During a recent conversation with Q103, Alice Cooper’s guitarist Nita Strauss was asked whether it bothers her that she’s often surrounded by male musicians while touring with the band. She replied:
“Not at all. These guys are like my big brothers. The great thing about this tour is it’s such a positive environment. We’re all so close, we’re all such good friends. There’s no #MeToo stories happening on this tour. It’s just like being in a band with your five big brothers. It’s a blast.”
How did you join the Alice Cooper band?
“I started playing with Alice in 2014 when we were about to start the Motley Crue tour. They were looking for a new guitar player. It was actually Kip Winger who put in a good word for me. He said, ‘Hey, I know somebody who you should check out.’
“I’m eternally grateful to Kip for that. I started playing with him on the Motley Crue tour. From then, it just carried on. We’ve been doing about nine or 10 months a year since then.
“Alice is always on the road and I just recorded and completed my first solo record, ‘Controlled Chaos,’ which is due November 16 on Sumerian Records. I’m beyond excited. That’s been the biggest step in my evolution as a guitar player, to step out and do a solo project.”