Last week the estate of Chris Cornell surprise dropped a covers album, touted to be the final studio recordings of Chris, No One Sings Like You Anymore. Recorded by Chris in 2016, the LP features his renditions of John Lennon’s “Watching The Wheels”, Ghostland Observatory’s “Sad Sad City”, Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into The Fire”, Carl Hall’s “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”, Electric Light Orchestra’s “Showdown”, Terry Reid’s “To Be Treated Rite”, Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby” (originally released for HBO’s show “Vinyl”), “Get It While You Can”, popularized by Janis Joplin, and a new studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, written by Prince. Chris’s cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience.” As reported by Blabbermouth.net, in a new interview with USA today promoting the album, Vicky Cornell was asked if more of Chris’ music would see the light of day.
“Yes. All of Chris’s music, including SOUNDGARDEN, will see the light of day because there’s nothing in the world that lifts me most than sharing Chris’s gifts, having people speak his name, and having his music out there. He’s alive that way and his legacy lives on. So it’s the most important thing to me, seeing how much people love him, miss him, respect him, and how much we want more of his music out there. So everything will be released.”
All instruments on “No One Sings Like You Anymore” were played by Chris Cornell and Brendan O’Brien, who also produced and mixed the album.
In December 2019, Vicky Cornell filed a lawsuit against surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, alleging the group owed Cornell’s estate hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid royalties. She called the move an “unlawful attempt to strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.”
Vicky claimed the seven unreleased songs were “solely authored by Chris; contain Chris’ own vocal tracks, and were bequeathed to Chris’ Estate” for the benefit of her and their kids.