“So, when I would walk backstage, if I saw a brown M&M in that bowl . . . well, line-check the entire production. Guaranteed you’re going to arrive at a technical error. They didn’t read the contract. Guaranteed you’d run into a problem. Sometimes it would threaten to just destroy the whole show. Something like, literally, life-threatening.” David Lee Roth

via Righting The Wrongs: Van Halen and M&Ms | jimcofer.com.

You can tell these guys took their craft very seriously and we’re good at not just the artist side of music but the business side. I like to test out internal stuff like this as much as I can get away with.