Axl Rose Is Not Entirely Selfish When It Comes To Sharing His Soda

Mar 26th, 2008 // 6 Comments

AP060831035153.jpg… but sharing the completed masters for Chinese Democracy is another story. Rose responded to Dr Pepper’s declaration that it would give a free soda to every American–save Buckethead and Slash–if his long-delayed album came out this year via a statement on the official Guns N’ Roses site:

“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.”

Aww. No hard feelings! And hey, Axl: If you need a place to finish the album, I hear that Dr Pepper happens to have expert knowledge of constructing ad hoc studios where people are forced to finish albums in absurdly short periods of time. At the very least, maybe you can get some sort of seed money for a bonus track or two? Oh, wait, that would actually be a terrible idea, wouldn’t it.

Press Release from Axl Regarding Dr Pepper [gunsnroses.com]
Earlier: Axl Rose Could Buy The Country A Soda If He’d Just Release His Damn Album Already]
[Photo: AP]

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  1. tigerpop

    @drjimmy11: It looks fishy, but did anyone try to contact Chris Kooluris from Ketchum Media, the guy supposedly behind the press release?

  2. Maura Johnston

    @tigerpop: i’ve been in contact with him, yeah. he’s legit.

  3. f1sh3r

    i hate to say it, but i’m finally interested in this album. as an appetite era fan of guns and roses, and a huge fan of the use your illusion albums, i was staunchly against the “new” guns n roses. but after all the delays, i dunno. suddenly i’m thinking if it’s taken this long to be released, it must be great. that and i hate velvet pilots, errrr, yeah. well, i hate coke boy, but he ruins the whole thing for me.

  4. Janelleyo

    @Maura Johnston: I really cannot express my appreciation enough for the bubble mentions. The band and their fans think I’m the only one that finds a way to squeak that into a conversation. Thank you:D

  5. drjimmy11

    cute, but not buying it. all anyone, CNN has, is a copy and paste of the “press release.”

    why on earth would Dr. pepper use a blogspot account?? yeah, whoever made it copied and pasted some T&C to make it look legal, but things like

    “CONSEQUENCES
    Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your http://www.chinesedemocracywhen.blogspot.com account.”

    kind of don’t work. How can I have an account for one particular blogspot account?

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