The singer’s widow Chris Cornell and his former classmates sound garden settled a lawsuit paving the way for the group’s final recordings to be released more than five years after Cornell’s death.
vicky cornell sued Soundgarden in federal court in 2019 over royalties from recordings her husband made that she said were intended as a solo project.
But the band, in its defense, claimed that those songs were part of Cornell’s work with Soundgarden in mind.
“Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell estate, are pleased to announce reached an out-of-court amicable settlement,” the two sides said in a statement released on Monday.
“The reconciliation marks a new union between the two parties, which will allow Soundgarden fans around the world to hear the latest songs the band and Chris were working on.”
No further details of the settlement have been released, and no court documents proving that the settlement has been reached have been filed with the court. Likewise, the band’s lawyers grunge Consulted by the media, they did not elaborate or provide details.
Chris Cornell made seven contested recordings at his home studio in Miami Beach in lThe months before his death in May 2017 after a Soundgarden concert in Detroit.
According to the lawsuit, the lawsuit included the band’s guitarist. Kim Thayilthe drummer Matthew Cameron and the bass player Well Shepherd.
The court row alleged that the band was “withholding hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties from Vicky Cornell” and the couple’s two children.
In 2021, Cornell’s family filed another lawsuit, this time against a doctor they claimed had overprescribed “drugs” before his death, but authorities ruled it was a suicide.
a key band
Soundgarden was formed in 1984 and became known during the rise of the grunge music scene in Seattle in the late 80s and early 90s, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, among others.
“With grunge what we had in common was geography…and music and sound and the attitudes of the bands were very different each other. But it was a way of categorizing all the bands in Seattle at the time because we were all from the same place, so to speak,” she said in an old interview.
How did you survive those stormy years? she wanted to know R.ollingStone. “MMM I don’t know, it’s a strange question…” Cornell replied at the time.
“I was kind of living my dreams from the beginning when I found people like me who wanted to have a band and do these things. For us in Soundgarden, unlike Nirvana or Pearl Jam, for example, there are It took many years from when we started rehearsing and writing the first song until we became famous all over the world”.
Once the legal dispute is resolved, “the two sides are united and will come together to promote, honor and buildthe incredible legacy by Soundgarden,” the statement added, “as well as Chris’s indelible mark on music history as one of the greatest songwriters and singers of all time.”
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.