APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. We especially welcome anyone who wants to share documents for our archive or would be interested in translating or transcribing articles and interviews.

Registering is free and easy.

Cheers!
SoulMonster
APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. We especially welcome anyone who wants to share documents for our archive or would be interested in translating or transcribing articles and interviews.

Registering is free and easy.

Cheers!
SoulMonster

2016.01.15 - Metal Sludge - RIP Axl Rose's Ex-Guitarist... Rapidfire’s Kevin Lawrence dead at 51

Go down

2016.01.15 - Metal Sludge - RIP Axl Rose's Ex-Guitarist... Rapidfire’s Kevin Lawrence dead at 51 Empty 2016.01.15 - Metal Sludge - RIP Axl Rose's Ex-Guitarist... Rapidfire’s Kevin Lawrence dead at 51

Post by Blackstar Sun 5 Feb 2023 - 17:13

RIP AXL ROSE’S EX-GUITARIST … Rapidfire’s Kevin Lawrence dead at 51

LOS ANGELES, California — Sad to report that Rapidfire guitarist Kevin Lawrence has died.

According to friends close to Lawrence he had recently suffered several heart attacks brought on by pneumonia and was hospitalized on life support.

Sadly Lawrence did not recover and lost his battle on January 14th 2016.

Lawrence’s band Rapidfire is most recognized for being fronted by Axl Rose in his early days upon arriving in Hollywood.

The group recorded several songs in 1983 which have been made public in recent years.

In addition to that rare E.P. of music the band performed live at popular music venues like the “Troubadour” and “Gazzarri’s” during their heyday.

Lawrence himself had talked in depth with Metal Sludge back in the fall of 2014.

The guitarist went into great detail and had some amazing memories about Rose when interviewed by a junior high classmate from years gone by. Oddly that classmate was Metal Sludge’s very own Gerry Gittelson.

In one of his interviews with Gittelson Lawrence talked candidly about running into his old bandmate in Santa Monica while shopping.

In a related erie twist, Lawrence’s long time best friend and lawyer Joshua Solomon took his own life in February 2014.

Solomon was responsible for helping Rapidfire come to life after allegedly battling with Rose’s legal teams for years trying to release the rare recordings.

Once the music actually made it onto digital services the reviews were stellar.

Fans globally gave the 5 song E.P. 5 stars across the board. Rose’s vocals are as powerful as ever with his trademark lower register growl and razor blade rasp evident in these early gems.

Lawrence was 51 at the time of his passing according to close friends.





https://metalsludge.tv/rip-axl-roses-ex-guitarist-rapidfires-kevin-lawrence-dead-at-51/
Blackstar
Blackstar
ADMIN

Posts : 13732
Plectra : 89930
Reputation : 100
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum