by David Koon
My advice: Go to Halloween Express as soon as you read this and stock up on fake blood, because I'm thinking there won't be a drop to be had at any price once shock rockers Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie hit town. You might want to see how local stockpiles of rubber bats and black eyeliner are holding up as well. Known far and wide as the kings of horror-themed rock, Messrs. Cooper and Zombie bring their Halloween Hootenanny Tour to Verizon Arena this week, with Zombie's label-mates Murderdolls warming up the crowd. Watching the two acknowledged masters of dark "look at me!" rock try to out-monster each other on stage is likely to be worth the price of a ticket, as will be the epic goth-watching in the crowd. Too, it's just the right fit for the impending Halloween season.