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Brown M&Ms Posed Grave Danger to Van Halen

Van Halen really did have a request for a bowl of M&Ms with "ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES" written into their contract rider. As Snopes details it, though, it wasn't because the band was power-crazed. It was a test, a quick way to see if their instructions had been carried out.


As David Lee Roth says, Van Halen was the first band to bring massive productions to podunk towns, and not every venue could be trusted to fully and safely assemble the extensive stage show that the band brought with them. The presence of brown M&Ms would spur a full check of the entire production to ensure there were no errors.


Sounds eminently reasonable, but Roth doesn't think he needs to explain why he once "trashed the dressing room" and "kicked a hole in the door" when there were brown M&Ms. Was that for safety?


[Snopes via BoingBoing]

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It was probably venting frustration at other offenses, which the M&Ms were indicative of. Makes sense to me, not that I condone it.

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This is an OLD story..... I'm sure like kwaping said, he probally was frustrated about other things that went wrong with the production.

This is a story ledgends are made of, I guess that's why it keeps comming back every few years. Great story though!


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