So, Chinese Democracy finally arrived last week (to generally positive reviews, if slightly lackluster sales), and Dr. Pepper made good on its strange marketing-gamble of a promise to offer everyone in the country a free soda if GN'R released the record by the end of 2008...until high coupon demand crashed the soft drink company's website.
Now, apparently, people are pissed at Axl & Co. over their lack of free soda, and the band is apparently pissed enough at Dr. Pepper to sue. All of which provokes a resounding "Meh."
Incidentally, do we think the cola giant was banking on the fact that the album has taken 17 years to release, and didn't figure it risked taking a free-soda-for-everyone bath, or do we think they're happy to have helped bring the record into fruition? Probably, they're just stoked that jerks like me are blogging about Dr. Pepper.