LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Internet blogger has leaked portions of the highly anticipated new Guns N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy," a British newspaper reports.
The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that nine tracks from the album, which Roses lead singer Axl Rose has been working on for 14 years, have appeared on the Web site Antiquiet.com.
The Internet blogger, identified only as Skwerl, said the posting was inevitable because of the lengthy battle between Rose and Geffon Records over rights to the album.
"I always said that the more that Axl and Geffen jerked around trying to figure out how to release this finally finished album that we've all been waiting over 13 years for, the greater the chances would be that it would slip out of a pressing plant or office somewhere and wind up in the hands of some (expletive) with a blog," the blogger wrote. "So …"
The Telegraph said the songs were quickly removed from the site, but not before they found their way to other Internet sites such as YouTube.