FBI agents arrested a blogger suspected of posting songs from the unreleased Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy on his website; the 27-year-old appeared in court yesterday, where bail was set at $10,000. Kevin Cogill, who reportedly admitted to streaming nine songs on his website in June, was charged on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws.
"Guns N' Roses representatives have been made aware of the arrest and are leaving the matter to the authorities," said the band's spokesman. Outside court, his girlfriend said, "Rally the troops," but declined further comment. Cogill wrote in later posts on his website that the FBI had questioned him, and asked his readers if anyone knew a good attorney. Cogill won't face Internet restrictions, but a hearing was set for Sept. 17.