Nine Questions

Cristina Scabbia is the co-lead singer of the Italian goth-metal group, Lacuna Coil. Since getting over an addiction to Taco Bell, Cristina loves to chow down on quesadillas, Tex Mex and guacamole while touring America. Cristina and her bandmates enjoy cooking authentic Italian meals for bands they share the road with. Making pasta is Cristina's specialty

What was the first concert you ever saw?

A pop band called Cold King in Milan. I was really young and went with my brother; I was really excited just to be going to a show.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Type O Negative, Life Is Killing Me; Anthrax, We've Come for You All; In Flames; P.O.D., Payable on Death (since we've been touring with them).

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

I don't really collect music, just special editions, which I have too many to count. I get a lot of music for free. And my brothers gave me their vinyl when they left home.

Do you download music, and if so, legally?

No, not music. I really just download movie trailers. Besides, if you really like a band, you should buy their albums.

What was the first album you owned?

It was a 45 vinyl of Michael Jackson. I was with my father when I bought it because he was really popular. It's funny, because I don't even like Michael Jackson, and I regret that purchase.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

No particular song, but something happy. I want to be remembered as a funny person. When people hear the happy song, I want them to think about me and smile.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What are your guilty pleasures?

Destiny's Child. I really like black, female singers.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Paradise Lost. I have always loved gothic music, more so than classic rock.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

It would be albums by Faith No More, Depeche Mode and Type O Negative. Unless you are a single-minded person, it's too hard to limit your favorites to just one.

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