Ongoing History Daily: Still more contract rider run
Yesterday, we discussed various contract riders. This is the part of the agreement a band signs with a promoter that outlines what sort of amenities will be provided to them backstage.
- The Foo Fighters, for example, caution all promoters that “Dave Grohl loves stinky cheese.”
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers make it clear that Flea requires a special meditation room, preferably a room that’s been painted in any colour but blue. The Peppers also demand that all bottled water must come from either Hawaii or Australia.
- Back to the Foos: The band will fine a promoter $100 for any misspellings or stupid typos in the wording of their performance contract.
- Actually, maybe they should go over Trent Reznor’s rider which reads “linen napkins, china plates, cups and bowels.”