Nita Strauss: "A guitar solo is a way for the guitarist to tell a chapter of the song's story. That dictates my approach, rather than, 'Here's a bunch of cool notes'"

Nita Strauss performs at The Ritz on November 22, 2021 in San Jose, California.
(Image credit: Steve Jennings/WireImage)

There's been a ton of noise surrounding Nita Strauss of late, none of which has detered the Ibanez-wielding shredder.

Most of the chaos stemmed from Strauss stepping away from her longtime employ with Alice Cooper to hit the road with pop-turned-rock mega-star Demi Lovato. And while many of the metal faithful were perturbed, Strauss's most loyal fans understood her position as a gun for hire.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.