Blogger arrested over Guns N' Roses leaks
27th Aug 2008 | 20:22
Nine Chinese Democracy tracks roamed Internet
Instead of Mr. Brownstone, it looks like one fellow might be saying hello to Mr. Big House.
Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses's unreleased album, Chinese Democracy, on his website.
FBI agents arrested 27-year-old Kevin Cogill this morning (Aug. 27) on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. Federal authorities say Cogill posted nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on Antiquiet.com in June. The songs were later removed but spread quickly across the Internet.
According to an arrest affidavit, Cogill admitted to agents that he posted the songs on his website.
Chinese Democracy has been in the works for more than a decade (and has cost upwards of $15 million), with frontman Axl Rose the only remaining original member of the once mighty group. Rumors that the album may finally be out this fall, possibly as a Best Buy exclusive, have not been confirmed by Guns N' Roses or its management.
As for Kevin Cogill, he might still be able to get a copy of Chinese Democracy on cassette. We hear it's the preferred medium in prison.