Soundgarden' Bassist Ben Shepherd Nearly Joined
Soundgarden bassist Ben
Shepherd has revealed how close he came to being
Nirvana's lead guitarist.
In a new interview Shepherd explains how he met Kurt
Cobain at a party before replacing Hiro Yamamoto in
Shepherd tells Westword (via
Classic Rock Magazine):
"The first time Kurt and I met we were the two loners on the
end of the couch. There was a guitar there - I would always find a
guitar at a party because I didn't like parties much. So I'd find
the guitar and space off by myself.
"Kurt was the same way, so we wound up sharing a guitar that
night. I was supposed to play lead guitar for him, but they stead a
Shepherd spent time on the road with Nirvana, although he
"I didn't really roadie with them; I just went on tour with
them. We did all that shit - it was a blast to get out. Then our
paths went different ways."
In related news Soundgarden will play a series
of dates in the UK this coming September in support of their
comeback album, 'King Animal.'
Soundgarden UK Tour
13/09 - O2 Apollo Manchester
14/09 - O2 Academy Birmingham
16/09 - The O2 Dublin
18/09 - 02 Academy Brixton
19/09 - 02 Academy Brixton
Soundgarden Will Return to the UK this
Soundgarden will be returning to the UK this