Two and a half years after the tragic death of Chris Cornell, his widow Vicky is suing his former Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron because he says they are trying to rob her and her children.
According to The explosion, Vicky Cornell is suing Soundgarden for royalties. And, in her court presentation, she wrote that when Chris was alive, he accused his bandmates of trying to "take what is his."
The fight for the unpublished recordings of Chris Cornell and a possible future Soundgarden album has reached the courts https://t.co/sx9JVizcHI
– Revolver Magazine (@Revolvermag) December 9, 2019
Vicky referred to the letter: "Everyone by my blood, everyone wants my percentage … They just want to take what's mine, how much more can they get."
In court documents, Vicky wrote that ten years later, and after Chris's premature death, those lyrics "resonate disturbingly,quot; because his former bandmates have tried to take what belongs to Chris once more, or "more rightly steal his widow and younger children. "
Vicky says she was surprised that this began shortly after Chris committed suicide hanging in a Detroit hotel room in May 2017, and forced her to file the lawsuit.
In his claim, Vicky says that Thayil, Shepherd and Cameron "have conspired shamelessly to unfairly retain hundreds of thousands of dollars that are undoubtedly owed to Chris' widow and minor children in an illegal attempt to arm Chris & # 39; Be so that you can deliver some audio recordings created by Chris before his death. "
The fight consists of more than seven audio recordings of songs that Chris wrote for himself and that contain his vocal tracks. Vicky says the footprints "bequeathed to Chris' estate,quot; for her and the younger children she shared with Chris.
The common denominator of all fighting and the destruction of the end legacy #ChrisCornell is your "widow,quot; #VickyKarayiannis It's hard to keep that money when you have blood in your own hands. And now we have this: https://t.co/w1CxSZgxJS
– GrungeGirl (@AshGenX) December 9, 2019
Vicky explained that she offered to share the songs with Soundgarden, but that she wanted them to honor Chris' legacy with his release. However, the band allegedly claimed to have the rights to the recordings, and "threatened Chris's family with false statements from the media,quot; with the intention of causing outrage with the cyber stalkers.
She said that these cyber stalkers have made "vile accusations online," and there is also a real-life stalker who was recently released from federal prison after threatening Vicky to death.
"The tortuous behavior of the members of the band towards Chris's family is consistent with his mood towards Chris, which is shown when they fail to turn around their tourist bus upon hearing of Chris's death; he could not register with the Chris' grieving family; and failed to try to quell online threats against Chris's children, "the lawsuit reads.
Vicky Cornell is the personal representative of Chris's estate, valued at $ 20 million, and is suing Soundgarden for damages, accounting records and song gains.