Ben Weasel (born Ben Foster) is a punk singer and writer from Chicago, Illinois. In the early 1990s, Weasel published the fanzine Panic Button that focused on punk rock and hockey. He published two one off zines through Oyster Publications, "Brady Bunch Behemoth" (1991) and "Stab! Stab! Stab! (1992). Weasel also wrote for other various zines, including 10 Things Jesus Wants You To Know, and had a long-running column in Maximum Rock'n'Roll. Weasel wrote a novel in 2001 called "Like Hell" and put out a collection of his columns and articles in 2002 entitled "Punk is a Four Letter Word". Both books were published by Hope and Nonthings, a small publishing house based in Chicago run by former bandmate John "Jughead" Pierson.
In his music career, Ben Weasel was the lead singer of punk rock band Screeching Weasel, as well as The Riverdales. He also ran his own Chicago-based label called Panic Button. In recent years he has released one solo album and is currently working on a follow up to it.