Vicki Cornell, on behalf of the Estate of Chris Cornell and the Soundgarden have settled a legal battle that will allow release of new music the band had been working on up to the time of the singer's death from suicide in 2017.
A statement by relevant parties told Variety, “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.”
Vicki sued the bandmembers in 2019 over royalties and the rights to seven unreleased songs that were in varying states of completion.
Settlement terms were not disclosed.