Alice Cooper Guitarist Nita Strauss Slams Hoaxers Who Are Trying To Steal From Musicians
Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist Nita Strauss recently posted a photo on her Instagram stories and criticized the people who have been stealing from the artists that have already been struggling for over a year now due to the pandemic.
As you know, Nita Strauss is one of the most influential and well-known guitarists of our era. She had ranked Number 1 on Guitar World’s ‘10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know‘ list in 2011. She has been touring with Alice Cooper since 2014 and is credited as the first female signature artist of Ibanez Guitar, and her dream guitar is now sold in three different versions.
The 34 years old guitarist is for sure a hardworking musician. However, she was one of the many artists who were highly affected by the pandemic as they couldn’t work to support themselves, their families, and crew members. Strauss is one of the artists who did their best not to get discouraged by the pandemic but the latest thing she came across really pissed her off.
While browsing on the internet, Strauss came across a website that sells her bootleg merch. She posted a screenshot on her Instagram and asked her fans not to buy from these types of shops. She said that people who try to make a profit off their back without giving them anything have always made her sick.
Nonetheless, this situation has started angering her even more in the past year as ‘artists are struggling during the pandemic as it is and every t-shirt sale, every download helps’ and people like that are ‘literally stealing‘ from them.
Nita Strauss expressed her frustration with the following words:
“Please don’t buy bootleg merch! Artists are struggling during the pandemic as it is and every t-shirt sale, every download helps. People like this literally stealing make me sick all the time but especially now.”
You can have a look at the photo that Nita Strauss recently posted on her Instagram story below.