Nita Strauss

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Nita Strauss
Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper performing in San Antonio, Texas 2015.jpg
Nita Strauss performing with Alice Cooper in 2015
Background information
Birth name Nita Strauss
Also known as Mega Murray (stage name)
Born (1986-12-07) December 7, 1986 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, tribute music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, backing vocals
Years active 2003—Present
Labels Powerslave Records
Associated acts First national tour 2003, Kill Slowly 2006–2008, As Blood Runs Black 2009–2010, Jermaine Jackson 2010, Consume The Fire 2011–2013, The Iron Maidens 2011–present, Femme Fatale 2013–present, Critical Hit 2013–present , LA KISS 2014–present, Alice Cooper 2014-present

Nita Strauss (born December 7, 1986) is an American guitarist. Best known for her work with Iron Maiden all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, her career has included performing with several rock ensembles such as the band Femme Fatale and the LA Kiss musical backing group. In June 2014, she replaced Orianthi in the band of American hard rock legend Alice Cooper, giving her an even larger platform. She was also ranked #1 on the list of '10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know' published by Guitar World. [1] She comes from a long line of classical musicians - one of her ancestors on her father's side of the family is the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II.[2][3]


In June 2014, it was announced that Nita would replace Orianthi as Alice Cooper's touring guitarist[4][5] for the 2014 tour dates, a role she has continued in 2017.

Strauss is featured as the main guitarist on seven songs in Docker's Guild album called The Heisenberg Diaries – Book A: Sounds of Future Past, released on January 21, 2016. Strauss met Docker through their mutual friend Jeff Gilooly[6]


  • Nita Strauss Consume The Fire intro solo on YouTube
  • Maxxxwell Carlisle feat. Nita Strauss – The Power of Metal Compels Me on YouTube
  • Battle for New York by Critical Hit (From Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) on YouTube
  • Nita Strauss National Anthem The Star Spangled Banner – Honda LA Kiss 2014 on YouTube

See also


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  2. ^ Bienstock, Richard (2015-10-27). "Nita Strauss Proves Shred Guitar's Not Dead". Rolling Stone. New York City, USA. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Adams, Ryan (2015-10-15). "No limits for Alice Cooper's shooting star guitarist Nita Strauss". Record-Journal. Meriden, Connecticut USA. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "ALICE COOPER Parts Ways With Guitarist ORIANTHI, Taps THE IRON MAIDENS' NITA STRAUSS". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Woods, James. "Guitarist Nita Strauss Talks Touring with Alice Cooper, Gear and Three-Guitar Attacks". Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Docker's Guild - The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A". Docker's Guild Official Website. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  • Interview with Nita Strauss Iron Maidens and Consume The Fire
  • Nita Strauss – The Iron Maidens, Consume The Fire
  • The Complete Interview: Hot Chick in Hard Rock Nita Strauss of The Iron Maidens and Consume the Fire
  • Nita Strauss Drop Dead Shred: Sweep City
  • Nita Strauss Custom TMNT Ibanez
  • Nita Strauss – Much More Than A Maiden – The Rock Guitar Daily Interview
  • Interview in italian with Nita Strauss

External links

  • Nita Strauss
  • Consume The Fire
  • The Iron Maidens official site
  • Nita Strauss Twitter site
  • Nita Strauss Facebook fan page
  • Nita Strauss Google+ fan page
  • Nita Strauss Reverb Nation page
  • Nita Strauss Instagram page
  • Critical Hit web site
  • Revolver Magazine: The Complete Interview: Hot Chick in Hard Rock Nita Strauss of The Iron Maidens and Consume the Fire
  • Nita Strauss on Facebook
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