CalebJohnson400 Michele Amabile Angermiller of the Hollywood Reporter reports:

American Idol season 13 winner Caleb Johnson will release his new album, Testify, on August 12th. The album is available for pre-order at iTunes.

“It’s been crazy,” says Johnson of shuttling back-and-forth from the American Idol LIVE! summer tour to the studio to put the finishing touches on Testify. “You kind of have to get in the zone where you are going non-stop. You are working 24-7, so you just get in a mode… Now everything is done and I can focus on the tour.”

Johnson has described Testify as “the church of rock and roll. … It’s over-the-top, it’s dramatic, it’s raw…theatrical like Queen and Meatloaf…heavy, stripped-down blues rock.”

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Watch some of Caleb’s performances on the past season of American Idol below.

Rival Son’s Pressure and Time:

Led Zeppelin’s Dazed and Confused:

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Travelin’ Band:

Whitesnake’s Still of The Night:

American Idol season finale with KISS:


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  • James K. on

    I hate the karaoke aspect of American Idol. Let’s face it, that’s exactly what it is. It’s karaoke on a grand scale. None of the bands I follow got any recognition by going on tv and being voted on by the mindless masses. I agree that there have been some legitimately talented people that have come out of that show. But there is a ridiculous amount of artists our there, metal or otherwise, that will never get the break American Idol gives its contestants.

    • Dana on

      Agreed, James.

      But that is why an aspiring singer needs to take the opportunities for exposure where you can get them, even if it is totally out of ones comfort zone. At least Caleb might have exposed a younger generation to bands like Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, CCR, Rush, etc.

      D 🙂

    • James K. on

      You’re right. At least he leans toward rock.

  • Andrew15 on

    Plus, he did do Rush’s Working Man, so I give him props for that.

  • Gary B. on

    Kid is the real deal,regardless of how he got here. He sold me when I heard him do Dazed and Confused.Totally blew me away.Still Of The Night just cemented it…..

  • S.Falls \m/ on

    NOT impressed. If he was really ALL THAT……….how come he has to go on some dumb ass talent show to get NOTICED???? WHY wasn’t he good enough to get noticed in a club already????

    Just like the rock hall spoon feeds fans who should and shouln’t be in the hall, shows like AI and others try and spoon feed us entertainers.
    One either likes a band or they don’t, one either likes a certain type of music or they don’t, just because some person wins a contest, it’s not like poof hey everyone this person/band is all that…, buy, buy their stuff. Sure some of these people have gone on to be legitimate but for the most part they are all FLASHES IN THE PAN.
    NOT A FAN!!!!!

    • Dana on

      S. Falls,

      Your entitled to your opinion, but I happen to think he has a good voice.

      Also, it’s not so easy to get discovered anymore. There are barely any A&R people left and even record labels do not have the clout that they once did years ago. Even in the heyday, many talented bands/artists went unsigned because they didn’t have the right connections. I am sorry, but your comment sounds a bit narrow and short sighted.

      Dana from, who also interned for Elektra Records back in the day 🙂

    • DR on

      Its the youtube generation now. Thousands of great artists over the years never get noticed or signed. At the same time, lots of shit gets signed and shoved down our throats. Talent has never defined success and vice versa.

  • Frank W on

    He has a great face for radio.

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