Soft drinks giant Dr Pepper is so desperate for GUNS 'N ROSES rocker Axl Rose to release his new LP, they are offering free soda as an incentive. The company has promised that if Rose releases Chinese Democracy at any point in 2008, everyone in America will receive a free can of Dr. Pepper, reports New York gossip column A company spokesman says, "It took a little patience for us to perfect Dr Pepper's special mix of 23 ingredients, so we completely understand and empathise with Axl's question for the perfect album."