Members of Metallica, Tool and Alice in Chains Share Halloween Stories

Check out the holiday memories of James Hetfield, Danny Carrey and Sean Kinney.

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Marking this year's Halloween, the Pulse of Radio asked some of the most prominent figures in rock and metal to share their stories and memories regarding the scary holiday. Such figures included the likes of Metallica frontman James Hetfield, Tool drummer Danny Carey and Alice in Chains stickman Sean Kinney. Their stories included Kiss outfits, psycho bands of L.A. and embarrassing goofy tiger outfits, so make sure to check them out below. In his story, Hetfield pointed out that being a goofy tiger wasn't exactly his greatest desire. "I wanted to be Batman, but my mom made me a suit," he said (via Blabbermouth). You know, she was good at sewing, and she made me this thing, and I was like a giant tiger with the ears and everything. [laughs]

"Oh my God! There's a picture of me at school in the, you know, the school picture, and I got this goofy outfit on with the little whiskers and everyone else is like cowboys and stuff, and I'm sittin' there in my tiger outfit, and I don't think it was what I wanted to be. But that's what happened. [laughs]" Danny Carey's memories are more music-related, as the first thing that popped up to his mind was a Halloween gig. "I think it was probably '87 or maybe '88, and I was playing a Halloween show with Green Jello, the Pygmy Love Circus and Haunted Garage, the three kind of big psycho bands of L.A. at that time," he said. "That was a pretty memorable night. That was kind of when I had first moved to L.A. too, I guess, so it was one of my first really heavy L.A. experiences, seeing all the weirdos coming out of the woodwork." Finally, Sean Kinney admitted that he pretty much associates Halloween with a single costume he wore the most. "I probably spent all my tiny boy years dressed as Peter Criss from Kiss - 'bout every year until, what is it, last year," he said. "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." Do you have any Halloween stories to share? Feel free to do so in the comments section.

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    slush
    Sean Kinney has got to be one of the most underratedly funny guys in music. Everything I ever hear him say cracks me up.
    kiba56
    So James was a tiger?..... I thought he would have been a table
    kfong03
    I thought this was going to be "Members of Metallica, Tool and Alice in Chains" form new band. Not that I hate these 3 great bands but that'd be a pretty sick idea.
    javdoc
    Wow, with all his demon conjurings, etc. that's the best Danny could come up with....???
    CoattailRider9
    "Leopard Messiah"