This famous metal band tends to throw silly things into their tour riders just to see what concert venues they will accomplish. There are plenty to choose from, but two of the strangest were when they demanded fifty thousand live bees “for Dave.” That Dave is, most likely, the drummer of the band at the time.
They also once asked for a hundred white goats and a Halal butcher to show them their way to goat heaven. It’s the kind of request that is very on-brand for the band, but apparently, many of the things they include turn out to be jokes. How are we supposed to know?
The Famous Brown M&Ms of Van Halen
When people think of ridiculous requests by bands, this is the one people jump to. Van Halen asked for bowls of M&Ms during their 1982 world tour, but they didn't want any brown ones whatsoever. There was actually really good reasoning for this.
If a concert venue couldn't take the time to remove the brown M&Ms from a bowl backstage, could they be trusted to make sure the stage had the power setup, weight limit, and electrical setup to keep the band and the fans safe? It was sort of a trap, and if the band ever found a brown candy, they made sure to check everything else.
Iggy Pop and Snow White
This legendary frontman has always had plenty of crazy demands, and they all had to be taken seriously, or you might not have seen him play. Among the demands over the many years of touring, a Bob Hope impersonator was included. The most famous of them was probably when he asked for seven dwarves, dressed just like the characters from the Disney movie.
However, he explicitly stated that taller people were acceptable – it was all about the attitude. Finding little people willing to get dressed up isn't always possible, but if they didn't have pointy hats, he wasn't interested.
Ozzy Chose the Wrong Spot to Make Water
Among the madmen of metal, Ozzy ranks right up there. If the only story you know about him is the bat thing (look it up if you don't know), you haven't even scratched the surface. There's a popular story saying that he once peed on the Alamo in Texas, but there's a little more to the story.
He actually urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph, a sixty-foot statue that honors the Texans who died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution – it's adjacent to the Alamo itself. Osbourne was, of course, not exactly sober when he did this.
Cher Needed a Special Room for Her Wigs
With lots of costumes and looks to swap through, Cher knows she needs plenty of room when she's getting ready. Having hair that still looks stage-ready at her age, despite all the work she's had done, just isn't feasible anymore. She needed a room solely to hold her wigs.
The room is also supposed to include a large table and three chairs, which is really sort of standard as far as rooms go. Hopefully, it's a room that is visibly-marked, because anybody who accidentally walks into Cher's wig room without knowing might just have a heart attack on the spot. Cher also requests a massage room.