We were sent the following info and track list for American Idol finalist James Durbin's debut album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster which will be released on November 21st:
He is giving fans a taste of what's to come as he reveals the track list and first two singles from the debut. The lead single "Stand Up" will go to rock radio and "Love Me Bad" will go to Top 40.
Unforgettable performances on the Idol stage with legends such as Judas Priest and Zakk Wylde led Durbin's own "Idols" to support the rocker's first ever release.
Mick Mars of Mφtley Crόe, songwriters James Michael (Sixx A.M, Mφtley Crόe) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne) along with Swedish rock band Hardcore Superstar.
Durbin, who co-wrote five of the albums tracks exclaimed it was "surreal" to be working with this bevy of rock royalty and recalls, "When Mick Mars started shredding on his guitar I literally lost my mind." The long-time Mφtley Crόe fan continued saying, "He's a true rock legend and he's playing on my record. It doesn't get any cooler than that." Mick Mars echoed the same fervor, "It was sick to have played on James' debut album. To be the only featured guest artist on the record was really cool as I know a lot of others wanted to be on it. James Durbin kicks ass, he's the real deal."
"Stand Up" is a gleaming showcase for Durbin's signature rock-star yowl and powerful, energetic voice and the NFL agrees. It has tapped the single as its stadium anthem for the 2011 season featuring it on jumbotrons nationwide during games this fall and are featuring it on their "Game Day" EP as the song impacts radio.
22 year-old Durbin was guided throughout the making of "Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster" by leading rock producer, Howard Benson. Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Motorhead) gives Durbin room to evolve musically on the hard-hitting album saying the opportunity to work with Durbin was "Pretty Simple: I loved his voice. I think he has a compelling story to tell." Benson, who kept his eye on Durbin throughout Idol thought "it was interesting that he spoke his mind and didn't back down from who he was. That's always a good sign."