http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/amplifier/89134/staring-at-katy-perry-could-cost-you-your-job/ Staring at Katy Perry Could Cost You Your Job Posted Fri May 20, 2011 9:52am PDT by Caryn Ganz in Amplifier It's very rare for a tour rider to make an artist look good. It is, after all, the rundown of provisions a performer requires on the road, and even Mr. Rogers' list of demands might come off selfish and neurotic. But in some instances, requests on tour riders are so outlandish, so obnoxious, they become legendary. Van Halen had a rule about brown M&Ms. Axl Rose needed Wonder Bread. And Katy Perry has a line item about carnations: "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS." ... The reason for Van Halen's demand for no brown M&M's is interesting.