Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Judas Priest to play American Idol finale tonight with James Durbin?

There’s a heavy metal rumor going around.

Metal legends Judas Priest are rumored to be performing during tonight's (Wednesday, May 25) season 10 finale of American Idol.

Priest are expected to hit the stage with James Durbin, the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California, who was eliminated from Idol recently but who is expected to make a return appearance during tonight's show.

Durbin rocked Priest’s classic, "You've Got Another Thing Coming," back in March, possibly the first time heavy metal has hit the Idol stage.

Priest have just announced North American dates for the band’s Epitaph Tour, which is being billed as the band’s final world tour.

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James Durbin – You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
American Idol – March 1, 2011

See also:

Sebastian Bach almost became singer for Judas Priest
Judas Priest start Epitaph Tour rehearsals
Judas Priest: first photo of new lineup released
Judas Priest: K.K. Downing retires
Metallica, Judas Priest still inspire author Stephen King
VIDEO: American Idol rocks with Judas Priest cover