Scabbia Q&A with fans
What does your average rock star do while sitting around waiting for a show? Write music, watch movies, play games? Cristina Scabbia, female vocalist for Italy’s metal merchants, Lacuna Coil, has plenty to occupy her time, but near the top of her list is engaging with her fans and today, November 10, was no different.
Lacuna Coil’s female frontress is perhaps the most fan-friendly vocalist in heavy metal, or any genre for that matter. Cristina Scabbia is highly interactive with her fans and those of her band. This afternoon, the raven-haired singer took to her Facebook page and opened the window for a spontaneous Q&A from followers. Needless to say the board lit up like the lines at Walmart on Black Friday.
“No,” Cristina replied. “I probably I love you guys more.”
And some quasi-stalkerish ones: “If I was a stray puppy would you take me home with you?” Scabbia was gracious in reply, “I cannot keep puppies. I’m always away!”
Below are a few more samples from her fan submitted questions. The full post-thread can be viewed here.
Will Lacuna Coil play Download in 2013? “Dunno yet. Too early to know. We’ll announce a.s.a.p., in case we do.”
Favorite band she’s toured with? “Type O Negative.”
What does she want most in the world? “Happiness.”
Does she want children? “Not at the moment. I’ m a happy multiple auntie.”
Before becoming a singer she wanted a profession in: “Something related to art.”
Best moment of her life: “When I was born.”
Her favorite high heels? “The D&G ones I wore on one of the last photo shoots.”
Does she sing in the shower? “Always. I whistle a lot, too!”
Does she or the band do anything for charity? ”I have been part of the Rezophonic project for more than 5 years.” Note: Cristina has long been involved with Peta2 as well.
The most exotic food she has ever tried? ”I wouldn’t call it exotic… But it was a cricket.
What is the essence of the life of? “To put passion in everything you do in life.”
Cah Ribeiro struck the mother lode getting three questions answered; which color would you dye your hair (entirely, not on the sides like you already did)? “Green, maybe.”– How many pair of shoes you have? “Not as many as I wish I had!!”– Do you like Laura Pausini? “She’s cool but I ‘m not a fan of her music.”
If she could go back in time what year or age would she go back to and why? “I wouldn’t go back. Every age is amazing for different reasons…”
What is your favorite perfume brand? “Hypnotic Poison.”
What is her favorite song to perform? And which was your favorite to write/record? “At the moment ‘Trip the Darkness’.”
How did her music/metal life begin? At what age, how did she enter in a band? “I always sung in my life. Singing career started at about 18th. First band I was in was Lacuna Coil, 1994.”
Any phobias? ”Spiders a little, even if I like them so much!!”
Best movie recommendation she can give? “’The Silence of the Lambs’, but I’m sure you saw it already…”
What’s the best way to be noticed as a musician? “There is no recipe. It’s luck as well. We sent a demo years back and got noticed but it can happen in different ways.”
What is her favorite thing about touring? “Traveling and see different cultures.”
Learn more about Cristina– The romantic psychotraveller, food worshipper. She who trips the darkness and surfs the light, discover her passions, her travels, and her unique personality by following her on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out our previous interview with Lacuna Coil guitarist Cristiano Migliore.