`Idol' finalist's band to release album in May

April 23, 2005|By Zap2it.com

Camera-loving American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis may or may not have TV-engineered pop stardom in his future. He will, however, have a record in stores next month.

Pray for the Soul of Betty, the rock band Maroulis fronted before auditioning for the Fox show - to the camera-captured disdain of some of his bandmates - will see its self-titled album hit music stores May 10. The album is being distributed by KOCH Records, the label that inflicted two William Hung albums on the public last year.

"Pray For the Soul of Betty is one of the best rock bands I've heard in years," says Alan Grunblatt, general manager of KOCH Records. Grunblatt is the same label exec who tabbed the famous-for-being-horrible Idol rejectee Hung as "the new Elvis" last year.

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