Feds Arrest Man for Posting Guns N Roses Songs on Blog
Upcoming album gets an unexpected early release.
FBI agents arrested Kevin Cogill, 27, suspected of posting songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album on his website. The man has no apparent connection with the band, but managed still to get his hands on nine songs from GNR's upcoming album "Chinese Democracy".
Although Cogill removed the songs, the original blog entry remains on AntiQuiet.com
. The songs are now widely available on the scene. The financial damage this has caused is unknown due to uncontrollable private torrent distribution. GNR, like many artists, still rely primarily on album & download sales.
Cogill faces up to three years in prison for leaking the songs and a possible five years if it is proven that he did so for commercial gain.