Even rock stars like to play dress-up for Halloween, with many donning costumes in a manner akin to the most excited kids in your neighborhood.

So for the scary and candy-filled holiday this year, there were several frightening, funny and even fashionable costumes from notable rock and metal musicians.

The Beatles legend Paul McCartney wore a skeleton mask. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello was a pickle. Rock star couple Charlie Benante (Anthrax) and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) looked like a couple of adventurers fresh off the silver screen.

And while she’s not a rock musician, rapper Cardi B used a hearse from the heavy metal bar Duff’s Brooklyn in goth-themed Halloween photos that evoked The Addams Family.

Below, take a look through several rockers’ costumes from Halloween 2021. As you’ll see, they range from the expertly executed to a few that look a little, uh, last-minute. Either way, they’re all great.

Happy Halloween!

Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante + Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey

Scott Ian, Anthrax

Jay Weinberg, Slipknot

Slash, Guns N’ Roses

Duff McKagan, Guns N’ Roses

Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds + Brann Dailor

Brann Dailor, Mastodon

Robb Flynn, Machine Head

Paul McCartney, The Beatles

The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger + Ronnie Wood

John 5

Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage

Paolo Gregoletto, Trivium

Roy Mayorga, Stone Sour + Hellyeah

Kurt Ballou, Converge

Zach Johnson, The Ghost Inside

Andrew Tkaczyk, The Ghost Inside

Alan Cassidy, The Black Dahlia Murder

Jason Richardson, All That Remains

Ray Luzier, Korn

Dying Fetus

We Came as Romans + The Devil Wears Prada

Cardi B With the Hearse From Duff’s Brooklyn

15 Rock Songs That Are Actually Really Creepy

A rock song that’s unambiguously creepy can certainly be unsettling. But what about the kind of tune that sneaks up on you with its creepiness? It might have a sunny melody or what seems like a simple lovelorn lyric. Yet, beneath the surface, something more deceivingly dastardly lurks. Here are just a few examples of rock songs that are actually really creepy.

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