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Legendary Van Halen backstage rider appears on The Smoking Gun:
My favourite bit so far is the 'Fruit' section, where it lists about eight fruits and then 'bananas (WHOLE)'. Were people mushing them up for them before?
So much so, that I'm now laughing at stuff I missed the first time round. Like the fact that the tour manager says "Absolutely no beer to be served before 6pm" – there's nothing like trusting your crew, eh – and the stipulation that the two bottles of Blue Nun white wine have to be served at room temperature. Because if there's one thing I can't abide, it's cold Blue Nun...
"Pass the salt, Dave... What? Where? Right, where's that venue manager? I've FUCKING had enough of this."
Did they have a big group meeting to decide?
Did Bowling for Soup write their food rider before they wrote their songs?
anyone who hasn't yet read the Stooges rider is in for a treat:
that lets everyone know their place.
and the rest of the band share another one. Never mind the fact that one of the other band members is his wife.
the rest of the band insist on being in a different dressing room to mark e smith
"6 bottles alcohol free beer. The saxophonist likes to mix it with his whisky. And vodka. And other beer, probably"
their rider is more than most normal bands get on a whole tour.
From here on in, I am requesting Herring in Sour Cream at all shows.
they forced it into light fittings / smeared it on groupies
for a band who decided to record and release The Weirdness.
I still haven't brought myself to listen to it.
Anyway, this rider's from 2004, three years before The Weirdness came out. Maybe they're a bit humbler now.