Watch Nita Strauss Play Shinsuke Nakamura’s Intro At Wrestlemania

During Wrestlemania 34 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, LA last night (April 8), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) performed Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance theme “The Rising Sun.” You can see footage of that below, and check out her recap of the event over at Loudwire.


Nita Stauss (Alice Cooper, Etc.) Launches Kickstarter For New Solo Album

Nita Strauss (ALice Cooper, etc.) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming solo album “Controlled Chaos.” As of press time, she has already more than tripled her $20,000 goal, but you can still donate and get some cool perks.

You guys. I’ve been trying to come up with the right words to say this since yesterday. 🙈 YOU ALL smashed through my month long goal in TWO HOURS, and doubled it by the end of the day!!!!!!!! I am amazed and humbled by your support, and I am going to make you all proud to be a part of this project!!!!! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to donate, share or just check it out!!! 😭🎶 I wanted to start modestly because I didn’t know what the reaction was going to be- but now that we’ve reached the initial goal, I can start bigger plans, and also make it more fun for you guys! We have 29 days left! I can plan more 🍕 nights, order vinyl, and of course you guys will be able to pre order the album and the bundles… what else should we do? What else would make it cooler? You guys tell me and I’ll find a way to work the most popular stuff in. We have until May 4th (Star Wars Day) to have fun with this thing. 🎸🎶 Link in bio if you haven’t checked it out already!!! Photo: @neilzlozower

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Watch Footage Of Overkill, Lacuna Coil, Armored Saint, Etc. Members Performing With Metal Allegiance In Anaheim, CA

Last night (January 25), Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, were joined onstage by Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), and John Bush (Armored Saint) during their show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. You can see footage from that set below:

Nita Strauss Named First Ever Female Ibanez Signature Artist

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has revealed that she has been named the first ever female Ibanez signature artist. She made the following Instagram post regarding that:

IT’S REAL!!!!!!!! ✨😭 You are officially. Looking at. The first ever female Ibanez signature artist. After years of dreaming, hoping and working, followed by months of planning and preparation… I am honored and proud to introduce my signature guitar, the Ibanez JIVA. 🎶 This beauty will be sold worldwide and comes equipped exactly how I play it live, including brand new signature DiMarzio pickups meticulously designed by yours truly. 🎶 When I had my first meeting with Ibanez in September of 2008, they asked me why they should add me to the artist roster. My (typically emotional) answer was… “All my heroes are Ibanez players 😭 It’s a dream come true for me to just come and meet you guys. If you don’t want to give me an endorsement, I’ll still play my Ibanez guitars proudly, but it would be a huge honor to join the family and represent the company officially.” They took a chance on a basically unknown girl from LA (I was actually the only girl on the USA roster at that time) and coming up on my 10th amazing year as an Ibanez artist, words cannot express how honored and thrilled I am to now join the ranks of my greatest heroes as a signature artist. 🎶 I am so grateful to Mike Orrigo, Shogo Wada, Moti Kishiuchi, Tyler Busque and all at Ibanez Guitars, to Rob Nishida and Mike Taft for your support at the beginning and especially to Josh for making this dream a reality!! 😭 For the guitar players- specs are coming in the next post 😏 Photo: @robertdownsphotography

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Angel Vivaldi Premieres “Serotonin” Video Feat. Nita Strauss

Angel Vivaldi has premiered a new video for his new track “Serotonin,” feat. Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper). This song is from Vivaldi‘s new album “Synapse,” which will be released on October 6.

Vivaldi commented:

“There’s a huge contrast between the video release for ‘Dopamine‘ and this one for ‘Serotonin.’ My videos are another piece of the concept album that allow me to express what each song is about cinematically. Dancing is one of the best examples of ‘Serotonin‘ working its magic – you feel good, you’re confident and the vibes are just right.

Out of all of my music videos, this was the one that required the most amount of effort to pull off. I really thought it was going to be easier… turned out to be 6 months of constant choreography practice while playing. Even though it’s not a live performance I strived to make sure I put the work in to be authentic, not just some bozo miming sloppy guitar playing while dancing. This is where my Michael Jackson influence undoubtedly shows.”

We Start Wars Premiere New Song “The Animal Inside”

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) Launches New Band We Start Wars

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.