Biography

Nita Strauss

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. Most fans will recognize Nita as Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist of the past 5 years, but
she has also played with 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 in
the music industry and endorsements including Ibanez Guitars, Marshall Amplification,
DiMarzio pickups, Monster Energy and more.

In January of 2018 Nita was officially announced as the first ever female Ibanez signature artist
with her own model guitar, the Ibanez JIVA10. She also released her signature pickups, the
DiMarzio Pandemonium. April saw Nita playing WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura’s
entrance music at Wrestlemania in New Orleans in front of an audience of 78,000 fans and
millions streaming worldwide, and in the same month she launched a wildly successful
Kickstarter campaign for her debut solo record Controlled Chaos. The campaign reached its goal
in two hours, doubled it by the end of the day, tripled the following day and ended up over 800%
funded. Nita produced the record herself and did the majority of the engineering, as well as
playing all the guitars and bass on the record.

After the record was completed, Nita signed with Sumerian Records to release and distribute the
album worldwide. The first single “Our Most Desperate Hour” was released in September of
2018 along with. pre orders for the record on both CD and vinyl, with the vinyl completely
selling out before even bring release. Her record CONTROLLED CHAOS made a huge debut on
the Billboard charts at #1 Top New Artist, #3 Label Independent, $4 Top Hard Music, #8 Top
Rock, #8 Top Internet, #20 Top albums, and #7 on the iTunes Rock chart. The album’s second
single, “Mariana Trench” was chosen by WWE as an official theme for NXT Takeover: War
Games. Nita immediately followed the release with a successful co-headline tour with modern
guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi.

Nita has been featured on the covers of worldwide print magazines including Guitar World and
Guitar Player, and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The
Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum
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Nita has been featured on the covers of 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 Guitar World column “Like A Hurricane”. 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 per year consistently for the past several years. Nita is also extremely passionate about health and fitness, and uses her wide social media reach to inspire and educate people about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while traveling on tour.

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