"We played some military bases, and I met a bunch of soldiers and got the idea to write a record from the perspective of the soldiers," explains Winger. "It didn't turn out to be that way in the end, but the first four songs are dedicated to the troops."
While IV is laced with Winger's trademark harmonies, it has been updated with a modern feel. Tracks like "Disappear" are loaded with fist-pumping riffs and uncharacteristically dark lyrics.
This year finds Winger back on the road and playing Cleveland for the first time since opening for Poison back in 2002.