A&M Records is suing the owner of a Seattle facility where the grunge classic
Temple of the Dog was recorded, trying to reclaim the master tapes. Rajan Parashar, the co-founder of London Bridge Studios, refuses to turn them over.
Temple of the Dog released a lone, self-titled album in 1991, but it didn’t become a Top 5 hit until a year later – after the band’s principal members had gone on to wider fame with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Parashar’s late brother Rick originally oversaw sessions that lasted just 15 days, as Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sought to pay tribute to his late friend Andrew Wood.