^I wasn't following the current GNR in those days, so I just got it from the article... I know he put it in more exciting narrative patterns to spice things up a bit.. I don't know who's the one that eventually leaked the entire album shortly before the release, but I thought it could be him. I could indeed be mistaking though.
Oh, yes. I knew you were just copying/paraphrasing the article. I was really talking to the article more than I was talking to you.
To answer your uncertainty, though...
The album wasn't exactly
"leaked" in full prior to release. What happened was that, shortly before Chinese Democracy was released, Guns N' Roses had the entire album available for streaming OFFICIALLY on their Myspace page.
I remember when that first happened. What I did was that I listened to the final mixes of the songs that had been bootlegged already in alternate mixes and I saved the songs that hadn't been bootlegged for the day of release.
By the way, the songs that were not
available through internet leaks prior to Chinese Democracy being available for streaming on Myspace were Scraped, Sorry, and This I Love. That's right. Eleven of the fourteen songs on the album were leaked prior to official release.