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Chris Cornell's Widow Suing Soundgarden Over Unpaid Royalties

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Vicky Cornell, the widow of Chris Cornell, is suing Soundgarden over unpaid royalties.

According to TMZ, Cornell filed legal documents claiming the remaining members of Soundgarden are withholding hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties owed to her and Chris' 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."

Vicky says the songs, which appear to be among her late husband's final recordings, were "solely authored by Chris; contain Chris' own vocal tracks; and were bequeathed to Chris' Estate" for the benefit of his family."

The report says that Vicky offered to release the tracks with Soundgarden, but the band refused.

Meanwhile, Soundgarden reportedly countered with a letter to Vicky saying they were "working on the files in a collaborative effort."

Before Cornell's sudden death, they say "the entire band was feeling very positive about their rekindled artistic energy and creativity."

The letter apparently lists members of Soundgarden as co-writers with Chris on five of the seven disputed songs, according to TMZ.

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