Free Dr. Pepper courtesy of Chinese Democracy

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Interested fans are being asked to visit on Nov. 23, the day “Chinese Democracy” is released in the U.S., for a free soda.

In March of 2008, Dr. Pepper bet everyone in America a free drink that Guns N’ Roses couldn’t release its much awaited album by the end of 2008. Now Axl Rose and the American public have won the stake.

After registering online, fans will get a coupon valid for a 20-oz. Dr Pepper wherever the drink is sold.

Unfortunately, servers are down because of heavy traffic.

The Dr. Pepper coupons are only available today and will be valid through February of 2009.

“Chinese Democracy” has been in production for over a decade – and promised to be released over half a dozen times.  The arrival of the album comes after a twisted gestation that had become something of a running joke in the music industry.

“We never thought this day would come,” Tony Jacobs, Dr. Pepper’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “But now that it’s here, all we can say is: The Dr. Pepper’s on us.”

Problem is their servers are not working properly. Even their toll free phone line was jammed, where callers were waiting for hours to get in on the free soda.

Americans are so crazy about freebies!