Rebecca Scott has the greatest laugh. It's a deep, rumbling guffaw that she generously serves up during most conversations -- even when she's explaining, in all seriousness, that she's going to become a rock star. Amps, guitars, the whole nine yards. Just you wait. Listening to her, you begin to think it's not such a far-fetched notion that this Anna Nicole Smith look-alike in a black motorcycle jacket may someday headline Madison Square Garden. "I want to go onstage wearing leather pants, a little leather top and leather boots, with explosions and crazy lights behind me," she tells us with infectious conviction. "I want to rock!"
Q: Name the first rock group that made you say, "I have to do that!"
A: Aerosmith. When I was 16 years old, I saw them in concert at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. I snuck up to the first row and snapped a bunch of pictures. It was wild. Melissa Etheridge is a big influence, as is Sammy Hagar. I love his music and want to write songs like his. I know that Eighties' rock is coming back.
Q: What inspires your lyrics?
A: Personal experience. Some of my songs are about love, and some are just fun kick-back-and-party songs.
Q: Do you have any onstage horror stories?
A: I sang at a bar called Lucky's when I was 21. I was so bad that they turned off the mike. I was onstage jamming, but I was so inexperienced I couldn't tell no one could hear me. I'm more seasoned now.
Q: Which high school clique were you in?
A: [Laughs] My freshman year I tried to be a burnout because I thought it would be cool. I wore concert T-shirts and tried to smoke cigarettes in the girls' bathroom, but smoking made me sick. Junior year I ended my burnout phase and concentrated on basketball, baseball and gymnastics.
Q: Did you have a lot of boyfriends?
A: No. I didn't date anyone until I was almost 18.
A: I swear. I was still playing with Barbie dolls when my friends were having sex. I was like, "Oh, am I supposed to start playing with guys now?" I was a late bloomer physically, too. I was really skinny with no boobs. My sophomore year I went from size A boobs to size C.
Q: Who was the first guy you were sexually attracted to?
A: Because I'm really into comic books and cartoons, when I was ten I had a huge crush on He-Man. I watched Masters of the Universe and saw a bunch of muscular guys and women. That's when I formed my opinion of what women should look like -- voluptuous and healthy. I draw comic book characters who look that way, too.
Q: How did your current boyfriend win you over?
A: He has a really sexy singing voice.
---- Photography by Stephen Wayda
To pursue a successful singing career. To one day have my own holistic practice.
Good music, great food and strong sense of humor and beautiful eyes.
Poor hygiene, no sense of humor, and slackers!
WORDS TO LIVE BY
Learn to live in the present, we can't change the past, and the future is just our imagination.
MOST FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE
The first time I sang in front of an audience.
I LIKE TO BE SURROUNDED BY
Flowers, sunlight, fun people and lots of love.
SEX BEGINS WITH
A long wet passionate kiss.