DOCUMENT: Celebrity

Backstage With The Boss

View Document

Backstage With The Boss

In recognition of Bruce Springsteen's expected domination of this weekend's Grammy Awards, we're taking a trip backstage with the Boss and his E Street Band confederates. Below you'll find entertaining excerpts from the band's 2002-3 tour rider detailing the group's backstage requirements--from a guitar security guard (don't want anyone to pinch Bruce's Fender Esquire) to sax player Clarence Clemons's need for a whole roasted chicken to be delivered, mid-concert, to his dressing room. We also love how Bruce stocks his private dressing room (wife Patti Scialfa has her own backstage digs) with soy milk, green tea, various protein and energy supplements--and all that crappy finger food for his kids. Finally, a memo to the Big Man: Clarence, the Beluga caviar and Carr's water crackers kinda fly in the face of the band's working class image. (8 pages)

Ex-housekeeper: Jon Bon Jovi owes me $430.

Lawsuit: Dr. Phil's a deadbeat.