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Sheryl Crow, The Queen Of Green

Singer’s 2010 rider demands recycled toilet paper, offers promoters “greening” tips

 Sheryl Crow

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Sheryl Crow Rider

AUGUST 11--Touring the United States and Europe this year, Sheryl Crow arrives at venues with an assortment of environmental demands certain to vex concert promoters, according to a review of the musician’s 2010 backstage rider.

The document, excerpted here, actually has a 2-1/2 page “environmental portion” to be “strictly followed and policed.” Seeking to “minimize the overall environmental impact of our tour,” Crow demands that only biodegradable cups and dinnerware be used by the caterer. Produce should be “organic and purchased from local suppliers as much as possible.” And for the five backstage “watering stations,” water “must be sourced from a local spring water vendor.”

According to Crow’s rider, her tour party travels between gigs in two 45-foot buses, while her equipment is packed into two tractor-trailers.

Crow, 48, also offers promoters “venue greening suggestions.” She wants “traditional light bulbs” swapped out for compact fluorescent bulbs in “all offices, dressing rooms and common areas.” “Eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products” and “post-consumer recycled toilet paper and paper towel” should also be used. Crow’s rider also notes that, “We strongly encourage you to use renewable sources and/or to buy sustainable energy credits where possible. Many local utilities offer ‘green power’ as an option--please check with yours and opt in.”

The document also details how Crow’s backstage hospitality room is to be stocked. The singer needs an assortment of “biodegradable non-petroleum cups” and 24 “disposable napkins made of 100% recycled fiber.” Crow’s rider also lists a wide variety of drinks and snacks that she needs, including organic coconut water and two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon (“Sheryl’s Favorite” is Stag’s Leap Artemis). Two “good quality, dark, organic chocolate bars” are described as “***VERY IMPORTANT***”

[Our copy of Crow’s 2010 rider has a number of items crossed out. It is unclear whether this indicates that the individual items had been obtained, or whether the promoter declined to supply them.]

As in a prior Crow rider, the current version includes her specific liquor schedule. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, she needs a small bottle of Ketel One vodka that will be mixed with a half-gallon of organic cranberry juice. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, Crow requires a bottle of Patron tequila that will be mixed with a half-gallon of organic grapefruit juice. (6 pages)

Comments (179)

