Derrick remained a member until 1996 when the band effectively went on hiatus. Although Curt later revived the Meat Puppets, Derrick has not performed with the band since. However, he has still remained somewhat active as a musician by releasing material under the moniker of Today's Sounds as well as collaborating with Neil Hamburger and Cliff Sarde (on his Smoke N' Function project). Derrick has also maintained the official Meat Puppets website since 1995 — and has continued to do so despite the band being defunct. Furthermore, he oversaw the Rykodisc reissue of the Meat Puppets' SST era albums.
In 2006, when the Kirkwood brothers began playing together again, fans speculated if Bostrom would also be involved in an upcoming reunion, however he quickly dismissed the notion in a post on the Meat Puppets' website. Ted Marcus became the band's drummer in 2007, succeeded by Shandom Sahm in 2010.