Axl Rose Does Not Want To Be A Pepper for Guns N’ Roses Soda Promo Gone Flat
So here’s the deal… until last month, there hasn’t been any officially released new material from Guns N’ Roses since 1991. That is seventeen years! For much of that time, there has been this mysterious album in the works entitled Chinese Democracy that was that would never ever ever ever get released.
Back in March ’08, Dr. Pepper said that if the album was ever released, they would give a free soda to everyone. Well, the album was *finally* released and Dr. Pepper made good on the promise… except that so many people went to the site that it crashed and many were unable to get the free coupon during the 24 hour window, and many fans struck at Guns N’ Roses thinking they were involved.
Now, G N’ F’N R has become G N’ F’N R N’ L, as lawyers for Axl Rose have pressed Dr. Pepper for a public apology for the promotion that went flat and may have caused harm to the band’s reputation. Laurie Soriano says “the door to a lawsuit being filed is always open” and has yet to hear back from the carbonated beverage maker.
In other news, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reportedly called the band’s album name a “venomous attack” with “its spear point on China.”
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