Did Van Halen Really Hate Brown M&Ms?
At the height of Van Halen’s popularity in the 80s they were notorious for specifically adding a contract stipulation that there be no brown M&Ms in their dressing room for munchies. According to David Lee Roth it was a test to make sure promoters were giving the group exactly what they demanded. If a simple thing such as brown M&Ms was overlooked, it meant security needs or the exact sound specifications the band needed to perform would be also overlooked. The boys were not divas, they were exercising their concerns for a safe concert environment.