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October 4, 2000

Ben will be playing as part of Mark Lanegan's band at the Serie B 2000 festival in Calahorra, Spain on October 7th. For more info, visit Serie B 2000 website.

Added a review of the Brotherhood of the Electric/ Nebula show from

July 8, 2000

On June 30th, Ben performed guitar in Mark Lanegan's backup band along with Mike Johnson, Bill Rieflin, Alan Davis. The show was at the Showbox, in Seattle, WA. The setlist was as follows (according to a fan that attended the show):
Carry Home
Creeping Coastline of Lights
I'll Take Care of You
Consider Me
Together Again
On Jesus' Program
Boogie Boogie
(unknown)/The River Rise
Bell Black Ocean

First encore:

Second encore:
Where Did You Sleep Last Night

If anyone knows the names of the "unknown" songs, please e-mail me.

June 19, 2000

On June 30th, "Mark Lanegan with guests" will be performing at The Showbox, in Seattle, WA. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $13. I can't gaurantee that Ben will be performing, but it is definite possibility.

May 25, 2000

According to a member of SOMMS, Ben was at the Eleven/Queens Of The Stone Age show at the Showbox in Seattle on May 16th. He was hanging out backstage with Chris Cornell and others.

The 10th anniversary of the magazine, Entertainment Weekly includes a quote from Ben on Lollapalooza: "We were just playing for a bunch of twentynothings who'll turn into fortynothings”.

May 8, 2000

The West Memphis Three benefit CD will be in stores in June (tentatively). A Mark Lanegan song, featuring Ben, will be on the CD.

Mark Lanegan is also rumoured to be releasing his next solo album, due out later this year. Ben will also be playing on the CD.

The owner of the Mark Lanegan siteis thinking about starting a mailing list. "Some people have suggested that an email list be created for the purpose of discussing ideas about the solo albums' music and lyrics, as well as to introduce fans to each other. if you'd like to see something of that nature, please email me at, with a subject line of 'list'. let me know if you'd be interested, and what sort of things you'd like to see discussed. if there is enough interest, I'll start a list and you'll be informed how to join then - so right now there's no obligation, and no salesman will call. your money back if not fully satisfied. (um, that's a joke, no money will be involved). speak now, or forever hold your peace!"

A picture of Ben's bass (smashed of course) can be found at Mike Lull's wall of shame.

March 20, 2000

Mark Lanegan may be coming out with a new album later this year, which Ben will be featured on. Hopefully there will be a tour to support it-- with Ben playing.

January 27, 2000

Ben, along with Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Bill Rieflin (Ministry), and Mark Lanegan, will be contributing a track to the upcoming West Memphis Three benefit album- which is being organized by the Supersuckers.

November 8, 1999

Ben was spotted at the Crocodile (in Seattle, WA) at a Sixteen Deluxe/ Caustic Resin show being (not the quiet Ben we usually see) but social. He is rumored to be working with Sixteen Deluxe. Two weeks prior, he was seen at a Supersuckers show.

He is said to be helping produce (?) an album with Andy Miller. Andy and his band are currently recording in Ben's studio. More details to follow.

Here's a little joke from our favorite bass player: "What has 2 thumbs at likes blow jobs?" [points both thumbs at self] "This guy!" Mark Lanegan (of the Screaming Trees) told "Kerrang!" that joke was the best joke he had ever heard =0)

October 11, 1999

According the SOMMS list, Ben is in the studio as a part of Wellwater Conspiracy.

September 27, 1999

Ben appears on Mark Lanegan's new CD of covers, called "I'll Take Care of You". The CD was released September 21st. You can hear clips of it. He appears on four tracks: "Creeping Coastline of Lights", "On Jesus' Program", "Together Again", and "Boogie, Boogie".

September 20, 1999

Happy 31st Birthday to Hunter Benedict Shepherd! He was born on September 20, 1968.

August 30, 1999

Ben was spotted at the Sit N' Spin in Seattle, on August 13th, where Roller, TheOtherStarPeople, and the Supersuckers performed. He was reportedly talking to someone who looked like Matt Cameron.

Spotted at a Mike Johnson show at the Baltic Room in Seattle on August 16th, where he was very "nice" to the fan that spoke to him. He told the fan, "When you see someone from far away, just remember, be nice to them."

Spotted at a Hellacopter show at the Showbox in Seattle.

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