Soundgarden, singer’s widow settle courtroom battle over unreleased recordings


By Blake Brittain

(Reuters) – Grunge music pioneers Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, the widow of lead singer Chris Cornell, have settled a authorized dispute over the late singer’s unreleased recordings, in response to a joint submit from their Instagram accounts on Monday.

They mentioned the “amicable” settlement marked a brand new partnership between Soundgarden and Cornell’s property that can permit followers to “hear the ultimate songs that the band and Chris had been engaged on.”

An legal professional for Cornell confirmed the settlement however declined to supply particulars. A consultant for Soundgarden declined to remark. Soundgarden’s label, Common Music Group, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Vicky Cornell, who administers her late husband’s property, first sued Soundgarden in 2019 in Miami federal courtroom earlier than the case was later moved to the band’s house state of Washington. She claimed the band members withheld the property’s share of royalties to “sturdy arm” her into giving them unreleased recordings Chris Cornell made earlier than his dying in 2017.

Her lawsuit argued that Cornell recorded the songs individually from the band and that he was their sole proprietor. The band countersued her for refusing to show over the recordings, which it mentioned had been meant for a Soundgarden album for UMG.

(Reporting by Blake Brittain in Washington; Enhancing by Matthew Lewis)

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