What the hell happened to Ben Shepherd?
Posted by A.h. on 5/18/2017, 11:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Damn just listened to "Superunknown" a couple days ago"
The band didn't experience any commercial success until he joined, and he contributed pretty substantially to BaMoFi and DOTU, and his two weird Easterny-psychedelic jams on Superunknown added a hell of a lot more flavor to that album. He was like some low key George Harrison of grunge or something. Alleged Butthole Surfers fan Kim Thayil was never going to do something commercial after this band folded, and in retrospect Matt Cameron was always eventually destined to end up playing for Pearl Jam, but you'd think there would be a prime spot in a successful band for a guy like that.
OK, I read parts of his wiki page and apparently he's sort of an asshole. But still, you'd think he would at least get invited to join Foo Fighters or something.