How Van Halen used M & M's to make sure every contract was followed to the letter.
In the 1980's Van Halen was playing huge arenas and stadiums around the world. Because their stage equipment was so heavy and had very specific power and weight requirements, they wanted to make sure each venue followed their instructions to the letter, so they wrote extensive contracts with detailed instructions.
Their biggest fear would be that a venue would ignore the instructions and have the stage collapse or cause a fire if they didn't get every detail right.
David Lee Roth came up with a very inventive way to make sure each venue followed their instructions. He added a small clause in the middle of the contract specifying the band's backstage "Munchie" requirements which featured the... [More]
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