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Money Behind Chris Cornell's Departure From Audioslave?

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Sources tell The New York Post that Chris Cornell's move to quit Audioslave came down to money.

"Chris was unhappy with the financial arrangement within the group - he wrote all the music, yet the other three bandmates took an equal share in the multimillion-dollar publishing rights," a Cornell pal explained.

Source: TuneLab Music

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1. daemon writes:

I could care less about Audioslave, but still, thats a pretty sh**ty reason to leave the band.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

What a fvcking c0cksucker. I hope this dude gets hit by a fvcking train and then he gets struck by lightning and then a dog walks up and pisses on his smoking corpse and then a crazy homeless guy jerks off all over his b1tch-a$$ face. Fvck chris cornell. No wonder he didn't mesh with the rest of Audioslave.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Beninmass writes:

It's not true. They always said they wrote the songs together. He even said it often. I think he left the band because he is a control freak about music and wants to be the only song writer. This is supported by his statements and his past writing style. I can't wait for solo album #2 and wish the guys from Audioslave much fortune! Peace.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Stephen writes:

Why is there a question mark at the end of the article title? It should have been an exclamation point. Or better yet, a dollar sign.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

Well it's only one person's claim. I am a bit skeptical of it personally - how much money can he really need after fronting a couple successful bands and releasing a solo album as well? Cornell seems to be very much about the music to me.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

I heard that the old anthrax singer neil turbin is going to take his place

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ynot smith writes:

It's difficult enough to be in a band with separate egos and issues.
Who cares why they broke up. They weren't that great anyway.

# Feb 26, 2007 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. greg writes:

not the first time this band broke up, and if memory serves, cornell walked the first time they got together, before the first album ever came out. from this, I don't think its money, but, considering the lawsuits he has with ex-wife over soundgardens's money, it still could be. yeah, I know, I'm playing both sides.

# Feb 27, 2007 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Scorpion69 writes:

what a sh!tTy move, I only like one song from them

# Feb 27, 2007 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. CriteS writes:

Audioslave breaking up is great news. The only some-what good album was their 1st one. Everything after that sucked balls. Why did Audioslave break up? In my opinion it wasn't about money at all. The reason they broke up is the exact reason Cornell said they broke up. They probably wanted to go different directions with their music. Like a comment posted earlier, Cornell has been known to be a controll freak. It's because of that Soundgarden when down the sh**ter. Whatever the reason this is great news. Tom Morello was holding back in Audioslave in my opinion. He is an excellent guitarist and musician. Lets all hope that this isn't a one time on RATM renunion. Rage fans take a stand, let the band know we want more RAGE.

# Feb 27, 2007 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Good for Chris Cornell writes:

Sounds like a great reason to leave the band. He just had a hit song from a huge new James Bond movie and proved he didn't need the rest of the Slaves and said goodbye to the losers. Why disparage someone because they want more money - everyone does, except maybe Paris Hilton.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 8:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Eroc writes:

Chris Cornell Rules Altought the pre-audioslave band Soundgarden was way better Cornell seems to be in for the music. keep on rocking with your grunge rock Roots!!

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. joo writes:

It's a shame these guys are acting like a bunch of highschoolers. Their multi-million dollar making machines. It dont matter either way, we all know rage is getting back together and chris has been solo since soundgarden broke up. Although I do have to say chris's cover of billie jean is gonna go top 40

# Mar 3, 2007 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. yo writes:

Seems like leaving aslave wouldn't mean more money for him anyways. Audioslave is well known, can't say that many people even know about Cornell's solo work...

# Mar 5, 2007 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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