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Even before his triumph over D. Archuleta in 2008s AMERICAN IDOL Battle of the Davids, singer-songwriter David Cook was a post-grunge veteran, having honed his melodic, fiery style for years on various stages throughout Missouri. As a teenager, Cook formed the heavy rock outfit Axium, which swiftly ascended to Kansas City local legend status in the early 2000s. After Axiums dissolution, Cook struck out on his own, releasing a brash debut two years before television stardom. Stirring, stormy renditions of classics like I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For helped earn the singer the coveted crown and 11 hits on the Billboard charts in the span of a month. With a dark, dramatic voice reminiscent of Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Cook was able to sustain his popularity after reality TVs glow faded away.