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Soundgarden bassist homeless
Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd is homeless, despite the group's recent reunion.
Although the 90s grunge group reunited in April, the bass player admits he still technically has no home since he split up with his girlfriend and moved out of their house in Seattle in February.
When asked where he lives, Ben told Spin Magazine: "Nowhere. Literally. I've been sleeping on studio couches and at friends' houses. I'm totally broke."
Ben also told how after the band broke up in 1997 his life spiraled out of control and he lapsed into pain killer addiction after breaking three ribs and became a "total rock'n'roll cliche".
However, he has since overcome his problems to reunite with singer Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and drummer Matt Cameron and the reformed band are releasing a new best of album 'Telephantism', which will including an unreleased track.
Frontman Chris Cornell insists that since the group originally split, there has been no tension between the constituent members of the group and that they still retain the same energy as they had in the 90s.
He said: "The one thing about Soundgarden most people don't get is that we always got along.
"A lot of times bands re-form, and people have changed in ways that might be negative, and you're just fighting to be able to play the music with some degree of efficiency. We're not that."
'Telephantism' is scheduled for release at the end of this month.Posted on 18 Aug 2010 07:00 to category : Music News
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