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Van Halen

Van Halen helped spur the public's interest in outlandish backstage riders after they famously demanded a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown ones removed. For years, people assumed this was just another example of rock excess and arrogance, but the band maintains they included the stipulation to see if promoters actually read the rider. If brown M&Ms were in the bowl, then how could they trust the gear or sound levels met their specifications?