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'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

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'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

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'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

'Scream Queen' Melissa Cross

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Vocal coach Melissa Cross is known as the "Scream Queen" for her work teaching metal, punk and hardcore performers how to use their voice without ruining their vocal chords. She teaches them how to growl, bark, bellow and scream. Cross is classically trained and has her own instructional DVD titled The Zen of Screaming: Vocal Instruction for a New Breed.

This interview was originally broadcast on Dec. 8, 2005.

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