As you’ve probably imagined, rock stars can be divas, and some are obviously worse than others. Tour riders differ from band to band, but most are just things to make the band’s life ‘easier’, that’s what they think anyways.
You might think The Stones’ list is extravagant only because…well…they’re The Rolling Stones, but it’s generally pretty easy.
The band requires that the hotel bar never closes while they’re staying there. They also make sure each hotel is stocked with the band member’s brand of cigarettes, the windows are blacked out, there are extra butlers, they offer after-hours dry cleaning, and, this is a funny one, written out instructions on how to use ALL the electronics in each room.
When Fleetwood Mac toured Australia in the ’80s they requested something and said they wouldn’t go on stage without it. They wanted certain typed of lime for their gin and tonics…really? Turns out, that particular type of lime wasn’t even allowed in Australia, so they were flown in from over seas. It seems after Rumours their heads got pretty big.
This rider asked for local AA meeting schedules, a sub-machine gun, a 12-foot boa constrictor and a jar of Grey Poupon mustard. Could there be a more random list?