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- Posted on Aug 26th 2010 10:00AM by Chris Cope
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As previously reported by Spinner, Shepherd was said to be "totally broke" despite the band's recent reformation in an interview with Spin magazine.
But in a statement on Soundgarden's official website, he revealed that he feels his words could be "misinterpreted" and that his "couch surfing" is nothing compared to those truly homeless.
The statement reads: "I feel the banner saying that I am homeless was merely a sensationalizing stunt done by workers at SPIN magazine to sell their story, or make it seem more exciting than it actually is. It makes me feel embarrassed for the truly homeless people to be associated at all in any way with the likes of me. I seem to have been lucky, as most of you, in never having to survive day-to-day (on the streets) anyway."
"I in no way refute what was written in the article, I say what I mean with someone else's alphabet, so it is no wonder to me that my blathering can be so easily 'shined up' or misinterpreted to whatever purpose, especially to a stranger who has no idea of my horrible humor, or my delusional ideas. There I was thinking i was on top of the world, doing what I love and GET to do -- (music I mean) -- sure I've been couch surfing but that's a far cry from the plight of many many millions of good people worldwide. I just don't want our loyal and most badderasser fans to be mislead, or a bad light to be shone upon my family or friends who have helped me and tried to help me get along. It would be wholly unfair of me after all this to not stand up for them. Now feck auf, thanks."