There was a time when people gave a rat’s ass about Guns n Roses… I think it was when they still had Slash in the band and when they said they were putting out a record they did it. This Chinese Democracy bullshit has been in the works since the 90s, and believe me, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats waiting for it.
Well, someone who did give a fuck, a blogger named Kevin Skwerl, leaked the tracks. This, as everything that anyone does, pissed off Axl, probably because he needed another 6 years to polish the album. He called his guard dogs, who called the FBI.
Remember back in June when those nine possibly Chinese Democracy-bound Guns n’ Roses songs leaked? At the time, the man who admitted leaking them, Antiquiet blogger Kevin Skwerl, told Rock Daily â€œIf legal proceedings come my way, I’ll face them 100 percent. I’m not afraid of that. I did what I did, and I’ll face the music if I have toâ€ after a meeting with the FBI. Skwerl (real name Kevin Cogill) will face the law, as he was arrested this morning at his Culver City, California home for suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. According to the FBI, Cogill admitted to posting the songs when questioned. Cogill is set to appear at the U.S. District Court today, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Missakian.
This kind of sucks, considering the fact that this is going to cause album delays and Dr. Pepper was going to give everyone in America a free soda if it came out this year.