Chris Cornell Weighs In On Temple Of The Dog Legal Battle

(Classic Rock) Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has issued a statement regarding a legal dispute between A&M Records and a Seattle studio owner over ownership of the master tapes to the self-titled 1991 album by Temple Of The Dog.

"The Temple Of The Dog recordings were made by members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam to honor our friend, Andy Wood, who died much too soon," says Cornell. "Temple Of The Dog recorded the album in a studio co-owned by Raj Parashar. A&M Records paid for the recordings and the use of the studio.

"For Parashar to pretend he has a right to keep the recordings makes no more sense than the owner of a laundromat claiming he owns the clothes you washed in his washing machine."

Last week, A&M Records launched a lawsuit against London Bridge Studios co-founder Rajan Parashar to return the tapes following the 2014 death of his brother and fellow studio co-founder, producer Rick Parashar. Read more here.

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