The surviving members of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell have been involved in a number of legal disputes since Cornell’s death, and now the band has asked a judge to make Cornell give them access to their social media accounts and website.
Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd filed a claim on March 25 stating that Cornell locked them out of their social media accounts, YouTube channel, website and more. They are asking the judge to demand Cornell to allow them to once again have access to the accounts, or to make a final post on the accounts that reads, “Soundgarden has temporarily suspended its official social media accounts due to pending litigation.” The report further claims that the accounts are “in a state of neglect,” that Cornell is acting as Soundgarden and that she is removing comments from fans.
Thayil, Shepherd and Cameron created the Nudedragons accounts in June of 2020. Nudedragons was an anagram that Soundgarden used throughout their career, and this was the trio’s way of communicating with Soundgarden’s fans since they had been locked out of their verified account by Cornell.
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