Top 10 Weirdest Rider Requests

artist: Misc date: 02/02/2013 category: entertainment
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Top 10 Weirdest Rider Requests
Yesterday we asked you to guess who was behind ten weird rider requests. Today we're posting the answers - did you get any right?

10. No brown M&Ms: Van Halen

Probably the most famous rider request in history. It wasn't just the band being picky (though you can bet they were in other respects). The brown M&M request was all about checking the venue owner had read the rider in detail, so the band's sound and safety on stage would remain intact amid all their high-voltage equipment.

9. Bacon at every meal: Metallica

Drummer Lars Ulrich is Danish at heart, which might explain his affiliation with bacon. They slaughter five pigs for every person in Denmark, which shows how much of the stuff they export.

8. The finest European beer, NOT North American: Adele

Brits think American beer tastes foul. We couldn't possibly comment.

7. Two Boxes of Corn Starch: Trent Reznor

Reznor is either fixing up his leather pants or baking something delicious. But really, do you need two whole boxes?

6. 24 bars of Ivory soap, no animal fat: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney recently said he turned vegetarian after watching lambs play on his farm decades ago. The only negative side effect is that other local farmers make fun of his sheep for getting so old.

5. A young sapling between 4-6 foot tall: The Smiths

Morrissey demands the small tree for his dressing room. Presumably because it's the only thing that will stay still while he rants about hating the Royal family and KFC.

4. Machine guns, a 12-foot boa constrictor and a list of local AA meetings: Motley Crue

The only way Motley Crue's rider would be any cooler is if it said "...times two!" at the end.

3. Seven dwarfs and a Bob Hope impersonator: The Stooges

The Stooges famously have one of the longest and coolest riders in history. Other requests include "ham sliced directly off a pigs bottom" and "a bottle of extremely hot pepper sauce so that no one has to actually taste the sliced ham."


The Culture Club singer didn't like to beat around the bush, and that's not just a euphemism. He gets to the point and calls for a crack pipe, in capitals. That's just how you get sh-t done when you're a crack addict.

1. Haribo gummy bears and a bald, toothless hooker: Marilyn Manson

I can't decide if these two rider requests are related or not. Are they two separate forms of entertainment, or does Manson just like to taunt the toothless hooker with the chewy treats? Either way, make sure you get Haribo gummis and not some other brand - he'll go bananas.

Do you know other weird rider requests? Let us know about them in the comments.
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