There’s a great Soundgarden interview coming up in the September Spin, on newsstands Aug. 24. Among the tidbits you’ll learn:
Bassist Ben Shepherd – the Soundgardner I’ve spotted most around Seattle the past few years – is apparently homeless: “Literally. I’ve been sleeping on studio couches and at friends’ houses. I’m totally broke,” he tells Spin.
Also, that cryptic tweet that Chris Cornell sent out on New Year’s Day – the one about how “Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” – wasn’t a reunion announcement. According to guitarist Kim Thayil, “We’re not the Knights of the Soundtable, that was our fan club. We were just re-upping it with the new website. But the rumors generated offers. The demand was overwhelming. I wouldn’t say we acquiesced, but we kind of warmed to the idea.”
What the story doesn’t reveal, sadly, is when those boys plan to get their butts in gear for some more shows. Still, you can read more here.