Why You Should Hope Chinese Democracy Will Be A Reality
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been calling bullshit on Axl Rose for a long time now, in response to him repeatedly saying Chinese Democracy was actually going to come out. Dr Pepper apparently shared my skepticism, as in May they said that every U.S. resident would get a free Dr Pepper if Chinese Democracy came out during 2008. Now that Chinese Democracy has actually received a release date of November 23, Dr Pepper says they have not forgotten their promise. If you live in the United States, and Chinese Democracy actually does come out on November 23 (and I would say that is a huge if), you will have the opportunity to get a free bottle of Dr Pepper. Hit the jump to find out what exactly you have to do to take advantage of this offer.
There’s really not much required, as all you have to do is go to Drpepper.com and fill out a form and they will send you your coupon. However, the rules are a tad strict. Firstly, you have to sign up during the 24 hours (Eastern time) of November 23. If you want a free Dr Pepper on November 24, then fuck you. Secondly, it’s going to take Dr Pepper somewhere between 4-6 weeks to send you your coupon. It seems like the logistics of this entire thing would make it not even worth is, but I guess all publicity stunts cost something. Finally, neither Slash nor Buckethead can take advantage of this offer, just because they’re ex-guitarists of Guns N’ Roses. If they’re going to use that kind of logic, why do Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum still get free Dr Peppers? That’s some hypocrisy if I’ve ever seen it.
Regardless, free is free, and if you want a free Dr Pepper in 2009, be sure to sign up at their website sometime on November 23. That is, if Axl Rose doesn’t fuck you over by delaying the album again.