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After the band wraps up a tour of Japan in the Fall of 1993, the members each go their separate ways to pursue individual goals.

    KIP WINGER • Moves to Santa Fe, New Mexico and builds his own recording studio. Composes, arranges, performs, engineers and produces 3 solo records, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream (1997), Made by Hand (1998) and Songs From the Ocean Floor (2000), which all receive worldwide critical acclaim. Solo tours of the US, Japan and Europe follow each release. Currently scoring music for film.

    REB BEACH • Records and tours the world with Alice Cooper from 1996-98.. Records and tours with Dokken from 1998 through 2001, including the hugely successful Poison/Cinderella/Dokken/Slaughter summer 2000 US tour. Releases his first solo recording, Masquerade in 2001.

    ROD MORGENSTEIN • Records and tours with the Dixie Dregs, Jazz is Dead, and Rudess Morgenstein Project. Also records with Kip Winger, Platypus and Jelly Jam ( featuring members of Dream Theater and King's X). Has been an Associate Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1997.

    PAUL TAYLOR • Records, tours, and co-writes most of the songs on Steve Perry's For The Love Of Strange Medicine (1995). Tours with Alice Cooper in 1996-97, Tommy Shaw in 1998, and John Waite in 1999. Also has been active writing music for film and television.

    JOHN ROTH • Tours in 1998 throughout Europe with Kip Winger in support of This Conversation Seems Like A Dream and Made by Hand. Records with Kip Winger for Songs From the Ocean Floor (2000). Presently working on a solo CD as well as performing and recording with his band The Lost Boys.


2002

    Nearly nine years since Winger last performed live, the band members are pumped to reunite for what will be an unforgettable spring/summer 2002 tour. With a renewed energy and a vast combination of musical and creative diversity, Winger will bring their special brand of music back to their fans. See you there ...



 


 

WINGER HISTORY / UPDATES ON THE BAND MIMBERS Edit Text

The Metal Days (1987-93)

• Debut Release

  • Winger forms in 1987.
  • Debut album, Winger, is released in 1988 on Atlantic Records, and soars far past the platinum mark in the U.S. and goes gold in Japan and Canada, establishing Winger as one of the hottest new bands on the scene.
  • Radio and MTV hits include "Madalaine", "Seventeen", "Headed For A Heartbreak" and "Hungry".
  • The companion home video, Winger: The Videos/Volume One, sails past the RIAA gold mark.
  • Winger tours for over a year with the likes of Bad Company, Scorpions, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row and Tesla.
  • Band is nominated in 1990 for an American Music Award for Best New Heavy Metal Band.

• Second Release

  • 1990 release of In the Heart of the Young on Atlantic Records mines more RIAA platinum in the U.S. and gold in Japan.
  • Hit radio tracks and MTV videos include "Can't Get Enuff", "Miles Away" and "Easy Come Easy Go".
  • Winger tours the world for 13 months playing over 230 dates with Kiss, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Extreme and Slaughter.

• Third Release

  • 1993 - Winger releases the critically acclaimed Pull on Atlantic Records.
  • The track "Down Incognito" is a smash at radio.
  • Winger tours the U.S., Japan and Canada.


Post Metal Days (1993-2000)

    After the band wraps up a tour of Japan in the Fall of 1993, the members each go their separate ways to pursue individual goals.

    KIP WINGER • Moves to Santa Fe, New Mexico and builds his own recording studio. Composes, arranges, performs, engineers and produces 3 solo records, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream (1997), Made by Hand (1998) and Songs From the Ocean Floor (2000), which all receive worldwide critical acclaim. Solo tours of the US, Japan and Europe follow each release. Currently scoring music for film.

    REB BEACH • Records and tours the world with Alice Cooper from 1996-98.. Records and tours with Dokken from 1998 through 2001, including the hugely successful Poison/Cinderella/Dokken/Slaughter summer 2000 US tour. Releases his first solo recording, Masquerade in 2001.

    ROD MORGENSTEIN • Records and tours with the Dixie Dregs, Jazz is Dead, and Rudess Morgenstein Project. Also records with Kip Winger, Platypus and Jelly Jam ( featuring members of Dream Theater and King's X). Has been an Associate Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1997.

    PAUL TAYLOR • Records, tours, and co-writes most of the songs on Steve Perry's For The Love Of Strange Medicine (1995). Tours with Alice Cooper in 1996-97, Tommy Shaw in 1998, and John Waite in 1999. Also has been active writing music for film and television.

    JOHN ROTH • Tours in 1998 throughout Europe with Kip Winger in support of This Conversation Seems Like A Dream and Made by Hand. Records with Kip Winger for Songs From the Ocean Floor (2000). Presently working on a solo CD as well as performing and recording with his band The Lost Boys.


2002

    Nearly nine years since Winger last performed live, the band members are pumped to reunite for what will be an unforgettable spring/summer 2002 tour. With a renewed energy and a vast combination of musical and creative diversity, Winger will bring their special brand of music back to their fans. See you there ... Edit Text