Nina Strauss Announces Exit From Alice Cooper’s Band
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Guitarist Nita Strauss, has recently announced her departure from Alice Cooper and has cancelled her upcoming shows with her solo band for the rest of 2022.
The rocker wrote in an Instagram post:
“After this absolutely incredible run in Europe, it is bittersweet for me to let you guys know that I will not be joining the Alice Cooper band for the upcoming fall tour. I will also regretfully have to cancel the festival dates my solo band had planned for the rest of the year.”
She further explained:
“I AM NOT PREGNANT!!! There is no drama whatsoever and my touring year is still VERY full — in fact, I’m on a flight straight into the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be onstage again much sooner than you think! But that’s news for another day.
“The past eight years together has been the experience of a lifetime, and I could not be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me to all of your nightmare. I don’t know what the future will hold after this, but I am forever thankful.”
Strauss previously played in an all-female Iron Maiden tribute band called the Iron Maidens. She was discovered by Winger frontman and former Cooper collaborator Kip Winger, who recommended her when Cooper was looking for a new guitarist.
She later on became a part of Cooper’s touring band in 2014 and replaced Orianthi, but wasn’t featured on Cooper’s solo albums, 2017’s Paranormal and 2021’s Detroit Stories, which were both released during her tenure. Check out her post on social media below.