Unable to Use Your Own Image

Wow. I just made a quick search for Chris Daughtry’s pre-American Idol band, Absent Element), and found this image:

Naturally, the first thing you would look for on that page is an image of Chris to know where his bio starts on the page. Instead, this group image is in the top right corner of the page. That’s fine. What’s weird is that he’s not in it. Then you read that gray box text. This blew me away:

“Due to Americal Idol rules and regulations, we are unable to put Chris’ picture on the website.”

I heard AI’s contracts are pretty rigorous but this is ridiculous. The guy can’t put his image on his own band’s website even though he was in the band prior to the competition? Does AI use Microsoft’s lawyers to draft their contracts?