Nita Strauss Says Her New Solo Album Will Be “Half Vocal Songs And Half Instrumental”

During a recent appearance on “The Mistress Carrie Podcast,” Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) discussed her upcoming solo album. According to her, the effort will be “half vocal songs and half instrumental.”

Strauss said the following:

“We’ve got half and half — so it’s gonna be half vocal songs and half instrumental. I did feel, and the label and everybody agreed, it’s still important for me to keep my identity as a guitar player and not just branch off too much and go, ‘Okay, well, now it’s just guests.’ Let me still have a little of what makes me me, which is the instrumental shred stuff. And the instrumental pieces that I’ve written on this record are, I think, better than anything I did on the first one — definitely more… I don’t know if it could be more emotional but they’re very emotional pieces of music and I think a little better crafted this time around. So I think all the songs in general are more well thought out, better put together this time around. And I do have some of my absolute favorite [singers guesting on it]. I have three amazing powerhouse female vocalists on this album so far. And there are still a couple of things T.B.D. [to be determined]. And then we should be ready to release next spring.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nita Strauss Becomes First Lead Solo Female Artist To Hit The Top 10 On Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart Since 1995

According to Billboard, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) is the first lead solo female artist to hit the top 10 on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart since 1995. The guitarist achieved the feat with her latest single “Dead Inside.” That track features Disturbed frontman David Draiman and it can be found below:

Watch Nita Strauss Perform “Dead Inside” Live With Disturbed’s David Draiman In West Hollywood, CA

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) was joined onstage by David Draiman (Disturbed) during her November 18 show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. You can see footage of the duo performing their collaborative track, “Dead Inside,” below:

Disturbed’s David Draiman To Join Nita Strauss Onstage During West Hollywood, CA Show

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc ) has revealed that David Draiman (Disturbed) will be joining her onstage during her November 18 show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The two will be performing their recently released collaborative track “Dead Inside.” If you have yet to hear that song, you can find a video for it below. You can also find the dates for Strauss’ solo tour HERE.

Nita Strauss Premieres Music Video For New Song “Dead Inside” Featuring Disturbed’s David Draiman

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has premiered a new video for her new song “Dead Inside.” This track features Disturbed’s David Draiman and it is expected to appear on the guitarist’s upcoming solo album.

Strauss commented:

“This is my first time releasing my own music with a vocalist, and I am so honored to take this step alongside a legend like David Draiman. David’s voice and powerful lyrics took this song to a level I could never have imagined! And we are so excited to unleash this song on the world.”

Draiman added:

“Serendipity can be really cool. We’ve been friends for years. Nita sent me the track… I didn’t have time to work on it right away… then, in literally a couple of days, while killing time in Santa Monica, the whole thing just came together. Incredibly proud of how it turned out and honored to be a part of it.”

Nita Strauss Announces 2021 North American Tour

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has announced a solo North American tour. The trek will take place this November/December.

Tour Dates:

11/10 New Orleans, LA – The Hangar
11/11 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/12 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/13 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
11/15 El Paso, TX – RockHouse Bar & Grill
11/16 Tuscon, AZ – Encore
11/17 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
11/18 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
11/21 Sacramento, CA – Harlows
11/22 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
11/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/27 Denver, CO – HQ
11/30 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/01 Orlando, FL – The Haven
12/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/03 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/04 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
12/07 New York, NY – Market Hotel
12/08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
12/10 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
12/11 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
12/12 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
12/14 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
12/15 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
12/16 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
12/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room @ Colectivo
12/18 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room

Watch Nita Strauss Perform U.S. National Anthem At WWE NXT “TakeOver: Stand & Deliver” Event

Last night (April 7), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) performed the U.S. national anthem during the “NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver” event in Tampa, FL. You can see footage of that below. As previously reported, Poppy will be performing at the same event tonight (April 8).

Poppy And Nita Strauss To Perform At WWE NXT “TakeOver: Stand & Deliver” Event

Poppy and Nita Strauss will be performing at the upcoming “NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver” event in Tampa, FL. Strauss is set to perform the U.S. national anthem on night one (April 7), while Poppy is set to perform a new song on night two (April 8).

Paul “Triple H” Levesque told Billboard the following about Poppy’s performance:

“[Poppy is] custom built for us and we immediately reached out. NXT, a two-hour weekly live show, caters to a younger demographic and we typically have up-and-coming talent that we’ve been able to expose them in a bigger way to the world outside of their genre. It’s a great platform for her and it’s great for us.”

Strauss also commented on her performance via Instagram:

“IT’S TRUE!!! I am incredibly excited to get on stage to kick off #Wrestlemania week this Wednesday with the National Anthem at #NXTTakeover Stand & Deliver 👊🏻 Time to get #NXTLOUD!!!! 🇺🇸 #WeAreNXT”

This news comes after it was recently revealed that New Years Day’s Ash Costello will be performing Rhea Ripley’s entrance theme at WrestleMania 37.

Nita Strauss Discusses How She Became The In-House Guitarist For The Los Angeles Rams In New Video

Sumerian Records have shared a new video in which Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) discusses how she became the in-house guitarist for the Los Angeles Rams. You can check that out below:

Nita Strauss To “Set The Tone” At Los Angeles Rams’ Home Games This Season

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has teamed up with the Los Angeles Rams to “set the tone” for their home games this season. The guitarist made the announcement while also sharing footage of herself performing during the team’s first scrimmage at SoFi Stadium yesterday (August 22). Notably, Strauss was the first person to play a live instrument in the venue.

[via Blabbermouth]