Soundgarden Reach Out of Court Agreement
The surviving members of Soundgarden and vocalist Chris Cornell’s widow, Vicky, have ended their long-running legal conflict having reached “an amicable out of court resolution.”
“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,” according to a statement.
In 2019, Vicky Cornell sued the surviving members of Soundgarden over the rights to seven unreleased recordings. She also claimed that money was being withheld from her.
The following year, Soundgarden stated that the material they had been working on was for the band and not for a Cornell solo effort, and they also denied withholding any money from Vicky and her family.
In February 2021, Vicky Cornell filed another lawsuit against the band over a deal on a buyout price.
The next month, a Washington State federal judge ruled that the band had not been withholding royalties.