October 24, 2008 10:26

Dr Pepper to honour Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' giveaway

Firm to give away up to 300 million free cans

Dr Pepper to honour Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' giveaway
Drinks firm Dr Pepper have confirmed that they will honour their pledge to give away a free can of their drink to every American citizen if Guns N' Roses release their 'Chinese Democracy' album in 2008.

Dr Pepper made the Guns N' Roses pledge in March. The album had been in the production since 1993.

Earlier this month it was reported that 'Chinese Democracy' will be released in November.

The drinks firm have announced that American fans that register at Drpepper.com within 24 hours of the album being released in the USA on November 23, will receive a voucher for a free can within six weeks.

A spokesperson for Dr Pepper told BBC News that former Guns N' Roses guitarists Slash and Buckethead would be excluded from the offer.

Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' will be released in the UK on November 24.

The title track of 'Chinese Democracy' was premiered on UK and US radio on (October 22). Have your say about the song at the NME Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' blog.

Plus see NME's Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' photo gallery.

In other 'Chinese Democracy' news, US blogger Kevin Cogill pleaded not guilty to copyright infringement two days ago (October 20). He admitted to streaming leaked tracks from the album online.

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