Perhaps the most famous concert riders of them all are the ones in which Van Halen famously stipulated that brown M&M's were to be banished from the band's dressing room. Feast your eyes on this cool infographic based on the actual 1982 Van Halen World Tour rider, below. The rider contains items such as "Schlitz Malt Liquor beer (16 ounce cans)", "One (1) large tube KY … [Read more...]
No Brown M&Ms
Here's a collection of articles that cover Van Halen's legendary "No Brown M&Ms" clause in their early concert riders.
From David Lee Roth today... … [Read more...]
From The Rad Report, submitted by Eddie on Tue, 06/30/2009: When Eddie Van Halen and his fiance Janie Liszewski wed this last weekend one of the gifts presented to guests were custom printed M&M's, among a number of other lovely items. And as you know Eddie has a history with M&M's. Specifically the brown ones. In 1982 the four members of Van Halen infamously … [Read more...]
From The Smoking Gun: Van Halen's Legendary M&M's Rider DECEMBER 11--Behold the Holy Grail. Since we began publishing backstage concert riders about 10 years ago, TSG has been searching for the most famous rider of them all, the one in which Van Halen famously stipulated that brown M&M's were to be banished from the band's dressing room. Well, as seen below, the … [Read more...]
As most Van Halen fans are aware, Van Halen's standard performance contract during their glory days in the late 70's and early '80s contained a provision calling for them to be provided with a bowl of M&Ms, but with all the brown candies removed. The presence of even a single brown M&M in that bowl was sufficient legal cause for Van Halen to peremptorily cancel a … [Read more...]