Soundgarden have confirmed they’ve got the greenlight to release the songs they were working on with the late great Chris Cornell before his tragic passing six years ago.
The confirmation comes following an agreement between the surviving members of the band and Cornell’s widow Vicky, after both parties spent over two years in court against each other.
The court case started back in December 2019 when Vicky Cornell sued the band over missing royalty payments, to which the band responded early the following year, claiming the royalties had in fact been properly paid.
Soundgarden also claimed that Vicky was withholding the band’s access to their own social media accounts, before the two parties eventually got to a temporary agreement in 2021.
Now, in a statement posted to Chris Cornell, Vikcy Cornall and Soundgarden’s official social media accounts, they announced that the two parties have come to an agreement.
"Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Estate of Chris Cornell, are happy to announce they have reached an amicable out-of-court resolution," the Instagram post wrote.
"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.
"The two parties are united and coming together to propel, honor and build upon Soundgarden's incredible legacy as well as Chris's indelible mark on music history as one of the greatest songwriters and vocalists of all time.”
According to Rolling Stone, Chris Cornell reportedly recorded seven songs at his studio back in 2017.
We’re not sure when the final Cornell recordings will come out, but this is great news for Soundgarden fans.