The Smoking Gun has finally unearthed a copy of the 1982 Van Halen World Tour rider containing the legendary “brown M&M” prohibition: The document, which we’ve excerpted below, also stipulated that promoters provide the group with “herring in sour cream,” four cases of “Schlitz Malt Liquor beer (16 ounce cans),” and a total of eight … Continue reading 1982 Van Halen World Tour Rider
The Smoking Gun has added a bunch of new backstage riders to its already impressive collection. You can tell a lot about a person by what they like to drink. Or, in this case, what kind of champagne they demand: • Rage Against the Machine: 2 x bottle Dom Perignon Moet et Chandon champagne • … Continue reading Backstage Riders: Rage, Bjork, more
Not sure who writes the Foo Fighters‘ concert rider, but the author is a funny motherfucker: **ALSO-let’s try to think outside the box as we consider the CHICKEN BREAST. A bunch of lightly cooked chicken breasts with goo on them are not fun, not exciting and definitely not going to GET YOU A HUG FROM … Continue reading Foo Fighters Concert Rider
Iggy Pop’s hilarious concert rider – 18 pages of rock and roll zaniness. “The Stooges do try to give their audience a great show, but I think there is nothing more soul-destroying than to see a band on stage surrounded by cameramen and their assistants scurrying about like sabre weilding hobbits.”
Backstage With Gnarls Barkley – Duo’s concert rider includes Magnum condoms, Swisher Sweets blunts, Hennessy, Grey Goose, and socks.
The Beatles’ 1965 Concert Rider.
The Smoking Gun has scans of the backstage riders for loads of musicians and entertainers. Funny stuff.