James Durbin feels that he didn’t really learn anything during his time in Quiet Riot
Durbin and former Quiet Riot frontman James Durbin was recently interviewed by James Walsh for the Wrestling Epicenter and Sleaze Roxx. The former American Idol contestant was promoting his debut album The Beast Awakens which was released under the name Durbin via Frontiers Music Srl back on February 12, 2021.
In terms of what he learned during his time in the legendary band [Quiet Riot] that he sang for, Durbin indicated:
“I can answer that very quickly. Nothing! I didn’t learn anything that I didn’t already know. For a long time, I thought that was something that I wanted — to sing for a band that had already been established for a lot of years. And, I had several different brushes with that almost happening. And, just different auditions and different things… Really random ones. It is very interesting. I didn’t really learn anything. I had tons of fun playing shows and all the fun parts of touring. I have plenty of good memories. And, there are of course plenty of bad memories. But, nothing you have to hold onto. There was a lot of stress there. So, if there was one thing that I learned it would be that if you have a lot of stress and there is a choice to not have that stress, wouldn’t you choose not to have it anymore? It was a tough decision and a tough choice to make but in the end, I wouldn’t trade this time with my family for anything.”
Quiet Riot‘s “In The Blood” video (from Hollywood Cowboys album):
Durbin‘s “Kings Before You” video featuring James Durbin, Chris Jericho and Phil Demmel: