View Full Version : Dick Wagner dead at 71

Travis The Dragon
07-30-2014, 12:58 PM
From: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-alice-cooper-guitarist-dick-wagner-dead-at-71/
According to the Detroit Free Press, former ALICE COOPER guitarist Dick Wagner died this morning (Wednesday, July 30) of respiratory failure. He was 71 years old.

Wagner spent the past two weeks at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he had been in intensive care following a cardiac procedure.

Back in 2007, Wagner suffered a serious heart attack but made a full recovery and returned to the stage five years later.

Dick was most notably the guitarist and co-writer of many of Alice Cooper's biggest hits but was also featured on KISS' "Destroyer" and AEROSMITH's "Get Your Wings".
Wagner was Alice Cooper's right-hand man on the albums "Welcome To My Nightmare", "Goes To Hell", "Lace And Whiskey", "From The Inside" and "DaDa", helping in songwriting, composing, production and playing lead guitar. He also contributed to the making of "School's Out", "Billion Dollar Babies", "Muscle Of Love", "Hey Stoopid", and Alice Cooper's latest album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare".

In January 2012, Wagner released his book, "Not Only Women Bleed: Vignettes From The Heart Of A Rock Musician", as a Kindle edition. It features a foreword by Cooper.
This is really sad to read! I actually love the music he did in a very underground band called The Frost. It's really amazing and extremely underrated. You will be missed Dick! RIP. :(

07-30-2014, 04:03 PM
R.I.P. :(

He had a lot of really great work, and he was an impressive songwriter too. I believe he wrote most of "Only Women Bleed" before he joined forces with Alice.

07-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Knew about him through his guitar work on the Kiss songs "Sweet Pain" and the famous "Beth". R.I.P. Dick, you have your place in music and kisstory :(