In case you haven’t already found out about how Slash got snubbed by Dr. Pepper as part of the drink manufacturer’s recent “Chinese Democracy” promotion, I’m gonna give you a little heads up just so you know what I’m talking about.
Dr. Pepper has vowed to give everyone in the U.S. a free can of the drink if Guns N’ Roses’ long-awaited new album, “Chinese Democracy”, is released this year. Everyone, that is, apart from Slash and Buckethead [Guns N’ Roses guitarist 2000-2004]. Oh well… here’s what Slash had to say:
“Yeah, someone sent me a text about that at 3:00 a.m. last night,” Slash replied. “I thought, ‘What kind of left-field shit is that?’ It’s pretty funny, actually. I guess Buckethead and I will just have to make do with Coca-Cola.”
I actually found his response more funny than the commercial itself – the whole fuss about Chinese Democracy is sooo ten years ago! It’s been in work since 1995, and according to the New York Times, Axl already used $13 million in the studio for it !!!