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Rock veterans Petra reform with Greg X Volz as lead singer
ONE OF THE pioneering bands in Christian rock music, Petra, have surprised the CCM scene by reforming. The reformed group brings together band members from various Petra lineups and will feature Greg X Volz (vocals), Bob Hartman (guitar), John Lawry (keyboards), Mark Kelley (bass) and Louie Beaver (drums). Read an announcement on the ClassicPetra.com website, "Petra will be back in the studio this summer to re-record a CD of previous hits from the records 'Never Say Die', 'More Power To Ya', 'Not Of This World' and 'Beat The System'. Classic songs like 'More Power To Ya', 'Judas Kiss', 'Grave Robber', 'Adonai' and 'Beat The System' will be revamped with a modern production edge. In addition, the band will craft some new songs to add to the classic hits on each record, with production scheduled to be completed 10th August 2010."
The band will also be doing a Back To The Rock 2010/2011 World Tour beginning in the USA on 15th October and "stretching across the globe through 2011."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.