All is fair in Chinese Democracy, except when the citizens are denied the opportunity to drink what the Dr ordered.
Axl Rose, wholely mum when Dr Pepper announced that it would bestow a free 20-ounce bottle on all comers when Guns N' Roses' years-in-the-making album finally dropped, is taking the company to task via his attorney after learning that not all customers were served.
The soft-drink behemoth had arranged to bestow online coupons to any thirsty freebie-seeker who visited its website on Nov. 23, but the site crashed due to...well, high traffic brought on by people's insatiable desire for free stuff.
The promotion was extended for another day, but the site was reportedly unreachable for most of it.
And despite what surely is Rose's sympathy for those who have trouble meeting customer demand, Guns N' Roses' lawyer is calling the attention-getting ploy an "unmitigated disaster which defrauded customers."