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This story appeared on aol's blog tonight.
Apparently, a major soft drink company, Dr. Pepper, is issuing a challenge to Axl: If he puts out his album this year, it will give a free can of Dr. Pepper to everyone in America!

Interesting challenge.
Just shows the world hasn't forgotten...


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Dr. Pepper to Give Away Free Product If Axl Rose Releases 'Chinese Democracy'
Posted Mar 25th 2008 9:50PM by Kim Davis
Filed under: News, Holy Hell

Dr. Pepper is imploring Axl Rose to put out his album that's been an astounding 17 years in the making. The creators of the curiously candy-like beverage have promised that if Rose releases Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' at any point in 2008, everyone in America will receive a free can of Dr. Pepper.

But free soda aside, the best part about the proposal might just be the way the company is not only relating to, but sympathizing with, the 46-year-old singer. "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 -- not even blinking at her nod to the band's 1989 hit 'Patience.' "So we completely understand and empathize with Axl's quest for perfection -- for something more than the average album." What's more? The "everyone" in their promise comes with a big, wickedly funny asterisk: According to the Dr., both Slash and Buckethead will be left off the gift list. Bet they didn't see that coming.

Feel like supporting the cause? Head here to get involved.


http://www.spinner.c...releases-chine/

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LMAO..... come on Axl, release the SOB!!!

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This story appeared on aol's blog tonight.
Apparently, a major soft drink company, Dr. Pepper, is issuing a challenge to Axl: If he puts out his album this year, it will give a free can of Dr. Pepper to everyone in America!

Interesting challenge.
Just shows the world hasn't forgotten...


Here's the article:

Dr. Pepper to Give Away Free Product If Axl Rose Releases 'Chinese Democracy'
Posted Mar 25th 2008 9:50PM by Kim Davis
Filed under: News, Holy Hell

Dr. Pepper is imploring Axl Rose to put out his album that's been an astounding 17 years in the making. The creators of the curiously candy-like beverage have promised that if Rose releases Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' at any point in 2008, everyone in America will receive a free can of Dr. Pepper.

But free soda aside, the best part about the proposal might just be the way the company is not only relating to, but sympathizing with, the 46-year-old singer. "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 -- not even blinking at her nod to the band's 1989 hit 'Patience.' "So we completely understand and empathize with Axl's quest for perfection -- for something more than the average album." What's more? The "everyone" in their promise comes with a big, wickedly funny asterisk: According to the Dr., both Slash and Buckethead will be left off the gift list. Bet they didn't see that coming.

Feel like supporting the cause? Head here to get involved.


http://www.spinner.c...releases-chine/


The company probably only thinks it has like a 5% chance of happening

I think Axl should take up the challenge

 

 


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Bizzare...
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Ew I hate Dr. Pepper. But never the less, starts now.

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I would never expect a soda company to be so interested in this album.

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thats awesome. you know axl is gonna hear about this.

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... I think Axl should take up the challenge



Agreed.
If he does, it looks like Axl might have a sponsor if he wants to tour.

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That would be incredible promotion for the album. If he actually managed to get it out and they did the whole Dr Pepper for everyone thing, EVERYONE would know about it.

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I want Dr. Pepper! :lol:

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There's an interesting blog link attached to the promotion too with references to "Better" and other GNR music.

http://www.chinesede...n.blogspot.com/

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I wonder if this is some sort of joint-advertising. Regardless, this is pretty off, and very interesting.

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I don't think they will have wagered on him actually doing it, so it would be both hilarious and freakin' awesome if he does do it :lol:. The CEO of Dr. Pepper is probably a huge GN'R fan :lol:.

I don't even think you can still buy Dr. Pepper here, it was pretty much a failure.

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Is it crazy to think that this might be the start of the promotion of the album?????

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I wonder if this is some sort of joint-advertising. Regardless, this is pretty off, and very interesting.

I don't see why Dr. Pepper would do this unless they were tied in with Axl somehow. This is highly unorthodox, but very interesting.
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