Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist Nita Strauss was the latest interview guest of the YouTube channel of The Sessions Panel this week and reveals what he’s doing while not playing guitar on stage with Alice Cooper as well as the decision of dropping out of high school.
As you might already know, Nita has worked with the first all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens from 2011 to 2015 and became one of the three female stars who have their own signature guitar by having an agreement with a Japanese guitar company Ibanez.
In the interview Nita was asked was that at that point she decided to leave high school and joined Iron Maiden tribute band ‘The Iron Maidens.’ However, Nita admitted that the days he decided to drop out of high school were far before she has joined the band.
Here is what Nita said to The Sessions Panel:
“Halfway through my junior year of high school, I dropped out of school to pursue music full-time.
Actually, that was so many years later which is crazy. Yeah, it was years and years later that I started playing with Iron Maidens, it was 2011 or 2012. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t have done it.
All of my career – I pretty much just adopted this philosophy. I would play guitar with anybody that would have me, for basically any amount of money, I didn’t care how much I was getting paid.”
“A lot of times it would cost me more to do the gigs than I would be making if I made anything at all. I finished a tour in Europe and then I would go straight out on the road with Jermaine Jackson, and I would come straight back to L.A. and play with the cover band.
And then I would go straight on something else. It just didn’t matter to me, I just wanted to get all the experience as much as I possibly could.”
You can watch the interview below.
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