NEW YORK (Billboard) - Guns N' Roses fans thirsting for the band's first
album of new material in 17 years will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savour
as they listen.

Dr Pepper is making good on a promise to provide every person in America a
can of the soft drink if "Chinese Democracy" were to arrive in 2008, and has
revealed details of the plan.

"We never thought this day would come," Dr Pepper vp marketing Tony Jacobs
said Wednesday. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's
on us."

Interested fans are being asked to visit
( on November 23, the day "Chinese Democracy" is
released in the U.S. exclusively via Best Buy. After registering online,
fans will receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-ounce Dr Pepper wherever the
drink is sold.

The twist: The coupon is available for only 24 hours and will expire on
February 28.