The offer didn't escape the attention of Rose. Fans of the blockbuster rock group have been virtually taunted over the last decade with perpetual rumors of the album's completion.
"We are surprised and very happy to have the support of Dr Pepper with our album 'Chinese Democracy,' as for us, this came totally out of the blue," Rose said in a statement on the band's Web site.
Greg Artkop, a spokesman for Plano-based Dr Pepper, said the company is simply fans of the band. But with "Chinese Democracy" into its second decade of recording, he wouldn't put odds on the offer succeeding.
"Only one man knows," Artkop said, referring to Rose.
Rose is the only remaining original member of Guns N' Roses, whose albums "Appetite for Destruction" and "Use Your Illusion," Vols. 1 and 2, vaulted the band to worldwide popularity.