The Week In Music: Who's The Scariest Of Them All?
They will rock you, they will shock you, and sometimes they will scare you. As a further testament that some musicians are just scary being themselves, Billboard has released the results of its top 10 scariest musicians poll in time for Halloween. Coming in at No. 10 is the Demon himself, Kiss' Gene Simmons. We don't know what's scarier about Simmons, his knack for spewing out gobs of blood from his mouth, or his relationship with his dog, Snippy. At No. 9 are Insane Clowne Posse, with their painted-on faces being enough reason to never hire a clown for your birthday party ever again. Metal group GWAR checks in at No. 8, even though they may qualify as more humorous than scary with their action-figure-looking ensembles. In an odd twist to the list, Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator makes the list at No. 7. Why? Watch this, but be careful, it might drive you yonkers. King of horror rock Rob Zombie digs through the ditches to come in at No. 6; the boa constrictor-friendly Alice Cooper appears at No. 5; the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne owns the No. 4 spot; and metal's masked crusaders Slipknot scream in at No. 3. So who battled it out for the top spot? The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga, and the Antichrist Superstar, Marilyn Manson. Who do you think is scariest? View the results here and let us know your thoughts below. And if she hasn't scared you away yet, make sure to catch Lady Gaga's performance on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" on Nov. 30 on CBS.
If you consider yourself a music superfan, chances are you have loads of paraphernalia sporting the name of your favorite band or artist. But if there's one day out of the year when you can take that extra leap and dress as your favorite artist, it's Halloween. So who are some of the top costume choices? According to The New York Times, pop songstresses Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj are hot options for Halloween this year. If you're looking to trick-or-treat to the tune of "Born This Way," all you need is a fitted black blazer with (really big) shoulder pads and a bodysuit or hot pants to wear underneath (real pants are optional). To complete the costume, add a black sequin halter top, fishnet stockings, Gaga-ready black stilettos, and, if you don't have strikingly long bright blonde hair already, get yourself a wig. If you're looking to go the Pink Friday route on Halloween, bubble-gum pink lipstick and turquoise eye shadow are the quickest ways to get recognized as Minaj. You don't have to look far for the hip-hop star's famed pink hair; you can purchase a signature pink 'do from Minaj's website. As for other music-related costume ideas? You can go as a California gurl á la Katy Perry (watch out for those popsicle sticks though), Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderone or you can try a spray tan and short dress and pillage for candy as Snooki.
It turns out LMFAO's megahit "Party Rock Anthem" doubles as a Halloween party anthem. With a seizure-inducing light show and singing pumpkins, a house in Riverside, Calif., is getting its spooky on to the sounds of the biggest party hit of the season. Apparently, last year the house haunted the neighborhood to the tune of old standby "Monster Mash," so this year marks a true step forward — you know, one of those very slow, awkward zombie steps. For anyone wondering whether this is really just a house on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot, the occasional car driving by should prove its authenticity. But for all you trick-or-treaters, no word on what sort of party-rocking candy the owners are giving out. Maybe rock candy?
Don't have any plans for the spookiest day of all? Well, if you have 24 hours to spare, you can listen to a new song by the Flaming Lips. The band, whose frontman Wayne Coyne has been known to bounce along a crowd encased in a bubble, have launched a website that will stream the song "7 Skies H3" on Halloween for 24 hours straight. The site currently features a countdown to the beginning of the stream, which kicks off at midnight sharp on Oct. 31, and a skull with a USB cable looped through it. We're hoping to see this skull come alive when the music begins.
Adele's "Someone Like You" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Rihanna's "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris is tops on the iTunes singles chart.
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