Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Band History
Why the name ApologetiX?
How did the band get started?
When did "Weird Al" Yankovic's drummer play with ApologetiX?
How did you get started doing parodies?
What was the first song the band ever recorded?
What other Christian songs did ApologetiX perform?

Band Member Bios
Who is Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner?
Who is Tom Tincha?
Who is J. Jackson?
Who is Keith Haynie?
Who is Wayne Bartley?
Who is Rich Mannion?

Band Mysteries
Is the ApologetiX logo a pagan symbol?
Does ApologetiX know "Weird Al" Yankovic?
Is J. really the singer's first name?
Is ApologetiX trying to sanitize secular music?
How do you pick potential parodies?
Does ApologetiX get much negative feedback?
Is ApologetiX just a safe alternative?
How old are the band members?
Do the band members answer their own email?
Can I send emails to the band members?

Boys in the Band - Alumni
Who is Jerry Hayostek?
Who is Bill Hubauer?
Who was Chris VonBartheld?
Who is Bob Flaherty?
Who was Keith Harrold?
Who is Tom Milnes?
Who is Fred Behanna?
Who is Jeff Pakula?
Who was Rick Servocky?
Who is Andy Sparks?
Who is David McKee?
Who is Steve Kayner?
Who is B.J. Collins?
Who is Bill "Moose" Rieger?
Who is Karl Messner?
Who is Todd Waites?

CD Confidential
What's the story behind Ticked?
What's the story behind Isn't Wasn't Ain't?
What does the “WWID” shirt mean inside the Jesus Christ Morningstar CD?
What's the story behind the Downer of a Sister DVD?
What's the story behind Radical History Tour?
What's the story behind Jesus Christ Morningstar?
What's the story behind Biblical Graffiti?
What's the story behind Soundproof?
What's the story behind Keep the Change?
What's the story behind Grace Period?
What's the story behind Adam Up?
What's the story behind Get Rich Quick?
What's the story behind New & Used Hits: The Best of ApologetiX Vol. 1 & 2?
Why isn't "Look Yourself" on New & Used Hits?
What's the story behind Never Before, but Then Again ...?
What's the story behind Get Rich Quick?
Who played keyboards on Radical History Tour?
What's the story behind Apol-acoustiX?
What's the story behind Recovery?
What's the story behind Future Tense?
What's the story behind Chosen Ones?
What's the story behind Wordplay?
What's the story behind The Boys Aren't Backin' Down?
What's the story behind Wise Up and Rock?
What's the story behind Hot Potato Soup?
What's the story behind 20:20 Vision?
Where can I find the lyrics for your parodies online?
What's the story behind Handheld Messiah?
What's the story behind Singles Group?
What's the story behind Loaded 45s?
What's the story behind Apoplectic?
What's the story behind Unconditional Releases?
What's the story behind Easter Standard Time?
What's the story behind Music Is As Music Does?
What's the story behind Play Nice?
What's the story behind You Can't Say Euphrates Without the 80's?
What's the story behind Doves in Snakes' Clothing?
What's the story behind Minor League?
What's the story behind Quilt?
What's the story behind Only a Glorified Cover Band?
What's the story behind Very Vicarious?
What's the story behind Zebraic?
What's the story behind Xit Ego Lopa?
What's the story behind From Hair to Eternity?
What's the story behind I Know You Are but What Am I?
What's the story behind Nichey?
What's the story behind That's Too Bad?
What’s the story behind Double Take?
What’s the story behind Sandwich Platter?
What’s the story behind Conspiracy No. 56?
What’s the story behind Prehysterical?
What’s the story behind Alien Invasion?
What’s the story behind Braggadocious?
What's the story behind Decent Alternative?
What's the story behind Overdue Books?
What's the story behind, Apolog80s: Back from the Future?

