Soundgarden Calls It Quits

April 9 [13:15 EST] -- Soundgarden's record label announced today that the group is breaking up to pursue "other interests."

A statement released Wednesday by A&M Records briefly summarizes the situation, saying, "After twelve years, the members of Soundgarden have amicably and mutually decided to disband to pursue other interests.

There is no word at this time on any of the member's future plans."

The news comes two months after the band's last U.S. tour wound up in Hawaii amid rumors of in-fighting and ill-will.