Lacuna Coil: Interview with Cristina Scabbia

Lacuna CoilThe day after Italy won the World Cup, I was scheduled to talk with Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil. I somewhat followed the World Cup games and had my bets on Brazil, but nonetheless, I’m happy France didn’t win. And I think some fellow Americans might agree with me on that too.

I spent my Monday preparing for my conversation with Cristina by looking at their album sales, tour dates, other interviews they have done. The usual business for a journalist at that point. I met Cristina while I worked at Seton Hall’s WSOU 89.5 back when their Comalies CD came out, just before America caught on to the band. I remember her being a rather short woman, but very sweet, with a thick Italian accent.

After I spoke with her for this interview, I did notice her accent practically disappeared, so I guess she’s been practicing her English, as it’s impeccable. After I hung up with Cristina, I was so stoked, as she was a great interview and she had a lot to say.

And here’s the part where I become the token dumb blonde that I am. I completely forgot to ask her about Italy winning the World Cup! I mean, Americans don’t really care about soccer, for the most part, but I interviewed one of the hottest metal bands on the scene right now and they happen to be from Italy, where soccer is huger than huge. I blame myself and I have pounded my head against the wall a dozen times since as punishment. What a horrible thing. How embarrassing. I might as well run through the streets naked with toilet paper hanging from my butt, yes, naked I said. I’ll tell you, Cristina is no ditz, and she had a lot of interesting things to say about MySpace and having her own bathroom!

Cristina, thanks so much for talking to me today. Where are you?

We have a day off from Ozzfest and I’m doing laundry now actually.

I love laundry day!

Yeah, me too!

How’s Ozzfest going so far?

It’s amazing. It’s completely different from the second stage, where we played in 2004. It’s more of a theatrical thing. Of course, people sitting in front of you and watching and they don’t have so many chances to mosh and stage dive of course, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s a big statement for us, coming from Italy, with such big names like System Of A Down and Disturbed. We’re doing some off shows as well as one with Zombie, one with Atreyu and another one with Avenged Sevenfold, but fans can find out more at or on our MySpace pages.

Girl to girl, do you get your own shower separate from the other sweaty band guys?

There aren’t so many girls working on Ozzfest so it’s cool that the showers are separate so I get my own and the girls bathroom is always free! It’s kinda cool.