Chris Cornell initially formed the grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog as a tribute to the late Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Temple Of The Dog just kicked off a reunion tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their sole self-titled album, and it apparently stirred up a lot of lingering resentment in Wood’s former fiancée Xana La Fuente.
AlternativeNation points out that she has responded to the reunion by penning a long post on her Xanaland blog entitled “Temple Of the Dog Live Concert News- Chris Cornell Seems to Be Suffering From Alzheimer’s! He’s Forgotten the Lyrics to Stargazer!” As that title indicates, it’s a bitter screed slamming the Soundgarden frontman, who she refers to as “the Mustache” and “a chode,” for messing up the lyrics to Mother Love Bone’s “Stargazer,” and also a whole bunch of other stuff:
This morning I woke up to a message with a link to the first or one of the first Temple of the Dog shows, you know-the ones that many people can’t get tickets to because somehow all the little people were once again FORGOTTEN.
I thought to myself ” Oh great, here we go ” Every day lately I get messages regarding this tour. People asking if I have extra tickets. Asking to interview me and ” talk about my feelings ” . Well I am sick to death of all of it and just want it and The Mustache with his shitty lame rendition of a song about ME to GO AWAY. It’s bad enough he never gave me credit for partial lyrics I wrote in the chorus to Times of Trouble. I have literal proof of this in copyrighted poems I was sent and that were sent to me by a friend in prison. He’s now a very successful writer and magazine owner.
Let’s think about why the Temple of the Dog songs were written. Were they not written to console me and others over the loss of Andy? Chris gave me a cassette of songs and told me ” These are for you about Andy ” . Then Jeff and Soney heard them when I played them at Kelly and Peggy’s home where Jerry Cantrell and I were living. They asked Chris about the songs and went on to record them, with the ( broken ) promise that all the money would go to charity. That of course, never happened.
And people wonder why I call him a chode. It’s bad enough he took all MY BELONGINGS ( the law says possession is 9/10th’s of the law ) Andy’s lyric books, and all his stuff were in an apt. that only I paid the rent and all the other bills on, he had not worked for years. I was the one working for years to make sure he could stay home and write. I was the one who didn’t drink with him, didn’t smoke pot with him and certainly did not shoot heroin with him and in fact tried to get all of these guys including Chris, Stone, Jeff, the ” management ” and his ” family ” to LISTEN TO ME and they did not. I was the one who had to come home and find him overdosed. That stuff was my property and yes, we should have made copies of all the music and the lyrics and so on but the originals were mine. Everything he wore, including his Laker’s Jersey I paid for.
Chris had no right to give all this stuff to his family. All they did was turn around and sell it. Don’t get me started on all the lies and promises about money and royalties. And if you are one of those people reading this from Idaho who is obsessed with Chris, has never been to Seattle and wants to tell me how you think I’m a b*tch for calling Pearl Jam out or tell me ” They don’t owe you anything Xana ” then fuck you and don’t even think of leaving any shitty comments here they will be deleted immediately. YOU don’t know what really happened, but I do.
Whatever happened after Andy died, and whatever Chris is judging me for, is pretty fucked up considering some stories I’ve heard about him. Maybe he’s back on the cough syrup or taking oxys again himself. How dare anyone judge ME for anything that happened after Andy died. I did not steal from Chris, I did not say anything bad about any of them. I was not even in Seattle and the life I was living was a sad horrible life but I was hurting myself more than anyone.
This rendition of a song written for me is not only a slap in the face to me, but it’s a slap in the face to Andy. He wrote it for me, so hey Mustache, if your going to sing it-sing it right or don’t sing it at all!
Yeah, she really hates Chris Cornell.