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James Durbin Announces Summer Tour Dates

James Durbin Announces Summer Tour Dates

American Idol finalist and hard rocker James Durbin has announced an additional run of Summer tour dates for his 2012 tour, which will see him joined by Buckcherry and Drowning Pool. You can find the full list of dates below. Among the shows on his upcoming trek are a stop at Ridge Festival in Chicago, […]

Rock on the Range Lineup Announced; Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and More Performing!

Rock on the Range Lineup Announced; Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and More Performing!

Rock on the Range returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18–20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, and many […]

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform “Take Hold of the Flame” at Durbin’s Wedding Reception

Video: Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche and James Durbin Perform “Take Hold of the Flame” at Durbin’s Wedding Reception

Former American Idol finalist and heavy-metal recording artist James Durbin got married earlier this month, and one of his idols, Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, made a surprise appearance at the wedding reception, where the two ended up singing an impromptu duet on the Queensrÿche song “Take Hold of the Flame” together. A big fan of […]

Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin’s Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate in Surprise Performance at James Durbin’s Wedding; Launches Solo Acoustic Tour

Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate made a surprise appearance at American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin’s wedding reception on New Year’s Eve, launching into a duet with Durbin of “Take Hold of the Flame.” The song is a favorite of Durbin, who released his debut album—Memories of a Beautiful Disaster—last November, and his new bride […]

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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New Issue—“A Salute to Our Troops”—Available On Newsstands Everywhere Now!

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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. […]

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.