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