A few years ago Peter Furler left his enormously popular band, Newsboys, and let former dc Talk member Michael Tait take over on lead vocals for the band. Since then, they’ve toured, done a CD, and done okay. I don’t know if Newsboys without Peter can ever be as great as they once were, but they’re “still holdin’ on,” and people seem to accept the new version of that old band.
Now if you’ve been a fan of Christian music for any time, you remember a popular group called Audio Adrenaline. They disbanded in 2007 after former lead singer Mark Stuart experienced serious vocal issues. Well wouldn’t you know, ex-dc Talk member Kevin Max is going to be the new lead singer of Audio Adrenaline! In Christian music news, this is “big!” Kevin has been doing excellent solo recordings for more than a decade now, so it will be interesting to hear how he gels with a new band that’s ready to jump back on the Christian music festival circuit.
The “new” Audio Adrenaline will feature Kevin Max as lead singer, Dave Ghazarian of Superchick on guitar, Jason Byers from Bleach on drums, and Jason Walker of Know Hope Collective on keys and vocals. From the “old” group, Will McGinniss will still play bass for the band.
If all goes as planned, a new Audio Adrenaline release will be out in 2013– and the question is: Do you care? Will you “buy” the new version of the group’s music? Do you want to see them in concert? Leave comments. –Mark Weber