Though her sibling's musical preference differed from Scabbia's, her first influences were from bands such as Genesis, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and traditional Italian music.
She began to take interest in metal music in her 20's as well as 1980's music, which also included dance music.
He joined Slipknot in January 1999, replacing their original guitarist, Josh Brainard, who left the band during the recording of their self-titled album, reportedly after having fulfilled his recording duties.
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.
And I never wrote mean lyrics about hlm or anything. [Laughs]" Asked what her best and worst personal characteristics are, Cristina told About Heavy Metal: "I have a lot of them for the worst.
We still love each other, but it's on a completely different level." Scabbia also spoke about her ten-year relationship with SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root and the difficulty of maintaining a long-distance relationship while spending so much time on tour.
She also is an advice columnist alongside former Pantera member Vinnie Paul in the popular rock magazine Revolver.
Although she attracts a lot of attention for her looks, Cristina has said that the biggest compliment that a fan could pay her would be to remark on her voice.
Previously, they've posted moving videos from Korn's Jonathan Davis, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Slipknot's Corey Taylor.
The last member to join the current line up, she was friends with the members previous to joining.
When Lacuna Coil recognized her interest to sing in the group, they planned to record a demo with Scabbia that would be sent to record labels to get the group a record deal.
Cristina was once engaged to fellow Lacuna Coil bandmate, bassist Marco Coti Zelati, but their relationship has since come to an end.
She is now dating James Root from Slipknot/Stone Sour.