Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Soundgarden regain control of social media accounts

Soundgarden have announced that they have reached an agreement with late frontman Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell over control of the band's social media properties.

"Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, the personal representative of the Estate of Christopher Cornell, are pleased to announce that, effective June 15, 2021, they have come to a temporary agreement that will transfer the Soundgarden social media accounts and website to the band's remaining members, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd and their managers, Red Light Management,” says the two parties in a newly-released statement. "This includes Soundgarden's website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

"The agreement marks a productive first step towards healing and open dialogue, and the parties wish for the social media accounts to celebrate the Band's accomplishments and music while continuing to honor Chris' legacy."

“Through our joint social media efforts and our temporary agreement,” adds Vicky Cornell in a separate statement, “my family, along with the surviving members of Soundgarden hope to celebrate Chris and his music out of mutual respect and love. We all recognize the profound pain caused by Chris's tragic loss and the path it has taken us down."

Soundgarden launched a court action in Washington state this spring in an effort to regain control of the band’s social media passwords from Vicky Cornell, while her legal representative issued a response on her behalf outlining her version of the history of the situation.

Cornell took his own life at the age of 52 in a Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18, 2017 following a Soundgarden show in the city.
See also:

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