May 1990: Steven Adler Fired From Guns N' Roses For a Drug Habit
When a band with as much mutual excess as G N' R fires a member on account of drug abuse, it's clearly a serious problem. By May of 1990, the band had lost patience with Steven Adler's inability to control his heroin and cocaine habit. Stradlin recalled the drummer crawling on the floor with his nose to the carpet trying to inhale cocaine remnants he had spilled. Adler later sued G N' R for $26 million claiming that they fired him for being a junkie despite introducing him to drugs in the first place.