Axl Rose has filed a cease and desist against a photographer, arguing that she is using his fame to promote her career.

Laura London has an exhibit opening in Los Angeles Saturday called "Once upon a time ... Axl Rose was my neighbor." London 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 -- shows Rose's garage as he painted it long ago during a fight with then-wife Erin Everly.

The letter from Rose's attorney says that statement and the photograph are "outrageous, false, fabricated and highly defamatory...Mr. Rose never spray-painted anything. Your salacious and inflammatory statements are plainly designed to garner attention and line your pockets with money." Rose is demanding an apology and wants the art show cancelled.