PR folks at Dr Pepper swear this gimmick has nothing to do with Guns n’ Roses, Axl Rose, Irving Azoff, Front Line Management, or Universal Music/Geffen Records.

The 17-years-in-the-making album drops on November 23 — probably — as a Best Buy exclusive, and Dr Pepper has 23 flavors. (Not counting prune.) You can hear “Chinese Democracy” early at MySpace.