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Pizzeria Names All Menu Items After Ryan Adams Songs

Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza in Greensboro, North Carolina, has gone and named all its menu items for songs by Ryan Adams. Pizzas include A Kiss Before I Go (tomato sauce, fried eggplant, wild mushrooms, mozzarella, carmelized garlic, fresh basil, Parmesan); New York, New York (tomato sauce, Giacomo's soppressata, arugula, fresh mozzarella, pine nuts, fresh basil, Parmesan), and To Be the One (pizza Margherita), among others. More

Van Halen Tour Rider: Absolutely No Brown M&Ms

The Smoking Gun has unearthed a copy of an infamous 1982 Van Halen world tour rider. As the site explains, it's like the Holy Grail of tour riders, in that the brown M&M ban had heretofore been hearsay. Now there's proof. Along with the M&M stipulation: Herring in sour creamFour cases Schlitz malt liquor beer (16 ounce cans)A total of eight bottles of wine and liquorOne (1) case Country Time lemonadeM&M's (WARNING: ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES) According to the Smoking Gun, "the group has said the M&M provision was included to make sure that promoters had actually read its lengthy rider. If brown M&M's were in the backstage candy bowl, Van Halen surmised that more important aspects of a performance—lighting,... More

In Videos: Jack Black Interviewed on 'Cooking With Rockstars'

In the web show Cooking With Rockstars, famous rockstars (including Rufus Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, and the Raveonettes) are interviewed about food. Jack Black reveals that his favorite dish to make is the Dorito Burrito: "flour tortilla, cheddar cheese, Dorito chips laid down in the middle, microwave, folded up, crispy, burrito." But only Nacho Cheese Doritos will do; Cool Ranch doesn't work because "that's a mixture of tastes—the cheese on top of the cool ranch is a clashing I don't want to deal with." Learn more about Jack Black's food preferences (ketchup is good, onions are bad); after the jump.... More

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