Biography

Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including rock legend Alice Cooper, R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation and endorsements from many top companies.
Nita has been featured in many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Premier Guitar column "Drop Dead Shred". Nita was also the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS. She is one of the most sought after clinicians in the industry and has done extensive clinic tours across multiple continents. Her consistent touring schedule has shown her to play in front of over a million audience members in both 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Nita is currently playing guitar for Alice Cooper and working on original solo material.

 

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PICK MY BRAIN: TUESDAY EDITION!

As some of you might have seen on social media, I spent all of yesterday at Urgent Cares and airports, so I wasn’t able to do our Monday edition....
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PICK MY BRAIN: MONDAY, JAN 12

Did I really manage to get #AskNitaAnything in on time this week??! Woohoo!! Most people probably took the weekend to rest up, but I lost my voice......
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Canadian Clinic Dates Added

Nita will be headed to Canada April 20-29 for a string of Canadian guitar clinics in partnership with Ibanez Guitars! Dates and venue information ca....
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NITA ON AFFLICTION’S “ROCKSTAR STORIES”: April 23

As part of Affliction's "Rock Star Stories" series, former THE IRON MAIDENS guitarist Nita Strauss, who last year joined Alice Cooper's tourin....
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NITA ON VH1 CLASSIC’S THAT METAL SHOW: April 25

Nita was the musical guest on the most recent episode of VH1 Classic’s hit TV show THAT METAL SHOW, featuring hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson ....
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ALICE COOPER TO PLAY BUFFALO CHIP AT STURGIS 2015: May 12

Just announced! Alice Cooper to play Buffalo Chip at Sturgis Saturday, August 1st, 2015 with Five Finger Death Punch! Admission: This is a free s....
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REVIEW: ALICE COOPER IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: May 10

Alice Cooper and Motley Crue kicked off their Australia/ New Zealand tour in Auckland on May 9th. A review of the first show can be found below....
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MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALICE COOPER: June 9

At a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music today, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper gathered in front of European media f....
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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES UK SOLO SHOWS: June 25

The mighty Alice Cooper's highly-anticpated All Hallow's Eve trip to the UK returns for 2015. Having previously celebrated his favourite holi....
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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCED FOR PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL: JULY 7

Alice Cooper and his band will join the eclectic lineup of Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction and many mo....
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ALICE COOPER TAKES ON AC/DC IN LOUDWIRE POLL: July 15, 2015

Loudwire: When it comes to putting on great live shows, there are very few acts that rival the concert legacy amassed by the two bands in this ....
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Don’t worry about it. Just worry about practicing: Aug 28, 2015

A few months ago, my boyfriend Josh told me that I had an audition to be the face of a new guitar app that was going to be the next big thing....
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LONDON GUITAR CLINICS, UK MEET AND GREET DATES ANNOUNCED WITH BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION: Oct 14, 2015

Nita will be giving 2 guitar clinics in the London area and 3 pre show meet and greets during the UK portion of the Alice Cooper/ Motley Crue wi....
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PICK MY BRAIN: TUESDAY EDITION!

As some of you might have seen on social media, I spent all of yesterday at Urgent Cares and airports, so I wasn’t able to do our Monday edition....
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PICK MY BRAIN: MONDAY, JAN 12

Did I really manage to get #AskNitaAnything in on time this week??! Woohoo!! Most people probably took the weekend to rest up, but I lost my voice......
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Canadian Clinic Dates Added

Nita will be headed to Canada April 20-29 for a string of Canadian guitar clinics in partnership with Ibanez Guitars! Dates and venue information ca....
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