A woman has been charged with allegedly tweeting death threats to Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, according to reports.
Seattle radio station KIRO 7 says that a local woman has been accused of sending over 100 abusive and violent messages to the frontman from nine different Twitter accounts, including posts which threatened to rape his 13-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors have said that the threats constitute cyber-stalking, and criminal charges were filed against the unnamed woman last week. As Blabbermouth notes, Cornell has encountered problems with violent threats from fans before: in 2007, he sought a restraining order against a man he claimed sent death threats to his family on the behest of his former wife Susan Silver.
Seattle band Soundgarden, who reunited in 2010, released their last album ‘King Animal’ in November 2012. The LP was their first album of new material since 1996’s ‘Down On The Upside’. In June last year, meanwhile, Cornell bemoaned the state of contemporary pop music, claiming “it couldn’t be any worse – although he did say that commercial music’s decline could lead to a new golden age for rock music as people have “something to react against”.
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