Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Axl Rose Tinted Specs

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

"Dr Pepper has revealed that it will give everyone in America free drinks if Guns N' Roses release a new album in 2008.

The soft drinks firm claimed every person in the country will be entitled to a free beverage if the rockers release their long-awaited Chinese Democracy LP by the end of the year.

In a press release the firm told frontman Axl Rose that they understand why it has taken so long to produce the record and said former band members Slash and Buckethead would be exempt from the free drink deal.

The company said: "Tired of a world in which Americans idolise 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-years-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."

Guns N' Roses last album The Spaghetti Incident? was released in 1993."

Source: Digital Spy

6 comments:

Cynical Rob said...

That is absofuckinglutely brilliant.

I'd even drink the DR Pepper stuff if they ended up pulling this off.

Oh, and buckethead is no longer in the band so they don't have to worry about him, ha!

Charles Frith said...

Agreed. This is excellent. Nice catch.

Tosh said...

Designers' Republic Pepper. Lovely.

Rob Mortimer said...

A DR designed can would be wonderful...

Thanks for posting Tosh.

Age said...

I'd rather throw the Gunners cd into a Blendtec and drink the plastic shards before drinking Dr. Pepper, but i agree this is a great idea.

Years ago an aussie punk band called Frenzal Rhomb were threatening to call their new album "Chinese Democracy You Snooze You Loose". Shame they didn't would have been great.

charlie g said...

Did you see that Axel said he'd share his can with Buckethead?
Meaning that Slash would be the only American in the country not to get a Dr Pepper - now that's amazing!