WASHINGTON – The Foo Fighters demand bacon. Mary J. Blige insists a new toilet seat be installed. Paul McCartney wants Ivory soap. Christina Aguilera requires Flintstones chewable vitamins. John Mayer better see soft toothbrushes in the dressing room.
But perhaps the most enduring contract rider demand was Van Halen’s requirement that no brown-colored M&Ms be found backstage during the band’s tours in the 1980s.
Singer David Lee Roth finally explained the band’s demands.