Reading some musicians tour riders, or list of requests or demands to perform, can be interesting to say the least. If the Rolling Stones say "We require two (2) smartly dressed, well groomed hostesses" then by god, it's gonna happen.


In this case the Foo Fighters chose a more 'artistic' route for their 52-page “Tour 2011” production rider.

The Smoking Gun breaks down the highlights from Part Seven of the rider, which was put together by Gus Brandt, the band’s veteran tour manager

Described as the group’s “Field Guide To Food Coloring Book And Activity Pages,” the section opens with a drawing of front man Dave Grohl shredding with a fork and knife in his hand. Bassist Nate Mendel opines on what constitutes a delicious breakfast. Drummer Tyler Hawkins explains the difference between a good and bad salad. A maze leads guitarist Chris Shiflett to a bountiful catering table. And guitarist Pat Smear is shown giving the thumbs down to sweaty meats.

Promotion employees also are presented with a word hunt that, if successfully completed, will result in “leftover letters will spell out a hidden message from the Foos and crew!” Hint: Bacon is involved. Another page presents drawings of 22 items and asks catering personnel to circle ones that belong in a salad. Hint: Richard Pryor is not edible.

The activity pages close with a disquisition on ice cubes, from “total s*** to complete ecstasy.” Perfection, it turns out, emerges from the products of Hoshizaki America, which is lovingly described as the “ice-pimps of the world.” (10 pages)

Visit to read the entire 10 pages of Part Seven of the Foo's requests!