nita-strauss in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

COHEED AND CAMBRIA Shares New Track 'The Dark Sentencer'

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has shared a brand-new track titled "The Dark Sentencer". The song, which will appear on the band's forthcoming LP expected to arrive later this year, is the first new music to be released by COHEED AND CAMBRIA since its acclaimed 2015 LP, "The Color Before The Sun". "The Dark ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Story continues after advertisement

NITA STRAUSS Discusses Signature Guitar With THOMANN MUSIC (Video)

In the 19-minute video below, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shows her new Ibanez signature guitar at Thomann Music's Thomann Gearhead University. Nita announced the launch of Ibanez JIVA in January via her Facebook page. She wrote: "After years of dreaming, hoping and working, followed by months of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NITA STRAUSS On Releasing Solo Album Independently: 'I Didn't Want To Have To Get Anybody's Approval On Anything'

Kris Englehart of Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) about her forthcoming debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On using a Kickstarter campaign to finance the making of "Controlled Chaos": ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRACII GUNS, ANDY SUMMERS To Perform At Benefit Concert For Musicians Afftected By Northern California Fires

As the rebuilding continues after the devastation of the October 2017 Northern California fires, Guitar Player magazine is presenting a thrilling, all-star guitar benefit concert to support musicians affected by the Sonoma County blazes. Andy Summers — Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and member of THE POLICE — is headlining the event, which will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NITA STRAUSS Says 'Crossroads' Movie Changed Her Life: 'All I Did From That Moment Forward Was Play The Guitar'

Guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what motivates her: Nita: "I guess sheer force of will and stubbornness. I've never met a girl in my life that wasn't pretty stubborn ...

Read more

Posted in: News

APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: ROB HALFORD, SLASH, ACE FREHLEY, DAVID ELLEFSON Perform At ALICE COOPER's 'Christmas Pudding'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Ace Frehley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) are among the musicians who performed at Alice Cooper's 16th annual "Christmas Pudding" show to benefit the legendary rocker's Solid Rock Teen Center. Also appearing at the event, which was held on Saturday (December 9) at the Celebrity Theatre in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIKKI SIXX Talks Glorification Of Drugs In Rock Music: 'A Lot Of People Don't Wanna Stop The Money Train'

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx was a guest on the November 14 episode of "The Doctors". The musician, photographer, and best-selling author, who has been outspoken over the years about his heroin addiction, discussed how the music industry can lead to drug abuse for some. Asked if the "rock and roll lifestyle" encourages ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIKKI SIXX To Guest On 'The Doctors'

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx will be a guest on today's (November 14) episode of "The Doctors". Sixx will discuss heroin addiction, recovery, and the modern opioid epidemic. The Emmy Award-winning syndicated talk show returned this past September for its tenth season. "The Doctors" has offered the most timely, topical and practical health, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Original ALICE COOPER Members Reunite On Stage In Leeds (Video)

Three members of the original ALICE COOPER band have joined him on tour in the U.K., returning to the shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled fans on their historic 1971 tour. Fan-filmed video footage of bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith performing with Cooper on November 11 at ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST Members, SEBASTIAN BACH, RUDY SARZO Perform At At 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' Finale At Whisky A Go Go

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and members of JUDAS PRIEST appeared at the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp earlier this month in Hollywood, California. The campers jammed with Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST and Sebastian Bach at the private Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp facility, participated in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER's Surprise Performance At Gothenburg Club (Video)

Alice Cooper made a surprise appearance with members of his touring band last night (Tuesday, July 25) at the Sticky Fingers club in Gothenburg, Sweden. The legendary rocker joined Nita Strauss (guitar), Ryan Roxie (guitar), Tommy Henriksen (guitar), Chuck Garric (bass) and Glen Sobel (drums) on stage to perform four songs: "No More Mr. Nice ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Says There Was 'No Satisfaction' In Being A Replaceable 'Hired Gun'

The new rock documentary "Hired Gun: Out Of The Shadows, Into The Spotlight" received a one-night showing on June 29 at several hundred North American locations through Fathom Events. The film chronicles the story of world-renowned musicians who are not household names, but are instead the session and backup musicians who have performed at concerts ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER Reunites Original Band For 2017 U.K. Tour

On May 14, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER To Release 'Paranoiac Personality' Single Next Week

Fans of rock icon Alice Cooper know there are some aspects to his live shows that they can expect, including a hard-rocking performance of horror theatrics; however, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine at his Nashville concert on May 14, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1975. The stage went dark, and ...

Read more

Posted in: News