Headlines: Josh Ledet New EP, Ruben Studdard Youth Camp

Why Queen teaming with Adam Lambert makes whole lotta sense – Maybe those cynical Queen fans and Deadheads are onto something. But there’s another radical way of looking at the whole situation: These people love playing music, and they’re damn good at it. I refuse to fault May or Mayer for doing what they were put on this earth to do. While Mayer has a long way to go before he’s a legend, May is a straight-up rock god. He’s a Top 5 living guitarist who is more interesting, innovative and awesome than Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck. Yes, that’s just one man’s opinion. But it is an opinion backed by fans who have purchased upward of 300 million albums. The man deserves to play rock ’n’ roll on a grand stage. – Read more at Boston Herald

American Idol 11 singer Joshua Ledet’s New Record is Coming

SELMA IDOLS: Young singers, musicians attend music camp with Ruben Studdard – The Ruben Studdard music camp was all about allowing young singers and musicians to learn more about the business and express themselves. Studdard, who won the second season of American idol, was excited to share some of the information he picked up over his years in the business. “This is more of a master class, so we try to like cram a lot of industry information into our group sessions where they can just express themselves and just be creative, but I try to impart a lot of information that I’ve learned over the past 20 years doing this,” he said. “I know the road map that these kids need to take to get where they want to go.” – Read more at SelmaTimesJournal

American Idol alums Jasmine Murray and Rayvon Owen Backstage at Mary Kay

On new QUIET RIOT lead singer James Durbin – Frankie: “It’s really interesting because I hadn’t met him before and I didn’t really follow the TV show ‘American Idol’, but I did see that one season when he was on it because I had heard they had a ‘rock guy’ on it which is something they had never had before in my opinion. When I saw him singing with Rob Halford and JUDAS PRIEST and when I saw him along with [OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist] Zakk Wylde, I said to myself, ‘This guy is really talented. I think this guy can go far.’ How it works with QUIET RIOT is interesting. His voice is not the same as Kevin’s, but he has the range that Kevin had. He can go very high, he can go very low and everything in between. He’s got a very melodic style of singing, but he’s got that same kind of energy as a person and as a performer that Kevin had. – Read more at Blabbermouth.net

Carrie Underwood on Vacation

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