Nita Strauss To Undergo Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Nita Strauss has offered an update on her torn meniscus. The guitarist says she will be undergoing surgery for the injury towards the end of the year.

Strauss said the following:

“I have a little knee update, for those who’ve been wondering. I did have my pre-op last week, and, unfortunately, it didn’t go exactly as I hoped it would.

According to my doctor, eight months of performing on a torn meniscus did not do my any favors. The injury has not improved; unfortunately, it’s gotten worse.

So surgery has had to be pushed to the end of the year — after Christmas, after the last Rams game — and then it’ll be a full month before I can do anything at all again. So no shows, no performing, no nothing.

I’m super disappointed at that; I was hoping to already be on the mend by now. But it is what it is.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nita Strauss Shares Music Video For New Song “The Wolf You Feed” Featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, ex-Alice Cooper) has joined forces with Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, ex-The Agonist) for a new song titled “The Wolf You Feed.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Strauss commented:

“If you look back at old interviews from the last ten years, any time I was asked about collaborating with a vocalist in the future, Alissa White-Gluz was always the first name out of my mouth. She is truly one of my favorite vocalists and performers in the industry and creating this track together was everything I hoped it would be!

I’m very proud to release this track, especially now with everything else that’s going on. This time in history, whether in politics, music, social media, or our personal lives, has been an eye opening look into the two wolves of a lot of people out there, and maybe this song will be a reminder that we all have the ability to choose how we respond to things.

The lyrics of this song were inspired by ‘The Story of the Two Wolves’, a legend widely attributed to Native American storytellers.

An old grandfather was teaching his grandson about life:

‘A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy.

It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’

He continued, ’The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth,compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf will win?’

The grandfather simply replied, ‘The one you feed’.”

White-Gluz added:

“Nita and I finally got to collaborate – something we have both wanted to do for years! ‘The Wolf You Feed’ is a kickass, catchy metal track with a really cool vibe. I kept the ‘two wolves’ analogy as a foundation throughout the song while playing up the dichotomy of the two sides of the tug-of-war we all have inside us. I recorded my parts in my home studio and it was an absolute pleasure to build this song with Nita. I am honoured to be a part of it! Can’t wait to do this again!”

Nita Strauss Rejoins Alice Cooper Onstage For Performance Of “School’s Out” In Colorado

During Alice Cooper’s October 4 show at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO, the frontman was joined onstage by guitarist Nita Strauss for a performance of “School’s Out.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Strauss stepped away from Cooper’s band earlier this year to take a touring gig with Demi Lovato. Notably, Cooper also watched Strauss perform with Lovato at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO a day prior to the onstage reunion.

Nita Strauss Premieres “Summer Storm” Music Video

Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, ex-Alice Cooper) has premiered a new video for her new song “Summer Storm.” The guitarist had the following to say about that track:

“Instrumental music is where my heart is, and ‘Summer Storm‘ might be the song I feel captures my personal style the most: cathartic, driving and emotional. While a lot of the upcoming record will have guest vocalists, I’m also so proud of the instrumental tracks and excited to officially unleash this one on the world!”

Nita Strauss Doesn’t Rule Out Return To Alice Cooper’s Band: “I Don’t Feel, Necessarily, That I Left”

During a recent interview with Louder, Nita Strauss opened up about her decision to step away from the Alice Cooper group to join Demo Lovato’s touring band. The guitarist also confirmed that she doesn’t rule out a return to Cooper’s band in the future.

Strauss had the following to say about taking a break from Cooper’s band:

“It’s an interesting thing that everyone’s picked up saying it’s a ‘departure’ but I don’t feel, necessarily, that I left. I took a step back and I’m stepping back from this upcoming tour, but I don’t think anyone has ever used the word quitting or leaving outside of other people. When I had my last few shows with Alice, we had what Alice called a ‘Hiatus Dinner’ where he said ‘We wish you the best, we love you, you’re welcome back’. There’s no shutting of a door and changing of the guard, it’s just I’m taking a step back a little bit. Depending on what the schedule looks like next year, I may have the chance to come back, I may not. But it definitely doesn’t feel as final to me and to the people in Alice’s band and the inner circle as it has been portrayed out in the world.”

She also revealed how she joined Lovato’s band:

“So I actually got a text from Demi’s musical director when I was on the road with my solo band on the Black Label Society tour, and essentially what it said was what we all know now: Demi is a huge rock and metal fan. And Demi wants to go back to her routes and wants to put together an all-female rock band. She’s really one of the biggest stars in the world and she wants to take a step into our genre and this style of music that we love so much. When you get that text, that somebody wants to bring that type of music to the forefront, how do you say no? How do you turn down this opportunity to bring this style of music to so many more people? So I was thrilled to hear about it and I jumped at the opportunity. This was all way back in May. It’s been in the works for a really long time.

