Musicians are a notoriously fussy bunch — and nowhere is that clearer than in their tour riders. These bizarre documents can be both totally off-putting and strangely revealing. Perhaps that’s why we can’t help but page through each new rider The Smoking Gun posts. If you’re equally addicted, then this guessing game is for you. After the jump, match the ridiculous (wildly expensive foreign cars) and semi-heartbreaking (prunes) demands with the artist who made them.
Two boxes of corn starch: “(VERY IMPORTANT!)”
Answer: Nine Inch Nails
Archipelago Black Forest candles
A private, 25-30′ x 10′ “running area”
Answer: The Rolling Stones
“Assortment of adult magazines (i.e. Penthouse, Playboy)”
Answer: Guns ‘n Roses
8 Fererro Rocher chocolates
“Late Model Black Mayback [sic] 57 or 62 with tinted windows”
A physician primed to administer a B-12 injection to the artist
“Prunes in juice”
Answer: Van Morrison
A wig room
“Small chafing dish with freshly steamed corn (not on the cob, and with butter on the side)”
Highlight the black boxes for the answers.