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It's Friday 13th! 7 Musician's Pre-Show Rituals
Whatever superstitions you have to get you through the day, here are 7 rituals musicians use to make sure they have a great performance.
Rolling Stone Keith Richards must have a shepherd's pie before each gig, and he must make the first cut, even if this means delaying the start of a gig.
Robert Plant reportedly asks for a space for him to iron his shirts before a gig, with the rest of the band requesting coffee. Quite similar to our daily routine!
Coldplay opt for a mellow group cuddle after Chris Martin has meticulously brushed his teeth.
Alice Cooper is said to eat sweets whilst watching so-bad-they're-good kung-fu films before he hits the stage.
Another sweet toothed superstition, although a bit more picky, Van Halen request M&Ms, specifically with all of the brown sweets removed.
Lamb of God's John Campbell warms up on his bass and drinks a lot of water and tops up with an energy drink 10 minutes before the show starts.
Leonard Cohen likes a Latin chant with his band on his way to the stage, all singing "Pauper sum ego, nihil habeo", meaning "I am poor, I have nothing".
By Alice Thomson
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 09:20 to category : Gear4music
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