I'll start honoring the requests/demands of these "stars" when they refuse to charge for their performances and recordings. I "demand" all entertainment-types "share" their talents with the lowly masses. It's only fair, wouldn't you say? Maybe we could wipe our _sses with her CD!
Are you people all retarded? What's wrong with requiring environmentally-friendly products? Also, you idiots don't understand what "recycled toilet paper" is - it's toilet paper made from recycled paper, rather than from trees. It's not "used toilet paper", you retards.
To: ilikefood: You sir, must suffer from fecalphilia.
Give it a rest ilikefood. We know WHERE recycled toilet paper comes from. We're just havin' a l'il fun with you left-tards who consider us common sense folk, as stupid. Now...... crawl back in your hold.
What is Sheryl Crow's fixation on her anus...? First she wanted to mandate that everyone could use only three sheets of toilet paper per day, and now she wants recycled toilet paper....Anal is as anal does.....
Dear Ms. Crow, I have no objection to recycled toilet paper... as long as I get to use it before YOU do.
Someone should tell Ms. Crow that recycling 100 tons of paper creates 40 tons of toxic sludge, and requires twice the energy and five times the water than using fresh pulp. In addition, paper companies have, for the last 30 years, used hybrid trees specially grown for the production of pulp. These trees have a 15-year turn-around, and are harvested and replanted like any crop. There hasn't been an old-growth tree cut for paper in the US or Canada for at least that long. Recycled paper has another hazard: it has shorter fibers than freshly made paper, and is more easily inhaled. People have begun to develop allergies to recycled paper, especially newsprint (Sources: University of Washington, University of Vancouver, USEPA, Canadian Ministry for Environmental Protection.)
I am a tree farmer and I will be boycotting Ms. Crow's concerts and CD's(I currently own 5) until she changes her stupid position.
Mambo B: ummmm, no. She is not. She is still an assw*pe. Until she wipes herself with one piece of toilet paper as she demanded from all of us (eww) I will believe her. The rock and roll life style is one of the most voracious in swallowing resources. From fuel to travel to tons of electricity use to put their shows on to oil used to make overpriced CDs for 10 songs, two of which are worthwhile; the entertainment business is nothing but a big sucking sound of consumption. She wants water? Drink out of the freakin faucet at the venue. You think coconut water is locally produced? Finally, did she ask for organic medicine or organic chemo to treat her breast cancer? Nope. So don;t give me this "living the lifestyle of a true enivro" crap. She is preachy, narrow minded, and most of all, a dolt.
Should have kept her glasses and dweeby look. That and her mouth shut.
We have a bucket in the bathroom FULL, on its way to compost pile in yard... Just send us an address to where we can send it instead - we be happy to help you with the greening of your concerts, Sheryl!
Sheryl seems to have a bung-hole fetish. Who feels good using recycled butt-wipe? And if using only one square then you are wasting more water on laundry to get rid of huge skid marks. The compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and suck on life span. Edison's bulbs still burn today and can be made that way still. The environmental movement is the new religion to make people feel good about something, totally bogus junk science. Donate your time, treasure and talent to a childrens hospital and leave the thinking to those without an agenda
God forbid she should make an effort to live the way she preaches, eh? If she didn't do this, all you morons would be whining that she's a hypocrite. If she does, she's a fascist. One of her is worth any number of you.
I sure wouldn't want to have to play her guitar, or eat her cooking! brrr!
Does anyone actually listen to these idiots? I demand that everyone start using Charmin toilet paper, ONLY, from this day forward. You must ALL obey me. And before you tell me to shove it, be sure to tell Sheryl first.
What a TOTAL TOOL of the government as dictator party politics. Just stick to singing cheryl and stop telling us what to think.
Wow! I used to listen to a few of her songs, and even liked them. Now, when I hear her songs, I'll just 'tune out and turn off'... What an EGOTISTICAL SELF-RIGHTEOUS BITCH! What was that line in the Pink Floyd song? "The lunatic is on the grass"... now it's: "a fascist lib is on the stage".
Maybe Sheryl Crow can marry Al Gore. Then she can stay home with big Al and give him massages. I would like to design the perfect green house for those 2. It would only have the China made green lights that explode mercury. They would get 1 roll of recycled toilet paper every two weeks. The would have to drink water from a spigot and save the earth from all those plastic bottles. They would not be allowed to fly anywhere to save fuel. She is an elitist pig to make such specific demands. I hope no one goes to her concerts.
Just some of her peculiar views that resulted in Lance Armstrong saying bye bye. It's rumored Lance's former wife had instructed him to keep their kids away from the weirdo. Sheryl's been on this toilet paper kick for some time at one time making the point to be sure to "use the other side." Sometime back the 70s extreme rocker Alice Cooper made mention he was always amused that there were actually people out there that took the views of a lot of these artists seriously.
You know what? Sheryl Crow really knows what she's talking about. We should all do what she does: help the Earth, be green, smoke crack. Um, is it just me, or did anyone else read the last 2 sentences where it says on these days she HAS to have this with a HALF GALLON OF ORGANIC (It has to be organic, only the best for Sheryl Crow) and the other days different alcohol with a half gallon of another organic joice. WHAT!!!?? Will she die if she doesn't have it!!?? And people think she's has great wisdom?? The required alcohol should be a red flag people! And if she's using ethanol in those "green cars" then she is oviously dumber than she looks, not to mention she's a total hippocrite. Ethanol doesn't aid the enviorment: it kills it!! It's frickin' worse than gasoline without it. And the fact that she has such a rigid schedule of drinking and everything does lead me to believe she's facist. But EVEN HITLER BANNED ALCOHOL WITHIN THE NAZI PARTY. And with all these demands, how does she pay for it? She has NO talent so how could she make money? Trust me, I;ve seen her live, and I almost died. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. It was like a female version of Fall Out Boy. Bottom line is that she's a selfish whore who's very stupid and megalomaniac ways are going to tear herself apart and rot her body from the inside out. starting with her heart. Let's "hope" she's got another 3 in the fridge...
.... somebody ought to let her know her voice & her music isn't that good and she is highly over-spoiled for some damn reason... guess she must give good h__d.... but I really doubt it !! GO AWAY SHERYL CROW, YA BOTHER ME GREATLY !!
Is she only using one square of toilet paper like she demands the rest of the world do in her ultra fascist manner? Or at least the civilized world that uses toilet paper.
just think of the benefit to our 'green earth' if she would just stay home and suck on her liquor all day.
I wouldn't go see that nappy headed ho if it was free! Why any promoter would concede to her demands is beyond me.
What a whacko! A pretty face and pleasant voice can't always compensate for a lame brain.
I'm surprised she doesn't ride a bike (and force the inhabitants of her queendom to do the same) on her way to concerts. Instead of buses I suggest that she use horses and the appropriate carts. And her music should be strictly acoustic to limit the use of electricity, lighting the stage with smokeless candles. Or limit herself to outdoor concerts during daylight. If promoters had guts and started refusing these absurd requests from these ego-maniacal pretenders maybe the world wouldn't be saddled with so many unneeded concerts by unneeded musicians.
May I suggest she put her ass and those of her entourage into a fleet of Toyota Prius vehicles and forego the tour busses and jets to get from one city to another. That's a start anyway. I agree with the CF bulbs too. You'll never hear much from a tree hugger when you mention that mercury inconvenience. Most celebs are wackos, pure and simple!
Polluting as she attempts to green the world: *Traditional light bulbs do not contain the amount of hard to dispose of mercury that the new 'green' light bulbs contain, and the lately the "green lightbulbs" Made (of course) in China have been exploding! *Exploding lightbulbs from China spew she pollutes and suggests we export dollars to Yen-land. Buy energy,...does she, like Gore, Clinton's, Jarrett and Obama's, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs own a share of a Energy Tax Credit Exchange? This is a patently stupid request. But then....Chemical Blonde-Aging-high octane imbibing Rocker, what can we expect.
It's interesting to me that with all of this consideration of sustainable products and carbon issues that she didn't consider putting in a prevailing wage rider so the poor women - generally immigrants - cleaning her room (and stocking toilet paper and switching out light bulbs) can get more than $5 an hour? Probably not.