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Vicky Cornell Sues Soundgarden Over 'Absurd' Buyout Offer

Chris Cornell's widow and band members disagree about whether the issue is money or legacy

(Newser) - Soundgarden has been sued over its proposed buyout of its late frontman, Chris Cornell—an offer his widow called "an infinitesimal fraction of the true worth of Chris' interest" in the band. Vicky Cornell said the offer amounted to less than $300,000, Courthouse News reports. "Before making...

Chris Cornell's Family Sues Doctor Over Singer's Suicide

Lawsuit says he overprescribed drugs to Soundgarden frontman

(Newser) - Family members of Chris Cornell on Thursday sued a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to the rock singer, leading to his death, the AP reports. Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and Christopher, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that prescription...

A City Preps to Get Its Chris Cornell Statue

Homage to 'Seattle's son' will be placed in his hometown, Cornell's wife says

(Newser) - Chris Cornell's widow has commissioned a statue of the late singer to be raised in his hometown of Seattle as a way of keeping his legacy alive. Vicky Cornell tells the Seattle Times that sculptor Wayne Toth "has already given me a design and the children and I...

Guitar, Pill Bottles, Blood: Pics From Cornell's Hotel Room

Police report includes photos, details of what bodyguard and emergency workers found

(Newser) - A guitar lying on a chair. A plane ticket in pieces. A bathroom floor stained with blood. These are just some of the images contained in a Detroit Police Department report regarding the May death of Chris Cornell, obtained from an FOIA request by the Detroit Free Press . The Press...

Chris Cornell's Final Music Video Released

'The Promise' released for World Refugee Day

(Newser) - Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day, the AP reports. Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell filmed the video in Brooklyn shortly before he died...

Chris Cornell Laid to Rest Beside His Friend

Singer's grave is 12 feet from legendary rocker Johnny Ramone

(Newser) - Family and friends of Chris Cornell gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles Friday to say goodbye to the rock icon. Rolling Stone reports that members of Metallica, the Foo Fighters, and Jane’s Addiction as well as musicians Pharrell Williams, Krist Novoselic, and Courtney Love paid their...

Chris Cornell's Wife Recounts Disturbing Final Call

TMZ: She says he was making no sense

(Newser) - TMZ has obtained the harrowing account of Chris Cornell's final moments, which the gossip site says his wife, Vicky, described to friends and family. According to the site, Vicky says the lights in their home, which can be controlled remotely via phone, started flickering on and off. The...

Chris Cornell's Widow: 'I Know That Was Not You'

Vicky Cornell writes Soundgarden frontman an open letter

(Newser) - Vicky Cornell says husband Chris Cornell was slurring his words and under the influence of prescription drugs the night he died , and she now writes the Soundgarden frontman a final love letter, telling him that "I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to...

Drake Has Record-Breaking Night at Billboard Music Awards

He picked up 13 awards

(Newser) - Drake surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist, and top Billboard 200 album ("Views"), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las...

Police Report: Chris Cornell Said 'I'm Just Tired'

Ohio festival pays tribute to Soundgarden frontman

(Newser) - Chris Cornell kept saying "I'm just tired" in his final phone conversation with his wife, according to a police report with more details on the final hour of the Soundgarden frontman's life. Vicky Cornell, alarmed by how different her husband sounded, called band bodyguard Martin Kirsten, who...

Chris Cornell's Wife Points to Prescription Drug

Says he took higher than usual dose of Ativan before 'suicide'

(Newser) - Despite a preliminary autopsy report claiming " suicide by hanging ," Chris Cornell's wife says the rocker's death may have been accidental. Vicky Cornell says the Soundgarden frontman had a prescription for anti-anxiety medication Ativan, and told her "he may have taken an extra Ativan or two"...

Chris Cornell's Last Song Was One About Death
Chris Cornell's Last Song
Was One About Death
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Chris Cornell's Last Song Was One About Death

Medical examiner rules suicide by hanging in death of Soundgarden frontman

(Newser) - The death of Chris Cornell , frontman of legendary '90s grunge band Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has been ruled "suicide by hanging," reports the Detroit News . The 52-year-old was found in his hotel room hours after a sold-out performance in Detroit when his wife, Vicky Karayiannis, asked a...

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dead at 52
Soundgarden Singer
Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Rep says grunge legend died suddenly

(Newser) - Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to the AP . Bumbery called the death...

5 Truly Awful Albums
 5 Truly Awful Albums 

5 Truly Awful Albums

(Newser) - Israeli researchers have created the sonic phenomenon of a black hole that kills sound. Which, of course, led Scott Thill of Wired to whip up a list of five atrocious albums he'd like to toss into the newly made void.
  • Scream, Chris Cornell: With nary an actual scream on the

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