american idol james durbin standout becomes new Quiet Riot singer #durbinrock
And now Durbin is joining forces with another veteran metal act, as it was officially announced Friday that he is the new lead singer for Quiet Riot. James William Durbin is an American singer and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who finished in fourth place on the tenth season of American Idol. He is now the lead singer of Quiet Riot. James Durbin was the American Idol standout who begged America to “give metal a chance”; boldly belted Sammy Hagar’s Heavy Metal theme on Movie Night while Zakk Wylde played guitar; covered songs by Bon Jovi, Journey, and Muse; held his own headbanging alongside Judas Priest’s Rob Halford on the Season 10 finale; and collaborated with Motley Crue’s Mick Mars, Sweden’s Hardcore Superstar, and Sixx:A.M.’s DJ Ashba on his first post-Idol solo album.Born: 6 January 1989 (age 28 years), Santa Cruz, California, United States.spouse: Heidi Lowe (m. 2011)
Children: Hunter Durbin, Kinzee Cruz Durbin.