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09.01.2014 | | Posted at 08:57 AM
By David Luhrssen
The first “mockumentary,” This is Spinal Tap (1984), brought the food and beverage contract riders of touring rock bands into the spotlight. Anyone with a backstage pass already knew the story: performers can get pretty particular once they reach a certain magnitude of stardom—and some of their demands are pretty peculiar. That’s the theme of a new book, Excess All...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Def Leppard, Switchfoot and Wiz Khalifa

Eighties refugees Def Leppard are not just surviving but thriving midway through their fourth decade. While many of the band's peers have been reduced to playing clubs and state fairs, Def Leppard, having amassed album sales of 65 million, still headlines arenas and amphitheaters. In...