Executive Meddling: In one of his songs, the line "Let's roll another joint" either had "joint" reversed, making it sound like 'toinj' or edited to have "roll another joint" replaced with "hit another joint," which actually does nothing to hide the drug innuendo and actually makes it a Double Entendre, as "hit another joint" can also mean "go somewhere else."
Also Averted in several close-calls. In one early example, the record company wanted him to change the word "cocaine" to "champagne" in "Listen to Her Heart". The strange thing is, the context of the song makes it anti-cocaine.
He famously fought MCA Records (successfully) and their decision to raise the price of Hard Promises for $8.98 to $9.98 as part of a "superstar pricing" policy ('s Gaucho and the Xanadu soundtrack were also selected) . He even threatened to name the album "The $8.98 Album".