Axl Rose, frontman for Guns N' Roses
10/24/2008 AT 08:00 AM EDT
Fans of Guns N' Roses are about to get their wish: the rockers' long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy
, will be out Nov. 23 – and Dr. Pepper promises to make good on its promise to give everyone a free soda in honor of the release.
The deal was, the drinks were on the good doc if
the CD – the band's first original album in 17 years – hit stores before the end of 2008.
Thirsty fans must register on the Dr. Pepper Web site on Nov. 23 – and on that day only – so they can receive a voucher that's good until February, reports Billboard
Admits Tony Jacobs, vice-president of marketing for the soft-drink company: "We never thought this day would come."
– Simon Perry