The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we talk with Kip Winger about favorite tours, birthdays, Jimi Hendrix, and the upcoming Mistletoe Jam Holiday Concert featuring Winger at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie on Friday, Dec 8. Click video above for full interview.

Winger had two platinum selling albums with Winger and In the Heart of the Young with hit singles like "Seventeen", "Headed for a Heartbreak", and "Miles Away". The band had chart success in the early 1990's and were even nominated for an American Music Award for "Best New Heavy Metal Band". The band broke up after the release of their third album, 1993's Pull but eventually reunited in 2001. Winger continues to tour and record, while Kip Winger splits his time between the band and a solo career that includes acoustic shows.