Grunge star says studio owner has no right to master tapes

April 15, 2015 12:02 AM

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said Tuesday that the co-founder of a famed Seattle recording studio has no legitimate claim to own the master tapes of a defining album of the grunge era — "Temple of the Dog," which Cornell recorded with Eddie Vedder and other members of Pearl Jam in 1990.

A&M records sued Raj Parashar, who founded London Bridge Studios with his brother, in March, demanding that Parashar turn over the master tapes. The label says it bought the album — and the master tapes — in 1991. In a statement issued Tuesday, Cornell agreed.

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