October 4th, 2012 by faye
Mora’s lawsuit claims that Chris Cornell and Vicky forced her to work 43 hours a week without overtime pay, and was never given uninterrupted 30-minute lunches or uninterrupted 10-minute rest periods.
However, the lawyer of Chris Cornell said in a statement that he believes Elia Mora and her lawyer were just attempting to make a splash in the media, adding: “The true facts are that Ms. Morales did not work full-time for the Cornells, was not fired by the Cornells and belatedly raises the spurious claims only after another one of her claims, for workers compensation for alleged injuries, was denied.”
In the meantime, Soundgarden is getting ready to release its sixth studio album (and first in 16 years), “King Animal,” due on November 13. The first single, “Been Away Too Long,” was released last week.
January 25th, 2012 by faye
Famous rapper Kanye West clearly made more enemies than friends during his performance in Australia’s Big Day Out Festival. The All Falls Down singer put his fans in a very sour mood by arriving 45 minutes late, reports Stereogum. Not only his followers waiting in the rain were unhappy – the newly reunited band Soundgarden were far from pleased with his tardiness and unprofessional attitude.
The Seattle band was forced to play their set at the neighboring stage which was currently undergoing a soundcheck, while the music of Kanye West drowned that of Soundgarden’s, making the fans of the band all the more annoyed and disappointed. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who himself was very much unnerved, shouted out to the crowd:
“Sounds like there’s children playing music there, retarded children, retarded as in held back. There’s no other word for it” quipped Chris Cornell to their irritated, booing fans.
As much as we may have loved and agreed to what Chris Cornell said, he may also be in serious trouble for referring to Kanye West as “retarded”. Nevertheless, a little respect and professionalism from Kanye West would not hurt, right?