Are you gearing up for a tour? Is your Rider ready? Check out some interesting Riders below!
Johnny Cash needed an American flag, in full view of every audience member.
Trent Reznor needs two boxes of cornstarch (“VERY IMPORTANT”).
The Stones need a room for their travelling snooker table.
Mötley Crüe’s rider asked for local AA meeting schedules, a sub-machine gun, a 12-foot boa constrictor and a jar of Grey Poupon mustard – once, in 1988, frontman Vince Neil found the wrong mustard backstage, lost his shit and threw the bottle at the wall. It bounced back and severed an artery in his thumb.
Marilyn Manson’s list of demands includes Haribo gummi bears (only) and a bald, toothless hooker (according to his management, a joke Manson includes in the hope of one day meeting one).
Hank III has requested a great white shark.
The Bloodhound Gang once asked for a rhesus monkey.
DMX famously demands three boxes of condoms and one gallon of Hennessey – now that’s how you do real ballin’ Aoki.
Queen Latifah, dispelling all stereotypes, demanded a 12-piece bucket of KFC and a 12-pack of Lifestyle or Rough Rider condoms.
Prince insists that all food be wrapped in clear plastic film, to be unwrapped by him only.
Katy Perry’s 45-page rider insists that her driver is not allowed to talk to or make eye contact with her.