On July 11, Nita Strauss abruptly announced via social media she was leaving Alice Cooper’s band after eight years and that she was “on a flight straight into the next adventure.” We now know what that next adventure is: playing guitar for Demi Lovato.
The rock-loving pop star - Lovato's upcoming album, HOLY FVCK, sees them reinventing themselves with songs "grounded in Demi's rock and pop-punk roots," according to a press release – appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, July 14, and Strauss was onstage riffing and ripping solos beside them on their new pop-punk single, "Substance."
You can watch the performance below via Twitter.
In related news, Alice Cooper announced that his '80s-era guitarist, Kane Roberts, would be taking Strauss' place for his upcoming fall live dates. In a social media post Cooper said: “I'm looking forward to welcoming back Kane Roberts for our shows in September and October. We've been friends all this time, and he's always been one of my favorite guitarists. He's bringing more muscle to the Detroit Muscle Tour. We've always had a swinging door policy where players can come and go, so it's very exciting to get back on stage with Kane.”