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Video: KISS Perform on American Idol with Finalist Caleb Johnson

Video: KISS Perform on American Idol with Finalist Caleb Johnson

KISS performed with American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson last night (Wednesday, May 21) on the Season 13 finale of the show. Johnson went onto the win the competition, beating out co-finalist Jena Irene, who performed with Paramore. Check out KISS and Johnson’s collaborative medley below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

James Durbin Recording with Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars

James Durbin Recording with Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars

American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin has been recording material for his debut album with Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars. After Mars revealed, via Twitter, that he was in the studio with Durbin working on a “killer track,” Durbin responded with a picture of the pair and the following comment: “That’s right! That’s Mick […]

Exclusive: ‘American Idol’ Finalist James Durbin Reveals Cover Art of Debut Album

Exclusive: ‘American Idol’ Finalist James Durbin Reveals Cover Art of Debut Album

American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin–who performed on the show with Zakk Wylde and Judas Priest, exhorting viewers to “give metal a chance,” and is featured in the September/October issue of Revolver–is releasing his debut album in November on Wind-up Records. Titled Memories of a Beautiful Disaster and produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, […]

Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant James Durbin Streaming New Song “Stand Up”

Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant James Durbin Streaming New Song “Stand Up”

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James Durbin Picks His Top Six Judas Priest Songs

James Durbin Picks His Top Six Judas Priest Songs

As the resident metalhead on this year’s season of American Idol, James Durbin brought the soaring sound of Judas Priest to one of the biggest TV audiences in the country—advancing to the coveted Top 13 via his version of “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” and even performing with Priest themselves for the season’s blowout finale. […]

Watch Judas Priest Discuss Their Future, and the Departure of K.K. Downing

Watch Judas Priest Discuss Their Future, and the Departure of K.K. Downing

The members of Judas Priest recently held a press conference—in advance of their show-stopping American Idol guest spot last night—to discuss the future of the band, and what guitarist K.K. Downing’s departure means for the band. Check out what they had to say below.

Video: Judas Priest Perform on “American Idol” Last Night

Video: Judas Priest Perform on “American Idol” Last Night

No, really. Watch the evidence after the jump.

Zakk Wylde Performs With James Durbin on American Idol

Zakk Wylde Performs With James Durbin on American Idol

Last night, Wednesday, April 13, Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde made a surprise appearance on American Idol, performing the Sammy Hagar classic “Heavy Metal” with Idol contestant James Durbin. You may remember Durbin as being the first American Idol contestant to ever sing a Judas Priest song on the show, when he belted out […]

American Idol Contestant James Durbin Sings Judas Priest

American Idol Contestant James Durbin Sings Judas Priest

Oh the humanity