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    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:32:43

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Nita Strauss - She is the guitarist in Alice Cooper's band

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    • Alice Cooper - PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - May 30: American musician and rock singer Alice Cooper christens an almost four-month-old cub of the rare Indian rhinoceros at the zoological garden on May 30, 2014 in Plzen, Czech Republic. He caressed his goddaughter, baby rhino Maruska, in the pavilion of rhinoceroses during his visit of the Metalfest music festival.
    • Alice Cooper - PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - May 30: American musician and rock singer Alice Cooper christens an almost four-month-old cub of the rare Indian rhinoceros at the zoological garden on May 30, 2014 in Plzen, Czech Republic. He caressed his goddaughter, baby rhino Maruska, in the pavilion of rhinoceroses during his visit of the Metalfest music festival.
    • Alice Cooper - PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC - May 30: American musician and rock singer Alice Cooper christens an almost four-month-old cub of the rare Indian rhinoceros at the zoological garden on May 30, 2014 in Plzen, Czech Republic. He caressed his goddaughter, baby rhino Maruska, in the pavilion of rhinoceroses during his visit of the Metalfest music festival.

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    Today's Take Aim invitee is Nita Strauss, the amazingly talented and stunningly beautiful guitarist in Alice Cooper's band. She is a total babe and she slays with her instrument, so of course she is welcome into the Take Aim ring at any time.

    We love a girl who can sling an axe and look amaze while doing it. We're. Not. Worthy.

    Get to know her!

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    Guitar player, sushi snob, party captain!

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    An astronaut! Or more likely building guitars. Becoming a luthier has been a dream I've nurtured quietly for years. I still might when I'm done touring!

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I hate to admit this because of the constant woman in the kitchen jokes I already get, but I really like to cook! I make tons of different stuff -- Indonesian nasi goreng, Thai curry, chicken picatta, I even make sushi at home! I don't get to cook often these days since I'm on the road so much, but I do all the time when I'm at home. It's therapeutic and delicious!

    Mmm. We're hungry now. So, back to the topic at hand, literally! Can you talk about some of your history with the guitar? Who inspired you to pick it up and to keep playing?

    My dad is a musician, and he bought me my first guitar and taught me my first few chords. It was the movie Crossroads that really inspired me to start playing seriously. The cutting heads scene at the end with Steve Vai just flipped a switch in my head and I thought, 'THAT'S what I'm supposed to be doing!' I haven't slowed down since then.

    How do you deal with battle scars + wounds on your hands? Being a girl, I think our female readers would be interested in this!

    I'm extremely careful with my hands! It's actually rare that you'll see me without a manicure on the road. The trick is getting a gel manicure so the guitar strings don't tear up the polish. I keep my nails extremely short of course but that doesn't mean they can't look nice!

    Finish this sentence: Nita Strauss is the artist that...

    Will give 110 percent to every single performance no matter what. Getting to play guitar for audiences all over the world is my dream come true and I give it my all every single show!

    Nita Strauss is like our fave female rocker EVER!

    Who wants to get to know Nita Strauss even more?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.24.14



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