Have you ever heard the rumor about Van Halen’s tech rider, and how there’s a line item vetoeing brown M&M’s?
Well, it’s true, and The Smoking Gun has obtained a copy of the rider.
If you think about it, it’s actually a pretty genius device to make sure that all of the items in the rider are there – lighting requirements, power requirements, stage weight requirements, security, etc. If the band and crew got to the venue and found the dreaded brown M&M’s, it could be assumed that the promoter took it upon themselves to perhaps forget or ignore some other important aspect of the rider…
…like the band’s tube of KY jelly.
Check out the whole rider here, at The Smoking Gun. TSG has a TON of pretty hilarious concert riders. If you have some time, check them out!