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Nita Strauss has announced she is leaving Alice Cooper’s touring band and has canceled upcoming solo festival dates.

The dynamic guitarist shared the news via Instagram where she wrote, “After this absolutely incredible run in Europe, it is bittersweet for me to let you guys know that I will not be joining the Alice Cooper band for the upcoming fall tour. I will also regretfully have to cancel the festival dates my solo band had planned for the rest of the year.”

She was quick to shoot down some speculation about this news but teased an upcoming announcement writing, “I AM NOT PREGNANT!!! There is no drama whatsoever and my touring year is still VERY full- in fact, I’m on a flight straight into the next adventure as I post this, and I’ll be on stage again much sooner than you think! But that’s news for another day.”

Strauss concluded, “The past eight years together has been the experience of a lifetime, and I could not be more grateful to Alice and Sheryl Cooper, Shep Gordon, the amazing band, crew and fans for welcoming me to all of your nightmare. I don’t know what the future will hold after this, but I am forever thankful.”

 

7 Memorable Rock Star Acting Cameos

  • Alice Cooper – 'Wayne’s World' (1992)

    There are few scenes more quotable than this gem that finds Wayne and Garth backstage hanging out with Cooper. Cooper says fans still come up to him this very day to reenact it.  The best part?  He actually obliges!

  • Billy Idol – 'The Wedding Singer' (1998)

    Idol playing himself in The Wedding Singer is simply brilliant.  Plus, the disdain with which he says “CD players” is something that always gets a laugh.

  • Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament – 'Singles' (1992)

    Who could forget Vedder, Gossard, and Ament as members of the Matt Dillon-fronted Citizen Dick in Singles?!  However, that’s still not the best grunge musician acting cameo of all time…

  • Jerry Cantrell - 'Jerry Maguire' (1996)

    …because the title of “Best Grunge Acting Cameo” will always be Alice In Chains’ Cantrell as “Jesus of CopyMat” in Jerry Maguire.

  • Meat Loaf - 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975)

    Sure…Eddie’s fate was grizzly, but Meat Loaf’s performance is easily the most underrated number from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • Alanis Morissette – 'Dogma' (1999)

    Morissette doesn’t utter a single word in her role as God in Dogma, arguably Kevin Smith’s best film.  (Yes, better than Clerks!  I said it!)  Nonetheless, she makes the most of her screentime and is remarkably powerful.

  • David Bowie – 'Zoolander' (2001)

    In addition to being a musical genius, Bowie had incredible comedic timing.  As if we all needed another reason to miss him!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.