Dick Wagner

American rock music guitarist, songwriter and author

Richard Allen "Dick" Wagner (December 14, 1942 – July 30, 2014) was an American rock music guitarist, songwriter and author. He was best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and KISS. He also fronted his own Michigan-based bands, the Frost and the Bossmen.

Dick Wagner
Birth nameRichard Allen Wagner
Born(1942-12-14)December 14, 1942
Oelwein, Iowa, U.S.
DiedJuly 30, 2014(2014-07-30) (aged 71)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
GenresRock, hard rock, heavy metal, shock rock, power ballads
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, author
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1964–2014
LabelsDesert Dreams
Associated actsThe Frost, Ursa Major, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, KISS
Websitewagnermusic.com, notonlywomenbleed.com

On July 30, 2014, Wagner died of respiratory failure at the age of 71. He had contracted a lung infection as a complication of recent heart surgery.[1]


  1. "Dick Wagner dies". Billboard.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014.

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