The touring guitarist of Alice Cooper and solo musician, Nita Strauss, made a new interview with ‘Sweetwater’ this week to talk about many topics from her upcoming projects to her golden-worth advice to young generation musicians.
As you may already follow Nita’s career, she’s a social media influencer, a professional fitness coach as well as a super-talented musician. Last month, she joined WWE’s ‘NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver’ event to sing the National Anthem with her signature guitar Ibanez JIVA10. After the performance, she took her official Instagram account to thank all WWE community and WWE NXT founder Triple H.
In her latest ever interview with Sweetwater, Nita was asked whether she has any advice for the young generation stars. Alice Cooper guitarist stated that every single musician has to develop their own style to achieve great things in their music career.
Here is what Nita told:
“I think my best advice, across the board, is always just unapologetically be yourself. I think so many people get caught up in wanting to be their heroes that they forget to develop their own personality and their own style. I think a big part of authenticity is kind of knowing your own boundaries, knowing who you are and what you’re willing to do and what you’re not willing to do.
I did think for a long time that I had to conform to a certain stereotype of, like, ‘You wanna be in a band? Go out and drink with everybody.’ Or somebody told me you have to show your body. And I went down that path for a while, and I didn’t like the kind of attention that I got. So then I went the complete opposite way, and I was, like, ‘I wanna be taken seriously as a guitar player,’ and that didn’t work either, because that’s not who I am.”
“There’s no rule that says you have to look a certain way in order to play a certain style of music, even though people on the Internet like to say that there are rules. But you can’t live by these arbitrary rules that Internet people make up; you just have to authentically be yourself.”
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