Van Halen's 'No Brown M&Ms' tour rider uncovered

Band also requested KY jelly backstage

Van Halen s No Brown M M s tour rider uncovered

In the world of concert tour riders, it's the mothership. That's right, we're talking about Van Halen's infamous 1982 tour rider in which the band demanded that 'no brown M&Ms' be found anywhere backstage. Wacky stuff, folks.

And if you read through the entire 53-page document, obtained by The Smoking Gun, it gets wackier.

Amidst the goofy requests promoters were asked to provide the band with include herring in sour cream, four case of Shlitz malt liquor beer and one 'large' tube of KY jelly. (We're guessing to lubricate guitars strings perhaps?)

A method to the madness

Strange as it all seems, Van Halen

To read the notorious Van Halen concert rider, click on The Smoking Gun.