Don't cry, Guns N'Roses fans. The agonizing wait for the 17 years-in-the-making masterpiece Chinese Democracy will finally be over on Nov. 23, 2008. While there have been more rumored release dates than the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper, if Chinese Democracy hits stores as announced, every American will get a free Dr Pepper as promised by the company.

"We never thought this day would come," said Tony Jacobs, vice president of marketing for Dr Pepper. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us." It will be the first album of fresh Guns N' Roses material since the 1991 sets "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II." Rose has reportedly burned through $13 million in recording expenses for "Chinese Democracy," and also burned his bridges with the bandmates who helped him turn Guns into one of the biggest rock groups in the world by the early 1990s. If you're out to get a free Dr Pepper just follow these simple steps:

1. On the Nov. 23, 2008 release date, go to www.drpepper.com.
2. Register to receive a coupon for one free 20-oz. Dr Pepper.
3. When your coupon arrives, redeem it wherever Dr Pepper is sold.
4. Drink your Dr Pepper slowly to experience all 23 flavors.

NOTE: Coupons will be available for 24 hours, starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on Nov. 23, 2008. Coupons will expire on Feb. 28, 2009 and are limited to one coupon per person.

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