Amy Blumsom, in the UK’s Telegraph, has compiled a great list of riders demanded by various celebrities and superstars, following news that The Rolling Stones have updated their list of requests based on a common problem that many people their age are experience nowadays.
Kanye West: Imported Versace towels; drivers must wear clothes made completely of cotton.
Madonna: A brand new toilet seat at every venue she visits; lilies and roses (white & pink only) with precisely six inch stems must be provided.
Mariah Carey: Bottles of vitamin water to bathe her dogs in; an attendant made available to dispose of her chewing gum; 20 white kittens and 100 white doves.
Marilyn Manson: Haribo gummy bears; a bald-headed toothless hooker
Britney Spears: Fish and chip dinner; photo of Princess Diana; McDonald’s cheeseburgers WITHOUT the buns; 100 figs and prunes; toothpaste
Lady Gaga: bottles of water; bottles of wine; A mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair
Paul McCartney: 6 full and leafy floor plants, as full on the bottom as the top; large arrangement of Casablanca lilies with foliage; 1 long stemmed arrangement of pink and white roses; one arrangement of freesia (a type of flower)
The Rolling Stones: alcohol; cigarettes; butlers; set of written instructions on how to use the electronics in their hotel rooms
Katy Perry: white & purple hydrangeas; pink & white roses and peonies; NO CARNATIONS; No eye contact from her drivers
Iggy Pop: A Bob Hope impersonator; A copy of USA Today that features a story about morbidly obese people; pack of cards for playing strip poker with one of the band’s girlfriends
Van Halen: The infamous 1970’s “no brown M&Ms in the backstage area”! Alan Cross, the host of The Ongoing History of New Music, explains this legendary rider:
If you were a world-famous musician, what rider would you build into a concert contract?