Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia commented on rock and metal shirts being sold in massive clothing chains around the globe, telling Metal Hammer Magazine:
“H&M have Ramones, Slayer and Iron Maiden t-shirts. People don’t even know what they’re wearing, but it’s cool.
“It’s not disturbing to me, I don’t get protective and think, ‘Oh my god, they don’t know what they’re wearing’ or ‘Iron Maiden sold out giving away their rights to the logo.’
“To me, I think it’s a way for metal to get more popular and people not thinking that metalheads are strange.
“It’s just music, it’s not for everyone but it’s a type of music that should be the same as hip-hop – it’s just that everyone has different tastes.
“I don’t get angry, I’m happy when I see this around. If they don’t know what they’re wearing I think it’s even funnier, because they’re still wearing it.
“I guess it’s weird if you go to a black metal gig wearing an Armani suit it’d be weird, but why not?”