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James Durbin Exclusively Reveals Details About His Video and Solo Band

Michael Scott Slosar

Last week we spoke with former American Idol finalist James Durbin about his upcoming solo album and now we have an exclusive photo taken at the video shoot for his first single, ‘Love Me Bad.’

“We shot the video for ‘Love Me Bad’ in dry lake bed out in the desert of Barstow, Calif. We were like 90 minutes away from Las Vegas and it was a day full of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery. I accidently blew up a 1971 Dodge Charger by driving it too hard! The hood was on fire and there was smoke everywhere. I just remember the fire department guys we had on set running towards me screaming, “Get the f— out!” It was insane,” laughs Durbin.

“Yeah, we had to finish the rest of the video with the car on a flatbed truck being pulled on a Uhaul. We actually lit up a lot of things on fire during the shoot. I even got some gasoline on myself at one point. At the end of the video I drop a torch and destroy the whole set. Just wait till you see this dude – it is full-on heavy metal!”

The ‘Love Me Bad’ clip will be the first time most of us will get to see Durbin’s solo band, but the singer exclusively gives Noisecreep his rundown of its members.

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“I’m really excited about the guys I have playing with me. My lead guitarist, Dylan, also plays in a metal band called Archer who you might know from them opening for bands like Black Label Society. Our bassist, Tyle, played in a glam band called Dirty Penny. Our rhythm guitarist Blake Bunzel and drummer Jeff Fabb left the band In This Moment and are now doing this with me full time.”

Listen to ‘Love Me Bad’ From James Durbin

During the (literally) explosive video shoot, Durbin got a text from Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars. “He told me that the place we were filming was the exact spot where they had filmed their ‘Dr. Feelgood’ video. It was a full circle for me since Mick plays guitar on my album. I feel blessed for this life.”

James Durbin’s ‘Memories of a Beautiful Disaster’ will hit stores on Nov. 21st via Wind-Up Records. Pre-order the album today at this link.

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