In an attempt to get Axl Rose to cough up the mythical "Chinese Democracy" album, Dr Pepper has offered everyone a free can of soda if he releases it this year. Everyone except Slash and Buckethead, that is.
Now THAT’S funny.
In response, Rose at least had a slight sense of humor. But let's be honest here: If the album is as exciting as the so-called Guns 'N Roses concert at the Idaho Center in 2002, no big loss if it never arrives.
Ah, just thinking of that 4 1/2-hour Nampa debacle is a warm 'n' fuzzy trip down hate-mail memory lane. I received nearly 120 e-mails and calls from around the globe -- mostly from fans who didn't even attend the show! -- about the concert review. A few were congratulatory, but most were quite ... unpleasant. G 'N R fans definitely still exist, and they are definitely hard-core. I dig it.