Tag Archives: James Durbin

James Durbin ’80s Performances

Now I remember why I stopped watching American Idol for a while! Finally, there was somebody consistently putting out really good rock songs. I don’t think that there’s much question that Durbin is going to go on to a successful Rock career. Here are his performances of ’80s songs:

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

This is when James proved to me that he wasn’t a phony Idol “token” rock performer:

I’ll Be There for You

He could even do rock ballads:

Heavy Metal

I love Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal”. But, I always felt it was more of a Hard Rock song than Metal. This version of “Heavy Metal” is actually Heavy Metal. And props for getting Zakk Wylde

Don’t Stop Believin’

Great song choice! Unfortunately, this was the first song of his last night.