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20 Questions With Kip Winger, 11/27/01




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Over the last month or so, we’ve been on a roll regarding our 20 Questions. We’ve had some great answers and some indepth interviews. Well it can’t last forever!

And on that note, here’s our 20 Questions with Winger’s Kip Winger!

1. What are you currently up to? This is your only chance to promote your projects.

very Funny! .I’m currently just writing my ass off.Alot of songs..and working on a ochestral piece.

NOTE: Actually we weren’t trying to be funny. We start every interview this way. If you think that’s funny, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

2. Poison was out touring for the third Summer in a row & once again drawing some very big crowds. What’s your take on the reason why Poison and Kiss are the only hairbands to draw such a large crowd while the others are playing clubs or small theaters?

Bon Jovi’s not doing too bad… Basically the bands that sold Millions of records can still draw enough people to survive.


3. Do you think Winger was musically superior to the typical 80s hairband?

Those would be you words…Obviously we were all good musicians..and strived to write more challenging stuff.

4. What hard rock/heavy metal band should call it a day?

Only the ones who dont love what they’re doing.

5. Rate the following singers on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being somebody who sucks and 10 being a vocal god.

Steve Whiteman = 10

Alice Cooper = 9

Bret Michaels = 4

Sebastian Bach = 9

Jani Lane = 2

Vince Neil = 3

Stephen Pearcy = 2

Don Dokken = 1

Marilyn Manson = 10

Mark Slaughter = 5

6. Isn’t ballet kind of…well, gay?

I guess if your completely uneducated and uncultured..and have your head buried in your ass.And by the way for the stupid people who make comment like that..I dare you to try it..you wouldn’t last 5 mins.

If you watch pro-football consider yourself a gay lover..cause most pro athletes have studied ballet for basic agility…go figure..

7. Did you ever do any session work and not get credit for it, and if so, who did you do it for?

I haven’t done it for years…

8. Of all the bands Winger played with, who treated you guys with the least respect?

No-one we played with cause once they heard us there was not much to say.

9. Finish this sentences: "The biggest misconception about Winger is…"

that we were a corprate band…and that ballet is gay.

10. Being that you’ve taken music theory and are into classical music and such, you should be a good judge of songs. Rate these following songs on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a song that really sucks and 10 being an almost perfect song.

Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue = 3

Panama by Van Halen = 5

Unskinny Bop by Poison = 2

Nookie by Limp Bizkit = ?

Lick It Up by Kiss = 3

Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row = 6

Bang Bang by Kix = 5

Smooth Up In Ya by the BulletBoys = 8

Can You Take Me Higher by Creed = 6

My Own Worst Enemy by Lit = ???


11. Back in 1988, Winger opened up for Ozzy replacing Anthrax. Do you remember why Anthrax got the boot and how did it feel getting booed by Ozzy’s fans and leaving the tour a few days later?

That never happened..it was only a few show to begin with..

12. What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?

boy, your really eggin me on eh..

I dont know but I can tell you what "wanna be rock star deserves a smack"..who ever wrote these questions

NOTE: Again, this is just the same question we’ve asked everybody since day one.

13. What do you remember about playing in the following cities:

Denver = girls

Dallas = girls

Detroit = girls

Chicago = girls

New York = girls

San Diego = girls

Minneapolis = girls

Nashville = girls

Philadelphia = girls

Miami = girls

14. What’s the most destructive thing you’ve ever done on the road?

Why is that suppose to be cool?

NOTE: No, it’s suppose to be a question. Thanks for going along with it.

15. Which do you prefer:

Kix or Cinderella = Both

Paula Abdul or Janet Jackson = Neither

Tchaikovsy or Mozart = Tchaikivsky

Kane Roberts or Reb Beach = Beach

Don Johnson or George Michael = Neither

1990 or 2000 = 2000

Riki Rachtman or Carson Daly = Neither

Touring with the Scorpions or Touring with Kiss = Scorps

New York or Miami = Miami

Limp Bizkit or Staind = Staind

16. Who’s the most overrated band today?


17. Yes or no, has Kip Winger ever:

Worn two condoms at once = wouldn’t you like to know

Had anal sex with a supermodel = ditto

Encoraged male friends to take ballet = only to you..so you’ll find out your a whip.

Considered suicide = how nouveau

Failed a breathalyzer = no

Shaved your chest hair = I let girls do that

Bleached your teeth = no

Been over 21 and had sex with a 17 year old = no

Thought about re-recording your past Winger songs for a "Latest & Greatest" CD = no

Shoplifted = no

18. Do you ever wish Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis & Butthead, would die a painful death for basically ruining your career?

yeh, why not..

19. Isn’t posing for Playgirl..well, gay?

if your interested in being gay then you should get a subscription

NOTE: If you were interested in making a favorable impression with the 300,000 some Sludgeaholics who visit every week, you would have put some effort into this and not come off like a crab apple.

20. Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association. We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.

Beavis & Butthead = funny

Lonn Friend = great guy

Dana Strum = not so great

Gene Simmons = great marketing dude

Beau Hill = talented producer

Fiona = nice person

Jason Flom = good ears

Rachel Hunter = cool accent

Lars Ulrich = big head

Alice Cooper = legend

Well, of the thousands of interviews I’ve done this was certainly the wierdest……..

Thank you.

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