Chris Cornell's widowed wife, Vicky Cornell, recently filed a lawsuit against former Soundbarden bandmates for copyright in relation to some of their solo records, according to a new report from the San Francisco Gate.
Vicky Cornell filed the lawsuit Monday at the federal court in Miami and claims that the band wants to use seven recordings and keep them for themselves, while retaining the money owed, which amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Reportedly, the leader of Soundgarden, who died in May 2017 after a concert in Detroit, made the recordings in Miami Beach at his home studio in the same year. Vicky claims that the recordings were made almost entirely by Chris himself.
Vicky filed a lawsuit against the other members of the band, including Ben Sheperd, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil, in addition to other business partners. According to the side of the band's history, the tracks were a collaborative effort and many of them include composition credits in their name.
In addition, the band claims that the recordings are owned by the Soundgarden association. Soundgarden was one of the most legendary grunge bands of the 1980s and 1990s, and became one of the four Big Era grunge bands of that era, including Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
Some of his most important songs include "Black Hole Sun,quot;, "Spoonman,quot;, "Jesus Chris Pose,quot;, "Ty Cobb,quot;, "Burden In My Hand,quot;, "The Day I Tried To Live,quot;, among many others. After the dissolution of the band in the late 1990s, Chris again succeeded in the following groups, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave.
Coincidentally, Nirvana, formed by the late Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, was also involved in a lawsuit involving Kurt's widow, Courtney Love, after his death in April 1994.
Fans have pointed out the strange similarities between the deaths of many artists in the past. For example, in the same year of Chris's suicide, Chester Bennington, the Linkin Park singer, also committed suicide, and on Cornell's birthday. Chester performed at Cornell's funeral.