Listen to Soundgarden on iHeartRadio

Soundgarden will hit the road next year, but they'll be doing it without drummer Matt Cameron. 

Cameron also handles the drumming duties for Pearl Jam, and his schedule is currently filled with PJ's ongoing "Lightning Bolt" tour.  He adds that the desire to spend more time with his family also contributed to his decision to take 2014 off from Soundgarden. 

But Cameron assures fans this is only temporary, and says he's still an "active member of Soundgarden. 

The band currently has a few shows planed for next year, including the Lollapalooza events in South America this coming spring and a trio of gigs in Germany in June. 

Cameron says he and his Soundgarden bandmates are the process of finding a "perfect substitute" for the upcoming concerts. 

Photo Credit Getty Images