Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was denied a preliminary injunction Tuesday (July 6) in his attempt to suppress the release of recordings from an early version of the band, Hollywood Rose.

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was denied a preliminary injunction Tuesday (July 6) in his attempt to suppress the release of recordings from an early version of the band, Hollywood Rose. Deadline Music, a label affiliated with Cleopatra Records, released the 15-track album "The Roots of Guns N' Roses" on June 22.

The recordings were made in 1984 by Rose and future Guns guitarist Izzy Stradlin, as well as two other musicians. The five original tracks have been augmented with 10 remixes from the likes of Tracii Guns, former GNR guitarist Gilby Clarke and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury.

Rose sued Cleopata for trademark infringement, improper use of his name and likeness and unfair competition. He argued that the release of the material would interfere with promotion for the recent Guns N' Roses greatest hits album, which he also attempted (and failed) to block in court.

A Guns N' Roses spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

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