Nita Strauss plans on releasing second solo album and probably a third and fourth one too
Alice Cooper and former Femme Fatale and The Iron Maidens guitarist Nita Strauss was recently interviewed by Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio. Strauss spoke about working with the one and only Alice Cooper as well as her debut solo album Controlled Chaos, which was released on November 6, 2018.
With respect to Cooper, Strauss advised: “I think it’s just that he loves what he does. He’s the type of person that loves to be on tour and loves to play with the band and loves to travel, and I can’t even believe he’s taking as much time off as he is right now! We’ve got a few months off, which is very uncharacteristic for Alice. It’s very cool for me as still sort of a younger artist to follow in the footsteps of someone who has made a career out of it for the better part of a century. Alice has been doing this more than 50 years now, so to be able to shadow him and see how he does things is a great education.”
In terms of doing another solo album at some point, Strauss replied: “Oh, definitely!… I figure I’ll let the first one breathe a bit, since it’s not even two months old, but there are absolutely plans for a second album and probably third and fourth, as well, but this one still has some life left!”
With respect to her favourite part of doing a solo album, Strauss opined: “I would say my favorite thing about it was actually getting to write my own music. It’s something that’s often overlooked in the world of heavy guitar playing and music. Most people end up playing other people’s songs, whether they’re playing in cover bands or in a hired gun position like me in Alice Cooper, so for me to go out there and play songs that actually mean something to me personally was an incredible experience.”
You can listen to the interview with Nita Strauss by Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio below or read the interview at Audio Ink Radio‘s website:
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) talks with Anne Erickson about her new solo album, “Controlled Chaos,” what it’s like being a woman in heavy metal music and more…