SOUNDGARDEN BASSIST BEN SHEPHERD SAYS HE HAD A “BAD FEELING” ABOUT KURT COBAIN WHEN HE HEARD HEART SHAPED BOX
I had just put my bags down in our hotel room in London and turned on MTV. I saw the video for ‘Heart-Shaped Box.’ That was the first time I’d heard the song, too. I freaked out and was like, ‘I need to get ahold of Kurt right now.’ Yeah, I can feel Kurt. A million miles away, and in one song. One note, one little drain of his voice, that’s when I could feel it. It was a bad feeling. Like, It’s either him or me. Kurt, don’t. That’s what I felt like. So I tried to get ahold of Kurt for our entire European tour. But no one helped me get ahold of him from our camp. No one paid attention.
- Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd, from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge