PRE-GN’R AXL ROSE RECORDINGS TO BE RELEASED
According to GNRdaily.com [via Blabbermouth.net], recordings featuring Axl Rose on vocals from his pre-Guns N’ Roses band RAPIDFIRE will finally see the light of day. According to the report, Rapidfire guitarist Kevin Lawrence is trying to reach an agreement with Axl Rose through his lawyers, but Lawrence is legally entitled to release the recordings anyway and plans on doing so even if an agreement cannot be reached. According to Lawrence, Rose would prefer the recordings not be released. Says Lawrence,
Because at one time (and if I ever spoke to him now) I considered Axl a friend, I am trying to work beyond the scope of my legal rights with him, out of my respect and admiration for him. Regardless, though, if in the future he chooses not to cooperate, the CD will come out commercially. Once again I am sorry to all of you for the delay, but the legal process moves very slowly.
The tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for more than 20 years.