Dio Inspired American Idol's James Durbin

(hennemusic) James Durbin recently sat down with Revolver magazine to talk about his debut album, "Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster," and his original heavy metal inspiration.

"The first time I heard metal was driving in my mom's car, and I heard 'Holy Diver' by DIO," Durbin said. "My jaw basically hit the floor of the car. Wow!"

"Ronnie [James Dio] was such a force in metal, and it just really made me wanna push my limits," continued James. "He had such a beautifully operatic voice, but was able to transcend genres and transcend barriers and transcend age. There were the old, haggard dudes who hang out at the Rainbow [Bar & Grill in Hollywood], he affected those people and he affected young kids like me." Check out the video here

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