Nita Strauss takes her name from composer Johann Strauss. She grew up listening to classic rock with her father and picked up the guitar at age 13. After going to the movies to see “Crossroads” she knew she wanted to be a musician. The scene with Steve Vai just blew her away. Only two years later, she started playing in clubs. Since the age limit was 18, she would wait outside until it was time for the band to play. She played in and with as many bands as she could. Eventually, she wound up playing guitar in Fem Fetale. They played a show on the Monsters of Rock cruise. Kip Winger was in the audience and impressed with her performance. He met with Nita after the show and they discussed possible projects they could work on in the future. Shortly after the cruise, Nita got a call from Kip. He told her Alice Cooper was looking for a guitarist. She nailed the audition and is proud to be a member of the Alice Cooper band today.