Even though they’re a classic member of the rock pantheon, even Bon Jovi knew that the right food could make all the difference. During one tour, the band requested at each of the venues where they played a large urn of hot homemade, low-fat chicken noodle soup.
They also requested enough bowls and spoons for up to ten people. It might not have been the wild party that rockers used to get up to, but when you’ve spent your life on the road, sometimes you just want some soup.
Paul McCartney's Zoo
Being a Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney has an animal-oriented request list when on tour. You can imagine the boundaries when touring with Paul. No meat, no fur, no leather, no life. Now we respect and support animal rights activists, but what are animals got to do with dimmer switch lamps (as only these are acceptable for Paul)?
No animal resemblance whatsoever. No prints, no material, nothing. Sir Paul McCartney does have a love for flowers, plants (no trees), and 20 dozen clean towels that must be put outside of the production office. Go figure.
The Backstreet Boys Want to Eat Healthily
Despite being a boy band that tried to portray a clean image, we imagine even this group of five guys got up to some craziness when they could. But when it came to their diets on the road, they wanted to stay healthy. Their rider specified no candy, chips, chocolate, or junk food of any kind.
Instead, they requested water, milk, fruit, and vegetables. Perhaps the most unhealthy item they had on hand was the ingredients for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Is there anyone out there who doesn't like PB&J? If you're performing for months on end, that healthy food goes down smooth.
Ozzy Osbourne Just Straight Up Disappears
Ozzy antics seem to have no end. One of the more amusing tales of this rock god comes from when Black Sabbath was on tour with Van Halen in 1978. Black Sabbath checked into their hotel in Atlanta and started preparing for their show that evening, only to discover Ozzy wasn't in his room.
The bed was untouched and his luggage unopened. Police were notified, and a search began. Van Halen played the opening set, but Black Sabbath had to apologize for canceling. Nine in the morning the next day, Ozzy called the band to ask when they were going to the venue. He stumbled into the wrong hotel room and slept for more than twenty-four hours.
Katy Perry’s Banns the Carnation
If you're a flower lover, you should love all flowers, except if you're Katy Perry. In 2011 Katy Perry listed the flowers she wanted to decorate her dressing room. Wouldnt that be amazing, opening a flower catalog and just picking whatever you fancy that day?
Katy perry requested white hydrangeas, purple hydrangeas, pink and white roses, and how not — peonies. But there was one flower that was banned. She specifically asked that there would be no carnations. Non what so ever. But why? What have the carnations ever done to her?