"Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell, on behalf of the Estate of Chris Cornell, are happy to announce they have reached an amicable out-of-court resolution," both parties wrote in a shared Instagram post. "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," they concluded.
With the acrimony behind them, Soundgarden and Vicky Cornell can now prepare for the release of seven songs that the late singer reportedly recorded at his studio in 2017. According to Rolling Stone, Chris Cornell is credited as the sole author of "Cancer" and "Stone Age Mind," while he collaborated with drummer Matt Cameron on "Road Less Traveled," "Orphans" and "At Ophians Door"; guitarist Kim Thayil on "Ahead of the Dog"; and bassist Ben Shepherd on "Merrmas."