Published Mar 26, 2008Just when you thought the Chinese Democracy saga couldnt 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 isnt 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 Peppers 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 Axls quest for perfection for something more than the average album.
The press release also goes on to add: "We know once its 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 dont 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 Axls struggle, a Chinese Democracy blog has been set up for you to get involved.