When we slowed down, that quirkiness manifested itself in a sort of prog rock sort of quality. I remember when ‘Badmotorfinger’ came out, and I remember Mark [Arm] from Mudhoney said, ‘Hey man, I just heard “Badmotorfinger.”’ I’m all, ‘What do you think?’ [Laughs] And he’s like, ‘Fuck, it sounds like Rush!’
Matt Cameron chooses Pearl Jam over Soundgarden for 2014
From Cameron’s statement: I will be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden touring due to prior commitments promoting “Lightning Bolt” with my brothers in Pearl Jam and the desire to have more time at home with my family. I am trying to balance the many twists and turns of my awesome music career. This is temporary. I am still an active member of Soundgarden. Chris, Ben, Kim and I are in the process of finding the perfect substitute for the upcoming Soundgarden dates in 2014.
Question of the day: Who would be the “perfect substitute” for Matt Cameron in Soundgarden?