curt Kirkwood, the 43-year-old former front man for Phoenix’s pioneering Meat Puppets currently doing vocal duties with Eyes Adrift, doesn’t sound happy about being a 40+ rocker in today’s music scene. “If you’re getting old, you’re getting old,” he tells the Phoenix New Times. “This is America. We sh** on our old people here. We sh** on our failures. And we sh** on our heroes as soon as we can find a place to sh** on. The rock ‘n’ roll thing is like, go ahead and die. And it’s not leave a good-looking corpse,’ it’s like leave a corpse for everyone to sh** on.’ Here you go. Sh** on my fu**ing dead body, you bunch of cock-a-roaches.”