#RocktoberMusicFest 🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

It’s the night to celebrate the thinning of the veil between the living and the dead, to don your masks and eat your sweets, or curl up with a list of favorite horror movies. It’s also the final night of Rocktober MusicFest and this has been so much fun, I don’t want it to be over yet!

I started this journey with one theme in mind, to give glimpses of my life’s musical soundtrack, those songs which either strike chords of nostalgia or simply rocked. Over the course of the last 4 weeks, I’ve tried to introduce songs in a kind of timeline, moving forward, rather than back – however, it’s Halloween – and no matter which newer rock song is befitting this special night, nothing is quite as worthy as a classic.

So, my rocking friends, it has been a blast and I want to give a special thanks to Mary B. over at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle for hostessing this amazing event – I’m already looking forward to next year’s! Now, I bid you adieu and without further ado, here is the timeless rock jam on everyone’s favorite Halloween playlist…DRAGULA by the one, thee only, Rob Zombie!

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Devil In I” – Slipknot

Tomorrow is Halloween, which is still one of my favorite holidays of the year, despite no longer celebrating it the same way I used to. From the time I was 14 up until just a few years ago, my family would throw the biggest annual Halloween Party every single year. We would spend the entire months of September and October decorating and altering the interior of the house based on a different theme.

The party offered families a fun night in a safe environment, rather than out in the neighborhoods after dark. Plus, we encouraged everyone to make their own costumes, instead of spending a fortune at the store. That ended up becoming kind of a costume challenge for some and let me tell you, there were some really talented competitors!

Speaking of costumes – or masks, more accurately – metal band Slipknot has been the reigning champion for years. They’re pretty well known and front-man, Corey Taylor is even more popular as a multi-band artist, as he is simultaneously the lead singer of the less-metal and mask-free band, Stone Sour and manages to tour with both. He’s also featured with other bands like Apocalyptica, Korn, Kings of Chaos and a TON more. He apparently doesn’t like to be idle, not that his fans are complaining. Songs like “Snuff” and “Dead Memories” are probably the most well known Slipknot tracks, because they’re the only ones radios seem willing to play.

But, in honor of tomorrow’s holiday of all things spooky and devilishly dark, I’ve chosen the song “Devil In I”, which highlights one of Corey’s signature moves of combining metal riffs with ballad-style verses.

Warning: The video is very disturbing and has blood/self-mutilation, so watch at your own risk! Might be best just to hit play and then hide the screen while you listen, instead.

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Aaliyah Remembered” & “Change (In The House of Flies)” – Queen Of The Damned Soundtrack

Anne Rice, author of Queen of the Damned, has been my absolute, 100% favorite author since I was a teen and read Interview With The Vampire about a year before it was made into a movie, which triggered a lifelong obsession with her books, spanning all of her genres and pseudonyms.

Aaliyah was one of my favorite artists from her debut in the early 90’s. She was also one of the youngest singer/songwriters and actresses to reach her level of super-stardom by the time she played the starring role of Akasha. Although Queen of the Damned was not her first blockbuster hit – having already starred opposite Jet Li in Romeo Must Die – tragically, it was her last. The movie was still in editing when Aaliyah’s sudden death shocked the entire world and added her to the long list of musicians killed in small plane crashes.

It was rumored that the studios considered cancelling the release, worried how her family and fans would respond due to Aaliyah’s character in the movie. But, they went through with the final stages and it opened in theaters 6 months following her tragic loss. There’s a dedication to Aaliyah at the end with additional behind the scenes footage of her, leaving viewers with the lasting impression of a smiling, happy, beautiful and multi-talented young woman, rather than the evil vampiress she’d portrayed in the film. I’ve included an additional video below titled “Aaliyah Remembered” that’s quite similar to that dedication, with her brother and the crew who worked on The Queen of the Damned with her.

The soundtrack for Queen of the Damned is another great compilation of hit songs, featuring tracks like “Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed and “Dead Cell” by Papa Roach. But there has only ever been one song that evokes memories of the movie for me every time I hear it and that’s “Change (In the House of Flies)” by Deftones. Enjoy!

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#SongLyricSunday & #RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Give Me A Sign” – Breaking Benjamin

It’s the last Sunday of the month; last collaboration of these two great musical challenges. I’m hitting you with another chart topper by Breaking Benjamin, because I don’t have time to search for anything else and I’ve already posted “Giving In” by Adema. And while I find the video for “Gives You Hell” by All American Rejects funny, it’s not exactly hard rock, which is what I was aiming for this last week of HALLOWEEN month!

