Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm a Pepper, You're a Pepper, Axl Rose is a Pepper?

Diet Dr. Pepper is pretty much my most favoritist diet carbonated beverage on the planet. So you can imagine my excitement when I read today that Dr. Pepper is offering to give every American a free can of Dr. Pepper if...wait for it...the legendary rock-metal band Guns N' Roses releases their long-awaited album "Chinese Democracy." How long awaited? 15 years and a reported $13 million dollars long-awaited.

Dr. Pepper says they understand Rose's artistic integrity due to their own struggle to create their soft drink. From the story on 5 Blogs Before Lunch (from AOL): "It took a little patience for us to perfect Dr Pepper's special mix of 23 ingredients, so we completely understand and empathize with Axl's question for the perfect album." (Don't you just love the subtle reference to the song "Patience?" How clever!)

Well, Axl has responded. And apparently, Axl will share his Dr. Pepper with guitarist Buckethead, but not with the Guitar Hero 3 guest starring, top hat wearing, shirtless, pro vest wearing Slash. Someone needs to learn to share and play nice with others. Or not, because hey: it's Axl freakin' Rose! In any case, if Dr. Pepper can indeed make the impossible possible and get this album released, I have yet another reason to drink it like a mother's milk every day of my life. "Paradise City," here I come! (Another GNR song reference...clever!)

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