Thursday, November 27, 2008
Earlier we praised Dr. Pepper on this blog for living up to its agreement to provide a free soda to everyone in America if the new Guns N' Roses album were to appear this year. But now the New York Times reports that lawyers for Axl Rose (pictured) are angry that Dr. Pepper has not in fact made good on its promise. Apparently, Dr. Pepper's website crashed as soda-starved Rose fans stormed the site on the appointed day. The company extended the deadline to apply for a free bottle of soda until Monday, but Mr. Rose, whose recent album took 14 years to complete, has no patience with delays. The Times reports that Mr. Rose's lawyers want Dr. Pepper to take out full-page ads in major newspapers apologizing to Mr. Rose's fans and extending the deadline for the free giveaway.
The Times provides choice excerpts from Mr. Rose's lawyers' letter here.