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Axl's Appetite for Coke, Er, Pepper

3/29/2008 4:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pepper wants some AxlHoping the reclusive rock star won't drop dead before he can finish his long-awaited album, Dr Pepper is begging Axl Rose to finally release GNR's "Chinese Democracy."

Here's the deal - the good Dr will prescribe everyone in America (except estranged guitarists Slash and Buckethead) a free can of Dr Pepper if Axl gets it together and releases the album sometime, anytime, in 2008. No lies --TMZ spoke to media reps for Dr Pepper -- they confirmed the authenticity of the offer 100%.

Speaking from his cave, Axl released a statement on Guns' website. The shrieking singer quipped that he'd gladly share his Pepper with Buckethead since some of his work is on the album. Aww, sweet child. Rose however, did not mention anything about getting out of bed and finishing the damn album.

Fans -- some of whom are now approaching middle age -- have been waiting in their flannels for a new Guns N' Roses album since 1993. Welcome to the career slump!

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Potato Head    

I'll be enjoying a Dr. Pepper soon..............

2363 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

Oh goody, a free ad for a product. whoopie.

2363 days ago
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i love the 80    

WHO IS BUCKETHEAD? AND HES WASHED UP SO WHO CARES!! I HATE DR PEPPER!!

2363 days ago
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Kizzy    

Axl's never going to finish "Chinese Democracy" because he doesn't have the chops anymore. Besides, more people want the single Dr. Pepper than they do the album. *sigh* Guess my flannels are staying with the mothballs.

2363 days ago
5.

sparkys nemesis    

Also not a fan of Doc Pepper. And thought Axl had plastic surgery. Is that his chin b4 or after?

2363 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

DP=prunes. Primary flavor. Happy regularity, something Axel needs in his 60s.

2363 days ago
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skarlett    

Axl has always been a total cokehead ...he doesn't have the fans to put up with it anymore. HE's a complete idiot to just waste the opportunity to make mad money.

2363 days ago
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tonebonesmalone    

This is so stupid that I can hardly believe it. Besides the fact that carbonated high fructose corn syrup beverages are a low-grade poison that people get addicted to as children, soda has nothing to do with Guns N Roses or music in general. It has to do with charging people lots of money for sugar-water, THIS IS A BIG LAME ADVERTISING SCHEME AND REPORTING ON IT JUST HELPS DR CRAPPER' WIN. even if axl doesn't respond to this, (which he won't) it gets the soda company's product in the news because people are really interested in Guns N Roses, and rightfully so cause GNR kicked ass. Axl will be back, just not hand in hand with a big stupid can of sugar water.

2363 days ago
9.

Grandmother Lohan    

Axl who?

2363 days ago
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Western Observer    

His talent is on par with the soda. They both suck!!!

2363 days ago
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Zynglebert    

To all the doubters, divs & nobs

Chinese Democracy will be a masterpiece, may not be to everyones liking but I think that's a good thing.

Axl Rose is a legend.

2363 days ago
12.

Jim    

g'n'r rocks the house and always will, Axl is a badass! I can't wait for the new album!

2363 days ago
13.

me    

Too bad he stole Robin Finck away from Nine Inch Nails and tied up his career permanently.

2363 days ago
14.

bortufim    

people are dumb. talk to universal. the album has been done for a good amount of time and they have it. you poepl are dumb. get your facts straight.

2363 days ago
15.

James    

Boy this site goes downhill fast with Paris Hilton out of the country

2363 days ago
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