In a recent conversation with Ultimate Guitar, Kip Winger opened up about his experience performing with Alice Cooper and the disappointment he felt.
Here’s what Kip Winger said:
“I knew more about Alice than he could remember. I was a huge Alice Cooper fan, a huge Dennis Dunway bass-playing fan. I mean, my biggest influence were Mel Schacher from Grand Funk, Dennis Dunway, and Dale Peterson of James Gang.
”And so I knew all that Alice material. I came up, met Kane Roberts – who was the guitar player for Alice at the time. Kane actually suggested that I should mention to Alice about that I would be available to tour. And I was lucky enough to get the call.”
About the disappointment he felt, Winger added:
“Ironically, they misspelled my name on that record. It’s Kip W-r-i-n-g-e-r. It was amazingly disappointing to be on the Alice Cooper record with my name spelled wrong… But funny. Anyway, hugely influential on me. I learned a lot from Alice.
”I owe Alice a lot. A great person to learn from when you’re just a kid getting into it back then. Especially this was all like pre-internet. So, very lucky to be in the right place at the right time.”