Eminem’s latest studio album, “Recovery,” is about escaping excess. Similarly, the rap star’s 2010 concert rider is free from many of the lavish demands he made during prior tours--including any booze.
But one thing Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) refuses to skimp out on is the quality of his pickles.
According to the rider, promoters are advised that the 37-year-old Em and his entourage are only to enjoy the delicious preserved taste of Gundelsheim pickles. The company’s products range--from gherkins to horseradish—is “low in calories and fat free which is perfect for dieters,” according to the firm’s web site.
Other brands earning Mr. Mathers’s loyalty: Dannon Light & Fit yogurt (four containers, strawberry/banana), Snyder's pretzels, and Vitamin Water (“No Diet”). The performer also wants his dressing room stocked with large jumbo shrimps, “fresh meat,” and “25 lb dumbbells.” (2 pages)