Though the band now resides in Austin, Texas, The Meat Puppets and the brothers Kirkwood (Curt and Cris) will be forever tied to the Valley of the Sun from whence they sprung. That connection has gotten stronger to with the addition of Curt's son Elmo--a Tempe resident--now an official member of t ... More >>
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Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.