WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Singer Chris Cornell of band Soundgarden performs onstage at The Inaugural Ball at the Walter E.
Michael Kovac

Back in the '90s, when Chris Cornell primarily fronted grunge outfit Soundgarden, he embarked on a little known side-project called Temple of the Dog. The band, which featured Eddie Vedder in addition to future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, cut a self-titled album in 1991, but until now its master tapes had been locked in a vault by producer Rick Parashar. 

TMZ reported Wednesday (May 25), that a drawn out lawsuit between Cornell, his label A&M records and Parashar's family has finally reached a settlement, and that those vaunted first recordings are now Cornell's property. 

Parashar passed away at the age of 50 in 2014, but the producer's family continued to battle Cornell and A&M for ownership of the Temple of the Dog masters. But now that Cornell and A&M have vested control of the recordings, it's possible that it might be reissued in time for its 25th anniversary, TMZ has learned. 

Cornell is set to embark on a solo tour next month, hitting stops throughout the United States and Canada. Soundgarden, too, is expected to satiate everyone's grunge-hunger pretty soon as well: Last December, Cornell said the band would be working on new material this year