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Formed: 1987
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Winger news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Icarus Witch To Support Winger In Pittsburgh

ICARUS WITCH have issued the following update:

"It's the first hometown Icarus Witch show in 5 months...and what a way to start the year!"

"Don't be 'Headed For A Heartbreak' this Valentines, give her the kind of rock she's really 'Hungry' for. We'll be opening this concert for local guitar god, Reb Beach and his melodic metal machine, WINGER on February 14th at The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, so if you 'Can't Get Enough' arena rock, make sure to contact us and get your tickets through Icarus Witch. If you don't have a date, even better...you KNOW where the crazy action will be on the South Side that night!" More...

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Winger Announce More Tour Dates For US

WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has updated the band's tour schedule. It is now as follows:

14 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, Ontario
16 - Rock N Roll Heaven - Buffalo, New York
17 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
19 - West Home Hardware Bar - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
20 - BB King's - New York, New York
21 - Mulcahy's - Wantagh, New York
22 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, New Jersey
23 - Middle East - Boston, Massachusetts
24 - Webster Theater - Hartford, Connecticut
27 - Agora - Cleveland, Ohio **
28 - House Of Blues - Chicago, Illinois
29 - Alarosa Villa - Columbus, Ohio

1 - Harpo's - Detroit, Michigan
4 - Pop’s - Sauget (St. Louis), Illinois **
5 - Beaumont - Kansas City, Missouri **
7 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, New Mexico **
8 - Eck’s Saloon - Denver, Colorado **
10 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, Utah **

** new dates

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Guitar Hero Encore Song List Revealed

The complete list of songs has been revealed for Activision's special 1980s-themed Guitar Hero title, dubbed Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. The game will ship for the PlayStation 2 on July 24.

According to Gamespot, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is rated T for Teen and will be the last game in the series from original developers Harmonix. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater developer Neversoft is taking over the franchise beginning with Guitar Hero III, while Harmonix is preparing rival rhythm game Rock Band. Both titles are set for release later this year for multiple platforms.

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s tracks:

"Caught in a Mosh" (as made famous by ANTHRAX)
"Balls to the Wall" (as made famous by ACCEPT)
"Electric Eye" (by JUDAS PRIEST)
"Los Angeles" (as made famous by X)
"Police Truck" (as made famous by DEAD KENNEDYS)
"We Got the Beat" (as made famous by THE GO GO'S)
"(I Think I'm) Turning Japanese" (as made famous by VAPORS)
"Seventeen" (as made famous by WINGER)
"Because, it's Midnite" (by LIMOZEEN)
"Hold On Loosely" (as made famous by .38 SPECIAL)
"No One Like You" (as made famous by SCORPIONS)
"Only a Lad" (as made famous by OINGO BOINGO)
"Ballroom Blitz" (as made famous by KROKUS)
"The Warrior" (by SCANDAL)
"What I Like About You" (as made famous by THE ROMANTICS)
"Wrath Child" (as made famous by IRON MAIDEN)
"I Wanna Rock" (by TWISTED SISTER)
"Round and Round" (as made famous by RATT)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by QUIET RIOT)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by DIO)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by ASIA)
"Radar Love" (as made famous by WHITE LION)
"18 and Life" (as made famous by SKID ROW)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by FASTER PUSSYCAT)
"Lonely is the Night" (as made famous by BILLY SQUIER)
"Nothing But a Good Time" (as made famous by POISON)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by EXTREME)
"Shaken" (as made famous by EDDIE MONEY)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by THE POLICE)

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Just For Fun

Guitar Hero Encore: Rockin 80's Style

Recent pre-order boxes for the upcoming Playstation 2 videogame "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s" have revealed more tracks for the game, the latest include:

Anthrax - "Caught In A Mosh"
Iron Maiden - "Wrathchild"
.38 Special - "Hold on Loosely"
White Lion - "Radar Love"
Scorpions - "No One Like You"
The Vapors - "Turning Japanese"
Winger - "Seventeen"

It is not known which, if any, of these tracks will be original recordings or covers. They join the previously announced tracks:

"We Got The Beat" (The Go-Go's)
"Balls To The Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
"Only A Lad"(as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
"The Warrior" (as made famous by Scandal)
"18 And Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
"Lonely Is The Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
"Nothin' But A Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
"Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police)
"I Wanna Rock" (Twisted Sister) (original recording)
"I Ran" (Flock Of Seagulls) (original recording)
"Round And Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)

The game is expected to see a July 17th release date.

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