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Culver City Music Blogger Arrested by FBI

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Local music blogger, Kevin Cogill, 27, at Antiquiet streamed nine unreleased Guns N' Roses songs from the album Chinese Democracy back in June. It was a pretty big deal: fans have been waiting for this album for about 14 years now. That excitement led to so much traffic, his site crashed.

Then the FBI got involved (and many media outlets), who he has been in touch with since the whole thing started. But this morning he was arrested and is expected in court later today.

On Monday, he speculated that this might be coming: "More and more each day, it looks like I may be indicted. Pardon the self-indulgent post, and I may just be tripping, but just in case… If there are any lawyers out there horny for some high-profile copyright law battle, drop us a line."

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Chinese Democracy will finally be released on September 29 (at least that is what the UK store says, but the US one doesn't list a date).

Photo by _Superbeast_ via Flickr