James Durbin Net Worth
James Durbin is an American heavy metal singer and guitar player who has a net worth of $600 thousand. James Durbin has earned his net worth as a fourth place finisher on the tenth season of American Idol. He was born on January 6, 1989 in Santa Cruz, California; his father was a musician, who died of a drug overdose when Durbin was nine. He has been diagnosed with both Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome. He attended a Santa Cruz music school ran by Dale Ockerman named Musicscool. He has been a member of two different bands, first he was the lead singer for the metal band called Hollywood Scars, the other was a band called Whatever Fits, and Durbin has also sung country music. The Hollywood Scars band was heavily influenced by major groups such as Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden and Montley Crue. Hollywood Scars were inspired by Hollywood's Sunset Strip in the 80's and early 90's, everything from the glitz, glam, and decadence were bases for their songs and music. Durbin played the lead role in Grease and Beauty and the Beast at the Santa Cruz children's theater group called Kids on Broadway in 2006.Then in 2007 he had the leading roles in both West Side Story and Sweet Charity both productions produced by All About Theatre, a Santa Cruz community theatre company. He played the role of Tony in West Side Story and Oscar in Sweet Charity. Durbin n even appeared in the recording of the educational video series, Alan Parsons' "Art & Science of Sound Recording" in 2008. Before Durbin was a contestant on American Idol's season 10, he had previously auditioned for American Idol in Season 8, but was not chosen. After his elimination Durbin came back to appear on the American Idol Season 10 finale, singing "Livin' After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" alongside British heavy metal band Judas Priest.