James Durbin

‘American Idol’: Jessica Sanchez Sinks To The Bottom; Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo And James Durbin Perform

Carl Williott | April 13, 2012 - 5:00 am

After 11 seasons of American Idol, we all know the results shows are just an hour-long Idol commercial. Sure, you get some quality performances thrown in (and last night’s by James Durbin and Jennifer Hudson were very entertaining), but usually it’s just a “fast forward until they announce the bottom three” affair. That was not… More »

James Durbin Announces Spring Tour Dates

Becky Bain | March 27, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Like his Season 10 companion Haley Reinhart, James Durbin will make his grand return to American Idol on April 12 to perform a single from his debut album, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster. Right after his return to the Idol stage, the “Stand Up” singer will begin his Spring tour at the Viper Room in… More »

James Durbin Premieres Two New Videos For “Stand Up”

Becky Bain | January 25, 2012 - 10:20 am

So far on this season of American Idol, we have yet to find this year’s answer to Season 10’s James Durbin, who had pretty much everything one looks for in a finalist: miles of personality, a tear-jerking sob story, a sense of style — and oh yeah, killer pipes. Durbin’s new single, “Stand Up”,… More »

‘Glee’ “Moves Like Jagger” In A Wheelchair: Morning Mix

Idolator Staff | January 16, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: We knew the moment we first heard that whistle-hook that “Moves Like Jagger” would be featured on Glee. Yes, the New Directions kids move exactly like Mick Jagger — if Mick Jagger were, you know, in a wheelchair. [ONTD]

:: If you thought Katy Perry canceled… More »

James Durbin Rocks Out His Single “Love Me Bad” On ‘Conan’

Becky Bain | January 13, 2012 - 9:59 am

James Durbin has a lot to celebrate recently — the former Idol just got hitched to his longtime girlfriend, and last night he made his first appearance on Conan, wailing out his single “Love Me Bad” from his debut album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster. With all his experience from performing on American Idol, you’d be right… More »

James Durbin Ties The Knot: Morning Mix

Becky Bain | January 4, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: American Idol Season 10’s metal thrasher James Durbin got married to his longtime girlfriend and babymama Heidi Lowe. Idol alums Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams attended the Santa Cruz wedding. [E! Online]

:: Fill your day with some serious randomness by listening to this 8-year-old… More »

James Durbin Is A Pyromaniac In “Love Me Bad” Video

Becky Bain | November 16, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Earlier today we brought you the Behind-The-Scenes of James Durbin’s desert-set debut music video for his single “Love Me Bad”, but put your shades on and rev up the engine, because the American Idol rocker’s full clip is ready to watch. Watch James turn the desert heat up a couple degrees as he… More »

James Durbin’s “Love Me Bad” Video Behind-The-Scenes: Idolator Premiere

Becky Bain | November 16, 2011 - 10:26 am

James Durbin lit the American Idol stage on fire with his powerful, wailing performances, and now the Season 10 alum is setting the desert aflame in his debut music video for “Love Me Bad”, the lead single off his album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster (out November 21). We’ve got the inside look… More »

James Durbin Reveals ‘Memories Of Beautiful Disaster’ Track List

Becky Bain | October 20, 2011 - 10:15 am

Metal head James Durbin has revealed the track listing for his debut album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster, and the 11-track LP features the Idol alum’s Official Gameday NFL Music contribution, “Stand Up”. We have yet to hear the remaining ten songs, but we’re fairly sure they’ll include a healthy dose of wailing, screeching… More »

James Durbin Hits The Studio With Mötley Crüe Guitarist

Becky Bain | October 12, 2011 - 11:05 am

American Idol’s James Durbin is getting ready to unleash his rock upon the world with the release of his debut album, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster (out November 21). In this brief sneak peek at his time in the studio, the Top 4 Idol reveals that he’s recorded three songs so far, and… More »

James Durbin’s ‘Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster’ Album Cover Unveiled

