You've heard about ridiculous requests that some performers make when they tour (no brown M&M's, etc.). Here are actual contract riders for backstage demands. Click names to see what they gotta have on tour. From The Smoking Gun.
Elton John - and the loo should be precisely 68.5 degrees
JLo - I think she likes white.
Janet Jackson - no fish ice!
Styx - two pizzas? Not a problem.
Busta Rhymes - Rough Riders and turkey burgers
Mandy Moore - doesn't need much, bless her heart
U2 - found what they're looking for: booze.
Diana Krall - hard to top JLo, but she did
Van Halen - everyone hates crappy tequila
Prince - expects gifts and flowers from fans. What a guy.
Sheryl Crow - at least she won't need much TP
Willie Nelson - smoke-free. Right.