In the Guns N' Roses-Dr Pepper Feud, Everyone's a Winner, Right?
But among the soda-maker's good news-bad news, this random note: Axl Rose is pissed at the Pepper. In March the company promised to give away a can of the soda to every human in the U.S. and A. should Guns N' Roses ever deliver Chinese Democracy,which it did last weekend (yawn). Last month, when the band announced a release date, Dr Pepper said: Fine, coupons, then. Dunno how, but coupons. Then it decided: You know what? Web site. Which it tried, till it crashed. Then Dr Pepper extended the deadline, till it shut it down altogether -- before every human in the country got their handout, awww. Now Axl wants a full-page apology and extension from Dr Pepper in a Major Metropolitan Newspaper Near You. Only thing confusing about this story: It's hard to tell who's pulling the publicity stunt here. --Robert Wilonsky