Asked about the reports that she is currently dating SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root, Cristina (who was wearing a SLIPKNOT shirt during the interview) declined to comment, adding that "People might want to know about everything, about me as an artist, but my private life... People that I care about are going to get hurt reading this." I've already heard reports about her staying at Ozzfest to hang out with Slipknot longer and was seen hugging Jim, and they were also together at some other shows but this article confirms it, I guess. Scabbia`s family includes two brothers and a sister, who were all raised listening to music.Scabbia feels that many types of music have had an influence on her, although she feels they are difficult to categorize.In 1991, Scabbia began professionally singing as a touring musician for other bands and providing backing vocals. Later that year she met the male vocalist Andrea Ferro and bass player Marco Coti Zelati of Lacuna Coil in Milan`s Midnight club. At the time, the band was named Ethereal, and Scabbia was first employed only as a session singer.She was employed to record backup vocals for the choruses of songs on their demo tape, but the band members liked the way the male and female vocals sounded together, and asked her to be a permanent member. After several changes in the band`s line-up, the members were reduced to Ferro, Coti Zelati and Scabbia.James Root began performing with the thrash metal band Atomic Opera from Iowa in the early 90s, not to be confused with the hard rock band Atomic Opera from Houston, Texas.Soon after they split up he went on to perform in bands such as Dead Front and Stone Sour; the latter which he joined in 1995, and returned to along with vocalist Corey Taylor, during its revival in 2002, and left in 2014.In fact, the only two songs Root recorded during the album's sessions were "Purity" and "Me Inside", the former being featured on the short-lived first pressing of Slipknot as well as the 10th Anniversary Edition, and the latter being its replacement.
Asked about the reports that she is currently dating SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root, Cristina (who was wearing a SLIPKNOT shirt during the interview) declined to comment, adding that "People might want to know about everything, about me as an artist, but my private life... The members recorded a two track demo in May 1996, and were soon signed by the German branch of Century Media, eventually joining with the American branch of the label.Once signed, the band changed their name to Lacuna Coil after learning that a Greek band signed to Century Media had already claimed the name Ethereal.In 2006, Scabbia`s vocals appeared on the single "Can You Hear Me", as a part of Rezophonic`s collaboration album project to benefit the African Medical and Research Foundation. She again collaborated with Rezophonic in 2006 when she appeared in the music videos for "L`uomo Di Plastica" and "Spasimo" with her Lacuna Coil bandmates.In 2007, Scabbia recorded a new version of Megadeth`s "Ã€ Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)" for their album United Abominations. (Anything But Love)" which was featured on their album Worlds Collide.
Many have also referred to Root as #4, The Peach, Mr. He is fluent in guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and other percussion and has been active in the music industry since 1991.