Matt Cameron Says He Won't Be A Pumpkin

Matt Cameron says he won't be turning into a Pumpkin.

The former Soundgarden drummer, making an appearance at a net chat for a Seattle drum company last week, told the chat room: "I have no intentions of joining the Smashing Pumpkins." Cameron said that he recorded seven songs with the band, but he didn't know if they were going to make it on the final record.

He reserved his most enthusiastic responses for his current band, Wellwater Conspiracy, who he said were recording their second CD. The group performed last night in Vancouver, Canada, opening for Everclear and the headlining Canadian act, Our Lady Peace.

Cameron told fans that another of his side projects, Hater, has recorded a second album, but there were no plans for it's release. He added that Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil was busy organizing a album of his old band's b-sides for release "hopefully in about a year."