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Axl Rose's Pre-Guns N' Roses Recordings Surface Online

Published 8 years ago on May 29, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Axl Rose's Pre-Guns N' Roses Recordings SurfaceOnline -

A rare clip first recorded in 1983 featuring future GunsN Roses frontman Axl Rose has surfacesonline for the first time.

In the early 80s Rose was at the helm of an outfit calledRapidfire, who can be heard on the clip performinga track called 'Ready To Rumble,' before meeting futurebandmate Slash, ironically at aRapidfire show three days after the recording wasmade which led to the formation of HollywoodRose, and, later, GnR.

The clip was posted by former guitarist KevinLawrence, who also appears on the tape and owns the fullrecording of Ready To Rumble plus an additional four tracks(All Night Long, The Prowler, On The Runand Closure).  

The tapes were purportedly recorded in May 1983 and haveapparently been in storage in their original eight-track format formore than 20 years.

Regarding the delay in which it took the tapes to become public,Lawrence writes:

"My attorney has been working with Axl's attorney for sometime now trying to come out with a way to release these demos whichis acceptible to Axl. Regardless, though, of what he wants, the lawstates that I can release these at any time and have the full legalright to do so. Because at one time (and if I ever spoke to himnow) I considered Axl a friend, I am trying to work beyond thescope of my legal rights with him, out of my respect and admirationfor him. Regardless, though, if in the future he chooses not tocooperate, the CD will come out commercially. Once again I am sorryto all of you for the delay, but the legal process moves veryslowly."

 

'Ready to Rumble' SampleHD

 

 

To find out more head to > www.rapidfire1983.com

 

 


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