Alice Cooper’s guitarist Nita Strauss spoke in an interview with KNAC.COM and revealed the little conversation between her and KISS frontman Paul Stanley. She said:
“I didn’t work directly with them (Gene and Paul), though I was little starstruck the first time I met them. I mainly worked through the talent department. I didn’t work directly too much with Gene and Paul, but they were very nice to work for. When I was leaving and the last half of the season, I had a great conversation with Paul.
I had just landed the Alice Cooper tour and had to make a decision to do one thing or the other. I had to let them know I was having to leave. but I had a good reason. [Laughs] This was the Motley Crue farewell tour with Alice Cooper supporting.
Gene and Paul were extremely understanding. On the last day, Paul pulled me aside and said, ‘Listen, if we have to lose you to anyone, I’m glad it was the Alice Cooper organization because they are going to treat you really well.’ I have a lot of respect for him because of that. He didn’t have to do that, but he did, and that was really, really cool of him.”
On The Iron Maidens, she said:
“The band just celebrated their 17th anniversary, can you believe it? Oh, it was so much fun playing in that band. I joined them the year they celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Before I joined I remember that you couldn’t go anywhere and not see these posters promoting gigs with these five badass girls on them.
The had a loyal following even early on because of their ability to perform the songs and their stage show. They had the full stage show with screens, and their own ‘Eddie.’ They were legendary even back then, but to play with them from 2011 to 2014 was an amazing musical education.
I got a chance to cut my teeth from day one. I went on tour and played a bunch of shows, I got used to being on stage and dealing with mishaps. Anything that can go wrong will and I learned how to deal with that.”
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