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NITA STRAUSS INTERVIEW – “Musicians Today Need To Be Entrepreneurs”

Published / Wed 22 Dec 2021

Guitar Virtuoso Nita Strauss

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Superstar guitarist NITA STRAUSS recently spoke to Dewsbury about her new single ‘Dead Inside’, how she connected with David Draiman of Disturbed for the collaboration and how she maintains the balance between her solo career and as guitarist for Alice Cooper.

Through obsession, dedication and sheer hard work, NITA has not only been firmly established as one of the best guitarists in the world, she is also a role model, a trailblazer, a fitness fanatic, a phenomenal performer and a total badass. Her skill, as well as writing, producing and playing all the guitar and bass parts on her solo output, NITA is known for wowing fans all over the world as Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist, gracing the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player, performing for millions upon millions of WWE fans worldwide at record-setting pay-per-views and becoming the first female to have a signature Ibanez guitar (which now hangs in the entrance to the legendary Guitar Centre on Sunset Blvd).

When the pandemic hit, being the force of nature that she is, NITA took the adversity of no touring and being at home and turned it into a positive. During the past 18 months, NITA launched her online guitar learning course, Rock Guitar Fundamentals which takes the learner through everything from picking up the guitar for the first time all the way through to learning songs and playing solos.

NITA released her debut solo album ‘Controlled Chaos’ in 2018 to mass acclaim from fans and media alike with Metal Injection calling it “a great debut that—as its creator intended—leaves no doubt.” and Guitar World stating “‘Controlled Chaos’ is a panoramic view of Nita Strauss’ many strengths”. To date, the album has clocked up 6.7 million streams worldwide, with music videos for singles “Our Most Desperate Hour”, “Pandemonium”, “Alegria” and “Mariana Trench” clocking up over 3 million Youtube views.

As well as performing with Alice Cooper, NITA 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.


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