Axl Rose: Pre-GN'R Record To Be Released

Rare Axl Rose recordings made while he was a member of the early '80s band Rapidfire are still reportedly being mixed in Los Angeles.

Axl Rose: Pre-GN'R Record To Be Released
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Rare Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) recordings made while he was a member of the early '80s band Rapidfire are still reportedly being mixed in Los Angeles and the CD covers are being designed in preparation for their release. The tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for more than 20 years. The songs featured on the tape are as follows, according to Blabbermouth.net: 01. Ready To Rumble 02. All Night Long 03. The Prowler 04. On The Run 05. Closure Rapidfire's lineup was as follows:
  • Axl Rose - Vocals
  • Kevin Lawrence - Guitar
  • Mike Hammernik - Bass
  • Chuck Gordon ? Drums According to Lawrence, Axl's voice on the Rapidfire recording sounds a bit "more Rob Halford"-ish compared to his vocals on "Appetite for Destruction". In addition, the CD's packaging will reportedly include "plenty of pre-tattoo Axl pictures." More information is available at Rapidfire1983.com.
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      Smokey Amp
      HazeD wrote: in reference to Chinese Democracy, whats the point of a Guns N Roses album without Izzy and Slash. Without them its going to be mediocre at best.
      Izzy left GN'R a long time ago, they were still making good music after he left. The question should be asking is: "Why is he making medicore music and then sticking the GN'R label on it?". But, I dunno. I haven't heard the album, so, I really shouldn't comment.
      gunner_011
      Bucketheads a f***** joke. i dont really care bout chinese democracy anymore. if you dont like the old guns n roses why bother making a comment. isnt this wat this news is about. buckethead sucks period.end of story
      sphereagram
      For real though, Buckethead is way better than Slash. I listend to Bucketheads CD an it blew me the f away. He does look like a freakin retard be his is amazing at guitar.
      SethMegadefan
      Why does everyone think that Slash was the most important member of GnR? I mean, yeah, he was up there, but everyone thinks that GnR lost their soul without him. Keep in mind that Izzy wrote practically every GnR riff there was; Slash only came up with the solos. Granted he did them justice in many cases, but in my opinion, Izzy's rhythms conquer Slash's solos anyday. Although I'm not saying Slash wasn't good, because he was effing sweeeeet. It's just that I thought Izzy was more important.
      tOoL
      This is pretty funny. You retards failed to realize that slash also wears something rediculous on his head. Buckethead is the greatest of all time.
      Slackerton
      Who ever says Slash Sucks is ****ing dumb grow up for gods sake I believe ya that buckethead is really good, but that doesn't mean slash sucks. He may not be as good but who cares hes ****in rocking and thats what matters. Man Half of the viewers on this website are so dumb and immature, freakin grow up
      SlashNX
      I somewhow don't see this as Axl's doing. Hes seemed to havetoned down a bit, but im pretty sure the Old Axl would have sued the people who are releasing this and tried to have stopped it from being released.
      slash1321
      wen will that guns n roses cd come out...not that i care...guns n roses isnt GNR with the other members...as much as i want 2 see the cd do have decent...i dont because of what axl did to the band
      MLDeanFlyingV
      The day Axl Rose actually releases something else, I'll shoot my self in the foot personally. I'd rather have GNR though. And good job in screwing up in the 2002 Grammy's, Axl!
      Tulkas
      China will actually be a democracy before that album comes out. I'm sure these recordings are being released because the record company is trying to squeeze something out of axle, so they don't lose all the money they've put into it. It's pretty clear he's incapable of putting an album out. Zeppelin recorded their first album in what 36 hours? Axle can't do one in 10 years? That's not called making an album, it's called being a bum.
