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GNR Guitarist Slash To Blogger: Rot In Jail

September 1. 2008

Guns N Roses

Slash, the guitarist of rock band Guns N Roses, has denounced blogger, Kevin Cogill, for leaking his group's long awaited, frequently delayed album "Chinese Democracy."

He had some strong words for the blogger, who appeared to be a fan. I read a few of his posts, and he seemed to think it was the jump start the band would need, in getting them Axl out there, to release and promote said album.

Slash, however stated, "I hope he rots in jail." He's probably mad, because it took front man Axl Rose 10 years to almost finish "Chinese Democracy" and if they choose to scrap the leaked album, it'll probably be another 10 years before the next record is completed (LOL).

Axl Rose

I remember years ago, reading about Axl getting into alternative religions and mysticism, under the guidance of a guru - you know, the standard Hollywood quackery that messes up the mind. Ever since then, he can't get it together.

Over the course of just a few years, beginning in the late 80's, Guns N Roses had done several albums, selling over 90 million copies worldwide, but after said guru got to Axl, he can't keep it together to finish one.

Lauren Hill and Dave Chapelle did something similar via a guru and went AWOL not long after, not able to complete anything. Entertainers need to learn to stay away from these charlatans and cults.   

Kevin Cogill

Regarding the blogger that leaked the album, Cogill should not have done this, as it's not legal and not worth the legal trouble he is in now. Not to mention, the band doesn't think well of what he did, though he wrote as though he was a fan. No songs are worth going to prison over. 

Blogger Kevin Cogill charged with felony in leak of Guns N' Roses songs

The Culver City man had posted nine songs from the yet-to-be released album 'Chinese Democracy.' He faces up to three years in prison and fines under a law cracking down on individual bootleggers...

"In the past, these may have been viewed as victimless crimes," said Craig Missakian, an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles who built the case with the FBI and recording-industry investigators. "But in reality, there's significant damage. This law allows us to prosecute these cases."

Cogill, 27, was arrested Wednesday and released on $10,000 bond. He was not required to enter a plea. His public defender, Anthony Eaglin, declined to comment.

"I hope he rots in jail," said Slash, the former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist. "It's going to affect the sales of the record, and it's not fair. The Internet is what it is, and you have to deal with it accordingly, but I think if someone goes and steals something, it's theft."

http://www.latimes.com

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