Robbie Daw | October 5, 2011 - 7:54 am

Today Revolver revealed the cover for James Durbin’s upcoming debut LP Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster. And it turns out that finishing in fourth place on American Idol isn’t the only thing the heavy metal enthusiast has in common with Chris Daughtry — in addition to Durbin and Daughtry’s upcoming albums being released on the… More »

James Durbin To Release Debut Album This November

Becky Bain | September 27, 2011 - 5:31 pm

American Idol Season 10 metal enthusiast James Durbin has announced a title and release date for his debut album, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster. According to Durbin, the title “means looking back on events in my life, to see the beauty in the pain.” (It’s maybe just a smidge too similar to Kanye’s My BeautifulMore »

Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad & The Dev In This Week’s Reader Comments

Robbie Daw | September 9, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Over the past week, Kelly Clarkson unveiled her Stronger album cover, Blake Shelton’s “Footloose” cover made its way online, Season 10 American Idol contestant James Durbin signed a label deal and we highlighted both a handful of this fall’s upcoming releases and 10 albums that turn(ed) 20 in 2011. Here on Idolator we also premiered… More »

James Durbin Signs Record Deal

Robbie Daw | September 8, 2011 - 7:23 am

Add American Idol Season 10 contestant James Durbin to the ever-growing list of artists who are releasing albums this fall. It was announced on the California heavy metal enthusiast’s website that he’s signed a label deal with Wind-Up Records, home, at one time or other, of Evanescence, Creed and Five For Fighting. Rock on!
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American Idols Live!: The Top 11 Hit L.A.’s Nokia Theater

Idolator Staff | July 16, 2011 - 4:43 pm

After a couple of lackluster seasons, American Idol caught fire again this year. New judges and a lowered age requirement resulted in the best bunch of talent to come along since… well, that’s up for debate. (We say since Adam Lambert took the stage during Season 8, but we’re sure you’ve got your own… More »

Beyonce’s ‘4’ Drops In Sales, But Still Tops The Charts

Becky Bain | July 13, 2011 - 10:28 am

Beyonce’s 4 dropped 63% in sales in its second week out, but let’s look on the bright side – that was still enough to keep the beautiful music video bride in the top position on Billboard’s Top 200. Elsewhere on the charts, Selena Gomez and her Scene climb up a spot, Lloyd’s dedication to hisMore »

Scotty Mcreery, Lauren Alaina And More At American Idols Live! Kick Off (PHOTOS)

Erika Brooks Adickman | July 7, 2011 - 9:53 am

The top 11 from Season 10 of Idol rocked Utah’s Maverik Center last night, as they began the 2011 American Idols Live! tour. The evening started with a bang thanks to a performance of “Born This Way” from Naima Adedapo and the AI girls. In addition to Pia Toscano’s “This Time” debut, fans were also… More »

James Durbin Covers Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”

Becky Bain | June 27, 2011 - 11:53 am

American Idol Season 10’s Top 4 — Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin, in case your memory of the past season of Idol has already faded — are releasing EPs, featuring some of the more noteworthy numbers they tackled on the show. Though in the case of heavy metal lover James Durbin,… More »

Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad & The ‘4’ In This Week’s Reader Comments

Robbie Daw | June 10, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Over the past week, Beyonce’s new LP 4 leaked online nearly a month ahead of its release date. This caused much back-and-forth between curious Bey fans and haters alike. Another Internet drama: the supposed Twitter feud between American Idol alumni James Durbin and Adam Lambert. Want to know what our readers had to say about… More »

Adam Lambert And James Durbin Settle Their Feud Over Twitter

Becky Bain | June 6, 2011 - 12:00 pm

James’ Durbinators and the residents of Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation can hold hands in peace once more, as the two former Idols have settled their differences and ended their supposed feud once and for all. And there’s no better way to publicly end a highly publicized spat than on the most public of forums, Twitter. More »

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