Published On: Sep 08 2011 10:51:36 AM CDTUpdated On: Feb 23 2011 12:00:00 AM CST
Beyonce is currently on a world tour and a supposed tour rider has leaked revealing some pretty interesting demands, including Alkaline water, which must be chilled to 21 degrees and served with $900 titanium straws and bathrooms with new toilet seats and red toilet paper at every venue. Check out these other odd requests from famous musicians and performing artists.
The Smoking Gun has gathered backstage requests for all your favorite artists. Here's a taste. Aretha Franklin asks for canapes and ginger ale when she's on tour.
Billy Joel must have "Twizzlers" red licorice and popcorn with a salt shaker.
Britney Spears asks for General Foods International Coffees in Suisse Mocha and French Vanilla, along with a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and a red tin of Altoids when she's on tour.
Bruce Springsteen gets organic with his request for six Stoneyfield yogurts, any flavor but lemon, and wild oats for his backstage dressing room.
Eminem gets some comfort foods when he's on the road. He requires hot cereal, either grits or oatmeal while touring.
Eric Clapton's band likes to goof around, which is why he must have a lockable room for the band's foosball table.
The Rolling Stones take a bit of heritage on the road. They must have access to a television channel featuring cricket games and seven separate floral arrangements backstage.
Marilyn Manson asks for Haribo gummi bears, no other brand will do. He also must have a can of Campbell's chicken with white and wild rice soup.
The members of Van Halen must have 40 "man-sized" sandwiches and a tray of assorted cheese including jack, muenster, cheddar and brie.
Paul McCartney won't allow animal products into his dressing room. All furniture must be free of animal skins, or even faux animal print. All catering must be free of meat and meat products.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers (bassist Flea pictured) ask for a small bowl of whole unpitted dates, figs and raw unsalted cashews, along with a small piece of ginger root.
Ted Nugent asks for Slim Fast drinks in chocolate and tropical fruit flavors and a box of "man-sized" tissues.
Christina Aguilera requests Flintstones vitamins and a bottle of echinacea capsules.
John Mayer asks for two tubes of crazy glue and two boxes of Orbitz peppermint or spearmint sugar-free chewing gum.
Snoop Dogg asks for ice cream, sherbet, jello, cake and pie, alongside a menu of fried foods.
20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation that involved the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, into the sales of illegal narcotics and firearms.
They say people go to auto races just to see the crashes. If so, then they got their money's worth at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Officials say 35 of the 40 cars in the race left with some damage.