16 Rock Stars' Craziest-Ever Backstage Demands

From electric golf carts to edible undies, we took a peek inside the dressing rooms of your favourite rock stars via the brand new book, Excess All Areas by Sue Richmond. Not only does it give you an insider's perspective on what Eminem, Motley Crue and The Beatles expect on tour, it also includes brilliant illustrations.

We loved it so much, we created our very own awards based on the most incredible backstage demands. Find out which rock stars won the awards for the most excessive request, the most childish request and which band were crowned Philanthropists of Rock.

1. Most Puzzling Request

Winner: The Offspring

Runner Up: Blur

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

2. Cheekiest Request

Winner: Yo La Tengo

Runner Up: Amy Winehouse

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

3. Most Cultured Request

Winner: Bloodhound Gang

Runner Up: Mogwai

4. Most Excessive Request

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Winner: James Brown

- Runner Up: The Killers

5. Deadliest Request

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Winner: Motley Crue

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Runner Up: Stereophonics

6. Most Kosher Rap Group

Winner: Public Enemy

7. Least Kosher Rapper

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Winner: Eminem

8. Minimalist Rockstar Award

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Winner: The Beatles

9. Philanthropist of Rock

Winner: Def Leppard

Image courtesy of: Wilf Hanson

Runner Up: Iggy Pop

10. Most Childish Request

Winner: Slipknot

Runner Up: Mylo


Excess All Areas by Sue Richmond, published by Backbeat Books is published on 14th November 2014.



Mattimore Cronin



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