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Axe icon Dick Wagner dies at 71

>>> Martin Kielty, TeamRock.com - 07/30/2014

Iconic rock guitarist, bandleader and songwriter Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71, it's been confirmed.
He's respected for being a driving force in Alice Cooper's band during his School's Out and Welcome To My Nightmare era of the 1970s. He wrote classic track Only Women Bleed, which has been covered by more than 30 artists since its 1975 release.
He'd already been leader of Lou Reed's band and had worked with Billy Joel before tying up with Cooper. He later worked in the studio with Aerosmith and performed and composed with artists including Peter Gabriel, Nils Lofgren, Rod Stewart, Grand Funk Railroad and many others.
Wagner, who'd rekindled his working relationship with Cooper in recent years, had been ill for some time. He'd undergone heart surgery earlier this month, after fighting back from a severe heart attack in 2007 - and although vowing to "play for you all again one day soon" he was in a medically-induced coma when he passed away last night.

Spiediefest This Weekend

>>> Gordon Ryan, RockFactoryRadio.com - 07/30/2014

Spiediefest returns to Otsiningo Park in Binghamton this weekend, and we want to know if you'll be attending this year, and the reason(s) why or why not. You can leave your responses over at our Facebook page.

Carousel Day Contest Winner!

>>> Gordon Ryan, RockFactoryRadio.com - 07/29/2014

Congratulations to Bruce Mueller, the Grand Prize winner of our portable gas grill contest drawing at the Carousel Day event!
More contests are coming soon, so keep listening to Rock Factory Radio for your chance to win!

AC/DC Singer To Drive In UK Race Event

>>> hennemusic.com - 07/28/2014

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will drive a mini in a race this coming weekend in his native UK.
The Journal reports Johnson is set to take part in the Nostalgia Weekend at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington, a venue he used to visit in the 1960s to watch MG racing.
He will be racing in a mini at the fifth Croft nostalgia event.