Random Musings - David Lee Roth isn't really an egomaniac

Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Have you ever wondered why Van Halen demanded that no brown M&M's were to be backstage in their contract rider? Snopes has the answer!

The simple answer? It was a test. From David Lee's autobiography:
So, when I would walk backstage, if I saw a brown M&M in that bowl . .. well, line-check the entire production. Guaranteed you're going to arrive at a technical error. They didn't read the contract. Guaranteed you'd run into a problem. Sometimes it would threaten to just destroy the whole show. Something like, literally, life-threatening.
Dance The Night Away - Van Halen

Van Halens 1982 contract rider @ The Smoking Gun
Snopes Explanation
Hat Tip to BoingBoing

1 comment :

  1. Still think that's pretty darn clever.

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