Axl Rose’s Plan To Make You (And Your Friends) A Pepper Revealed

Oct 17th, 2008 // 14 Comments

AP06063002126.jpgThe one thing that people always ask me about the really for real this time forthcoming release of Chinese Democracy, even if they’ve never listened to Appetite For Destruction in full: “So wait, does this mean I’m going to get a free Dr Pepper?” Well, according to a spokesperson for the plum soda, it does! Although the process of getting said beverage will be a little more labor-intensive than finding a can of it in your mailbox on Nov. 25, alas.

According to a spokesperson for the company, full details of Dr Pepper’s rollout plan won’t be released until Guns N’ Roses go on the record about the release date, despite the fact that Best Buy has already begun taking online preorders for the disc. Best Buy will be the sole retail purveyor of the set, as part of an exclusive deal announced late last month. …

The Dr Pepper spokesperson told MTV News that, while additional details will be forthcoming, the company’s plan to distribute free cans of its product will involve some sort of an online coupon system. “People will go on Dr Pepper’s Web site and we will send them a coupon for a free one,” the spokesperson confirmed. “It’s going to be real easy.”

You know, I’m kind of bummed that I didn’t read the official blog for this initiative, since it pretty much tipped the Nov. 25 release date about a month or so ago. Oh well. I just hope the coupon is also good for the diet version. It mixes really, really nicely with rum!

Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy Release Means Free Dr Pepper For All [MTV]
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  1. DocStrange

    this is good for me because
    1. I love Dr Pepper
    2. Although i’ve never been a fan of GnR, it’s been a goal for me to hold an official copy of “Chinese Democracy” in my hand.

  2. Dickdogfood

    Dr Pepper dude shoulda said “it’s so easy” for maximum LOLage.

    Also, had Axl gone the Band in a Bubble route, all of his problems would’ve been solved years ago.

  3. Jasonbob7

    Diet Dr Pepper is the devil! It tastes NOTHING like the real soda. Shameful.

    However, kudos to Maura for correctly spelling the drink’s name. Check the can, kids…there is no period after the Dr ! Clearly, the good doctor made it through medical school but failed his third-grade punctuation lessons.

  4. Maura Johnston

    @Dickdogfood: lololol

  5. Maura Johnston

    @Jasonbob7: Or he’s British.

  6. D.R. Mosby

    Dr Pepper is the Marmite of soft drinks. There are a lot of people who wouldn’t drink it even if you gave them a free can.

  7. Lucas Jensen

    @D.R. Mosby: Who are these people? Seriously. I’ve never met one.

  8. Maura Johnston

    @Lucas Jensen: I actually thought it was gross for a long time. It’s an acquired taste for sure.

  9. D Day

    I’m in if they can get Axl to screech

    B-B-B-B BE
    B-B-B-B BE

  10. The Illiterate

    @D Day: Yeah, but if Axl’s gonna cover Randy Newman, wouldn’t “I’m Dead (But I Don’t Know It)” be more appropriate?

  11. revmatty

    Marmite has been mentioned at least twice this week on Idolator, yet how have I never heard of it before?

  12. Maura Johnston

    @revmatty: you live in the US, right?

  13. DocStrange

    @Jasonbob7: No. The reason there is no period after the “Dr” is because in the 50′s marketing execs elimated it when they changed the font of the logo so the wording didn’t read something similar to “Di: Pepper” (think of this in Cooper Black font instead of Arial).

  14. revmatty

    @Maura Johnston: Yes, I admit to being a US American.

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