Oh no! The drugs went to waste

From a Times staff writer

The June issue of Guitar World magazine, on sale Monday, has a feature on “Spinal Tap” moments -- in other words, moments of rock star excess that veer toward self-parody. Among the anecdotes is one from Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, who recalled a surprise backstage visit from the early 1980s.

“We were doing drugs in the dressing room,” he said, “when suddenly the tour manager stuck his head around the corners and said, ‘The police are here!’ ... We all panicked and threw our drugs in the toilet. And then Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland walked in.”