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NITA STRAUSS's WE START WARS Band Releases First Song, 'The Animal Inside'

"The Animal Inside", the first song from WE START WARS, the new all-female group led by Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, can be streamed below. Strauss said of the band's name: "A phrase I heard years ago has always stuck with me: 'Some of the greatest w...
April 24, 2017
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'Hired Gun' Documentary Feat. KISS, ALICE COOPER, METALLICA Members Gets One-Night Screening Event

According to Variety, the rock documentary "Hired Gun: Out Of The Shadows, Into The Spotlight" will receive a one-night showing on June 29 at several hundred North American locations through Fathom Events. The film goes behind the scenes and explores the personalities and creativity of the best sess...
April 24, 2017
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ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS Launches All-Female Band WE START WARS

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has launched a brand new all-female group called WE START WARS. Says Strauss: "I've been wanting to be in this exact band since I started playing guitar, and after over a year of putting this together and auditioning musi...
April 20, 2017
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THE STARBREAKERS Feat. NITA STRAUSS, JILL JANUS: Video Footage Of Live Debut

THE STARBREAKERS made their live debut on Saturday, March 11 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance — which included renditions of classic songs from JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE and MOTÖRHEAD — can be seen below. THE STARBRE...
March 17, 2017
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ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS, HUNTRESS Singer JILL JANUS Join Forces In THE STARBREAKERS

THE STARBREAKERS will debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band features five of the most talented female musicians today. With unparalleled musicianship and looks that kill, they've mastered the art of the cover song — delivering a mind-blow...
February 9, 2017
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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Practice My Ass Off And I Put On The Best Show That I Can'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was interviewed for a recent installment of "The Rock Brigade" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if it's sometimes hard to be taken seriously as an attractive female guitar s...
February 6, 2017
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NITA STRAUSS Assembles Solo Band, Hopes To Release More Music This Spring

Brad Tolinski of BackStory Events conducted an interview with Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can watch the chat below. Strauss recently...
January 31, 2017
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DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER, THE EDGAR WINTER BAND To Join Forces For North American Tour

Music history will be made when DEEP PURPLE and ALICE COOPER, joined by special guest THE EDGAR WINTER BAND, visit 19 cities across America this summer on an epic rock tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will also serve as the "Long Goodbye" tour for DEEP PURPLE, and begins Saturday, August 12 i...
January 30, 2017
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Video: DAVID ELLEFSON, NITA STRAUSS, TONY MACALPINE, JILL JANUS Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'The Number Of The Beast'

David Ellefson (MEGADETH),Tony MacAlpine, Jill Janus (HUNTRESS),Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Number Of The Beast" at the 42nd weekly "Soundcheck Live" on January 18 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, Californi...
January 24, 2017
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ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS Releases Shredding Instrumental Solo Song 'Pandemonium'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has released a brand new solo single titled "Pandemonium". Written, recorded and produced by Nita, the song features the axewoman on all guitar and bass, alongside Josh Villalta on drums and Katt Scarlett on keyboards. Th...
January 18, 2017
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LITA FORD Covers LED ZEPPELIN's 'The Lemon Song' With LEZ ZEPPELIN (Audio)

Favored Nations Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the all-female compilation "She Rocks, Volume 1". This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and former Guitar World editor Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases e...
January 15, 2017
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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's Record-Breaking 2016

2016 was another record-breaking year for TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO),the project founded by producer/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill. Proving that the critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, progressive rock group is more popular on the road than ever before, TSO's winter tour 2016 sold the most t...
January 11, 2017
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Watch JIM CARREY Sing ALICE COOPER Classics With Legendary Shock Rocker

Jim Carrey, star of comedy hits like "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "Dumb and Dumber", as well as dramas such as "The Truman Show" and "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind", idonned his Alice Cooper makeup to jam with the legendary shock rocker at Shep Gordon's eighth annual Maui Food Bank and t...
January 7, 2017
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ALICE COOPER On Getting NITA STRAUSS To Join His Band: 'I Needed A Shredder'

Musician's Friend conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper and his guitarist Nita Strauss at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston, Texas in August 2016. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about how he got Nita to join his band, Alice said: "We're doing a MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. I've got...
November 24, 2016
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CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Makes His Live Debut With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Council Bluffs (Video)

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) made his live debut with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Thursday night (November 17) at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Musicians performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTR...
November 18, 2016