Yes, gentle readers, that headline does indeed say Winger. And from the sounds of the following news item... maybe it's not so far "off-topic" as it might seem? Platinum recording artist Winger is playing Waterstock 2007 in Des Moines, IA at Water Works Park. Besides their slew of platinum hits such as "Madalaine," "Hungry," "Seventeen" and more ? Winger will be in support of their first album in over a decade. The founding members of Winger, Kip Winger (bass/vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Rod Morgenstein (drums) [see! (#1) -ed.], have reunited for their fourth record, which is touted as their finest album ever. Winger is joined by John Roth (guitars/vocals), a Winger member since 1993's Pull album, and new comer Cenk Eroglu (keyboards/vocals).
Being the first Winger album in 14 years it's not what you would expect. "The new Winger album," explains Kip, "starts where Pull left off and moves into new directions. It mixes some classic Hard Rock like Van Halen and early Winger style, progressive and acoustic elements that may resemble Geneis, Mott The Hoople or King Crimson." [see! (#2) - ed.]
All bands confirmed for Waterstock 2007 are Vince Neil, Warrant, Winger, White Lion, Seven Mary Three, Faster Pussycat, Cold Filtered and Gear Down. [Erm, on the other hand... -ed. The best outdoor music festival of the year takes place Saturday, June 30th at Waterworks Park. Tickets are currently on sale through Iowa Tix for only $27.50. This price is for a limited time only, so buy early and save. We also have 500 Part Pit Passes. Party Pit Pass tickets are $40 and get you side stage access, these will go fast.
[Source: VQPR... except the sarky editorial comments, 'natch]