The band Guns N’ Roses has been working on their latest album, Chinese Democracy, for over a decade. Earlier this year, Dr. Pepper announced that they would give “everyone in America” one free can of soda if the album was released sometime in 2008. Axl Rose and company have finally set the official release date as Nov. 23 2008, and Dr. Pepper is sticking to their word.

“We never thought this day would come,” Tony Jacobs, vice president of marketing for Dr. Pepper, said in a statement. “But now that it’s here all we can say is: The Dr. Pepper is on us.”
The offer does not include former GNR guitarists Slash and Buckethead, though.

“We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr. Pepper with our album Chinese Democracy as for us this came totally out of the blue,” said Rose on the band’s Myspace page in March. “If there is any involvement with this promotion by our record company or others we are unaware of such at this time. And as some of Buckethead’s performances are on our album I’ll share my Dr. Pepper with him.”

If you want your free Dr. Pepper, go to on the Nov. 23 release date. Enter your information to receive a coupon for one free 20-ounce Dr. Pepper. Once you have your coupon, it can be redeemed wherever Dr. Pepper is sold. Don’t forget, though, the coupons will only be available for 24 hours starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

The long awaited Chinese Democracy will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores around the nation.