Old Master-Style Still Lifes of the Ridiculous Food Musicians Request on Tour

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We’ve looked at the strange and hilarious demands that musicians made in their tour riders before, and artist Henry Hargreaves brought those contractual requests to life in a new photo series. In the style of Old Master paintings, Hargreaves photographed the nibbles pop stars like to stuff their faces with. “I was inspired to create this series after reviewing a few riders from some of the biggest acts in the world, all of which were ridiculous,” the artist wrote for Vice. “What I found most interesting about them is that they offered a glimpse into their larger-than-life personalities.” It’s true. Sinatra lived on booze, New Kids on the Block eat like 12-year-old boys, Axl Rose’s cuisine also makes you want to punch him in the face, and Prince sips tea. Meanwhile, Billy Idol has danced with himself for so long, he’s resorted to chocolate chip cookies and a tub of butter to soothe his weary feet (and soul). Take a closer look in our gallery.

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

“Frank Sinatra: (One bottle each) Absolute, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.”

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

“Rihanna: Hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time throughout the day. Please be prepared!”

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“Beyoncé: Juicy baked chicken, heavily seasoned: garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Beyoncé can only have Pepsi products.”

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“Billy Idol: One tub I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Nantucket Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

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“Britney Spears: Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.”

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

“Busta Rhymes: Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.”

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“Foo Fighters: Big-ass kielbasas that make men feel self-conscious.”

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“Lady Gaga: Small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.”

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“Mariah Carey: Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.”

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“Marilyn Manson: Gummi bears.”

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“Prince: Coffee and tea setup, including honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root. Physician will be used to administer a B-12 injection.”

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

“New Kids on the Block: Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Oreo cookies.”

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“Nine Inch Nails: Two boxes of corn starch.”

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“Axl Rose: Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Pérignon”