Dude didn’t even have to record his PSA condemning music piracy.
Wired: Guns N’ Roses Uploader Gets House Arrest, Will Make Anti-Piracy Ad. Kevin “Skwerl” Cogill, the blogger who uploaded nine tracks from Chinese Democracy to Antiquiet prior to its release date, got a slap on the wrist, won’t have to pay a fine, and will make a radio or television message “talking about the importance … Continue reading GNR Leaker Sentenced to House Arrest
In an interview with our homeboy John Sellars for Spin, Duff McKagan reveals what he and his bandmates in Guns N’ Roses were listening to while they recorded their seminal album, Appetite for Destruction: The Joshua Tree was the soundtrack of my life when we were making Appetite. […] I listened to The Joshua Tree … Continue reading Duff reveals GNR's inspiration for Appetite
The NY Daily News is claiming that Axl Rose has been going through a rough patch lately: The Guns N’ Roses front man, an admitted manic-depressive, has fired and rehired famed manager Irving Azoff at least three times in the last five weeks, according to a source. The reclusive rocker is said to be resisting … Continue reading Axl Rose Won't Leave His House
In his first major interview in nine years, Axl Rose talks about Guns N’ Roses, his label and finally releasing Chinese Democracy (review): I could see doing a song or so on the side with Izzy [Stradlin] or having him out [on tour] again. I’m not so comfortable with doing anything having more than one … Continue reading Axl Rose Speaks to Billboard
Billboard: Britney’s ‘Circus’ Debuts Atop Album Chart, making Spears “the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history [1991 to present] to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more.” 1. Britney Spears – Circus – 505,000 (debut) 2. Taylor Swift – Fearless – 193,000 (-28%) 3. Beyonce – I Am … Sasha Fierce – 153,000 (-41%) … Continue reading Britney is Back on Top, Bitch
Billboard: Kanye Edges GNR, Ludacris for his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200. 1. Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak – 450,000 (debut) 2. Taylor Swift – Fearless – 267,000 (+23%) 3. Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy – 261,000 (debut) 4. Beyonce – I Am … Sasha Fierce – 257,000 (-47%) 5. … Continue reading Kanye beats GNR, Luda, Killers for #1
It took Axl sixteen years to finish this album. It took us an hour and ten minutes to listen to it. You’re welcome.
Kevin Cogill, the blogger who posted nine songs from some dumb album that’s coming out soon, has had the charges against him reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. His maximum prison time, if convicted, is down to one year from five. He still faces monetary damages if Axl opts to sue him. The felony … Continue reading GNR Leaker's Charges Reduced
Billboard reports that the Alleged Guns N’ Roses Leaker Pleads Innocent. The Associated Press says he pleaded not guilty. Not sure if there’s a legal difference. Not sure if it matters. Either way, Antiquiet‘s Kevin Cogill faces three years in federal prison if convicted, and five years if the court finds he posted the songs … Continue reading Chinese Democracy Leaker Pleads Not Guilty