Guitar World magazine has uploaded video footage of former THE IRON MAIDENS guitarist Nita Strauss, who last year joined Alice Cooper's touring band, playing Cooper's late-1970 hit "I'm Eighteen" (also commonly known as "Eighteen").
As Strauss points out in the video, which you can check out below, Cooper's original studio version of the song doesn't offer much in the way of a solo section. As a result, Strauss wrote her own parts and solo section for the tune; essentially, this is what she plays when Cooper and the band perform it live.
Cooper kicked off his summer 2014 run with three shows in Michigan in June before joining MÖTLEY CRÜE's final tour as a very special guest on July 2, running through late November. The trek marked the debut of Strauss, who was ranked #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know." She took the place of Orianthi, who toured with Alice for a few years.
Strauss, a longtime Ibanez signature series endorsee who made her name with THE IRON MAIDENS, FEMME FATALE and LA Kiss, has joined the rest of Cooper's band — guitarists Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.