Holly Stephey talks to The Maestro of Rock, Dick Wagner, If I Had the Time I Could Change the World
Dick Wagner to appear on Red velvet Media Blogtalk Radio with Holly Stephey ,Rock N Roll and 2013 Rockers For St. Jude!
Known to fans and friends as “The Maestro of Rock,” DICK WAGNER’S songs and lead guitar have been featured on more 250 renowned albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records, BMI songwriter awards and numerous prestigious international awards.
The Detroit area native helped define an era in rock history by playing lead guitar and writing songs for Alice Cooper, KISS, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, The Frost, Peter Gabriel, Meat Loaf, Guns N’ Roses, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Etta James, Air Supply, Hall & Oates, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Burton Cummings, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lita Ford, Nina Simone, and more.
Legendary for his groundbreaking collaborations with Alice Cooper, for whom he was musical director, lead guitarist and co-writer of the icon’s biggest hits, including Only Women Bleed, You and Me, and Welcome To My Nightmare, Wagner was Cooper’s right hand man on groundbreaking albums including Welcome to My Nightmare, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell, Lace and Whiskey, From the Inside, The Alice Cooper Show, and Da Da. Together, Cooper and Wagner co-wrote the majority of Alice Cooper's top selling singles and albums, including more than 50 songs, featured on over 60 Alice Cooper albums worldwide.
Dick Wagner and his guitar partner, Steve Hunter, have been celebrated together with two positions in the Gibson.com Top 50 Guitar Solos of all Time, for Intro to Sweet Jane (Lou Reed) and Train Kept A ‘Rollin’ (Aerosmith). Dick Wagner’s guitar solo on Same Old Song & Dance (Aerosmith) is celebrated by Gibson.com as #1 of Aerosmith’s Top 10 Riff-Heavy Tracks.
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2013 ROCKERS FOR ST JUDE: In the style of “We Are the World,” Dick Wagner has gathered together an All-Star band of rockers from across the history of rock n roll to record his song for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World).” The recording features Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Trini Lopez, Elliot Easton (the Cars), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Leland Sklar (James Taylor), and 50 more renowned rockers. Producer Wagner tells us, “There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away. This song is about giving a small part of that endless supply in your heart.” Join Rockers for St Jude on Facebook:www.facebook.com/
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