Axl Rose recently sent off a cease and desist letter to a Los Angeles-based photographer named Laura London for allegedly using his name to help further her career. London has an exhibit she's calling "Once upon a time ... Axl Rose was my neighbor," which features a photo of a spray-painted message that reads "Sweet Child O'Die you R 1 of many nothing special" which she says the Guns N' Roses singer left on her garage door in the '80s.

The singer calls the use of that specific photo "outrageous, false, fabricated and highly defamatory" in his cease and desist letter. [TMZ]



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are streaming the new song "The Diplomat" from Book Burner, which drops Oct. 22 on Relapse. It's groovy grind from some of our favorite metallic maniacs. Go ahead, go have your ass handed to you by having a listen. [Pitchfork]

You can also listen to the new Red Fang song 'Crows in Swine' today! It's a busy day for super aggressive metal songs from bands signed to Relapse. Red Fang are touring with Black Tusk through the fall, as well. Listen here. [Via Press Release]

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara has released a song called "Dark Meadowlark" expressly for his sister Kerri, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. All proceeds from the song will help defray the medical costs associated with her treatment! Good luck, Kerri! We're pulling for you. Go here to grab the song. [ThePRP

Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend is as well known for his music as he is for his former skullet hairstyle. Ever wonder what prompted him to lob it all off? Well, he revealed the reason, and that he never did get why people cared so much about his coif. "I grew that hair because I was going bald and my buddy gave me shit about it," he said. "Alright, I'll be a jackass about it. It smelled like barf." He cut it because when he went to get a loan for a Pro-Tools rig, he realized that he couldn't go in there with a Krusty the Clown look, and that he was wearing his hair like that for other people, as opposed to himself. [Loudwire]