By ninemsn Music staff writers
Celebrity blog Leave Um Alohan
has revealed Jennifer Lopez's list of demands sent to five-star London hotel, The Dorchester, preceding her arrival.
Madonna re-paint the room
|| Among the requests are no less than three styles of Coke (diet, regular and caffeine-free regular), two humidifiers and two oscillating fans with the preferred room temperature at 26°, plus a preference for white or red roses, or white lilies.
Music riders have become the stuff of legend who can forget Madonna's demand her hotel room be painted in a different colour (so paint it they did!)
Van Halen no brown M&M's
Or Van Halen's request that all brown M&M's be removed from their lolly bowl and according to their most recent rider the band like their backstage celery, "to be trimmed, but not peeled".
Christina Aguilera health food buffet
Despite being quite diminutive, Christina Aguilera's dressing room is always packed out with enough food to feed a middle-sized family for a week assuming they have a penchant for health food, vitamins and power bars.
Jane's Addiction an earthy velvet/velour dress room
We're not surprised promoters were unwilling to meet Jane's Addiction request for a dress room with "an earthy velvet/velour type atmosphere," and a tuning room with "a contemporary black leather atmosphere with potted indoor plants".
Marilyn Manson Hanson's cherry vanilla and fresh French onion dip
Marilyn "Anti-Christ" Manson's rider request turned out to be disappointingly tame. We were hoping to see headless chickens and pints of pig blood on the list, not "Hanson's cherry vanilla" and "French onion dip fresh from deli, if possible". And for a guy who's supposedly come from the fiery depths of hell, he sure likes to keep cool, with a request in bold, "Please make sure that air conditioning works. This is REALLY important!! Thanks!!"
Foo Fighters privacy, with some exceptions
Then there's the Foo Fighters, whose sense of humour even managed to find their way into their rider. Under "dressing room" the band request they not be required to share the space with any other performer "except Supergrass, Oasis or maybe Led Zeppelin".
The group also added a note:
"Dearest reader: this rider is comprised of the things that make the band rock you like a proverbial hurricane! Please do not surreptitiously hack through things to save a buck or two. The silly items like gum and candy bars make a difference to these boys that are far from their families and friends. The band travels on its stomach, just like Foreigner or Motorhead."
Check out more rider requests at The Smoking Gun
Tell us what you think. Have rock riders become completely out of hand? Or if you were in their place, would you also act the diva? After all, if you're going to ask for gum, why not specify the brand you like, and throw in some Cristal while you're there.