• Name: "Hurricane" Nita Strauss
  • Instrument: Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Born: December 7th, 1986
  • Joined: June 2014
  • Left: N/A
  • Alice Cooper Tours: 'Raise The Dead', 'Spend The Night', 'Paranormal Evening'
  • Alice Cooper Albums: 'Paranormal' (Live bonus tracks), 'Paranormal Evening'
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Nita Strauss joined the Alice Cooper touring band in June 2014 replacing the departing Orianthi. Nita was born in Los Angeles, is a decendent of composer Johann Strauss, and has worked with a diverse range of artists including legendary R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. She has been featured in many worldwide print ads and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including the 'Heroes Of The Storm' video game (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance' (Konami/Platinum Games).

She writes columns for various guitar magazines including 'Premier Guitar' and 'Guitar World' in which she has a regular column. Nita was ranked first in the 'Guitar World' article '10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know', and has been featured in 'Revolver' Magazine's annual "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" issue and calendar for the last several years. In 2014 Nita became the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS where she was spotted by Alice.

In January 2016 Nita released her first solo track 'Pandermonium' on the 'She Rocks Volume 1' compilation album overseen by Steve Vai (which also featured Orianthi). She is also part of all female covers band called 'The Starbreakers' and is a member of 'We Start Wars'.

In 2018 Nita launched a Kickstarter camapaign to raise funding for her first solo album 'Controlled Chaos'. She smashed through the target total in less then three hours eventually raising over $165,000 to find the recording, promotion and tour. The album was released in early 2019.

Also in 2018 Ibenez announced the Nita Strauss signiture guitar, the 'Jiva', which Nita now uses on stage as her main guitar. Nita is the first ever female Ibanez artist.