Soundgarden is not messing around when it comes to Chris Cornell conspiracy theories being shared on their social media channels.
Following regaining control of their social media accounts and official website stemming from a dispute with Vicky Cornell, Soundgarden shared a statement laying out some ground rules for their fans.
The band said, in part, “We encourage our fans to share their comments, praise and criticism, but we do expect these to be appropriate, courteous and respectful to each other and to the band. We are super stoked to have our socials return to discussions and posts about being in a f—ing great ROCK BAND!! Remember the guitars, drums, vocals and volume?!!! No more comments about wives, children, exes, significant others, siblings, parents, great aunts, 2nd cousins… etc. of any of the current or former band members… get it?!!”
The statement continued, “It should go without saying, to the adults in the room, that there won’t be any threats, bullying or mocking of any kind, directed at anyone. Furthermore, don’t post discussions or inane conspiracy theories casting blame for harm to Chris Cornell. If anybody’s comments are inappropriate in these ways, they will be removed. If anybody’s comments are threatening, bullying or abusive, OR if we have to remove more than one of anybody’s comments, they will lose the opportunity to continue commenting on our site.”
The band concluded, “We admire the character and caliber of all the fans who’ve supported and grown with us over the years, geez…decades!! Keep us proud! Peace and love to our brothers and sisters!!”