The Things That Change and Don’t Change in Ten Years: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter, Derek Webb

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I’ve been a Derek Webb fan for years, having been drawn in by his willingness to wrestle through tough questions and creatively confront various cultural and religious issues in his songs that many artists of the same ilk seem to try and avoid. It also doesn't hurt that the guy’s a tremendous songwriter and performer. Over the past decade, he’s released ten solo records to go along with his large volume of work in Caedmon’s Call before that. When I was given the opportunity this past … [Read more...]

Do You Love/Hate Derek Webb? Got a Question You’re Dying to Ask Him? Tell Me!

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Hey geeks, in the next couple of weeks, I'll be having a one-on-one interview with singer/songwriter Derek Webb for a Geek Goes Rogue exclusive in the wake of the release of his new album. If you're a die hard fan, a casual fan, or even despise the guy and all he stands for, send me your questions in the comment section below and I'll consider them. Any question at all! Ready? Go! … [Read more...]

Billy Corgan on Christian Rock: I Think Jesus Would Like Better Bands

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The Smashing Pumpkins helped me get through my adolescent years. When Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released in 1995, I was a hormonally-charged fifteen-year-old wondering how on earth to make sense of the chaos of life around me. "Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage" became something of a rallying cry for me that year. And then in my senior year of high school, the rock band I was in performed the Pumpkins' 1993 hit "Today" at our school's Battle of the Bands. To … [Read more...]

New Album Review: Derek Webb’s “I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You”

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Exactly ten years ago, singer/songwriter Derek Webb looked at the state of the Church and declared that “she must and shall go free.” This year, he’s telling us all that he was wrong, he’s sorry, and he loves us. But contradicting himself, he is not. In the decade since his departure from Caedmon’s Call, Webb has released eight solo studio albums. However you want to slice it, that’s a lot of music in a short amount of time. It also means Webb has had a lot to share with us as … [Read more...]


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