Guitarist Nita Strauss is best known as being a part of the Alice Cooper Band and for her time in the all female Iron Maiden tribute band, The Iron Maidens.  She is about to branch out on her own  with an all new solo album in the works through the help of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.  Currently gracing  the cover of Guitar Player magazine, Nita is also the first woman to have her own Ibanez signature guitar and recently made an appearance at the biggest WWE event, Wrestlemania.   In the ruthless world of rock and roll, it takes an incredible amount of talent and a lot of hard work to  make it this far.  It’s even harder if you happen to be a female and Nita has done it all and still manages to keep a humble attitude and a level head.

BackstageAxxess had the opportunity to chat with Nita and find out all about her upcoming record and  the Alice Cooper fall tour as well as her own band We Start Wars.  Please join us for a conversation with the one and only Nita Strauss.

We would like to thank Josh Villalta for setting up the interview with Nita. For more information on Nita Strauss, please go to: Nita Strauss. For anything on Alice Cooper, click here: Alice Cooper.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.