QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Performs At JAMES DURBIN’s Wedding

According to People.com, Geoff Tate, the frontman for progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE, surprised “American Idol” finalist James Durbin and James‘ longtime love Heidi Lowe with a performance of his band’s 1984 classic “Take Hold Of The Flame” — one of Durbin and Lowe‘s favorite tunes — at the couple’s wedding New Year’s Eve in a chapel at the edge of a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Other guests included Durbin‘s fellow “Idol” Season 10 alums Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.

Durbin‘s debut solo album, “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster”, sold around 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster” was released on November 21 via Wind-Up Records. The CD includes a guest appearance by Mick Mars of MÖTLEY CRÜE, as well contributions from songwriters James Michael (SIXX: A.M., MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, BUCKCHERRY, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with Swedish rock band HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.