In the old days, musicians would trash hotel rooms & trash rental vehicles with wild abandon. The record label were probably pissed off, but fronted the money to fix the situation just to get the record out. They could see there was more money in it down the road. I have worked with some guys who went the rock star route & would empty the hotel bar when they were on location & expect their employer to pay. Eventually the record makers realized it was time to charge back these crazy expenses to the musician.