Wagnerian rock is the merger of 20th-century rock and roll and 19th-century opera reminiscent of Richard Wagner or Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.[1][2] The term was coined by songwriter and producer Jim Steinman to describe Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums.[3]

Notable artists

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  1. ^ "Phil Spector". Biography.com. April 27, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Levy, Daniel (December 16, 1991). "Critics' Voices: Dec. 16, 1991". Time. Time's Reviewers. ISSN 0040-781X.
  3. ^ Mossman, Kate (June 30, 2017). "Ever wondered what Meat Loaf was on about? The musical that unlocks the mystery". www.newstatesman.com.
  4. ^ Caulfield, Keith (September 9, 2015). "Rewinding the Charts: 32 Years Ago a Risque Video Helped Bonnie Tyler Hit No. 1". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Jim Steinman: Tributes paid to 'the Wagner of rock'". Entertainment & Arts. BBC News. April 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Harrington, Richard (March 20, 1992). "KING CRIMSON: REIGN OF WAGNERIAN ROCK". Lifestyle. The Washington Post.
  7. ^ Frederick, Prince (October 25, 2018). "Finest exposition of Wagnerian rock". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X.
  8. ^ Obituary: Jim Steinman, writer of Bat Out of Hell, a riveting feast of Wagnerian rock bombast|HeraldScotland
  9. ^ Heim, Chris (July 10, 1992). "EMINENTLY SUCCESSFUL CURE TOPS WEEK'S SLATE OF SHOWS". Chicago Tribune.