Video: James Durbin Brings "Heavy Metal" to "American Idol"
James Durbin was determined to bring authentic heavy metal to the “American Idol” stage and he did just that. Despite Jimmy Iovine telling him he should change his song, he stuck to his guns, singing Sammy Hagar”s “Heavy Metal” from the cult film of the same name.
It was a raw and authentic performance. Durbin even invited former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde to join him on-stage, and gave up some of his precious time so Wylde could have a killer guitar solo.
“Who would have ever thought that on “American Idol” we would have metal” judge Jennifer Lopez said. “Like, heavy metal, like pure heavy metal. That was crazy!”
He certainly demanded everyone”s attention. He was completely in his element and obviously enjoying the debut of real heavy metal onto the “Idol” stage. But is America ready for a heavy metal Idol
“American Idol” airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.
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