Dr Pepper admits defeat with GNR stunt

Hey, remember when Dr Pepper jokingly offered everyone in America a free bottle of soda if Guns 'N Roses released Chinese Democracy in 2008? Well, the album is indeed about to drop, and Dr Pepper is prepared to honor its pledge. Wired.com says that "those who want to claim a free soda can go to the Dr Pepper Web site on November 23, enter some personal information and get a coupon for one 20-ounce drink that should arrive within the following 4 to 6 weeks." The offer doesn't extend to anyone named Slash or Buckethead, but they're certainly rich enough to buy their own damn soda. And Axl Rose told the press that he'd spot Buckethead, anyway. Slash will just have to make do with what he usually drinks.