CD Contents & Lyrics
What songs are on Radical History Tour (1994)?
What songs are on That's Too Bad (2018)?
What songs are on Very Vicarious (2017)?
What songs are on Apolog80s: Back from the Future (2021)?
What songs are on Get Rich Quick (2021)?
What songs are on New & Used Hits: The Best of ApologetiX Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) Disc Two (Used)?
What songs are on New & Used Hits: The Best of ApologetiX Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) Disc One (New)?
What songs are on Adam Up (2003)?
What songs are on Grace Period (2002)?
What songs are on Keep the Change (2001)?
What songs are on Spoofernatural (2000)?
What songs are on Biblical Graffiti (1999)?
What songs are on Jesus Christ Morningstar (1998)?
What songs are on Ticked (1997)?
What songs are on Isn't Wasn't Ain't (1993)?
Can I get a complete discography and track listing?
What songs are on Apol-acoustiX (2005)?
What songs are on Recovery (2009)?
What songs are on The Boys Aren't Backin' Down? (2009)?
What songs are on ApologetiX Hits: The Road (2005)?
What songs are on Wordplay (2006)?
What songs are on Chosen Ones (2007)?
What songs are on Future Tense (2008)?
What songs are on Wise Up and Rock (2011)?
What songs are on 20:20 Vision (2012)?
What songs are on Soundproof (2010)?
What songs are on Hot Potato Soup (2013)?
What songs are on Handheld Messiah (2013)?
What songs are on Singles Group (2014)?
What songs are on Loaded 45s (2014)?
What songs are on Apoplectic (2014)?
What songs are on Unconditional Releases (2014)?
What songs are on Easter Standard Time (2015)?
What songs are on Music Is As Music Does (2015)?
What songs are on Play Nice (2015)?
What songs are on You Can't Say Euphrates Without the 80's (2015)?
What songs are on Doves in Snakes' Clothing (2016)?
What songs are on Minor League (2016)?
What songs are on Only a Glorified Cover Band (2016)?
What songs are on Quilt (2016)?
What songs are on Zebraic (2017)?
What songs are on From Hair to Eternity (2017)?
What songs are on Xit Ego Lopa (2017)?
What songs are on I Know You Are but What Am I? (2018)?
What songs are on Nichey? (2018)?
What songs are on Double Take (2019)?
What songs are on Sandwich Platter (2019)?
What songs are on Conspiracy No. 56 (2019)?
What songs are on Prehysterical (2019)?
What songs are on Alien Invasion (2020)?
What songs are on Braggadocious (2020)?
What songs are on Decent Alternative (2020)?
What songs are on Overdue Books (2020)?
What songs are on Never Before, but Then Again ... (2021)?

Concert Questions
How can I get more complete concert information?
How do I get info on booking a concert?
Does ApologetiX do benefit concerts?
What national festivals has ApologetiX played?
Where does ApologetiX tour?
Does ApologetiX play concerts in Canada?
What fan has been to the most concerts?
Does J. ever accidentally sing the original lyrics to a song onstage?

How do I schedule an interview with ApologetiX?
How can I get a press kit?
When was ApologetiX in USA Today?
How many times has ApologetiX been in "Plugged In" magazine?
When was ApologetiX in "Campus Life" magazine?
When was ApologetiX in the Los Angeles Times?
Has ApologetiX won any national awards?
When was ApologetiX on "The 700 Club?"
When was ApologetiX on "Getting Together?"
When was ApologetiX on Canada's "100 Huntley Street?"
How many times was ApologetiX on "His Place?"
How often has ApologetiX been in "HM" magazine?
How often has ApologetiX been on KKLA?
When was ApologetiX on "The Dr. Demento Show?"
When was ApologetiX in CCM Magazine?
When was ApologetiX on the Rick & Bubba Show?
Has ApologetiX had any national hits?
Where can I get photos/graphics for my news story?
When was ApologetiX in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution?
When was ApologetiX in DJ Times Magazine?
When was ApologetiX on "Janet Parshall's America?"
What did Christianity Today say about ApologetiX?
What does Agape Christian News Service say about ApologetiX?
Was ApologetiX on the Howard Stern Show?
When was ApologetiX featured on
When was ApologetiX featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review?

