Here’s my interview from Tuesday with James Durbin, the rocker who came in fourth.
We discussed his family, his love for metal and a beef he has with Lady Gaga. And he is enjoying the lack of pressure on tour, not that he didn’t consider “Idol” that pressure packed.
“I didn’t take it as pressure on the show,” he said. “I took it a week at a time. I used everything I could to my advantage. Acted wild and made new friends.”
He also implies he has things cooking for an album though it appears he has to stay mum until he is off the tour and freed of any contractual ties with 19 Entertainment.
Just talking to him, I could tell what a fun dude he can be. That mischievous grin of his says everything, eh?
As the video above shows, Durbin also had a beef with Gaga beyond her grabbing his butt. He believes her current hit song “Edge of Glory” rips off a portion of Kiss’s song “Sure Know Something.”
And since he brought it up, here’s Kiss song “Sure Know Something.”
And Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.”
You be the judge on that one.
Durbin compared it to the Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” closeness to Alan Parsons Project’s “Eye in the Sky.”