LACUNA COIL Frontwoman: 'Image Is Just A Surface'

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about her status as one of the most talented and beautiful rising female stars in metal. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On being the focus of so much attention:

"Some days I don't realize I am doing this job that will get you a lot of attention. I'm still doing it for fun because I love to play music. I'm not doing it because I want to be popular or I want to be recognized. I love it when people say, 'You have a great voice,' 'You're a great performer.' Because that's my job. It would be the same thing if I worked in an office and they say, 'You type very good.'"

On her previous jobs working in an office and as a waitress in a pub in Milan, Italy:

"I quit months and months ago. It's impossible to get a proper job because we're always away. We're not millionaires, but we can survive now. Actually, I would love to work again in the pub. I call it a job, but it's like serving beers and preparing cocktails for friends.

"It's always good to get extra money. It's always good to have some spare money just to spend. And I am a big child. I love all the stupid stuff like the 'Simpsons' stuff, the 'Family Guy' stuff."

On her image:

"Image is just a surface. It's just an art expression. If I want to wear this instead of a white shirt, it's my personal choice. I don't hurt anybody. It's not bad for anybody. It's definitely more real. At least we write our own songs."

One her choice of attire and being herself:

"Because you're not scared to show your personality, you're not in the masses. The masses are all the same. It's because they don't have anything inside. They don't have personality, so they feel secure to wear the same stuff that the society likes. Because they don't have their style. It's a question of self-confidence. I don't need to show the people I am only like this, because that would be absolutely fake."

On her favorite thing about being in LACUNA COIL:

"I love to be on the road and I love to play. Actually, I can't complain. It's the best job in the world. You're traveling. You're doing the job you like. We're singing and playing. We've met a lot of people and a lot of cultures and you're being paid for it."

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