Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brown M&Ms and Incinerated Guitarists

Normally I post economics-related stuff over on my social science-type blog, but Robin Hanson posted about Van Halen's brown M&M rider. (They insisted that all the brown ones be removed, and Hanson's explanation is interesting.)

Another hard rock business mystery for me is why Metallica didn't fire anybody after the infamous Hetfield-melting that occurred in Montreal in 1992. Because this loyalty to employees means in the future that they get the cream of the crop of roadies? I don't know what it would take to get fired from Metallica's crew if Hetfield-melting doesn't do it.

The aforementioned incident, Montreal, August 1992. Sadly they missed an opportunity at comedy gold by not playing Jump in the Fire.

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