Siete canciones que habría grabado Chris Cornell, antes de morir en su estudio de La Florida, serían las causantes de la discordia entre Vicky Cornell –viuda del artista- y sus excompañeros de Soundgarden.

Por lo menos, eso es lo que publica la revista Rolling Stone, en la que aseguran que la esposa de Cornell, acusa a Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Matt Cameron y el manager Rit Venerus por retener el lanzamiento de siete demos inéditos de Cornell.

Según la acción legal, eso ha significado una perjuicio de “cientos de miles de dólares pertenecientes a su viuda y su hijo menor”.

Además, la demanda alega de que nunca hubo un acuerdo explícito que esas grabaciones eran para Soundgarden, siendo Chris Cornell su propietario exclusivo y tras su fallecimiento, los miembros de la banda contactaron a Vicky.

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Tras esa llamada, acordaron compartir las grabaciones con Soundgarden, las que más tarde se transformarían en un nuevo disco, siempre y cuando fuera respaldado por un productor de confianza de Cornell y mantuvieran a Vicky informada respecto a la futura estrategia de marketing del disco

Un año más tarde, como lo explicaba la acción legal, la banda habría dicho que no estaba dispuesta a comprometerse con el productor; que planeaban traer a sus propios músicos  y que no estaban dispuestos a pasar por ningún tipo de aprobación, en lo que al parecer tenía relación con la estrategia de marketing.

Finalmente, lo que motivó a Vicky a establecer esta denuncia, habrían sido declaraciones del guitarrista de Soundgarden Kim Thayil, en las que sobre quien poseía esas grabaciones y las posibles dificultades para editar un nuevo disco con los temas de ese demo.

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I have been taking time these past few weeks to be grateful for all the good people around me and for those who have lifted me up at the very worst times in my life. The silver lining, during the storm, is finding and appreciating the subtle glow of those who sincerely support you in your life unconditionally. However, sometimes while you grieve the one you physically lost, you realize that you must now grieve the loss of some of those you considered friends and family as well. I am shocked at how often this occurs. It’s not just me, or the rock-star widow, or the political widow; it is the case for the vast majority of women after their partners have passed. It transcends socio-economic class, race, and religion. It is an unpleasant and unfortunately all too common theme. Hard-hearted family members, friends, and business associates; who will exploit a widow’s vulnerability when she’s broken and alone. These other people who have decided that her time is up as well. Through support groups and other widowed friends, and during both difficult and supportive conversations, I have learned that I am not a unique case. This seems to be the inevitable plight of the widow in this world and I cannot help feeling angry, sad and betrayed. I will not be bullied or shamed into silence. I will not accept something so wrong, so lacking in compassion or decency, even with the clear but unspoken threat of social rejection hanging over me. This was not the way I would have chosen to move forward. But I will not be pushed aside for someone else’s convenience or gain. I will not sacrifice our children’s futures for someone else’s greed. And I will not let someone else make me feel shame because the man I loved was taken from all of us too soon. I will do justice by my husband’s work and memory; for our children and for everything we stood for. I want to thank everyone who has stood by Chris and has supported us through this devastating time. Your love and your kindness will never be forgotten. #chriscornell forever 🖤

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