I’ve seen a lot of stuff out there saying, ‘She jumped ship really fast’. There was nothing that happened fast, I think people just found out about it all at once. First and foremost, I went to Alice and [his wife] Sheryl for their blessing which they were so happy to give. Then I went to Alice’s management and started rehearsal with Demi. I did my first TV appearance with Demi, I believe it was three days after the last Alice show, so it was really out of the frying pan and into the fire. But her team has been really fun to work with, the band is incredible, the musical director, Demi herself, it’s just been a really good experience overall.”

Watch Footage From Nita Strauss’ First Full Live Show With Demi Lovato

Last night (August 13), guitarist Nita Strauss (ex-Alice Cooper, etc.) took the stage at the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL for her first full concert since joining Demi Lovato’s band. You can find some fan-filmed footage from the show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Nita Strauss Rehearse With Demi Lovato For Upcoming Tour

As previously reported, Nita Strauss recently exited Alice Cooper’s band to take a new gig as Demi Lovato’s touring guitarist. You can see footage of her rehearsing “Substance” with the singer below. That track will appear on Lovato’s new album “Holy Fvck,” which is set to be released on August 19.

Nita Strauss Joins Demi Lovato’s Touring Band

Nita Strauss (ex-Alice Cooper, etc.) has joined Demi Lovato’s touring band. The guitarist recently made her live debut with Lovato during a performance of “Substance” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” You can find official footage of that below. The track will appear on Lovato’s new album “Holy Fvck,” which is set to be released on August 19.

Nita Strauss Exits Alice Cooper’s Band, Cancels Solo Festival Dates

Nita Strauss has announced her departure from the Alice Cooper band. With this news, the guitarist has also cancelled all of her solo festival dates.

Strauss issued the following statement:

“After this absolutely incredible run in Europe, it is bittersweet for me to let you guys know that I will not be joining the Alice Cooper band for the upcoming fall tour.

I will also regretfully have to cancel the festival dates my solo band had planned for the rest of the year 💔

I AM NOT PREGNANT!!! There is no drama whatsoever and my touring year is still VERY full- in fact, I’m on a flight straight into the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be on stage again much sooner than you think! But that’s news for another day.

The past eight years together has been the experience of a lifetime, and I could not be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me to all of your nightmare.

I don’t know what the future will hold after this, but I am forever thankful 👁‍🗨👁‍🗨❤️🏰”

Nita Strauss Says Some Guy Threw “Sweaty Post-Show Boxers” At Her During An Alice Cooper Show

Some dude apparently decided to throw “sweaty post-show boxers” at Nita Strauss during an Alice Cooper show last year. The guitarist recalled that incident on Instagram.

Strauss said the following:

“Boxers on the stage: a cautionary tale 🙅🏼‍♀️🩳

Since my comment on a recent Blabbermouth Facebook post seems to be getting a lot of attention, I shall share the long version of the boxers on the stage story.

The year was 2021. The city will remain nameless. Touring had just started back up post lockdown, and the band and fans were in a good mood.

In the front row, around my side of the stage was a group of a few younger guys. They were having a ball. Singing the words, headbanging along, shaking their fists in the air and raising the horns at all the appropriate times. One of the guys in particular was trying to get my attention throughout the show, blowing kisses and making that heart-hands symbol 🫶 every time I glanced in that direction. “a bit much,” I mused, but I was happy to see people at a show having fun and didn’t think much of it.

Teenage Frankenstein rolls around, the second to last song. I glance down. The guy is gone. Smart! Probably beating the traffic out of here.

School’s Out. The guy is back. His friends are cracking up. I was wrapped up in the show and didn’t notice something wadded up in one of his hands.

“No more pencils, no more booooooks…”

Suddenly, a gray, sweaty UFO hurtled onto the stage and landed on the center riser, between me and Alice. We all immediately BURST into uncontrollable laughter. The guy’s boxer briefs were brazenly laid out on the riser, showing ALL the after effects of being worn all day at a hot, outdoor August show.

Mercifully, Chuck or maybe Ryan hooked the waistband of the boxers onto their headstock. Everyone knew which guy it came from. Chuck (or maybe Ryan) deftly lifted the undies up and flung them back in the guy’s direction- but since headstock tossing is notoriously inaccurate- overshot the throw by a couple rows.

As a result, an innocent bystander a few rows back who had his hands in the air and mouth wide open, probably screaming “WELL WE GOT NO CLASS, and WE GOT NO PRINCI-“ suddenly got a face full of front row guy’s sweaty underwear.

The “AAAAGGHHHHHH” was audible over the concert noise 😆😆😆 and I think that was one of many times I actually fell down from laughing so hard.

The moral of the story is this:

Don’t throw your boxers at a girl unless you’re prepared for them to go places you didn’t expect.

(Or, ya know… maybe just don’t throw your boxers at a girl in general 😆)”

[via Blabbermouth]