Soundgarden Claps Back in the Lawsuit over Chris Cornell’s Royalties and Final Songs


In a story we first reported and have been following, according to a published report by Rolling Stone, the surviving members of Soundgarden have denied Vicky Cornell’s claims that the band is withholding royalties of Chris Cornell’s from her and also denied her claim that she is the sole owner of several recordings Cornell worked on before his death in a new court filing. Cornell died from suicide on May 18th 2017. According to the report, “The motion, filed Tuesday and obtained by Rolling Stone, is a response to a lawsuit Vicky Cornell filed last December against her late husband’s former bandmates, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, and the band’s business manager, Rit Venerus. Vicky accused the band of withholding royalties from the Cornell family to force her to turn over a handful of recordings made before Cornell’s death.” Continue reading


Chris Cornell’s Wife Sues Soundgarden Members Over Royalties and Rights to Music


In a new report by TMZChris Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell has filed a lawsuit that claims the remaining living members of Soundgarden are withholding hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties owed to her and Chris’s minor children. She calls the move an “unlawful attempt to strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.” Interest in new music is said to be high from their fanbase, and the band is currently nominated for entry into the 2020 class of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

Continue reading


Watch Lizzy Hale Cover Soundgarden’s “My Wave” in Nashville with Slider


Lizzy Hale of Halestorm jumped on stage last weekend with Nashville rockers Slider to cover Soundgarden’s ‘My Wave’ live at the Basement club in their hometown of Nashville. The track comes from 1994’s Superunknown (A&M Records) album. Lizzy and other members of Halestorm are supportive of underground bands in the region and often jump on stage for covers and originals. Watch the fan-filmed video now!Continue reading


New Soundgarden Biography,from Journalist and Author Greg Prato, Out Now


A new book tracking the rise and career of Soundgarden is out now from respected music journalist and author Greg Prato ( Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, and Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets). Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story is out now for purchase and tells the Seattle band’s complete story – beginning with its members’ pre-SG days, all the way to today. Also featured are all-new interviews for the book, including chats with Matt Pinfield, Phil Anselmo, and Marky Ramone, among others, as well as rarely seen photos from throughout the band’s history. The book also analyzes their catalog and covers frontman Chris Cornell’s tragic death in 2017. The 453-page paperback book is priced at $19.99 and the Kindle digital version is $9.99, and either can be purchased at the links below. Continue reading


Watch Vocal Coach Beth Roars Analyze Temple of The Dog’s “Say Hello To Heaven”


Vocal teacher,YouTuber, and PodcasterBeth Roars is the originator of awesome videos breaking down the singing technique on scores of popular and underground artists from all genres. Watch her breakdown Chris Cornell’s iconic vocal lines on Temple of The Dog’s classic’Say Hello To Heaven’. Continue reading


Remembering Chris Cornell – 1964 – 2017


Two years ago Chris Cornell passed away leaving a huge loss in the world. The legacy he left behind with bands like Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, as well as his chart-topping solo career will never be dimmed. Tributes to Cornell are ever present with a statue unveiled this year, his wife Vicky raising public awareness for mental health and suicide prevention causes wit ha foundation and a documentary in the works. We will miss and mourn him forever. Check out some Cornell greatest hitsContinue reading


Chris Cornell Died One Year Ago Today


It still seems unbelievable, but Chris Cornell died one year ago today. The music world is still being deeply affected by his loss in the year since he passed away, with tributes coming in and his wife Vicky raising public awareness for mental health and suicide prevention causes. There has rarely been a talent like Chris in the music world, and certainly very few artists with both solo success, and acclaim with three different bands such as Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. We will miss and mourn him forever. Continue reading


Joe Altier Releasing Chris Cornell Tribute EP Next Month


Singer-songwriter Joe “Just Joe” Altier has announced he will release a special EP next month, as a tribute to Chris Cornell, who passed away on May 18th. All proceeds from Black Hole Sun, The EP will be donated to Two Brothers’ LightInc charity in Syracuse, NY where they work towards raising awareness of mental illness and eliminating stigmas surrounding suicide. Continue reading


Norah Jones Releases Chilling Tribute To Chris Cornell, Live From The Fox Theater


Only a week after we lost a legend in Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, the world is still in shock. Tributes have been pouring in with many other artists paying respect in song. Jazz/pop chanteuse Norah Jones performed at Detroit’s Fox Theater, on May 23rd, just days after Cornell’s final performance ever on that very stage, and played a rendition of ‘Black Hole Sun’ in her set. You can watch the video below. Continue reading