Despite Axl Rose's best efforts...

Guns N’ Roses singer AXL ROSE has failed to suppress the release of old material by his band for the second time this year.

Rose had sued Deadline Music/Cleopatra records following the June release of ‘The Roots Of Guns N’ Roses‘, a compilation which featured recordings by an early incarnation of the band, Hollywood Rose, reports Billboard.

The 1984 recordings featured Rose and future Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin.

Rose was denied a preliminary injunction on Tuesday (July 6) after suing for trademark infringement, improper use of his name and likeness and unfair competition – arguing that the compilation could affect sales of the current Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits album.

Earlier this year, Rose and former members of the band tried and failed to prevent the release of that record.