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NITA STRAUSS Gets Hit In Head By Flying Broken Cane Piece During ALICE COOPER Concert (Video)

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, escaped relatively unscathed after getting by a flying broken cane piece during the legendary rocker's concert Thursday night (October 7). The incident took place while Cooper was performing "Feed My Frankenstein", the first song of his set in Charlotte, North Carolina. At one point, Alice ...

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NITA STRAUSS Plays JASON BECKER's Prototype 'Numbers' Guitar During ALICE COOPER Concert In Boston (Video)

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, got to play Jason Becker's prototype Peavey "Numbers" guitar for one song during Cooper's concert last night (Tuesday, September 21) at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier today, Nita shared an Instagram video of her playing the guitar, and she wrote ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Six Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the sixth anniversary of her getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, September 5), the 34-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band Instagrammed an image revealing she had been sober for six years, 72 months, 2,193 days or 52,608 hours. She captioned it simply: "Grateful." When Nita celebrated the fifth anniversary of ...

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Hear MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' Played On Church Bells

As the townsfolk of Weert in the south of the Netherlands gathered for the local Torenfestival on July 17, 2021, it is fair to say they did not expect to hear MOTÖRHEAD's iconic, thunderous classic outlaw rock and roll anthem "Ace Of Spades" ringing from the church bells. Yet that is precisely what happened, as ...

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JASON BECKER's Three Most Important Guitars Sell For $230,000

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, sold three of his most important and rare guitars for a total of $230,000 at on online auction. These guitars are being sold as part of a fundraiser, co-organized by DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li, to provide funds for Jason's ...

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Watch Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Play JASON BECKER's 'Perpetual Burn' On JASON's Original Hurricane Guitar

A video of former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick playing the Jason Becker song "Perpetual Burn" on Jason's white, 22-fret Hurricane guitar can be seen below. The instrument, pictured on the cover of CACOPHONY's genre-defining "Speed Metal Symphony" and used to record Becker's groundbreaking solo album "Perpetual Burn", is one of three rare guitars being offered ...

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NITA STRAUSS's Next Solo Album Will Include 'A Really, Really Crazy Crossover That People Wouldn't Expect'

In a new interview with Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke about the progress of the writing and recordings sessions for her follow-up to 2018's "Controlled Chaos" solo debut. "That's been really an interesting experience, writing and being creative when ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Perform U.S. National Anthem On 'NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, will perform the national anthem on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver". "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" is a pay-per-view wrestling television special produced by WWE for their NXT brand division. Catch Nita's performance on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" tonight (Wednesday, April 7) ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Release Second Solo Album This Year

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke to Cassius Morris on WatchMojo's brand new music podcast "Innersleeve" about her upcoming second solo album. Asked if the LP will once again be an all-instrumental effort, Nita said (see video below): "Actually, I am gonna have some guest vocalists on this ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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NITA STRAUSS Partners With LEVY'S For Signature Guitar Strap

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has teamed up with Levy's to launch her signature guitar strap. Handcrafted in Nova Scotia, Canada, the two-inch-wide, one-ply woven polyester strap is adjustable from 35 inches to 60 inches, featuring a black-and-gold Baroque design with a swirl icon and Strauss's signature embossed ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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