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Van Halen tour rider, all egos and karate

The discovery of the details of tour riders are notoriously amusing/bizarre (witness MIA's love for Cave-aged Gruyere). Yet hair bands or "rock bands of the hair metal era" (in case my old guitar teacher is reading this, yes, I realize that Eddie Van Halen is a GREAT musician) take the cake.

The rider for the recent reunion tour of Van Halen included the demand that David Lee Roth's dressing room has to be stocked with sugar-free Red Bull, be rug-free and ready for some pre-show martial arts warm-up (!), AND his boudoir "SHOULD BE AS FAR AWAY FROM" those of his bandmates. No reason is given for the latter request, but it fits the general rule: big hair=big ego.
It should be noted though, that these guys still hold onto their humble roots: Eddie needed "really cheap wine in his on-stage cooler." No Cristal for this ruffian. [The Smoking Gun via Idolator]



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whatever it takes....


i worked in the pro music production world for 21 years...that is a mild should see the food requests alone for the Neville's grocery store essentially...ha ha i have hundreds of riders in my archives it's insane what some people ask for...i had one band ask for 2 dozens pairs of freash socks for each show...go figure


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