It would be worth bothering about if ...
Dr Pepper actually tasted pleasant. The stuff tastes like a mix of toothpaste and low grade cola to me.
Paris, 'cos she likes a drink.
Guns N' Roses and frontman Axl Rose has threatened legal proceedings against Dr Pepper over an unauthorised publicity stunt that offered a free bottle of the soft drink to every American in celebration of the band's first new album in 14 years. Citing intellectual property abuse, Beverly Hills-based lawyer Alan S Gutman said …
I think Dr Pepper tastes terrible so I am surprised that demand should crash their servers.. I wonder if it was enterprising corner shop owners logging in 100 times to get free stock (or free vouchers to 'redeem')
But other than that, who cares? Band past prime sues maker of terrible tasting drink. Yawn.
...Rose is a self centred delusional pseudo-artist who nowadays seems to think the best place to embody the rock and roll persona is in court.
Nobody will buy this record, nobody bought the last one, you get rid of Slash and you're fucked.
They were an amazing band, but have no illusions, Guns and Roses died in 1998 when the actual musicians left, leaving only a jumped up singer with no songs.
The fact that he still calls his rag tag band of imitators Guns and Roses is a testament to quite how egocentric a man Axl really is.
You want real music? Look into Velvet Revolver, Slash's new band, and then tell me who made GnR, Axl, or Slash.
those free giveaways always leave me feeling exploited too, especially when they contain free promotion for a not really that great album even if it is disguised as a funny poke. I totally agree that in today's day and age, you just cannot do anything without first consulting the attorneys of everybody possibly involved. Lawyers need to eat too, you know?
Well.... for a start , DPS's share price ain't doing so well . $16.22 is shag all when we were expecting around $25-$30 .Young better keep his CV (resume, if you're french) ...handy.
Also, hope the RIAA have traditional chinese keyboards handy, they may need them.
After all, it's been what, over a decade since the band last had a release? That's over a decade since he started spending the advance on a record that is, by now, supremely irrelevant and thus going to be a bought by considerably fewer people than he might hope. So, since album sales are clearly going to be in the crapper, suing a major soft drink manufacturer is the only way he can try to pay off the advance for the label.
Maybe it was ruined because the long awaited release of their album was ridiculously overshadowed by what turned into "free Dr Pepper day" instead of the release of an album which fans have apparently been waiting a decade for. A total farce, especially with the end result being that probably 2% of America even knew about the vouchers, let alone went online for the site to inevitably crash and fail.
The band maybe went along with it as a bit of light hearted fun until Dr Pepper acted like idiots and didn't follow through on their promise. When this story popped up a while ago I did wonder how Dr Pepper was going to afford to give away millions of cans, never mind how they were going to organise it.
I doubt the band personally update their website, and it's sort of besides the point.
CLEARLY Dr Pepper were using Guns N Roses for publicity and I don't think it matters in a court of law what some random person might have said on their behalf.
The law states that using a band'' name, image etc, exploiting it this way is illegal and what Dr Pepper did was illegal. Also stupid. They deserve all they get since it is beyond pathetic how the decided to go about it after making such a huge statement as "free drink for every single person in america."
In fact, I don't think "implied consent" even matters. I hope there is some kind of contract otherwise Dr Pepper are in a lot of trouble as they have truly milked it, compared to the couple of remarks Axl Rose supposedly made.
They are both as bad as eachother and probably enjoying the publicity of dragging this out, so get used to it. It might even last 10 years
Am I the only one who likes it? Pisses me off that you can only buy it in Boots or Woolworths. Tastes like Disaronno and Coke. Which in turn tastes a bit like cherry Coke which you can also only buy in Boots or Woolworths.
Anyhow. Just goes to show that most Americans are like little whiney bitches.