Winger was formed in 1986 by bassist Kip Winger, a formerly a part of Alice Cooper's band. Using Kip's last name to dub the band "Winger", the members featured guitarist Reb Beach, bassist Paul Taylor, and drummer Rod Morgenstein, formerly of the Dixie Dregs. Winger embraced the stylish pop-metal scene like band Bon Jovi and Poison did before them. Wingers sound was successful and the bands debut sold over a million copies. The album featured hits like "Seventeen" and the ballad "Headed for a Heartbreak." In 1990, Winger released its second album, In the Heart of the Young. With the power ballad "Miles Away", Winger again sold over a million copies.