Nita Strauss hasn’t ruled out returning to Alice Cooper’s band

Demi Lovato guitarist Nita Strauss said there were no hard feelings between her and her former employer Alice Cooper, and she hasn’t ruled out a return to the rocker’s band.

“It’s an interesting thing that everyone picked up on saying it’s a ‘leaving’ but I don’t necessarily feel like I’m gone,” Strauss said. Stronger. “I’ve taken a step back and I’m taking a step back from this upcoming tour, but I don’t think anyone’s ever used the word stop or go outside of the others. When I had my last gigs with Alice , we had this Alice hosted a ‘hiatus dinner’ where he said, ‘We wish you the best, we love you, you’re welcome.'”

Strauss, who joined Cooper’s touring band in 2014, announced last month that she would not be joining him on his upcoming fall tour and was canceling her solo festival dates for the rest of the year. year. She revealed a few days later that she was joining Lovato’s touring band. Cooper, meanwhile, announced the return of the muscular, guitar-gunner Kane Roberts, who played on Cooper’s 1986 album. constrictor and 1987 Raise your fist and shout.

Despite the change in personnel, Strauss said she won’t be stepping down from Cooper’s band for good and could see herself reuniting with him next year if the time is right. “There’s no closing the door and changing the guard, it’s just me stepping back a bit,” she explained. “Depending on next year’s schedule, I might get a chance to come back, maybe not. But it definitely doesn’t feel that definitive to me and Alice’s band members and the inner circle as it has been portrayed in the world.”

The guitarist praised Cooper’s “consummate professionalism” and had nothing but good things to say about his time in his band. “It’s the best. Alice and his wife Sheryl and his manager Shep, we’re family,” she enthused. “We’ve spent more of the last eight years together than with our flesh and blood families. So we absolutely love, adore and respect each other. It’s a great place and if this is my last time there, anyone who steps into that role is super lucky.”

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