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March 26, 2008

Dear Axl Rose,

You are being mocked:

Free Dr Pepper for All if 'Chinese Democracy' Happens in 2008

I know it's going to be a masterpiece, though, so you just take your time.

Love,
Karol, one of 12 fans you've got left.

UPDATE: Axl just posted this bulletin for his MySpace friends:

We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr. Pepper with our album Chinese Democracy as for us this came totally out of the blue. If there is any involvement with this promotion by our record company or others we are unaware of such at this time. And as some of Buckethead's performances are on our album I'll share my Dr. Pepper with him.


Axl Rose


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Original press release from Dr Pepper is as follows:

Dr Pepper Will Give Everyone* in America a Free Soda If Axl Rose Releases New Guns N' Roses Album, Chinese Democracy, In 2008
*Guitarists Slash and Buckethead Will Not Be Eligible For Free Soda

PRNewswire
PLANO, Texas
(NYSE:CSG)

PLANO, Texas, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of a world in which Americans idolize wannabe singers and musicals about high schoolers pass as rock 'n roll music, Dr Pepper is encouraging (ok, begging) Axl Rose to finally release his 17-year-in-the-making belabored masterpiece, Chinese Democracy, in 2008.

In an unprecedented show of solidarity with Axl, everyone in America, except estranged GNR guitarists Slash and Buckethead, will receive a free can of Dr Pepper if the album ships some time -- anytime! -- in 2008. Dr Pepper supports Axl, and fully understands that sometimes you have to make it through the jungle before you get it right.

"It took a little patience to perfect Dr Pepper's special mix of 23 ingredients, which our fans have come to know and love," said Jaxie Alt, director of marketing for Dr Pepper. "So we completely understand and empathize with Axl's quest for perfection -- for something more than the average album. 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.

"

Show your support for Axl and get on the nightrain of encouragement at http://www. chinesedemocracywhen. blogspot. com/ -

About Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper is a leading brand in the beverage portfolio of Plano, Texas-based Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a subsidiary division of Cadbury Schweppes plc (NYSE: CSG). CSAB is one of the largest producers of soft drinks and premium beverages in the Americas. CSAB's brand portfolio includes Dr Pepper, 7UP, Snapple, Accelerade, Mott's Apple Juice and Sauce, RC Cola, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Diet Rite, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T Mixers, Holland House Mixers, Rose's, Mistic, Yoo-hoo, Orangina, IBC, Stewart's, Nantucket Nectars and other well-known consumer brands.
For additional information on CSAB and its products, visit http://www. brandspeoplelove. com/.

SOURCE: Dr Pepper

CONTACT: Chris Kooluris of Ketchum for Dr.

Pepper,
+1-646-935-4098,
Chris.Kooluris@ketchum.com

Web site: http://www. brandspeoplelove. com/
http://www. chinesedemocracywhen. blogspot. com/

Posted by Karol at March 26, 2008 11:44 AM | TrackBack
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Comments

Wow. Just wow. That's beautiful.

Well, until Dr. Pepper finds out that Axl's been motivated by the plight of the Tibetan monks.

Then it'll be funny _and_ beautiful.

Posted by: James at March 26, 2008 12:18 PM

I have most of Chinese Democracy and it blows. I don't care how much re-work they do on the songs.

Posted by: AlCantHang at March 26, 2008 01:21 PM

WHAT?! I have most of Chinese Democracy (unless they're throwing us off by releasing outtakes or something) and I love it. "There was a time"! Now there's an instaclassic.

Posted by: Karol at March 26, 2008 01:23 PM

by the time Axl completes this. China just may be a democracy.. maybe THATS what he's waiting on???

If Dr. Pepper company was a real betting company the'd give 1 free soda to every chinese resident.

Posted by: at March 26, 2008 02:26 PM

Never before in human history have so many masterpieces convened. Karol. Axl. And Dr. Pepper. I love that stuff.

Posted by: Von Bek at March 26, 2008 02:50 PM

Hilarious footnote.

Posted by: someone at March 27, 2008 02:19 AM

I've had the "special" Dr. Pepper that comes only out of and to Plano and it's made with real sugar instead of syrup.

It's DELISH

Posted by: Rachel at March 28, 2008 07:58 AM
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