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NITA STRAUSS Gets Hit In Head By Flying Broken Cane Piece During ALICE COOPER Concert (Video)

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, escaped relatively unscathed after getting by a flying broken cane piece during the legendary rocker's concert Thursday night (October 7). The incident took place while Cooper was performing "Feed My Frankenstein", the first song of his set in Charlotte, North Carolina. At one point, Alice ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Speaks Out Against 'Tyranny In The Schools' And 'In The Medical Business' (Video)

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has spoken out against "tyranny in the schools" and "in the medical business." The 60-year-old musician, who has attracted a fair amount of media attention over the years for his political thoughts, addressed what he feels is an unreasonable use of power during last night's (Wednesday, September 15) MEGADETH concert in Camden, ...

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Watch STRYPER Perform Without Guitarist OZ FOX In Green Bay

Fan-filmed video footage of STRYPER's September 9 concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin can be seen below. STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox is sitting out the band's current our dates while he is recovering from the first of his brain surgeries to treat one of the tumors that were found in his head three years ago. Filling ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'Nothing Else Matters' Broke Down 'The Most Serious Walls' For METALLICA

While promoting the the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's self-titled fifth LP, better known as The Black Album, the band's former bassist Jason Newsted spoke to Germany's Rock Antenne about the record's more streamlined direction compared to the thrash metal overtones of METALLICA's first four albums. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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WINGER Cancels Show Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases

WINGER has announced that it has canceled its show tonight (Sunday, September 5) in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. The band released the following statement regarding the matter: "Unfortunately, while we have been practicing CDC and locally recommended COVID-19 protocols on tour, members of our touring party tested ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Six Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the sixth anniversary of her getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, September 5), the 34-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band Instagrammed an image revealing she had been sober for six years, 72 months, 2,193 days or 52,608 hours. She captioned it simply: "Grateful." When Nita celebrated the fifth anniversary of ...

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BRET MICHAELS, DEE SNIDER, JACKYL And LOVERBOY To Headline Inaugural ROKISLAND FEST

RokIsland Fest 2022 will take place on January 14-17, 2022 in Key West, Florida. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, the inaugural music festival boasts a lineup of legendary hitmakers and hard rock icons, including Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, JACKYL, LOVERBOY, NIGHT RANGER, SKID ROW, WARRANT, WINGER, DOKKEN (featuring a reunion with George ...

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NITA STRAUSS's Next Solo Album Will Include 'A Really, Really Crazy Crossover That People Wouldn't Expect'

In a new interview with Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke about the progress of the writing and recordings sessions for her follow-up to 2018's "Controlled Chaos" solo debut. "That's been really an interesting experience, writing and being creative when ...

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ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti, and features performances from ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Perform U.S. National Anthem On 'NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, will perform the national anthem on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver". "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" is a pay-per-view wrestling television special produced by WWE for their NXT brand division. Catch Nita's performance on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" tonight (Wednesday, April 7) ...

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KIP WINGER Is Recording Vocals For WINGER's Seventh Studio Album

Kip Winger has commenced laying down vocals for WINGER's seventh studio album. The disc, which is tentatively due this summer, will be the follow-up to 2014's "Better Days Comin'". On Monday (February 15), WINGER uploaded a short video of Kip in the studio, and it captioned it: "Started vocals! #WingerVII". Last December, WINGER guitarist Reb ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Release Second Solo Album This Year

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke to Cassius Morris on WatchMojo's brand new music podcast "Innersleeve" about her upcoming second solo album. Asked if the LP will once again be an all-instrumental effort, Nita said (see video below): "Actually, I am gonna have some guest vocalists on this ...

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NITA STRAUSS Partners With LEVY'S For Signature Guitar Strap

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has teamed up with Levy's to launch her signature guitar strap. Handcrafted in Nova Scotia, Canada, the two-inch-wide, one-ply woven polyester strap is adjustable from 35 inches to 60 inches, featuring a black-and-gold Baroque design with a swirl icon and Strauss's signature embossed ...

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A View From The Inside - REB BEACH

Nearly 20 years on from his last solo record, Reb Beach is going to delight fans of his more extravagant, shred-friendly work with this long-awaited instrumental splurge. Best known as a member of WINGER and WHITESNAKE, the Pennsylvanian clearly enjoys throwing off the shackles of straightforward hard rock and letting his imagination run riot. And ...

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