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SOUNDGARDEN And CHRIS CORNELL’s Widow Reach Agreement About Band’s Social Media Accounts

It appears Soundgarden have reached an agreement with their late lead singer's widow.

SOUNDGARDEN and Vicky Cornell, the widow of the band’s lead singer Chris Cornell, have announced that, effective June 15, 2021, they have come to an agreement that will transfer the SOUNDGARDEN social media accounts and web site to the band’s remaining members, guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd and their managers, Red Light Management. This includes SOUNDGARDEN’s web site, 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,” SOUNDGARDEN and Vicky Cornell said in a statement.

Earlier today, Thayil, Cameron and Shepherd posted their first message since regaining control of the SOUNDGARDEN accounts, writing: “Hey SOUNDGARDEN friends, fans and family! Our site is intended to celebrate the music, achievements, career and legacy of the band along with news and information about any current and future plans, including relevant solo work. We encourage our fans to share their comments, praise and criticism, but we do expect these to be appropriate, courteous and respectful to each other and to the band.

“We are super stoked to have our socials return to discussions and posts about being in a ring great ROCK BAND!! Remember the guitars, drums, vocals and volume?!!! No more comments about wives, children, exes, significant others, siblings, parents, great aunts, 2nd cousins… etc. of any of the current or former band members… get it?!!

“It should go without saying, to the adults in the room, that there won’t be any threats, bullying or mocking of any kind, directed at anyone. Furthermore, don’t post discussions or inane conspiracy theories casting blame for harm to Chris Cornell. If anybody’s comments are inappropriate in these ways, they will be removed. If anybody’s comments are threatening, bullying or abusive, OR if we have to remove more than one of anybody’s comments, they will lose the opportunity to continue commenting on our site.

“We admire the character and caliber of all the fans who’ve supported and grown with us over the years, geez…decades!! Keep us proud! Peace and love to our brothers and sisters!! XO SOUNDGARDEN”.

Chris Cornell was found hanged in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit in May 2017, following a SOUNDGARDEN show at the city’s Fox Theatre. The death was ruled a suicide.