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Staind, Rob Zombie & Other Bands Talk Halloween

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Today is Halloween.  Staind, Alice in Chains, Rob Zombie and some other bands were asked recently by The Pulse Of Radio to share their Halloween memories, experiences and horror stories.  

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Staind,  who will be performing in Albany at the Washington Avenue Armory November 26th has performed numerous times in costume on Halloween.

Staind guitarist Mike Muchok recalls on one Halloween.

We played another one where I was a mummy, I went to like a medical supply store. I got this huge gauze and wrapped my entire body with gauze, which is great in theory until you start playing — it all starts falling off.  I should have worn something underneath it rather than nothing, but…

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Rob Zombie revealed he lived in a Halloween neighborhood.

The neighborhood we live in is like trick or treaters central — literally we get thousands, which always sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s not, You know, one year I counted how many trick or treaters we got, ’cause I knew how much candy we had, ’cause I actually counted it. And as I gave it out, I kept track just out of curiosity. And when it went over a thousand kids, I just locked the door and turned the lights off. I couldn’t take it anymore. The whole neighborhood shuts down, it’s the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.


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Alice In Chains Drummer Sean Kinney said he spent most Halloween’s in the same costume.

I probably spent all my tiny boy years dressed as Peter Criss from KISS — ’bout every year until, what is it, last year, I mean, that was pretty much my thing. I’d looked forward to that. My sister’d paint me up in the cat makeup and I’d paint my hair and I’d go out there and bring my drum sticks and I loved it, you know. That was my moment, you know. I’d still do it.


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Tool’s frontman Maynard James Keenan said he enjoys Halloween more than just trick or treating.

It’s an interesting season to me, having done a little research on it, It’s an interesting holiday. I recommend that people really kind of dive into some more of the origins of, you know, why the jack-o-lantern on the porch and why the trick or treat — why the door to door. What is that all about? It really is an interesting story.

What is your most memorable or favorite part of Halloween?

You have 28 days to get tickets to see Staind as Bud Light Presents the Q103 Thanksgiving Hangover, featuring Staind live in concert November 26th at the Washington Avenue Armory 7pm.  Tickets are $25 and are available now at

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