Performing can be SUPER stressful and nerve-wracking. That’s why these stars don’t mess around when it comes to their pre-show rituals!
1. Robert Plant
The Led Zeppelin frontman needs a space designated for ironing his shirts. “I find ironing helps get me in the mood before I perform.”
2. Keith Richards
This Rolling Stone demands a Shephard’s Pie before every show.
3. Leonard Cohen
Has to recite the Latin verse, “Pauper sum ego, nihil habeo,” which means, “I am poor, I have nothing.”
4. Kanye West
Requests a barber chair backstage so he can get a haircut before each performance.
Has her best friend grab her nipples before the show as an act of…encouragement?
Has a very specific blanket she naps with and eats berries and sometimes seaweed right before a gig.
7. Selena Gomez
Takes a shot of olive oil to coat her vocal chords. “It’s awful. You let it go down and it coats your throat. I gag every time.”
8. Chris Martin
Coldplay singer Chris Martin needs to brush his teeth. “I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage, otherwise I just don’t feel smart enough.”
9. Alice Cooper
Eats skittles and watches Kung-Fu movies.
Has been known to request 25-pound dumbbells and an assortment of Lunchables Snack Packs to aid his pre-show ritual.