Thursday, March 10, 2011
One for the band geeks and everyone else who can toot their own horn. Sorry, videogame instruments (Rock Band, Guitar Hero) don't count, loser.
1. What musical instrument can you play?
2. What musical instrument do you wish you could play?
3. What instrument would you want to play in a rock band? (You know you've imagined yourself up on stage, rocking out, so don't pretend you haven't.)
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.
JLo - I think she likes white.
Elton John - and the loo should be precisely 68.5 degrees
The Beebs - Swedish Fish, please.
Janet Jackson - no fish ice!
Barely Manenough - "Barely's fan club shows up at 11 a.m. to decorate his dressing room."
Styx - two pizzas? Not a problem.
The Beatles - "four cots, mirrors, an ice cooler, portable TV set and clean towels."
Busta Rhymes - Moet, KFC and Rough Riders
Mandy Moore - refreshingly undemanding, unlike SOME celebs :::coughJLOcough:::
U2 - found what they're looking for: booze.
Diana Krall - hard to top JLo, but she did
Van Halen - nobody likes crappy tequila
Prince - expects gifts and flowers from fans. GET OFF THE STAGE!
Sheryl Crow - at least she won't need much TP
Willie Nelson - smoke-free. Right.