Winger

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock hair metal 80s heavy metal rock glam metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Allmusic BBC Music IMDb last.fm Lyrics MySpace Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia YouTube

Biography

This melodic US AOR/hard rock act was formed by experienced session musicians Kip Winger (22 May 1961; bass, vocals) and Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) following their work together on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor tour. Enlisting lead guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Rod Morgenstein (ex-Dixie Dregs), the quartet chose the name Sahara, but were forced to change to Winger at the last moment - the original name still appeared on a corner of the debut sleeve. Winger proved to be an immediate success, producing US Top 30 singles in ‘Seventeen’ (number 26, February 1989) and ‘Headed For A Heartbreak’ (number 19, June 1989), while the vocalist’s rugged good looks turned him into a major sex symbol. This rather worked against the band in press terms, and Winger were never really taken seriously by the UK rock press in particular, despite abilities which kept them in demand for musician-type magazines and a genuinely impressive debut. In The...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Winger


Find products featuring
Winger
Email alerts for products
by Winger
Email Icon
OLDIES.com on facebook

Clearance Products:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)