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Dr. Pepper has responded to Axl Rose’s comments about the free Dr. Pepper promotion turning into a fiasco, saying, “We are disappointed that GNR’s lawyers are turning a fun giveaway into a legal dispute. We simply commented on the delayed release of Chinese Democracy and openly encouraged the band to release it before the end of the year. Axl even expressed support for our efforts earlier in the year.”
While I would be the first to admit that the site to get the coupon for a free DP was hosed completely on the 23rd and it wasn’t really worth it to keep trying, I don’t believe it had an impact on the release of the album. Axl Rose did not have a monopoly on the 23rd as “Chinese Democracy Day” or anything like that, so he needs to shut his pie hole.
As a matter of fact, even though I liked the album, since the Chinese are so ticked off at Axl, I wish they’d come and get him. I’m sick of hearing about him now. Good grief. Maybe that way, I’ll enjoy that Dr. Pepper while thinking that he’s being punished in China for being a douche. I’m sure that’s a crime somewhere.