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Axl Rose to Artist

I Didn't Write That

Graffiti Hate Message

9/27/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Axl Rose recently fired off a cease and desist letter -- claiming an L.A. photographer is spreading lies about him in a vulgar attempt to capitalize on his fame ... all so she can sell her photographs. 

Here's what happened, Laura London -- an L.A. based photographer -- has an exhibit Downtown called "Once upon a time ... Axl Rose was my neighbor."

Laura claims her main piece -- a photograph of a garage door with "Sweet Child O'Die you R 1 of many nothing special " spray-painted on it -- is a picture of Axl's garage from years ago.

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According to the cease and desist letter, Laura advertised the piece claiming Axl himself spray-painted the garage during a fight with his then wife, Erin Everly. 

But the Guns N' Roses frontman claims that statement and the photograph are "outrageous, false, fabricated and highly defamatory."

The letter, drafted by Axl's attorney, states ... "Mr. Rose never spray-painted anything. Your salacious and inflammatory statements are plainly designed to garner attention and line your pockets with money."

Axl is demanding an apology, and wants the art show cancelled.

FYI -- Since the letter was sent, the description of the photo was removed from a website for the show, but the photo is still there ... and the exhibit is still scheduled for Sept. 29

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1.

Jordan    

It is more likely than not Axl painted the garage he was so high on heroine and coke he probably does not remember doing it.

672 days ago
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Majestik    

Oh look, the DESCRIPTION of the artwork has been pulled but the actual PHOTO of the spray paint work is still on net. Which means, what she photographed, and has witnesses is from his garage she just can't put up a disclaimer with the artwork. Hey, AXLE, you are a useless piece of **** and the fact that someone on line is giving you press, you should be proud of because other than this, we don't give a flying FLICK about you.

672 days ago
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BB not bb    

He wrote the song for Erin to begin with. Then he turned so abusive to her that he probably did spray paint this all over the garage to scare her. He demanded sadistic sex from her all the time. He was very out of control. She finally ran for her life as did another girlfriend after that.


Axel has a very explosive and termpermental personaity. He needs to come to terms with that and stop trying to hide behind some image that he is a good boy. No one thinks that anyway I would assume.


He is making a bigger fool out of himself by kicking up a fuss over this then if he just ignored it. Really, it should make him ashamed and to want to stop behaving that way. Erin really loved him and he treated her like garbage. If he got into some weird satanism or something I don't know, but he was like a demon to her.


If he thinks he is still some kind of Christian choir boy then he should act like it and stop persecuting people who expose the truth.

672 days ago
4.

moxie    

"Sweet child o' pie"?

672 days ago
5.

Bitch please    

Axel Hose be glad someone is even mentioning your has been a§§ nowadays. Take a chill pill cracky.

672 days ago
6.

Bitch please    

Lay off the needle grandpa. Take a Xanax or something.

672 days ago
7.

Pablo    

Few rock stars are authentically annoying like this dip****. You're a mean jerk, Axl. I've heard you say so many stupid things that it's unbelievable. I can't see why he'd have a problem with this one way or the other, or maybe he is getting zero attention and that's why he'd pick on somebody. I think that "axl was my neighbor" is a kinda creative idea. And he's offended. So? He's a mean idiot who should shut UP!

672 days ago
8.

aquanet    

Axl, thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention, because we never would have kwon anything about this woman or her 'art' if you didn't unleash your lawyers. Looking forward to seeing more of her work.

672 days ago
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cobrazombie    

He looks like some desperate WWE character.

672 days ago
10.

Phishie from Philly    

OK, so how much does axel really want?
..
Phishie from Philly

672 days ago
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BB not bb    

He wrote a song called "Right Next Door to Hell" about a neighbor that he had who was annoying him and sending letters about his behavior to the police. I wonder if this lady is that same neighbor. Maybe that is why he is going so ape over this. He might still have a grudge agaisnt whoever that was.


It seems like Axel and Slash need to grow up and stop acting like the world revolves around them. There is more to life than thinking that you are a big star.


Axel could have been put in prison for assault numerous times for what he has done to women, so if this is all that is being exposed, he has it going good.

672 days ago
12.

laffnbear    

The spam posters are still here.
The "flag buttons" are gone.
Is this because of some collusion between the spammers and TMZ?
Is there no hope of ridding ourselves of them?

672 days ago
13.

Gretel    

I can't imagine what it would take to do more defamation to Axl Rose than he has done to himself. His 15 was gone a decade ago and it appears he wants some twisted kind of re-do.

672 days ago
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BB not bb    

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20103471,00.html

Here is a scary account of the physical abuse he inflicted on Erin Everly and Stephanie Seymour. If it were just a regular guy and not a rock star, he might be in prsion for a long time. Maybe he should just humble himself and be grateful that charges were dropped against him.


This spray painting is minor compared to other things he has done.

672 days ago
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BB not bb    

http://www.mygnrforum.com/index.php?/topic/135408-anti-erin-graffiti-axl-did-in-1990/page__st__15


There is a picture here of the whole garage door. It was posted to a forum in 2009. It sounds like something Axl would write to Erin. Why would strangers want to write this? Axl is vrey out of control even today.

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