Meat Puppets together for 1st time in more than 20 years

Meat Puppets, newly anointed inductees to the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, confirmed that for the first time in 5,643 days (since Dec. 31, 1995), all three founding members will take the stage and perform music together in closing the ceremonies for the 2017 Hall of Fame at Celebrity Theater on August 17, 2017. 

Yes, this genuinely means Derrick Bostrom will sit down and straddle a drum kit, look to his left and eye ball Curt Kirkwood, look to his right and catch a glimpse of Cris Kirkwood, count off, and the universe will once again reverberate with the glorious strains of the legendary and time honored Bostrom/Kirkwood/Kirkwood manifold musical chops. Speeches?  Maybe. Goofs and grins?  For sure. Heroic musical moments? Always possible. 

The induction ceremony will also feature performances by fellow 2017 inductees the Gin Blossoms and Nils Lofgren. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. with introductions made by FOX 10’s Kari Lake & John Hook. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will be in attendance. Tickets start as low as $15 with proceeds going to the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($15, $25, and $45) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.

About The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame: AMEHOF is a nonprofit organization that was created to recognize and honor the contributions of musicians, entertainers and individuals who have impacted the history and culture of the state of Arizona. Since 2002, we have honored over 80 inductees. Our success depends solely on donations and the tireless work of our volunteers. You can learn more at:

5 thoughts on “Meat Puppets together for 1st time in more than 20 years

  1. ben

    well it will be great to see Derrick play with Cris & Kurt. It would be nice if you found a photo of the original 3, not what you posted.

    1. Stella

      It’s a law of nature. If they’re talking about Derrick, the photo will have Shandon in it. If they’re talking about Shandon, the photo will be of Derrick. Or Ted, who was around for exactly one album about ten years ago. And so forth.

      Twas ever thus.

  2. S Lee

    I hope someone is recording this for posterity! I so wish I could attend but I will be in Seattle that week. This is really great news and they truly deserve the accolades!

  3. Dan Fisher

    As a Meat Puppet Super Fan, yes, it’s a little annoying the photo above doesn’t include the three well-deserving inductees and original members. But hey, a chance to see my beloved Puppets in the beauty and glory of their original form, I think I can forgive the likely innocent and unintentional mistake. Kurt, Kris and Derrick, you’ve been in my Hall of Fame for decades, and I assure you I will be in attendance. A thousandfold congratulations, and thank you for tattooing my brain with your magical creations. In my opinion, nothing embodies the sweaty ecstatic desert bliss of Arizona than the sweet music of the Meat Puppets!!!!

    1. Will Coleman

      You could not have said it better!! I too am a super fan and love reading postings from people regarding the greatest band of all time!!


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