With the news that Eminem will be selling bricks from his childhood home to fans for US$350 to celebrate the anniversary of his Marshall Mathers LP, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorably weird pieces of merchandise various artists have tried to sell to their fans.
Over the years, plenty of artists have gotten creative with their merch. Lady Gaga has sold parts of her wigs and even prayer candles. Bon Jovi sells the opportunity for fans to take a photo with Jon Bon Jovi’s microphone stand.
For the more affluent fan, you can even get your hands on a Daft Punk branded “artisan skateboard deck”! Last year Demi Lovato bounced back from her awkward “favourite dish” conversation by selling album bundles with… her favourite dish! That’s right, you could own your very own Demi Lovato branded mug. The perfect dish for anything hot or cold, not too big, and not too small.
It seems like every week artists from all genres and levels of fame are coming up with new and more ridiculous ways to take money from their fans. Inspired by Eminem’s plan to sell his childhood home – one glass encased $350 brick at a time – here are eight more incredibly ridiculous pieces of merch that artist’s have been trying to flog off in recent years.
Patrick Campbell is a freelance writer and full time joke. You can follow him on Twitter @tildaswagton.