Shepherd was then hired. in 1993, Shepherd and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron formed a side-project band called Hater. Shepherd sang vocals and played guitar in Hater, in addition to writing several songs on the band’s first release, a self-titled album. A second album called The 2nd was recorded in 1995 after Superunknown tour’s end, but was not released until 2005, ten years late. “Head Down” was heavily influenced by The Beatles, while “Half” was marked by an Indian flavor and was the first song on a Soundgarden album for which Shepherd sang lead vocals. in a February 2011 interview, Kim Thayil stated Ben Shepherd recorded a solo album that was never released.