The Soundgarden versus Vicky Cornell Saga Continues

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 16: Vicky Cornell speaks onstage during I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell at The Forum on January 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Chris Cornell Estate).

Back in December 2019, Vicky Cornell, the widow of late Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell, sued surviving members of the band. She claimed they and their business manager withheld royalties (hundreds of thousands of dollars) from seven unreleased songs that had been completed before Chris passed away in 2017.

Then in May, 2020, Soundgarden counter sued Vicky Cornell for “fraudulent inducement”, claiming that she used the money generated from a charity/tribute concert for personal use.

But now in July, 2020, the band has just recently dropped that portion of their countersuit against Chris’s widow. The two parties are still tied up in litigation over song royalties.




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