Chris Cornell’s widow sued the remaining members of this month’s band for a “lesser” reduced purchase offer
The surviving members of Soundgarden have responded to a lawsuit by Vicky, Chris Cornell’s widow, saying they are “confident that there will be clarity in court”.
Last week, Cornell filed a court case against the band after she tried to buy her stake in her late husband’s band, which she called a “lesser” lower price.
According to VarietyThe three remaining Soundgarden members offered Ms. Cornell less than $ 300,000 (£ 217,000) for their share in the band’s masters, publishing royalties and other revenue. Vicky Cornell got his share in the band’s profits after the death of Chris Cornell in 2017.
“This action is essential to the self-serving and heartless actions of the remaining members of the band Soundgarden, who want to rob from their former bandmate Chris Cornell (‘Chris’), his wife (‘Vicky’), and their young children.” , Chris’ legacy and life value, which has made him millions of dollars, “reads an excerpt from Cornell’s statement.
In response, Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd have shared their own statements. “He said that the purchase proposal sought by the estate has been misrepresented and we believe there will be clarity in the court,” he wrote.
“All offers to buy our interests have been unwanted and rejected. For more than a year, Soundgarden’s social media accounts have been hijacked; Misleading and confusing our fans.
“Being a band from Washington State since 1984, we are proud of Soundgarden’s musical heritage, work and career. We look forward to completing the last Soundgarden album. “
Vicky Cornell’s lawsuit is the latest chapter in the legal saga between himself and Soundgarden. In late 2019, it sued the band for the rights to several incredible Soundgarden songs, claiming tracks for “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in royalties.
The band sued Cornell in 2020, alleging that the money raised by a charity concert was held as a tribute to her personal husband’s personal needs. The group later dropped the lawsuit.