The Spaghetti Incident
Steven Adler was kicked out in 1990 when his drug abuse got out of control. He took the band to court, claiming he was owed royalties and that the other members exasperated his downward spiral. At the trial, a lawyer asked Duff McKagan about “The Spaghetti Incident,” referring to the drugs Steven Adler kept in a refrigerator when the band was rehearsing in Chicago. That phrase became the name of the band’s 1993 album. The case was settled, with Adler receiving $2, 25 million plus 15% of the royalties for everything he recorded prior to his departure.