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01.20.22In Memoriam: Rick Servocky
01.19.22New Single: Late 70's & Early 90's
01.18.22Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
01.18.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
01.15.22Bible-Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.15.22Influential Albums: 610-616
01.15.22Clues for 2022 Single #1
01.15.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22This Week's ApX Radio Show
01.15.22How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.15.22Another ApX Top 10 from Fort Wayne IN
01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
01.07.22No New Single Till Next Weekend
01.07.22Influential Albums: 603-609
01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
01.07.22Another ApX Daughter in the Studio
01.04.22This Week's News Bulletin
12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
12.31.21Update on Richard Sadowski
12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single

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.