This week on Soundcheck, we're celebrating Halloween with our very own House Of Horrors. We've been asking our favorite musicians to share who they think is the scariest musician, and they've picked artists ranging from Ozzy Osbourne to, well, Avril Lavigne.
Now, Soundcheck wants to know who you think is the scariest musician ever. Tell us by leaving a message on our listener line at 866-939-1612, posting a comment below, or tweet to us at @Soundcheck using #ScariestMusician, and check out all our artist responses below.
Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels on Ozzy Osbourne:
"Even though he's a rock star -- his movements, the way he speaks, the records that he made -- even everything that happened in his real life, he's a monster!"
Composer and member of The National, Bryce Dessner on Slash:
"I ran into Slash from Guns N' Roses in the hallway of a festival in Ireland. He is an imposing figure: He was shirtless and he is incredibly muscular. I don't know that I would want to run into him in a dark alley way. He also has a scary name."
Steve Terebecki of White Denim on Avril Lavigne:
"The first person that came to mind was Avril Lavigne. I don't know why, but I guess part of it is the fact that she married Chad Kroger from Nickelback. She's in her early 30's and still acts like she's 17 years old. It totally freaks me out."
Pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Shostakovich's Sonata #2:
"How many pieces of music do you get to play where you actually have to graphically describe death? It's dying, it's a process of dying. It's a beating heart that stops. It's a copy of an EKG."
Roots rocker John Paul Keith on Jerry Lee Lewis:
"He's the killer, you never know what he's going to do. I do know there's some bullet holes in various buildings in Memphis that he's responsible for. You can't be the greatest rock n' roller that ever lived and be a safe, productive member of society."