Alice Cooper Featured On Nita Strauss New Single “Winner Takes All”
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Nita Strauss released her new single “Winner Takes All,” and Alice Cooper was featured on the lead vocals.
Strauss became a part of Cooper’s touring band in 2014 but wasn’t featured on Cooper’s solo albums, 2017’s Paranormal and 2021’s Detroit Stories, which were both released during her tenure. She announced her departure from Alice Cooper last year, but recently returned and will take part in his upcoming headline tour dates plus support shows with Def Leppard and Motley Crue, as well as his co-headlining performances with Rob Zombie.
Strauss said in a statement:
“When we were working on the music for this album, there was no question that I wanted to create a song to collaborate with my longtime boss and friend, the legendary Alice Cooper.
“I think the track accomplishes what we set out to do: showcase Alice’s voice and signature style on the backdrop of a heavy, modern rock track. After many years of lending my style of playing to Alice’s music onstage, it was truly an honor to work together and hear his voice on one of my songs.”
The guitarist released her debut solo album, Controlled Chaos, in 2018 and the follow-up is set to come out this year. She told The Mistress Carrie Podcast that three “powerhouse” female singers were part of the record, saying:
“It’s gonna be half vocal songs and half instrumental.
“I did feel, and the label and everybody agreed, it’s still important for me to keep my identity as a guitar player and not just branch off too much and go, ‘OK, well, now it’s just guests.’ Let me still have a little of what makes me me, which is the instrumental shred stuff.”
“The instrumental pieces that I’ve written on this record are, I think, better than anything I did on the first one. … I don’t know if it could be more emotional, but they’re very emotional pieces of music, and I think a little better crafted this time around.”
Stream her new single below.