Monday, March 31, 2008

He's a Pepper

In a move that's so Spinal Tap as to be an insult to Spinal Tap ... Dr. Pepper is supposedly offering to give everyone in America a Dr. Pepper if Axl Rose - he being the lead singer of some group of no-names collectively called Guns 'n' Roses - releases the oft-rumored, decade-in-the-making "Chinese Democracy."

To quote the Dr. Pepper people, "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."

In a rare showing of good humor, Rose responded via press release ... "We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr Pepper with our album "Chinese Democracy," as for us, this came totally out of the blue. If there is any involvement with this promotion by our record company or others, we are unaware of such at this time. And as some of Buckethead's performances are on our album, I'll share my Dr Pepper with him."

Don't hold your breath America. It's been on the "new release" list every year since like 1998.