Even after a headlining spot at this summer's Lollapalooza show and a Soundgarden retrospective to be released next month, the legendary Seattle grunge band's bassist Ben Shepherd is homeless and broke.
According to a Spin Magazine interview, Shepherd first found himself homeless following a breakup with his girlfriend earlier this year. Since then, he's been putting all of his money towards a solo album — which he isn't even sure if he'll release.
This is the culmination of more than a decade's worth of struggles for Shepherd, including the demise of a number of his bands, including Soundgarden and Hater, a breakup with his fiance and a morphine overdose.
He tells Spin: "I've been sleeping on studio couches and at friends' houses."
I have seen Soundgarden live many times I can tell you how good a bass player Ben Shepherd is. Someone get him a gig soon.
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Quite appropriately, the exclaim story is accompanied by the video for the Soundgarden song Fell on Black Days, from the 1994 album Superunknown