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Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Newsboys’ Duncan Phillips talks Winter Jam 2014, Restart and ‘God’s Not Dead’ film

Winter Jam is in full swing with shows on the east coast. Talking with Examiner Newsboys drummer Duncan Phillips sums up the tour.

Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

“Ten bands for ten bucks! This our fifth time jam doing Winter Jam. It’ll be the highest attending tour in the world this first quarter of the year. I’m stoked! The great thing about Winter Jam is that it’s fun for everyone and it’s extremely affordable. Bring your whole family!”

The Newsboys’ new album Restart has been a smash hit, topping the Christian music charts and Phillips reflect on the band’s progression with singer Michael Tait.

“The first record we did with Michael was “Born Again,” which kind of reflected our band’s rebranding. “God’s Not Dead” was a celebration. “Restart” is one of the records that is most pop driven and really is where we are right now symbolically as a group.”

The band’s hit song “God’s Not Dead” is also a featured aspect for an upcoming film.

“It’s crazy right? A few years ago, the people from PURE FLIX came to us about writing a movie around the song. We have a few cameos and a performance in it. Disney’s Shane Harper plays a college student whose faith is challenged by his professor, played by Kevin Sorbo from Hercules. Dean Cain from Superman is in it, too. so we got to hang out with a bunch of superheroes. The movie raises a lot of questions and a lot of eyebrows from a culture that questions if there is a God. “

Check out the full interview HERE

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

Duncan Phillips, Newsboys at Winter Jam 2014 photo/Brandon Jones, The Global Dispatch

 

 

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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