Why haven't I received a newsletter?
Can you recommend some encouraging Bible verses?
What does Charisma Magazine say about ApologetiX?
Has ApologetiX ever met Billy Graham?
What does Focus on the Family say about ApologetiX?
Why should anybody take ApologetiX seriously?
Can parodies produce positive results?
What is the mission of ApologetiX?
What does "Campus Life" say about ApologetiX?
What 10 Bible verses sum up ApologetiX?
What does "HM" magazine say about ApologetiX?
What did D. James Kennedy say about ApologetiX?
What does Christian Musician Magazine say about ApologetiX?
What does the American Family Assocation say about ApologetiX?
What do Josh McDowell and Lee Strobel say about ApologetiX?

Does ApologetiX accept parody suggestions?
Why doesn't ApologetiX do original songs?
Do you have any tips for someone starting a band?
Is Christian rock music evil?
How does J. sound like others on vocals?
Can I get karaoke versions of your CDs?
Do any of your songs have a simple message of salvation?
Do you sell sheet music or tabs?
Backmasking – fact or fiction?
Does ApologetiX put lyrics on screen at concerts?
Where can I find the lyrics for your parodies?
What if you can’t understand the lyrics?
Do you play weddings?
What Christian artists influenced J. most as a lyricist?
What makes a song Christian?
Can you give me some parody-writing tips?
Can I get sheet music for ApologetiX parodies?
Why is ApologetiX so popular in Australia?
Can you give me some tips for starting my own Christian band?

Parody History & Legality
What legalities are involved in doing parodies?
Whatever happened to Weird Al's suit with Coolio?
How can I copyright my music?
Is parody really an art form?
Are some hymns just rewritten bar songs?
Does "Weird Al" get permission to do parodies?
Can you recommend articles on parody law?
Are ApologetiX songs parodies or just rewrites?

Why does J. say “Holy Monkey’s Eyebrow!” in “Downer of a Sister?"
Why do you sing "We're in Bob Flaherty's band"?
What were some parodies that didn't make it?
How do you come up with parody ideas?
Did you do any videos before "Downer of a Sister?"
What inspired "Downer of a Sister?"
Is "Look Yourself" based on a true story?
What were the first parodies you wrote?
What does J. say at the end of "Smart Blest Man?"
Who's the celebrity guest on "Boy Tell the World?"
Is it right to have Jesus sing like AC/DC for "Back Intact?"
Why did you spoof Linkin Park on "Corinthians?"
I love Apostle Paul too -- how can I learn more?
Is ApologetiX making fun of Kurt Cobain in their Nirvana parodies?

Are Christian parodies sacrilegious?
What are some resources to use for evolution vs. creation?
How could God create man knowing that many would still go to hell?
How do you deal with atheists and agnostics?
What role do good works play in our salvation?
Were Adam and Eve real people?
What does the Bible say about trials and suffering?
Where can I get info on cults and apologetics?
What does the Bible say about reincarnation?
Where does the term "born again" come from?
How can we know for sure we have eternal life?
What's the test of being a Christian?
Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?
What is the Romans Road to Salvation?
What are some Bible verses about salvation?
What verses help deal with the loss of a loved one?
What churches do the band members attend?
Can you give me some Bible-reading tips?
What if you feel far away from God right now?
How can I read the Bible daily without it being a chore?

Wacky Facts
How did Keith get so many names?
What happened to Bill Rieger's hair?
What happened to J.'s hair?
What about those "Paul is dead" rumors?
What's the band's favorite ApologetiX song?
What about Huey Lewis and Square Dancing?
Did J. do his own stunts in the "Downer of a Sister" DVD?
What does the "J." stand for?
What's the Three Dog Night connection?
Is it true that English is Keith's second language?
Who is the #1 fan of ApologetiX?
Why is Keith's family called the Cartridge Family?
Why does the band call Bill Rieger "Moose?"
How tall are the band members?
What famous secular group did Bill Hubauer play with?
Are the members of ApologetiX on steroids?
What's this we hear about Moose and poetry?
Why do they call Bill Hubauer "Wild Thing"?
Who are TNT?