      hatez
      so can someone tell me the story of buckethead and what band he was in please
      pearlJam_31490
      What the Fuck i got all excited over this shit. I thought Chinese Democracy whats going to be realesed not this shit
      LamB_OF_goD
      [quotescubaSteve17]: cla ssicslash888 wrote: T he_Offspring 99 wrote: k.... buckethead is sooooo much better than slash... no hes definately not and anyone who wears a ****in bucket over their head is gay. he probably picked it up from KFC ****in bastard yes actually it is a KFC helmet...if you knew the story of Buckethead you may have been able to save yourself from looking stupid...Buckethead > Slash in every respect, if you people would listen to Bucket heads songs instead of just watching his videos you would realize this. Big Sur Moon, amazing, Watching The Boats With My Dad, amazing, Nun Chuka Kata, amazing, Hog Stomp Bitch amazing, Jump Man, amazing. Not one of those songs is the same style. Now lets do Slash, All His Songs, mediocre average classic rock. No imagination. no invention. 8 finger tapping, Buckethead. One finger tapping, Slash. Extreme knowledge of guitar, taught by Paul Gilbert, amazing. Slash's knowledge of the guitar, average. Henceforth, let it be know, Buckethead is better then Slash, facts prove it, there is no denying it...noobs. [/quote] i agreee with scubasteve if any one of u fools out there even heard buckethead u would shut up he is the most amazing guitarist out there and slash sucks if hes so amazing then why does he suck and as for buckethead WANTING to play slashes songs he didnt he thot axl understood him and he was his friend so he joined the band for a while but slash suckz period. Buckethead is wicked end of story
      Blood_Covered
      info2new wrote: ^ BucketHead Learnt more "theory" as slash only learnt by listening to songs and jamming with people; Buckethead has more speed and Accuracy, but he won't make Solos as heart felt as Slash Does Beleive me.. Let's Face it Guns n Roses won't be the same without Slash, Axl tried to Replace Slash with Buckethead, but he knows that he can't be replaced, so he will need to change his style of music again. it's better if he comes out with a better name for a Band than GnR, then maybe we'll appreciate it more, Because we all know GnR are over.
      however you learn how to play guitar doesnt determine how heartfelt your solos are you clutter****. as for buckethead, hes freakin amazing, end of story. and nobody cares about the pre axl crap. thats what it is, is crap.
      AimlessAmoeba
      Smokey Amp wrote: Izzy left GN'R a long time ago, they were still making good music after he left.
      The only thing they released after Izzy bailed was a Covers album. If anything that just proves further how important he was to their writing process.
      SlashNX
      Every member of GNR was important!!! Every member made GNR sound what it is. Thats partly why Izzy left, because they kicked out Steve and he knew GNR couldn't work without everyone. Izzy and Slash both wrote riffs and songs, neither were more important to the writing part than the other. Axl had his unique voice and Duff had a recognisable bass sound to him.
      Nirvana_RATM2
      Let's just make it simple Slash is a ****ing joke and has never made a descent riff. Buckethead is an amazing guitar player, even though am not a huge fan of just instrumentals. His riffs can be outdone by only a few, with Rich Ward being at the top of that list because he could be the best guitar player ever. Chech it out Bitches
      wow? I mean you could've said slash only made a couple good riffs but NONE! Welcome to the jungle Sweet Child o' Mine Rocket Queen Mr Brownstone PARADISE CITY! If he didnt make a decent riff how come bucket head comes along and wants to play all of his songs?
      ngoma
      I just hope that the new album is good...well, it better be good cause Axl has spend over 7 years to make this album! I don't understand why people always fight about Slash and Buckethead! Both are very good at guitar, but Slash got more respect from other then Buckethead! I wonder how Buckethead is without his white mask...maybe he is very good locking! I don't know....
      Z.A.C.
      Ignore the last one GnR shitbags. But an hour later, and GnR still sucks and Slash is a douche bag.
      Z.A.C.
      People still give a shit about these ****s? That's amazing considering they haven't done shit in 10 years and they sucked before that anyways. I'm not really into all of these new bands, but certaintly there are dozens better than these old has been, pieces of shit. I could record a better record than Chinese Democracy inside of my Toilet studio, when I have diarrhea, with nothing but a microphone. When will you people wake up and see past this shit? Slash? Are you kidding me? Slash - As lambfat said, he's a ****ing joke who always has a cock in his mouth, with terrible riffs, nothing cool about them at all. Gizz from The More I See owns this dickhead. He or Rich Ward could without a doubt write and record a better record in 2 days than what Axl and GnR could do in 10 goddamn years, this is no joke. I'm serious, all you GnR B*otches. Shuvida-Ball-Wax should be taken out back and shot. Let me know when you have a damn idea what you are talking about Buckethead sucks, Slash rocks- you know what just SHUT THE FUCK UP, and let me know when you know some shit about real music Until then just shut up and lick my sack, jackass.
      KeepTheFlow
      I'm going to have to agree here...Slash is a washed up piece of crap. When people start to realize that the stuff he's doing is garbage and sounds the same (ehm slither/come in, come out) it will be a miracle. Nobody these days has a real ear for music. Bands like sevendust/stuck mojo/dark new day are overlooked because idiots like everybody here do not know what real music is. This commercial bullshit is crowding up the music industry and all of you slash lovers should suck a dick. Nobdy honestly knows good music these days...maybe you should all take the time to find it.
