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(NPR)   Oh geez Dave, enough about the brown M&M's already   (npr.org) divider line 74
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2012-02-18 08:53:44 AM
That's actually pretty smart. He's kind of long-winded, but I don't find him boring.
 
2012-02-18 09:45:10 AM
Yeah, c'mon Dave, give us a break...
 
2012-02-18 12:04:15 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, c'mon Dave, give us a break...


One break, coming up!

/Please let me be first, please let me be first...
 
2012-02-18 12:08:51 PM
I did not watch the video because I do not care about him, but I believe it is probably along the lines of things other artists have been using for a long time...

they include some obscure items in their rider to make sure that venues are actually reading them.
 
2012-02-18 12:10:25 PM
I'd have them take the pretzels out of Chex Mix.
 
2012-02-18 12:11:42 PM

Jamdug!: I'd have them take the pretzels out of Chex Mix.


I'd have them take the pubic hair off my balls.
 
2012-02-18 12:12:24 PM
As much as I love the new record, and I do, I don't know how long the band can stay together due to how annoying Dave is. The new album comes with a bonus DVD of an acoustic set they did. Eddie looks only slightly annoyed at Dave's long winded stories, but Alex looks like he'd rather be having a colonoscopy and a vasectomy simultaneously.
 
2012-02-18 12:13:04 PM
Fark you in the ass with a broken bottle subby. That was all kinds of awesome.
 
2012-02-18 12:14:30 PM
In fairness, there are probably a few dozen people who haven't heard that story yet. And honestly, most of them listen to NPR.
 
2012-02-18 12:19:51 PM
Shouldn't it be "Oh geez reporters, stop asking Dave abouth the brown M&M's already!"
 
2012-02-18 12:23:54 PM

SavageWombat: In fairness, there are probably a few dozen people who haven't heard that story yet. And honestly, most of them listen to NPR.



Correct on both parts.

Count me in that few dozen.
 
2012-02-18 12:37:47 PM
Never heard his reason for that. Funny stuff and not too dumb.
I haven't bought a Halen album since the first Van Hagar. I just might check it out.
 
2012-02-18 12:39:53 PM
I don't know which story i've heard more, Dave talking about M&Ms or Ray Manzarek talking about Morrison saying "Fark" at the Whisky?
 
2012-02-18 12:42:41 PM
Geez, I'm sure glad i watched that. How could I have lived without that knowledge?
 
2012-02-18 12:43:24 PM
...but the shopowner and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes...
 
2012-02-18 12:50:49 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: As much as I love the new record, and I do, I don't know how long the band can stay together due to how annoying Dave is. The new album comes with a bonus DVD of an acoustic set they did. Eddie looks only slightly annoyed at Dave's long winded stories, but Alex looks like he'd rather be having a colonoscopy and a vasectomy simultaneously.


Well, they did that tour a few years ago, got a new album and are touring. It's kind of like my wife; you know, they're just better together, no matter how much that might irritate them, and they might as well accept it :-)

/hi sweetie.
 
2012-02-18 12:51:01 PM
Dave sounds OK on the new album.

Eddie sounds great.
 
2012-02-18 12:53:03 PM
I would much rather listen to Dave tell stories about being a rock star in the 80s than listen to him sing in 10s, that has been made clear now.
 
2012-02-18 12:56:53 PM
This was in an episode of This American Life called "Fine Print."
 
2012-02-18 12:58:30 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, c'mon Dave, give us a break...


Break me off a Piece of that Kit Kat Bar!
 
Slu
2012-02-18 12:58:37 PM

walrusonion: I don't know which story i've heard more, Dave talking about M&Ms or Ray Manzarek talking about Morrison saying "Fark" at the Whisky?


I am pretty sure Manzarek is contractually required to mention Jim Morrison in at least every other sentence.
 
2012-02-18 01:07:05 PM
Well then Jeff Beck popped his head around the corner and told us about a little sweet shop on the edge of town
 
2012-02-18 01:09:22 PM

Jamdug!: I'd have them take the pretzels out of Chex Mix.


Argh, I hate the pretzels in Chex Mix! There's too damn many of them, probably to add volume without spending a lot of money. I'd rather get a smaller bag of pure, uncut Bolivian Chex Mix and pay extra than have to sift through that mess.

/why yes, I do complain about trivial things to random strangers on the internet
 
2012-02-18 01:10:46 PM
I know, I'm so sick of hearing about this after all these years. GOD!

Thanks submitter!
 
2012-02-18 01:14:47 PM

dickfreckle: pure, uncut Bolivian Chex Mix


LOL
 
2012-02-18 01:15:06 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Dave sounds OK on the new album.

Eddie sounds great.


They lyrics are awful though. Even by their standards.
 
2012-02-18 01:37:54 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, c'mon Dave, give us a break...

Hey hey hey hey!

One break, coming up!

/Please let me be first, please let me be first...


FTFY
 
2012-02-18 01:46:39 PM

OhioUGrad: I did not watch the video because I do not care about him, but I believe it is probably along the lines of things other artists have been using for a long time...

they include some obscure items in their rider to make sure that venues are actually reading them.


