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01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
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01.17.21New CD Bogo Ends Saturday
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.17.21Bible Reading Update: Amos 1-Zechariah 12
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
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01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.02.21New USBs Have All 61 CDs
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday

Important Update on APX Drummer Bill "Moose" Rieger
Mon., Jan. 9. 2006 12:46pm EST

As most of you know, our drummer Bill "Moose" Rieger took a leave of absence in late October to spend more time with his wife and three kids and attend to some family medical matters. The good news is that the medical matters are getting better and the extra family time has been extremely rewarding; the bad news is things have gone so well that Bill has decided to retire from ApologetiX and full-time drumming.

When something happens like this in a band or in a ministry, there are always questions from people on the outside. We cannot stress enough that Bill and ApologetiX are parting on the best of terms, and Bill has conducted himself with absolute integrity and professionalism. We've missed him greatly over the past three months, and we'll miss him even more in the months to come, but we understand his decision, and we know it was a hard one for him to make.

However, neither Bill nor the rest of ApologetiX wanted his last concert to be ones we'd already played. Consequently, we're going to give him a big send-off. Bill will be back for a final weekend of concerts January 27-29 in Reynoldsburg OH, Dayton OH, and Dover OH. How convenient for a rabid football fan like Bill that it's the "off" weekend between the AFC/NFC Championship Games and the Super Bowl!

We know many of our fans have developed friendships with Bill over the years, and we hope these Ohio concerts will give a central location for anybody who wants to come see his final concerts with ApologetiX. Bill has also agreed to be a possible fill-in drummer for our next full-time drummer, if we're ever in a pinch.

Not surprisingly, our new full-time drummer will be Jimmy Tanner, who has been filling in for Bill for almost three months now. Jimmy has played 18 concerts in 12 states with ApologetiX already, and he also plays the final three songs ("With a Harp David Writes," "Walk on the Water," and "Found God") on our new CD, "ApologetiX Hits: The Road." We'll give Jimmy a proper introduction and interview in an upcoming news story sometime soon.

Like Jimmy, Bill played his first concerts with ApologetiX as a fill-in drummer, with five concerts way back in the winter of 1998-99. At the time, his schedule didn't allow him to pursue things further, and Fred Behanna became our drummer from February 1999 through January 2001, with occasional fill-in help from Keith Harrold. When Fred retired, Bill auditioned for the part of full-time drummer with concerts in Lancaster OH (February 24, 2001) and Monaca PA (March 3, 2001) before playing his first concert as our official drummer in Collegeville PA on March 24, 2001.

We prefer to think of our former members as ApologetiX alumni, and you'll occasionally see them at concerts, where they are always welcome. In fact, one of Bill's best friends is another former ApologetiX drummer, Bob Flaherty, whom he met through the band. Before Bill joined us, Bob held the record for the longest tenure as ApologetiX drummer (from May 1995-September 1998). Bill broke that record by playing over four and a half years as our full-time drummer (without missing a concert) and set another record by playing on five of our CDs: "Keep the Change," "Grace Period," "Adam Up," "New & Used Hits," and our newest, "ApologetiX Hits: The Road."

Speaking of CDs, we feel that Bill's finest performances as an ApologetiX drummer can be heard on "Hits: The Road" and seen on the new DVD, "Samson Comes Alive: An Evening With ApologetiX." You also get to see interviews with him and hear his legendary "knack for chat" during the DVD's closing sequence.

If you wish to email Bill, you will still be able to reach him at bill@apologetix.com or moose@apologetix.com.