Free Dr. Pepper, Compliments of Guns N' Roses (sort of)


After a 20+ year wait, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy finally drops tomorrow. Like myself and so many others, the people over at Dr. Pepper didn't believe that this day would ever come. In March the company made the statement that, if this album actually released in 2008, they would give a free soda to every person in the United States. Well, they are holding up their end of the bargain. An AP statement from November 20 reads:
Dr Pepper is making good on its promise of free soda now that the release of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is a reality.

The soft-drink maker said in March that it would give a free soda to everyone in America if the album dropped in 2008. "Chinese Democracy," infamously delayed since recording began in 1994, goes on sale Sunday.

"We never thought this day would come," Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper's vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "But now that it's here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us."

Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper's Web site. They'll be honored until Feb. 28.

So, head on over and get yourself a free Dr. Pepper. You'll need all of that caffeine to keep you up while you listen to this album. Oh, if only I were still nine years old and riding my Appetite For Destruction high . . .

Above, a photo of the Guns N' Roses line-up that I fell in love with as a little kid.


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