This week’s theme is: Give/Giving

Fun Fact: Almost all of Ben Burnley’s songs are inspired by his very real phobias and paranoia’s, of which he has so many, he travels by sea for European tours, because he is deathly afraid of flying. In an interview at the release of the album Phobia, he admitted that the amount of his fears is: “You name it, I’ve got it” and revealed the album had been named after this part of himself. One of those phobias is getting sick, and The Dear Agony album cover is his actual brain scan, manipulated, of course, to show the popular Breaking Benjamin logo inside it. Ben did fall deathly ill due to alcoholism before getting his new band together, and claims he is still fighting this illness. The Dark Before Dawn album, which was the first released by the new band, symbolizes a new hope for the lead singer, though, rather than an old fear; it has the ultrasound image of his son in the sun.

Enjoy!

Dead star shine
Light up the sky
I’m all out of breath
My walls are closing in

Days go by
Give me a sign
Come back to the end
The shepherd of the damned

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I’m falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

[music]

Daylight dies
Blackout the sky
Does anyone care?
Is anybody there?

Take this life
Empty inside
I’m already dead
I’ll rise to fall again

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I’m falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

God help me I’ve come undone
Out of the light of the sun
[God help me I’ve come undone
Out of the light of the sun]

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain

Give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood

Just give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood

[Just give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood]

Forever, and ever
The scars will remain

*Note: Some of the music and lyrics were cut out to shorten the song for the video, and are noted in the [brackets].

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Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley
Lyrics found on Google
Give Me a Sign lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Mouth” – American Werewolf In Paris Soundtrack

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about Werewolves and my Wolf Shifter novels, which of course led me to this song, because I snuck it into my book as one of the obscure references I love weaving into my tales. Plus it’s Gavin Rossdale, I shouldn’t even need an explanation. 😉

I know, I already droned on about my obsession with Gavin Rossdale in my other Bush post this month when I shared my favorite guitar song by them “Warm Machine.” But for anyone who’s ever watched and secretly loved the movie, American Werewolf in Paris, this is usually the first song that comes to mind.

The movie American Werewolf in Paris managed to be both absurdly corny and freaky as hell, which should be impossible, but they did it and found a way to twist a love story into it, as well. If you’ve never seen it, I can’t honestly say you’re missing out on anything – except that it may be considered a cult classic now. Anyway, it’s Halloween week, so what better time to broaden your horror film horizons? Enjoy!

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Heavy Prey” -Underworld Awakening Soundtrack

Which do you root for in movies or books, Vampires or Werewolves? I’ve always been a Vamp girl, myself. So much so, that by the age of 15, I’d read everything I could get my hands on about Prince Vlad III of Wallachia. You could say that when I get interested in something, I don’t just fall down the rabbit hole, I jet-pack. 😀

Of course, back then, there was no such thing as the “internet” only the local public library so that research took a bit more time than it would in today’s world. I’m still not a fan of Werewolves, but now that I’m much a little older, I do have a lot of appreciation for (and major investment in) Wolf Shifters. I would much prefer cuddling up to one of those than even a Vamp, but I suppose they don’t make for good horror films.

As far as the most epic Vampire vs Werewolf battle goes, I think we can all agree that crown goes to the Underworld franchise. So, I present: “Heavy Prey”, sung by Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf with former Filter guitarist, Geno Lenardo, from the Underworld Awakening soundtrack. In my last post for Flyleaf, I promised a look at Lacey’s more powerful vocal range that could knock a giant over, and this is it. It’s also a prime example of how combining a great movie with equally great musicians makes for a really kick a$$ video. Enjoy!

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♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Cry, Little Sister” – The Lost Boys Soundtrack

I may have mentioned almost every day a couple times this week that I’m dedicating this last run of October to straight-up Halloween songs. Just not the actual Halloween song; you know, the one that plays every time Michael Myers comes on screen? Yeah, that’s my sister’s ringtone every October. Well, it’s between that and Rob Zombie’s wife screaming bloody murder.

Yes, the Darkside runs in the family.

Speaking of… NINETEEN (yes, 19) years ago today, I gave birth to my oldest son. His due date was actually the 30th and I may have secretly been hoping for a Halloween delivery, but I’m glad that didn’t happen, because he got to wear the cutest black cat infant costume for his first Halloween party – at 6 days old. Hey, you gotta start ’em young! 🎃

So, in honor of my eldest’s birthday today, I have chosen one of his favorite movie songs of all time: “Cry, Little Sister” by Gerard McMann from The Lost Boys soundtrack. As I mentioned before, he totally takes after me when it comes to music and likewise, movies.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD, Love ya!!! ❤️

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♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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