Guns N’ Roses‘ Axl Rose has spoken out about the legal issues between his band and drinks firm Dr Pepper following the news that Rose’s lawyer Alan Gutman had written to the firm demanding an apology.
Gutman was asking the company to say sorry for using the band to promote their drink. Dr Pepper had promised to give a free can to every US citizen because Guns N’ Roses‘ long-awaited ‘Chinese Democracy’ album had been released before 2008 ended.
However, Dr Pepper‘s website crashed, and many fans were unable to claim their vouchers. Gutman then wrote to the firm to take them to task.
Answering questions on fansite Heretodaygonetohell.com, Rose distanced himself from the legal dispute, although he said he supported his lawyer.
“Sure [I agree with the letter being sent], but the actions taken so far had nothing to do with me and I was taken off guard as I had specifically told our team, ‘Who fucking cares?!” he revealed.
He added: “Right now we have a record to deal with. My feelings are after their public response. It was cute. Maybe the guy who got it rolling originally meant well, but it turned out sour and maybe it’s just me, but he seems like maybe he wants a bit too much attention so…”