Soundgarden have released a new statement through their lawyers implying that the Chris Cornell estate and Vicky Cornell ‘hijacked’ the band’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. The statement is in relationship to their lawsuit, which Vicky Cornell claims ‘isn’t about money.’
“The buyout offer that was demanded by the Estate has been grossly mischaracterized and we are confident that clarity will come out in court.
“All offers to buy out our interests have been unsolicited and rejected outright.
“For more than a year, Soundgarden 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 legacy, work and career. We look forward to completing the final Soundgarden album.”
Soundgarden’s legal team issued a statement to Alternative Nation last week, “As requested by the Estate of Chris Cornell and as required by the laws of the State of Washington, the surviving members of Soundgarden submitted to the Cornell Estate four months ago a buy-out offer of the Estate’s interests in Soundgarden calculated by respected music industry valuation expert Gary Cohen.
Since then, the band members have continued to try to settle all disputes with the Cornell Estate and in their several attempts to settle, the band members have elected to offer multiple times more than the amount calculated by Cohen. This dispute has never been about money for the band. This is their life’s work and their legacy.” Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron have sought vocal files to complete Soundgarden’s final album from Vicky Cornell in the near 4 years since Cornell died by suicide in Detroit.