To anybody that wants to save themselves five minutes: That's pretty much exactly what he says, though hearing him tell the story is amusing.
 
2012-02-18 01:47:41 PM
www.zicabloc.com (new window)
 
2012-02-18 01:48:42 PM
Cool story bro!
 
2012-02-18 01:50:22 PM
Van Halen actually gets a lot of the attention for the brown M&Ms thing, but he's actually not the only one who did it. Back when I was a roadie for Ozzy Osborne, we where doing a gig in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and I found myself at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or else Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So while we're trying to figure out what to do, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweets shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me, and Keith Moon, and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweets shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shopowner and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business, really. But, sure enough, I got the M&Ms, and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.
 
2012-02-18 01:56:22 PM

ArkAngel: Well then Jeff Beck popped his head around the corner and told us about a little sweet shop on the edge of town


was HOPING someone would quote this!

www.rankopedia.com
 
2012-02-18 02:12:35 PM
Love me some classic Van Halen, even some Van Hagar....but "Tattoo" is a horri-awful song. Stick to the classics boys, nobody wants new material from ol' rockers pushing 60
 
2012-02-18 02:20:46 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Jamdug!: I'd have them take the pretzels out of Chex Mix.

I'd have them take the pubic hair off my balls.


Now we need a "disgusting" button, too.
 
2012-02-18 02:27:55 PM
Thanks for clearing up a story that everybody knew the answer to 10 years ago.
 
2012-02-18 02:33:08 PM
I watched anyways. Diamond Dave could sell ice water to Eskimos.
 
2012-02-18 02:44:27 PM
Brazil nuts out of my trail mix...

oh, and...

bollocks

i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-18 03:25:10 PM

9beers: Thanks for clearing up a story that everybody knew the answer to 10 years ago.


I always hoped I would see someone as cool as you in a Fark thread. Today is my lucky day.
 
2012-02-18 03:34:16 PM

CravenMorehead: I always hoped I would see someone as cool as you in a Fark thread.


Well you're certainly a drama llama.
 
2012-02-18 03:35:11 PM

frozencopper: Love me some classic Van Halen, even some Van Hagar....but "Tattoo" is a horri-awful song. Stick to the classics boys, nobody wants new material from ol' rockers pushing 60


Well.... (new window)
 
2012-02-18 03:48:48 PM
"There's the blockade! Coruscant. The whole planet is one big city!"



Wait, right guy, wrong movie.
 
2012-02-18 03:54:45 PM

Obscure Login: ...but the shopowner and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes...


Nasty work, really.



In other news, the new Van Halen album is FAR better than it should be.
 
2012-02-18 04:29:18 PM
I want to know how they knew to put M&Ms in the dressing room in the first place. Was that just something the venues always did? What happened if they decided to use pretzels instead? Maybe it was the first line in the rider?
 
2012-02-18 04:36:56 PM
Heard one of the new Van Halen songs on the radio. I thought it was so bad it sounded like a bad parody of Van Halen, and then when then DJ said it was Van Halen, I thought to myself, "this is the new Van Halen everyone is raving about? Man, people listen to some shiatty music."
 
2012-02-18 04:49:58 PM

GruntledWorker: I want to know how they knew to put M&Ms in the dressing room in the first place. Was that just something the venues always did? What happened if they decided to use pretzels instead? Maybe it was the first line in the rider?


It was in their rider that they wanted M&M's but what doesn't make any sense is that the demand of no brown ones is in the same line as the request for the candy so they would know that the rider had been read just by the presence of M&M's.

The better part of the rider is that they also ask for a tube of KY.

Here's some more info from the Smoking Gun. Link (new window)
 
2012-02-18 05:05:20 PM

BloodFireDeath: Heard one of the new Van Halen songs on the radio. I thought it was so bad it sounded like a bad parody of Van Halen, and then when then DJ said it was Van Halen, I thought to myself, "this is the new Van Halen everyone is raving about? Man, people listen to some shiatty music."


You were listening to the radio, in today's society, and it was a new Van Halen song that stood out to you as an example of shiatty music?

Astounding.
 
2012-02-18 05:05:30 PM

dickfreckle: There's too damn many of them, probably to add volume without spending a lot of money. I'd rather get a smaller bag of pure, uncut Bolivian Chex Mix and pay extra than have to sift through that mess.


It may be illegal in some states, but,if you are careful, you can score the ingredients to cook your own Chex Mix in your own kitchen. It's actually pretty easy, and takes about 15 minutes. Just be very careful, and keep the oven temperature at 250 degrees.
 
2012-02-18 05:11:42 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: You were listening to the radio, in today's society,


You've taken music snob to a whole new level.
 
2012-02-18 05:22:46 PM

casual disregard: That's actually pretty smart. He's kind of long-winded, but I don't find him boring.


It is smart. It's a safety issue.
 
2012-02-18 05:24:32 PM

9beers: AdolfOliverPanties: You were listening to the radio, in today's society,

You've taken music snob to a whole new level.


If you parse my comment, sure. My point was he was listening to the radio (as opposed to say, a programmed satellite station,) and it was a Van Halen song that he cites as an example of shiatty music. That is amazing to me. There is nothing but shiatty music on the radio.
 
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