GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose has lost his bid to keep early recordings he made with his first band RAPIDFIRE from hitting record stores. Rose's former bandmate Kevin Lawrence tells he has been trying to work out a deal with the singer's attorneys, but insists he's going ahead with release plans with or without his former frontman's approval. Guitarist Lawrence says, "My attorney has been working with Axl's attorney for some time now trying to come out with a way to release these demos which is acceptable to Axl. "Regardless, though, of what he wants, the law states that I can release these at any time and have the full legal right to do so." The guitarist reveals the recordings were made in 1983 and have been in storage ever since.