We Start Wars, the new band featuring Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War), Shauna Lisse, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale), and Lindsay Martin, have premiered a new song titled “The Animal Inside,” via Revolver. You can check that out below. The group will play their first live show on May 25 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
Strauss commented on the band’s name:
“A phrase I heard years ago has always stuck with me: ‘Some of the greatest wars in history were fought over a beautiful woman.’ I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of the female warrior, someone who fights her own battles and doesn’t take shit from anyone, and equally fascinated with the concept that a woman’s love or defending her honor would be worth so much that people would actually put their own lives and the lives of others at risk over it. The most famous story everyone thinks of first is of course, ‘The face that launched a thousand ships,’ Helen of Troy. But there was also Cleopatra and Marc Antony, Attila the Hun’s invasion of Rome, Richard the Lionheart rescuing his sister Joan of England during the crusades, General Wu Sangui’s betrayal, which led to the downfall of the Ming Dynasty in the 1600s, and the Celts uprising against the Roman Empire in AD 60. The list goes on and on. So that’s the story behind the name—We Start Wars represents not only the battles that women face in daily life, but also the battles that have followed them throughout history.”
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) has teamed up with Alicia Vigil (Vigil Of War), Shauna Lisse, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale), and Lindsay Martin in a new band called We Start Wars. The group plan to release new music on Monday (April 24). They will also play their first live show on May 25 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
The Starbreakers, the rock/metal covers group featuring Jill Janus (Huntress), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin (Glam Skanks), and Emily Ruvidich (Misty Day), played their first show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on March 11. Check out some footage from that below:
Jill Janus (Huntress), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens), Lindsey Martin (Glam Skanks), and Emily Ruvidich (Misty Day) have joined forces in a new rock/metal covers group called The Starbreakers. The band will perform at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11.
During “Soundcheck Live” on January 18 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, CA Jill Janus (Huntress), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), and Tony MacAlpine performed a cover version of the Iron Maiden’s “The Number Of The Beast.” Check out footage of that below.
Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss has premiered a new video for her new solo track “Pandemonium.” This song will appear on the “She Rocks, Volume 1″ compilation, which is set to be released on January 20 through Steve Vai’s Favored Nations.
Strauss said the following:
“As you guys may or may not know by now, for the past year or so, I’ve been focusing on writing and putting my band together, and while I always thought about making a solo album, I thought my energy would be better spent right now focusing on giving the band my all and making those songs as great as they could be. But when Steve Vai asked if I’d be a part of this compilation, you better believe I jumped at the chance!
As a guitar player, even though I’ve always played in bands, most of my heroes have been solo players like Vai, [Joe] Satriani, Jason Becker, and, of course, the great Jennifer Batten, just to name a few. I am beyond excited to take my first step into the instrumental guitar world that I’ve always loved so much, and do it with the awesome players on this compilation.”
Chelsea Girls have returned with a new lineup. The rock/metal covers group, which now features Jill Janus (Huntress) and Corey Parks (ex-Nashville Pussy) from the previous lineup, along with Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Courtney Cox (Iron Maidens), and Lindsey Martin (Glam Skanks), played their first show in Hollywood, CA last night (December 7), as part of Strauss’ birthday party.