What's the meaning of GNR's The Spaghetti Incident album?
This site is called The Spaghetti Incident? after the Guns N Roses punk song cover album of the same name.
It was the fourth and last studio album* of what was known as the most dangerous band in Rock And Roll.
If you have read Slash's biography you'll know just how true that was! The album made it as high as number 4 on the American Billboard 200.
The Spaghetti Incident?
Here's the Rolling Stone review of the Spaghetti Incident? It's a fairly fair assessment. More recently GNR and Axl have announced that Chinese Democracy will be released on November 23 2008.
Dr Pepper is not happy.
So what was the Spaghetti Incident? What were the events around it?
Good old Wikipedia suggests that the meaning of the The Spaghetti Incident?was explained by then GNR drummer Matt Sorum.
The title is a reference to a food-fight between Axl Rose and Steven Adler (former original drummer), involving spaghetti.
Adler was fired from GNR supposedly for his drug habit making him unable to play drums. Adler's took a lawsuit against GNR during which time Adler's attorney referred to the food fight as "the Spaghetti Incident".
It is suggested that the attorney's choice of name for the incident was a reference to the David Bowie movie, The Linguini Incident.
A source of amusement for the remaining GNR members it was chosen as the title for the album with the addition of a "?" to perhaps ask the question,"Really Steven?".
Another story I heard was that Spaghetti was code for Herion.
The band once hid Adler's Spaghetti which sparked a huge hissy fit which ultimately become known as a Spaghetti Incident?
Not sure of the veracity of this story as Slash's biography suggests Addler used the phrase Peanut butter as he kept his stash in the butter in the fridge.
Motely Crue also have a Spaghetti Incident story of their own. As you would expect about girls girls girls.
The book ‘Rock Star Babylon’ suggests that the Crue's Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx held a contest between themselves to see who could go the longest without washing, showering or bathing in any way, yet still be able to sleep with groupies without them being ill or bailing out.”
The story goes they went around for two months whilst their personal hygiene all while having sex as many woman as they both could.
The Spaghetti Incident was so named when a lucky groupie gave Nikki Sixx fellatio and vomited her dinner of spaghetti all over his junk. Yum huh? Who knows how true this was?!
*Yeah we know Chinese Democracy is out but let's face it, it's an Axl solo album!