Lady Gaga – small plate of cheese (non-smelly, non-sweaty) on ice.
I was inspired to create this series after reviewing a few riders from some of the biggest acts in the world, all of which were ridiculous. But what I found most interesting about them is that they offered a glimpse into their larger-than-life personalities.
I decided to focus on the quirkiest requests and shoot them in a Flemish Baroque still-life style because I felt that there was a direct connection between the themes in these types of paintings and the riders: the idea of time passing and the ultimate mortality of a musician’s career as the limelight inevitably fades.—Henry Hargreaves
Mariah Carey – Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.
Frank Sinatra – 1 bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater gin, white wine, red wine, 24 chilled jumbo shrimp, life savers, cough drops.
Van Halen – Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s (warning absolutely no brown ones)
Nine Inch Nails – 2 boxes of corn starch
Al Green – 24 long stem (dethroned) red roses
Axl Rose – Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon
Juicy baked chicken. Garlic, sea salt, black pepper and Cayenne pepper HEAVILY SEASONED!! Beyonce can only have Pepsi products.
Britney Spears – Fish and chips, McDonalds cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.
Busta Rhymes – 24 piece Fried Chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.
Foo Fighters – Big ass kielbasas that make men feel self conscious.
Marilyn Manson – Gummi bears.
New Kids on the Block – Haagen Das ice cream, Oreo cookies.
Prince – coffee and tea set up (include honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root), physician will be used to administer a B-12 injection.
Billy idol – 1 tub ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter,’ Pepperidge farms Soft Baked Nantucket chocolate chip cookies.