Foo Fighters' Rider: Diva Demands, Snarky Delivery

Band doesn't skimp on asking for what it wants on tour—nor on humor in its request
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
Dave Grohl, of the band Foo Fighters, performs with the band at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008.    (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – The rider from the Foo Fighter's 2008 tour is packed with wit, the Smoking Gun observes, including requests for "big ass kielbasas that make men self-conscious." The document is "every bit as amusing as the Iggy rider," the site says of the copy accompanying an '06 slate for Iggy (Pop) and the Stooges. The Foos had plenty more funny:

  • "Fat roadies have to eat immediately so they can begin their arduous 70- to 90-minute workday."
  • "Meaty soups make roadies fart."
  • "1 bag of Pirate Booty. Not Johnny Depp's."
  • "Wow, rock stars ask for some stupid crap."