'American Idol' Alum James Durbin Rocks Out at The Grove
The talented James Durbin met with "Extra's" music correspondent Adam Weissler to discuss life after "Idol."
Durbin quickly landed a recording contract when his time on "Idol" ended. He formed a band and completed recording an entire album, "Memories of a Beautiful Disaster," which is out now and already making an impact on the iTunes charts. "It's so great. Words can't explain how great of a feeling it is being able to go to iTunes, and just look and see my album is right there. Number four on the rock charts!"
The singer, who struggles with Tourette's syndrome, says music has kept him going as a kid when times were rough. He believes he was chosen to live through Tourette's, and he hopes to inspire other children through his music career. "I have songs that deal with bullying and being bullied, and just dealing with it with a sense of pride. If it wasn't for music, I don't know where I'd be."
Durbin is excited to share his album with the world and plans to tour in early 2012. Be sure to check out our full interview with Durbin and his performance of "Stand Up!"