FBI Drops in on GN'R Leaker

Feds looking into blogger's posting of material from long-awaited Chinese Democracy
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2008 11:04 AM CDT
FBI Drops in on GN'R Leaker
Chinese Democracy has generated a great deal of press, despite little optimism for a timely release.   (Flickr)

When Kevin Skwerl leaked nine new tracks from long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy last week, he expected some fallout.  A visit from two “Mulder and Scully” types courtesy of the FBI was not quite what he had in mind, reports Rolling Stone.  “It‘s a little creepy they know where I work, "says Skwerl, who posted tracks received from "an anonymous online source" on his blog.

The agents arranged a meeting at the former Universal Music employee’s home to obtain the original song files, which he had already erased in compliance with a cease-and-desist order from Axl Rose's attorneys. “It‘s a legal grey area,” said Skwerl, adding, “I feel like I might survive this.” (More Axl Rose stories.)

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