Skwerl, the guy who leaked the nine songs in June, was arrested today. Supposedly, the authorities raided his home at 7Am and dragged him out of the house. The judge was surprised at his treatment since he had only issued a summons to 27-year-old Kevin Cogill.
Official statement by GNR: "Guns N' Roses representatives have been made aware of the arrests and are leaving the matter to the authorities," said band spokesman Larry Solters
According to multiple news reports, a blogger suspected of posting songs on the Internet from the forthcoming Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy was arrested Wednesday and appeared in court, where his bail was set at $10,000. FBI agents arrested 27-year-old Kevin Cogill on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws by posting nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs in June. According to an arrest affidavit, Cogill admitted to FBI agents that he leaked the songs.
BLOGGER ARRESTED FOR LEAKING 9 GN'R SONGS
A lot of fans in the GNR websites are ripping GNR for going to this extreme over Skwerl. However, some have pointed out that GNR may not be involved at all, instead the infamous RIAA is behind the prosecution. Maybe the prosecution will have to come up with some concrete evidence that the album really is "forthcoming". That might be the ONLY way we will ever know the truth.
MSL, the person who admittely leaked "Shacker's Revenge", is preparing for the same treatment.Gonna get the President
Gonna get The FBI
Gonna get a Private I
Gonna get the IRS...