Dr. Pepper To Give Every American Free Drink If Chinese Democracy Gets Released

Dr. Pepper To Give Every American Free Drink If <i>Chinese Democracy</i> Gets Released
Just when you thought the Chinese Democracy saga couldn’t get any more ridiculous, Dr. Pepper steps up to make things interesting. Yes, the "curiously candy-like” beverage, Dr. Pepper. The soft drink maker promised Tuesday that if Guns N’ Roses complete Chinese Democracy at any time in 2008 every single American will receive a free can of Dr. Pepper.

And this isn’t meant as a jab at old Axl Rose, whose been working on the album for a record 17 years now, but rather a show of support from the company. "It took a little patience to perfect Dr Pepper’s special mix of 23 ingredients that our fans have come to know and love,” said Jaxie Alt, director of marketing for Dr. Pepper, in a press release. "So we completely understand and empathize with Axl’s quest for perfection — for something more than the average album.”

The press release also goes on to add: "We know once it’s released, people will refer to it as ‘Dr Pepper for the ears’ because it will be such a refreshing blend of rich, bold sounds — an instant classic.”

However, when the Dr. Pepper says that "everyone” in America will get a free can of the soda, they don’t really mean everyone. An asterisk has been attached to the statement, indicating both Slash and Buckethead will not be eligible. Ouch!

If you too would like to lend your support to Axl’s struggle, a Chinese Democracy blog has been set up for you to get involved.