For a band with six members, Foo Fighters don’t really need a lot of food or drink before they hit the stage.
NME got a hold of the band’s tour rider for their appearance at Glastonbury over the weekend, and though it runs 92 items deep, it costs only about $185 — which is about $30 per member.
Here’s the list, which is filled with almost all healthy stuff:
- 1 Fiji water
- 1 Schwepps soda water
- 1 coconut water
- 1 Pom Juice
- 1 12-pack of Diet Coke
- 1 fresh orange juice
- 1 Ocean Spray cranberry juice
- 1 case of Vitamin Water
- 1 case of Red Bull
- 1 case of Gatorade
- 1 pack of Starbucks coffee beans
- 1 fat free organic milk
- 1 Edensoy milk
- 1 pack of avocados
- 1 pack of tomatoes
- 1 dark chocolate bar
- 1 pack of bananas
- 1 pack of apples
- 1 pack of pears
- 1 pack of kiwi fruit
- 1 pack of seedless grapes
- 1 jar of peanut butter
And the mandatory Red Zeppelin questions are:
- Where’s the beer?
- Where’s the sorted M&M’s?
- Where’s the gag item? This is a pretty boring list.
Love these guys and from the looks of this rider they’re gonna be healthy and rockin’ for a loooooong time!
Red Zeppelin possible Van Halen Rumor Mill
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Hagar says, “I haven’t talked to anyone, and I’m not reaching out. My dream would be Sam, Dave [Lee Roth], Mike, Al and Eddie. If [Eddie’s son] Wolfie‘s band opened, that’s fine.
“I’d say, ‘Dave, you go out and play two songs, then walk off the stage. I walk out, I’ll do two songs. I’ll walk off, you do two songs.’ Can you imagine the competition of that? Dave goes out and does ‘Jump,’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love.’ I go out there and blow out something like ‘Good Enough.’ You gotta hit it hard, and you better be good. I would give my money to food banks if they would do the same. I would love to give the fans the greatest Van Halen show they could possibly have today. And then say, ‘OK, I still don’t like you guys.’
“I think it could happen in a second. I think there’s so much money involved that somebody will make it happen. Think of the promoters, managers, T-shirt guys, you name it.
“It’s kind of inevitable. And if it doesn’t happen, it’s getting kind of late now. If it doesn’t happen by next year … Here I am making predictions again. But at 75, I don’t want to do a Van Halen reunion.”
So until then, Hagar who turns 70 on October 13th, tours with Michael Anthony in The Circle, does his TV and radio shows and looks after his numerous businesses while Eddie and Alex Van Halen continue to remain out of the public eye.
U2 incorporated a lengthy tribute to the late Leonard Cohen into “Bad” at its concert in Toronto on Friday. Bono spoke about Cohen before and after the song and sang Cohen’s “Suzanne” and the chorus of “Hallelujah” as part of it.
Last week, after Bob Weir and Mickey Hart visited Senator Al Franken on Capitol Hill, he attended their Dead & Company show in nearby Bristow, Virginia. The three are friends, having met in 1980 when the Grateful Dead performed on Saturday Night Live, back when Franken was a writer and cast member.
Ted Nugent will speak and sign autographs at DeerFest at the Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 5th.
Elton John did the annual spring fundraiser for his AIDS Foundation at his Windsor estate outside of London last week. He was joined by Joan Baez, who he called “a dream” to perform with.
John Densmore and Robby Krieger have paid tribute to Tony Funches, a onetime bodyguard for The Doors who died Thursday. Densmore says, “He had the not-easy task of trying to keep Jim [Morrison] out of trouble. He was articulate, progressive and funny!” Krieger adds, “Tony was my favorite of Jim’s bodyguard/babysitters. Unlike most of the others, he tried to keep Jim from drinking too much.”
Guitarist Jimmy Nalls, a member of Sea Level with Allman Brothers members Chuck Leavell, Lamar Williams and Jaimoe, has died at 66 from Parkinson’s Disease. Just last week he released a final album featuring contributions from Brad Whitford, Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes, Larry Carlton and Leavell.
Pete Flynn has died. He was the groundskeeper at Shea Stadium in New York who drove The Beatles onto the field when they performed there in 1965. He chatted with Paul McCartney about that day when he drove him to the stage as Billy Joel’s surprise guest at Shea in 2008.
Singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin, best known for his contributions to the Eagles catalogue, will do a Q&A at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on July 12th.
Another Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville hotel will open mid-summer in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Unlike his cousin Wolfgang Van Halen, who followed in his dad Eddie’s musical footsteps, Alex Van Halen’s son Aric has taken up track and field. Over the weekend he competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California. He came in 25th.
Bryan Adams, who’s touring Europe, has posted a video of a Spanish TV performance of “Go Down Rockin’” on his website. His next U.S. show is September 8th at Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater.
After reissuing a remastered vinyl version of his 1977 triple-album compilation Decade for Record Store Day, Neil Young has quietly made it available on CD and digitally.