Being a big time music star comes with any number of perks. One of those perks is being able to demand the food, beverage — and in some case, other bizarre items — that you want waiting for you in your dressing room upon arrival to a venue. Photographer Harry Hargreaves took a fresh look at the often strange items that some of the world’s biggest pop stars demand be present in their dressing rooms. He photographed those items with a dark, almost baroque style to achieve the effect you see below.
Axl Rose: Fresh Wonder Bread (white), Dom Perignon.
Al Green: Twenty-four long-stem (dethorned) red roses.
Beyoncé: Juicy baked chicken, heavily seasoned with garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Can only have Pepsi products.
Billy Idol: One tub I can’t believe it’s not Butter!, Pepperidge Farms Soft Baked Nantucket Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Britney Spears: Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.
Busta Rhymes: Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.
The Foo Fighters: Huge thing of kielbasas.
Frank Sinatra: One bottle of Absolut, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.
Lady Gaga: Small plate of cheese (nonsmelly, nonsweaty), on ice.
Mariah Carey: Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.
Marilyn Manson: Gummi bears.
New Kids on the Block: Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Oreo cookies.
Nine Inch Nails: Two boxes of corn starch.
Prince: Coffee and tea setup, including honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root. Physician will be used to administer a B-12 injection.
Rihanna: Hard-boiled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, at any time throughout the day.
Van Halen: Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M’s, but no brown ones.