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As the lead singer of the goth-metal band Lacuna Coil (Comalies), this Italian import is the sexiest chick to hit Ozzfest since that Marilyn Manson babe.

STUFF: When people hear that you’re the lead singer of a metal band, do they expect you to be tattooed and to bite the heads off of bats?
CRISTINA: Not really. They actually expect me to be the opposite—in high heels and supersexy, because I like to look like that in pictures.

Do you therefore get crazy male groupies?
Some people write to me about my feet because of the sandals I wore in one photo session. People went crazy for my feet! But usually when men come up to me, they don’t tick me off or say anything rude. They always kiss my hand or say, “Won’t you marry me?” or “Can I have a hug?” They are really polite. I don’t want to know what they say behind my back.

They’re probably wondering how your bass player, Marco Coti Zelati, took you off the market 10 years ago.
We met in the metal club where I used to bartend. I said to him, “You look good with short hair.” He was completely drunk and he said, “You never saw me with long hair.” That’s what sealed the first meeting. He made me laugh.

Do you ever party like, well, a rock star?
There are parties where you get completely wasted, and the day after, you don’t even remember what you did. In Dallas, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell drove us to their strip club in a limo as we drank whiskey. It was pretty rock star. And we had a crazy party night with P.O.D. at Pleasure Island in Disney World. There are, like, five or six clubs, and we visited all of them. You can imagine the way we came back home.

Yeah, we were totally messed up after Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Cristina Scabbia

Cristina Scabbia