      Z.A.C.
      People still give a shit about these ****s? That's amazing considering they haven't done shit in 10 years and they sucked before that anyways. I'm not really into all of these new bands, but certaintly there are dozens better than these old has been, pieces of shit. I could record a better record than Chinese Democracy inside of my Toilet studio, when I have diarrhea, with nothing but a microphone. When will you people wake up and see past this shit? Slash? Are you kidding me? Slash - As lambfat said, he's a ****ing joke who always has a cock in his mouth, with terrible riffs, nothing cool about them at all. Gizz from The More I See owns this dickhead. He or Rich Ward could without a doubt write and record a better record in 2 days than what Axl and GnR could do in 10 goddamn years, this is no joke. I'm serious, all you GnR B*otches. Shuvida-Ball-Wax should be taken out back and shot. Let me know when you have a damn idea what you are talking about Buckethead sucks, Slash rocks- you know what just SHUT THE FUCK UP, and let me know when you know some shit about real music Until then just shut up and come lick my sack, jackass.
      ngoma
      I love Slash, but we have to respect Buckethead! Slash is like a God for me...bur buckethead is good! Face it and move on!
      Shuviduwaax
      Dude, Buckethead sucks!, Slash Rocks, Axl Is Dead!, And is the bottom line, Cuase Stone Cold Said So.
      ngoma
      But hey!!!!! Axl Rose is 44 years old today! =) today = 6.feb.2006
      gnr_fan_17
      I never heard of Axl in Rapidfire before GNR. And Slash is a kick-ass guitarist. His riffs and solos are all melodic and filled with emotion. He was self-taught and his riffs fit the songs so well. This is what sets him apart from other guitarists. (most, not all) LIVING LEGEND BABY!!!
      da_geeter_man
      Axl's only buying time.Chinese democracy will never come out...hope this will be good tho...
      rock_or_roll
      hatez: so can someone tell me the story of buckethead and what band he was in please
      Fuck yeah! somebody tell me cos the way yous are telling it, its like hes god playing the guitar....and if hes anything like steve vai then that isnt amazing...some songs granted are excellent but it gets very boring very easily... but i havent listened 2 any bucketheads songs so im not dissing him...so feel free 2 tell me his story and give me his best songs/albums
      rock_or_roll
      SethMegadefan: Wh y does everyone think that Slash was the most important member of GnR? I mean, yeah, he was up there, but everyone thinks that GnR lost their soul without him. Keep in mind that Izzy wrote practically every GnR riff there was; Slash only came up with the solos. Granted he did them justice in many cases, but in my opinion, Izzy's rhythms conquer Slash's solos anyday. Although I'm not saying Slash wasn't good, because he was effing sweeeeet. It's just that I thought Izzy was more important.
      yah man! when he left the rest of the band couldnt write a single song so they did covers!
      daver869
      what the hell is this?! I thought that GnR were getting back together.
      acadaca
      there is so much shiz sayin this is comin out he is making this i think there all rumours.
      C_Blizzard
      I just hope when the new album comes out that it just blows everyone away who doubts it will be a great.
      MetallicAhead
      buckethead is amazimg but its just to hard to take him seriously as a gutarist with that k.f.c bucket on his head. so origional though . . . . .
      Nirvana_RATM2
      GUN'S 'N' ROSES WERE A GOOD BAND BE4 THEY ALL LEFT 2 FORM VELVET REVOLVER ,NOW GNR SUCKS & THE ONLY ORIGANAL MEMBER LEFT IS THE BIGEST ASSHOLE IN THE HISTORY OF METAL I LIKED OLD GNR & I RESPECT WHAT AXL DID 4 MUSIC BUT THE DUDE IS A REAL HORSE FUCKER
      first off man steven got kicked out , izzy left ( formed the ju ju hounds ) , slash left to form slash's bluesball and slash's snakepit and duff left and made loaded. It was maybe like ten years before velvet revolver even came around man! But yea axl is an ass but what can we do.
      rockontilludie
      i got faith it will come out soon, as for this early recordings, i cant wait to hear them man.
      HazeD
      in reference to Chinese Democracy, whats the point of a Guns N Roses album without Izzy and Slash. Without them its going to be mediocre at best.
      liam177lewis
      sounds good, probably be better than Chinese D', at least it wont have rapping mixed in...