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2 Things About 2013: James Durbin

Former American Idol contestant James Durbin has been busy since his Idol days. The rocker took time out to tell us about his past year in live music.

What was your favorite show that YOU played this year?

My favorite show I played this year has to be a benefit I did for Autism Speaks. It was an amazing night for an amazing cause to benefit autism research. Not only that but I opened for Rick Springfield followed by the living legend Dave Grohl. I got to talk with Mr. Grohl on a personal level. It was so surreal.

What was your favorite show you SAW this year?

Later that night when Dave Grohl took the stage to play an intimate acoustic set of Foo Fighters hits, I witnessed, hands down, my favorite show of the past year. What makes it even more special is that I got to share the moment with my incredible wife, Heidi.

What you are doing through the end of this year? What are you looking forward to in 2014?

I will have a new single out on 11/22 and an album in early 2014. Find out more at