Pre-Guns N' Roses Axl Rose Demos Surface

Demos of Axl Rose's first band, Rapidfire, recorded in 1983, have now seen the light of day. Rapidfire guitarist, Kevin Lawrence, recently released snippets of demos recorded by the band in 1983, with Rose on lead vocals.

In addition, Lawrence's lawyer has released a 35-page document detailing the history behind the band and the recordings:

"For many, many years no one had ever heard of Rapidfire. Of those who may have heard of it, fewer still were likely to remember it," he began.

"Irrespective of its merit - good, bad, groundbreaking, ordinary, catchy, boring or spectacular - this was a band that could have died off into obscurity like so many bands do were it not for two simple things: First, on May 25, 1983 it recorded five tracks, thereby leaving a record of its existence. Second, and far more significant, was the fact that the man who performed as lead singer on these recordings was one destined for international fame. Considered by many to be one of the greatest singers of all time, he was the man who would wind up fronting one of the greatest bands of all time, Guns N' Roses. He was the man the world would come to know as Axl Rose."

Read the entire statement at

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