10 Absolutely Insane Rider Requests By Spoilt Musicians

Ever wondered what musicians get up to backstage?

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Multi-platinum award winning musicians seem to have it all. Mansions that put Peach's castle to shame, an entourage of adoring yes-people, every luxury you could possibly imagine and, to top it all off, they get to earn their money by performing hit songs to adoring fans whilst travelling around the world. Because of their lavish lifestyles, it's no surprise that when they do leave the safety of their gold-plated villas they expect to have the same luxuries presented to them everywhere they go.

For that reason, when most musicians sign off on performing a gig, they insist that a list of demands be met before they even consider going on stage. These lists or "riders" as they are more commonly known as, can vary from small treats such as beers and snacks to 54 page dossiers about what temperature the air should be backstage, the colour of the toilet seat and even the request that there is somebody on hand to properly dispose of their chewing gum (more on this later).

So, if you're interested in seeing what the world's most most popular musicians "need" in order to properly focus before a big show, then look no further than this list of 10 absolutely insane rider requests by spoilt musicians.

10. Vegetables In The Trash - Iggy Pop

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James Newell Osterberg Junior, or Iggy Pop as you may know him is an absolute legend of punk rock. Since The Stooges first formed in 1967, the 73 year old has torn up stages across the world with nothing but a microphone and a pair of see-through trousers. Known as The Godfather Of Punk, Iggy smashed onto the scene with hits such as Lust For Life and I Wanna Be Your Dog and changed the face of rock music forever.

Considering his punky nature, it's no surprise that his rider consists of a variety of weird and wonderful objects that surely must have left promoters scratching their heads in confusion. Taken from a show in June 2010, Iggy and The Stooges' rider consisted of:

Somebody dressed as Bob Hope, seven dwarves with pointy hats from Goldilocks And The Temple Of Doom (he had forgotten the film title), some nice red wines and a trash bag disguised as a plant pot, which had to have vegetables in it.

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