Paul McCartney has famously said that he doesn’t “eat anything with a face”, and he’s apparently taken his vegetarian ideologies a step further over the past few years.
According to The Smoking Gun, in 2002, the former Beatle issued a complete ban on all animal products back stage at his shows during his world tour.
The 12-page rider states that there would be no leather seats allowed in the limousines he traveled in, no furniture backstage made from either real or article animal skin, and no meat or meat by-product allowed in the dressing rooms, production offices, or anywhere backstage.
The document also extensively details McCartney’s herbal preferences, and no, we don’t mean THAT kind. The rider states that Paul is “very fond of flowers” and specifies that venues shouldn’t put trees with trunks in the dressing room, but a nice weeping eucalyptus is a must.
The Smoking Gun does point out a few discrepancies in Sir Paul’s veggie demands, as he requests 24 bars of ivory soap; a product that most vegans know contains animal fats.