Chris Cornell‘s estate — which is run by his widow, Vicky — appears to finally be on the same page, legally, with his old band, and it seems like there’s even new music on the way.
A statement was issued through Chris’s official IG page, and it reads … “Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Estate of Chris Cornell, are happy to announce they have reached an amicable out of court resolution.”
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It goes on … “The reconciliation marks a new partnership between the two parties, which will allow Soundgarden fans around the world to hear the final songs that the band and Chris were working on. The two parties are united and coming together to propel, honor and build upon Soundgarden’s incredible legacy as well as Chris’s indelible mark on music history.”
The update comes after years of acrimonious legal battles between Vicky and the band since Cornell’s death.
From what we know … she’d actually sued Soundgarden twice — once in 2019 over royalties and 7 unreleased tracks and again in 2021 regarding the value of his stake in the band … and there were even complaints to a judge about COVID protocols amid all this drama. It’s been a lot.
Now, it seems like they’ve all buried the hatchet — which presumably means both lawsuits have been settled. And that’s gotta be great news for Chris’ fans around the world.
His suicide rocked the music industry in 2017, and that wound was only getting deeper as the infighting continued between his bandmates and his wife behind the scenes.