Though her siblings' musical preference differed from her own, her first influences were from bands such as Genesis, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and traditional Italian music.
As a child, Scabbia had no interest in becoming a singer, and claims that as she became an adult it "just kind of happened". She also notes that she's never taken vocal lessons to better her singing. In her twenties, she began to take interest in metal, '80s, and dance music.
He shares lead guitarist duties with fellow bandmate Mick Thomson. James Root joined Slipknot after their previous guitarist, Josh Brainard, left the band during the recording of the self-titled album.
Singer Corey Taylor invited James to join Slipknot because he knew him from their previous effort together, the first incarnation of Stone Sour.
advice column in the popular rock magazine Revolver, alongside musician Vinnie Paul.
Scabbia has said that the biggest compliment that a fan could pay her would be to remark on her vocal abilities Scabbia's family includes two brothers and a sister, who were all raised listening to music.
The only track on the self-titled album on which James can be heard is Purity, but this song was removed from the album due to a lawsuit and subsequent copies of the album do not feature any of James' playing. James has played in previous bands such as Deadfront, Anal Blast, and Atomic Opera.
James is also the lead guitarist for Stone Sour, which he and Taylor reformed during the hiatus between the Slipknot albums Iowa and Vol.
Although filling in the spot of rhythm guitar in 1999, Root is considered to be one of the band's main songwriters and has written lead guitar parts for Slipknot's later albums particularly on All Hope is Gone.
Root typically performed lead guitar in Stone Sour, although he sometimes played rhythm.
Scabbia feels that many types of music have had an influence on her, although she feels they are difficult to categorize. Scabbia was dating fellow Lacuna Coil bandmate, bassist Marco Coti Zelati.
Coti Zalati and Scabbia's relationship had lasted for ten years, ending in early 2004. She is currently dating James Root from American based groups Slipknot and Stone Sour, who she began dating during their Ozzfest stint in 2004. She enjoys watching cooking programs on television and she says, "Emeril is the man." Some of her favorite bands include Depeche Mode, Linkin Park, Korn, Meshuggah, and In Flames.
She also is an advice columnist alongside former Pantera member Vinnie Paul in the popular rock magazine Revolver.