Halloween is just around the corner! In celebration, we’ve come up with a list of the Top 5 Spookiest Rockers whose penchant for all things frightening aren’t limited to just one day a year.
1. Ozzy Osbourne
Aside from being nicknamed “The Prince of Darkness” and founding the band, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne maintains a spooky nature about himself on and off the stage.
Ozzy is the pioneer of heavy metal rock and has a tendency to scare fans and critics alike. If dressing in all black all the time and singing songs with demonic themes isn’t enough to creep you out, stay tuned...Ozzy’s been known to bite the heads off bats…and doves.
2. Kirk Hammett
Metallica lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett, may not always dress the part but he certainly has an assortment of horror memorabilia to rank him among the spookiest rockers.
Hammett has been collecting horror paraphernalia since he was five years old. His childhood hobby has continued full-throttle into his adult years and he even has a book called Too Much Horror Business that documents his entire collection in photos.
The rocker is also gearing up for his first ever horror convention called “Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil,” which is set to take place next year in San Francisco, CA.
3. Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie makes his mark as a spooky rocker in both the music and film genres. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, Zombie released several horror-rock albums. Although he still tours and puts on scary shows, he’s also been busy working on a series of very scary movies.
Zombie has directed five films so far, including House of 1,000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects as well as remakes of Halloween and Halloween II, and most recently, Lords of Salem.
Currently, Zombie is in the midst of the Great American Nightmare Festival; a 15-date event in Panoma, CA that combines musical performances and Halloween/horror themed attractions put together by the rocker himself.
4. Marilyn Manson
His name alone is enough to cause discomfort. By taking the name of an iconic American actress and a serial killer, Brian Hugh Warner created his stage name, Marilyn Manson, and it’s no surprise the goth-rocker cites Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne as influences.
Manson and his band are known for putting on dark and theatrical stage shows, and for their controversial material. His lyrics and performances have left this scary singer banned from multiple venues.
5. Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is generally considered “The Godfather of Shock Rock,” putting on extravagant stage shows featuring fake blood, live snakes and guillotines that cut off his own head.
With his makeup laden and ghoulish performances, Cooper is arguably the one who started it all, forever making him one of the spookiest rockers of all time.
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