Seattle station KIRO 7 News reported that Late Thursday night (August 20), the beloved statue of local and music legend Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of The Dog, solo) was vandalized. It was painted white. Cornell died on May 18th 2017. Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky released a statement via the late singer’s social media. She wrote: “My children and I are heartbroken to learn of the vandalization of Chris’s statue at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. The statue is not only a work of art but a tribute to Chris, his incomparable musical legacy and everything that he stood for. It represents Chris, who is beloved not only in Seattle, but worldwide.
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 →
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.
A new, previously unreleased song has been released by the family of Chris Cornell. The track from the late Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of The Dog singer comes from a new self-titled solo album collection Chris Cornell, and also available as a 4 CD limited-edition deluxe box set. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be made available by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Chris Cornell estate through Ume. Listen to the never before heard track’When Bad Does Good’ now.Continue reading →
Soundgarden has gone down as one of the most important bands to ever come out of Seattle, Washington. Chris Cornell’s 2017 death devastated the music world and spawned countless tributes cementing his legacy. Now a statue erected in Cornell’s memory has its unveiling date, on October 7th. “Chris Cornell: An Everlasting Tribute to Seattle’s Son” will be unveiled by Chris’ wife Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Following the unveiling, footage of Soundgarden’s performance at The Wiltern, captured by the Artist Den, will be screened inside MoPOP’s Sky Church. More details can be found below. Continue reading →