Nita Strauss

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Learn the fiery playing style of Nita Strauss

‘Hurricane’ Nita Strauss stakes a convincing claim as one of the premier guitarists in the heavy rock world. She was the first female guitarist to receive the honour of a signature guitar from Ibanez, and has been one of the guitarists in Alice Cooper’s band since 2014, when she replaced Orianthi during a tour.
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Judas Priest, BFMV, Nita Strauss drop off Aftershock lineup; Danzig, In Flames join bill

The Aftershock lineup is going through some shake-ups. Organizers for the California festival announced Tuesday that artists including Judas Priest, Bullet for My Valentine, Nita Strauss and Jinjer have dropped off the bill. A tweet announcing the news did not give a specific reason for the change, noting only that those acts are “no longer able to perform at Aftershock 2022.”
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NAMM 2022: Ibanez announces new signature guitars for Steve Vai, Nita Strauss, George Benson, Joe Satriani and more

• GEAR EXPO SUMMER 2022: all the latest gear from NAMM and beyond. NAMM 2022: With Fender, Gibson and PRS all absent from NAMM 2022, the spotlight fell on Ibanez to deliver on new releases at the show. And as usual, it had plenty of fuel in the electric guitar tank with new signature models for some of its highest profile artists including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nita Strauss and George Benson.

Black Label Society destroys San Diego with Nita Strauss

It was a night of ‘Doom’ at the House of Blues San Diego thanks to Black Label Society and their outrageously wicked openers Nita Strauss and Jared James Nichols. The San Diego Doom Crew showed up on the opening night of their Spring 2022 tour on April 30th. Complete with amazing hair-ography, guitar solos and mosh pits, the night went off freely and smoothly, leaving everyone with a sense of relief and a rush of serotonin.

Yikes, Sounds Like Nita Strauss Really F***ed Up Her Knee

It’s not as though Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss is ignorant to the pitfalls of being a hard-touring virtuoso. Only last year, Nita posted footage of Alice accidentally breaking his cane and hitting her in the head with it (it should be noted, for the record, that Nita played through the entire thing). But now, Nita has posted a series of photos and videos about a recent injury she sustained on her knee, and damn, it sounds like she really fucked that shit up.

NITA STRAUSS Names The Guitarist That Inspires Her Most

Nita Strauss has been on fire lately. She just finished slicing up stages with Alice Cooper, dealin' out that Detroit Muscle on the Spring leg of The Coop's extensive 2022 US Tour. Last year, she dropped her first new solo music—the single "Dead Inside" featuring David Draiman of Disturbed—since her debut instrumental album Controlled Chaos in 2018. Also, let's not forget: that same year, she became the first female guitarist ever to release a signature model with Ibanez. Last week, in an episode of The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Strauss revealed the guitarist who inspired her the most – guitarist is Jennifer Batten.

NITA STRAUSS, WHITECHAPEL, ZAO & More Added To Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Blue Ridge Rock Festival has added artists like Nita Strauss, Whitechapel, Knocked Loose, and Zao to its ever-expanding lineup. The festival will be held at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA between September 8 and 11. Blue Ridge Rock Festival has been shaping up to be pretty insane this year, with major reunions like the ongoing Shadows Fall reunion, Kittie's second reunion show, the long-awaited God Forbid reunion, and the live debut of Jared Dines' and Howard Jones' Sion.
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Nita Strauss shows you how to sweep pick on guitar

One of the most requested topics people have asked me to teach is sweep picking, a technique used most often to perform fast ascending and descending arpeggio-based runs. It’s called “sweep” picking because the pick is swept, or dragged (or raked), across two or more adjacent strings in a single downstroke or upstroke.

Black Label Society Announce Spring Tour With Special Guest Nita Strauss

Black Label Society will be hitting the road on their headlining U.S. tour this spring. The trek opens on April 30th in San Diego, California and ends on May 21st in Inwood, West Virginia with special guest Nita Strauss, also known for her role as the guitarist in the Alice Cooper band. General tickets go on sale on Friday (March 4th) at 10 a.m. local time.

Black Label Society, Nita Strauss, Etc. Announce Spring U.S. Tour

Black Label Society have announced a spring U.S. headlining run with support from Nita Strauss, Black Stone Cherry and Jared James Nichols. That run will commence on April 30th with advance tickets to go on sale tomorrow, March 02nd at 12:00pm local time. General public onsales will follow this Friday, March 04th at 10:00am local time.

WATCH: Nita Strauss Crushes National Anthem – Again

Nita Strauss is one hell of a guitar player. She’s been playing with Alice Cooper since 2014, she’s got a great solo career and she’s no stranger to performing the National Anthem. She’s played it at Rock on the Range, the Honda Event Center for arena football,...

Photos of 'Hurricane' Nita Strauss shredding for Tampa's Brass Mug

Tampa Bay's been hit with a hurricane twice already this year, but we're not talking about the weather. Hurricane Nita Strauss—guitarist for Alice Cooper, which was here in February—recently broke the glass ceiling of being the first female artist to have a no. 1 hit on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart, but she came back to Tampa Bay yesterday to tear Brass Mug a new one.

Nita Strauss to Perform National Anthem at WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway

Fontana, Calif. — A certified guitar goddess will deliver an electrifying rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before the WISE Power 400 on Sunday, Feb. 27. Auto Club Speedway announced today that Nita Strauss will perform the National Anthem prior to the track’s NASCAR Cup Series race. She will also shred during driver introductions, delivering the same sonic energy to NASCAR fans that she delivers to fans of the Los Angeles Rams each week as the in-house guitarist at SoFi Stadium.