The widow thinks it is her decision with what to do in regards to a project that was supposed to be a group effort and not solo.
The thing is though, it isn’t her decision.
The ex owns it all and decides what to do and when the ex wins in court, it will end up being a group project which is what the former band members want.
Ex-wife: Susan Silver
Final Soundgarden Album ‘Stalled’ After Chris Cornell Recordings Withheld
Soundgarden were working on new material at the time of Chris Cornell’s death in 2017, and the surviving band members wish to complete those recordings featuring the late frontman’s final contributions. But they’re unable to do so, since the master files of Cornell’s recordings are being withheld.
That’s what lead guitarist Kim Thayil laid out for Music Radar Tuesday (July 23). Outlining the band’s overdubbing process in the studio, he revealed the Soundgarden album’s completion is currently out of the hands of himself or drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd, each of whom contributed to certain tracks already.
“Right now, that’s all kind of stalled,” he explained. “We tried to get this going two years ago, but we’re not in possession of any of the demos that Chris was working on with them. We have copies of them, but what we need are the files, so that we’d be able to overdub and finish the record. We are not in possession of those.”
Digging deeper, the Soundgarden co-founder exposed the confounding situation in the band’s attempts to track down the recordings. However, he indicated other interests are preventing the exchange.
“We don’t know,” Thayil replied. “We’ve asked nicely, we’ve suggested that this will benefit all parties, if the band could just have these files, and we could finish the songs we were working on.”
He continued, “But there seems to be some confusion amongst various parties as to what that would entail and how that works, and who that would benefit. And it’s been tiring, you know. And we can’t move on until some future date when someone realizes the value of allowing the creative partners to have access to the material.” – Source
CHRIS CORNELL’s Widow And Ex-Wife Are Battling Over His $20 Million Estate
According to The Blast, Chris Cornell’s widow is battling with his ex-wife over his estate.
Vicky Cornell filed a petition to administer Chris’s estate, listing herself and the Cornell Family Trust as sole beneficiaries of the SOUNDGARDEN singer’s last will and testament, which was signed in 2004. Vicky believes his estate is worth at least $20 million.
However, Cornell’s first wife, Susan Silver, and their 19-year-old daughter, Lillian, filed docouments requesting a cut of the estate.
Susan and Lillian claim they are owed child support pursuant to a 2004 divorce settlement. Susan also believes she is owed a percentage of Cornell’s royalties. They want accounting of the estate to determine just how much they are owed.
Vicky has objected to both claims and is seeking to dismiss them.
Chris and Vicky had two children, a daughter named Toni and a son named Christopher.
Back in 2005, Chris Cornell sued Silver, alleging she conspired to divert money that belonged to him to other SOUNDGARDEN bandmembers. The lawsuit also claimed that Silver held his library of music, lyrics and two Grammys hostage.
The 2005 suit charged that Silver was trying to cash in on SOUNDGARDEN, in part out of “personal animus” for Cornell.
The couple married in 1990. They separated 12 years later, then divorced. – Source