Dick Wagner is a guitar â€œgunslingerâ€ in the truest sense of the word. From his early bands the Bossmen, The Frost and Ursa Major to his being a member of Alice Cooper and Lou Reedâ€™s most dynamic bands (along with Steve Hunter), he has always played riffs, chords or solos that will forever be etched in our collective musical memory banks. If that isnâ€™t enough, Wagner is a talented songwriter who penned â€œOnly Women Bleed,â€ â€œI Never Cryâ€ (two of Alice Cooperâ€™ biggest hits) and â€œJust as I Am (Air Supply) which points to his versatility. Over the course of his career, he’s played on albums the likes of Kiss’ “Destroyer” and Aerosmithâ€™s “Get Your Wings.” This virtuosic guitar ace has always been sought after to add just the right element to a song with his searing, yet melodic lead runs and yeoman-like rhythm guitar work. His new book â€œNot Only Women Bleedâ€ is a must read (available as an E-book) if you want to know what itâ€™s like to be part of rock and roll history. Reviewfix.com recently spoke to Wagner via telephone and covered his embryonic days and early influences, the legendary Grande Ballroom (a famous Detroit venue),guitar heroics, his top five classic rock guitarist list, songwriting and much more.
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