Pot Luck

Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour.

Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there must be carbonated water but also non-sparkling spring water and that their barbecue meat selection include whole grain buns on the spread.

The band also requires all of their food to be organic, their trail mix to be Flanigan Farms Nuts 'n Things in an orange bag, their Chardonnay to be Rombauer, their Cabernet to be Jordan, their avocados to be Haas and their bread to be Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain.

There is a hierarchy to the types of chocolate bars allowed in the dressing rooms: Teuscher, then Vosges, then that crap pile Lindt if nothing else (of 70 percent cacao content or higher, that is) is available.

And their tea must be unsweetened Pure Green tea from ITO EN. (Although, to be fair, I love that stuff too.)

Backstage riders from celebrities -- usually singers -- have long been popular fodder for conversation over at The Smoking Gun. And we thought we'd comb through the sites 300-plus riders to find the funniest food requests in the bunch.

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