Nita Strauss Premieres New Song “Winner Takes All” Featuring Alice Cooper

Nita Strauss has teamed up with Alice Cooper for a new song titled “Winner Takes All.” You can check that out below. This news comes after Strauss recently announced her return to Cooper’s live band. The guitarist commented:

“When we were working on the music for this album, there was no question that I wanted to create a song to collaborate with my longtime boss and friend, the legendary Alice Cooper. I think the track accomplishes what we set out to do — showcase Alice’s voice and signature style on the backdrop of a heavy, modern rock track. After many years of lending my style of playing to Alice’s music on stage, it was truly an honor to work together and hear his voice on one of my songs!”

Nita Strauss Returns To Alice Cooper’s Band For 2023 Tour

Nita Strauss will be rejoining Alice Cooper on his 2023 tour. This news comes after the guitarist recently spent some time touring as part of Demi Lovato’s live band.

Cooper commented:

“She’s Back! Nita asked for a leave of absence to work with someone else, something I always encourage my band members to do. I like them to challenge themselves and try new things. I’m thankful to my old friend Kane Roberts for stepping up and filling in for her, but she’ll be back with us for the new tour that starts up in late April. It’s going to be great to have her back.”

Strauss added:

“From the studio to the stage, it’s always an immense honor to make music with Alice Cooper!! I’m very excited to be rejoining the band on the road for the 2023 dates, and so I’ll see you on the road in April. Let the nightmare return!”

Tour Dates:

04/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino + Resort
04/29 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
04/30 Hershey, PA – The Hershey Theater
05/02 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
05/03 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
05/05 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Mystic Showroom
05/06 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
05/07 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
05/09 Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
05/10 Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
05/13 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
05/14 Spartanburg, SC – Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
05/15 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
05/17 Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
05/18 Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre
05/20 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville

With Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard:

08/05 Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
08/08 Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
08/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/13 Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
08/16 Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
08/18 El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium

With Rob Zombie, Ministry, and Filter:

08/24 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/26 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/27 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/29 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/30 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
09/01 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/02 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
09/05 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
09/06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/08 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/09 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/10 Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre
09/12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09/15 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheatre
09/16 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/19 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
09/20 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/22 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/23 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
09/24 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Nita Strauss Shares New Health Update Following Meniscus Surgery: “Physical Therapy Is Rocking And Rolling Along”

Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, ex-Alice Cooper, etc.) has shared a new health update after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus. The guitarist says she is “completely off all pain meds, and physical therapy is rocking and rolling along.”

Strauss said the following:

“Stopping in to give a lil knee update!

It’s 10 days post surgery, I’m completely off all pain meds, and physical therapy is rocking and rolling along.

I’m in the extremely capable hands of Zach and the team at @unbreakableperformance, @theanatomyoftherapy, and just started a couple days ago with @tb12sports! This is truly the dream team and I feel very very lucky!!

It’s not easy, but we are pushing hard and making great progress every single day 🤘🏻🤘🏻

Being on crutches is by far the most frustrating part, and it’ll still be a few weeks until I’m off them, but at least I’m starting to get used to it!

With all the mobility and strength work we’re doing, I’m going to be doing 360 jumps off stage risers in time, but now better and stronger than before 🌪️

Until then I’ll enjoy being taken care of by the best partner in the world @thejoshv ❤️ I love you!

📸 from when I could still bend my knee past 90 degrees, which I will never take for granted again, by @awendowskiphoto”

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Nita Strauss Undergoes Surgery For Torn Meniscus

Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, ex-Alice Cooper, etc.) recently underwent surgery for a torn meniscus. The guitarist said the following about that:

“Meniscus repair surgery went as well as it could have! 🙏🏻 super grateful for the steady hands of the Rams doctor Dr Banffey and the great staff at the surgery center. Josh and my mama are both here to take care of me in the aftermath and all is well ❤️”

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]